#1
Iv been wanting to get some recording equipment for a while but i just donno if I wanna spend a load of money on it. There is a recording studio close by but I want to get somethen to practice with before I have to pay to get a high quality recording. What are you guys using right now to record stuff at home. What programs what equip, mic, accessorys etc.
Thanks!
Crashton
#2
I use a Line 6 Toneport UX2, a MXL 990 Condenser mic and a Nady CM-88 Condenser mic, and Cakewalk Sonar Home Studio 4.

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#4
most of the time, I use Audacity (free program) and plug my guitar directly into my computer. no amp. not too good a sound, really, but I've only done some ameteurish stuff so far. I do reccomend you find Audacity, though.
#5
For just practicing stuff, plug your guitar into an effect pedal and then into your computer. Audacity is pretty good for starting off, and it's free. (PS: the effect pedal will boost the output of the guitar and help the volume problem with direct input).

If you want to move on up and record with a band, listen to some Guided By Voices... classic lo-fi sound. You might want to look for a two-track (make sure its simultaneous record!) and some mics. Certainly won't break the bank.
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#6
You can get some pretty good all in one sytems for not to much money. I use the Lexicon Omega system, which you can purchase for $200. This sytem comes with Cubase LE, a basic program but still advanced compared to programs such as Garage Band or Acoustica, and the Lexicon Omega multirack recorder. This particular unit has 2 xlr mic inputs and 4 1/4 ts inputs. It also has many good features such as phantom power supply, input meter, analog effect inputs and a 20 db audio buffer. If this is not in your price range, they also sell an Lambda unit for $150 and an Alpha unit for $100. Each one has less inputs and features however. Other good systems are the Line 6 Tone port Ux1 and UX2, and the MBox2 and MBox mini, however the MBox system is quite pricey.