#1
So for christmas i already know some of my presents because i was there when they were bought.
but what i was wondering was what is the best recording system that is less than 100 dollars
i'm new to recording too so keep it very manageable and not confusing.
although i could probably figure it out.
any help is highly appreciated.
Guitars:
'13 MIM Fender Strat - '05 Epi G-400
Amps:
Fender HRD - VHT Special 6 Ultra -
Jet City JCA20H - Mesa Rectifier 2x12
Pedulz:
Slash Wah - OCD v1.7 - Red Llama MKII -
Big Muff Pi - Carbon Copy - Phase 90 - Ditto Looper
#3
if you would, please explain what you want to record...

guitar? bass? vocals?
#5
Quote by metalxcore
a mic for your comp???

100 is a little low


more like real low.......

best I can suggest is a used Toneport UX1 or similar interface for USB and a cheap vocal mic for now........

ebaY

you could also try an analog tape recorder:

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/navigation/analog-multi-track-recorders?N=100001%2b304753&Ns=P_Price%7c0&page=1
#6
well could i get a decent one for under 200 USD?
my parents aren't really willing to spend a ton of money this year.
Guitars:
'13 MIM Fender Strat - '05 Epi G-400
Amps:
Fender HRD - VHT Special 6 Ultra -
Jet City JCA20H - Mesa Rectifier 2x12
Pedulz:
Slash Wah - OCD v1.7 - Red Llama MKII -
Big Muff Pi - Carbon Copy - Phase 90 - Ditto Looper
#7
^That would be much more realistic. A Line 6 toneport and a Shure SM57 microphone would fit the bill rather nicely, and would provide quality infinitely better than what you would be doing with a $100 setup.
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#8
I personally love Line 6 toneport. And you can get one for $60.00 on musiciansfriend. then download kristal sound engine or audacity for editing.
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#9
get a four track tape recorder...with a good mic and good tape, their alot better than most give them credit for.
#10
so since you guys are speaking highly of the toneport, how much is that
and is it easy and manageable???
Guitars:
'13 MIM Fender Strat - '05 Epi G-400
Amps:
Fender HRD - VHT Special 6 Ultra -
Jet City JCA20H - Mesa Rectifier 2x12
Pedulz:
Slash Wah - OCD v1.7 - Red Llama MKII -
Big Muff Pi - Carbon Copy - Phase 90 - Ditto Looper
#11
and wait, is the mic only for vocals because the toneport has an input for a guitar jack?
i'm confused
Guitars:
'13 MIM Fender Strat - '05 Epi G-400
Amps:
Fender HRD - VHT Special 6 Ultra -
Jet City JCA20H - Mesa Rectifier 2x12
Pedulz:
Slash Wah - OCD v1.7 - Red Llama MKII -
Big Muff Pi - Carbon Copy - Phase 90 - Ditto Looper
#12
and are you guys recommending the toneport gx?
or are u recommending the ux???
Guitars:
'13 MIM Fender Strat - '05 Epi G-400
Amps:
Fender HRD - VHT Special 6 Ultra -
Jet City JCA20H - Mesa Rectifier 2x12
Pedulz:
Slash Wah - OCD v1.7 - Red Llama MKII -
Big Muff Pi - Carbon Copy - Phase 90 - Ditto Looper
#14
the GX is for mostly guitar as its got a guitar jack which could work with an XLR mic...you just need an adapter.
Personally I would go with the UX1 as its got more ins and outs

The toneport works in a great way, you can plug directly from your guitar into the box and use the modeling software for amps and FX...
or
you can plug in a mic for vocals and/or micing your amp you already own.

Toneport UX1
Shure SM57

look on Musiciansfriend.com for prices
#15
Quote by B. Heath
so since you guys are speaking highly of the toneport, how much is that
and is it easy and manageable???

Toneport UX1 (the one I recommend) is around $100, and allows you to connect either a guitar line in, or a mic, but not both at the same time. This should not be a problem however as you should almost never be recording your guitar and vocals at the same time.
PM Me for any help you need with recording systems/tips
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Good call

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#16
is the sm57 for only micing instruments? or is it for vocals to?
Guitars:
'13 MIM Fender Strat - '05 Epi G-400
Amps:
Fender HRD - VHT Special 6 Ultra -
Jet City JCA20H - Mesa Rectifier 2x12
Pedulz:
Slash Wah - OCD v1.7 - Red Llama MKII -
Big Muff Pi - Carbon Copy - Phase 90 - Ditto Looper
#17
It's ok on vocals, I'm using it now for that but it needs a lot of gain from the preamp to work so I suggest trying something else really. If you can, get a phantom power box and a condenser mic like the MXL 990. This will work out much better on vocals.
also pick up a pop filter.

Phantom power unit:
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Sterling-Audio-PHP1-48V-Phantom-Power-Supply?sku=151084

990 kit:
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/MXL-MXL-990-Condenser-Microphone-with-Shockmount?sku=273156

Pop Filter:
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Nady-Metal-Pop-Filter?sku=426600
#18
this might be a dumb question but what exactly does the pop filter do??
does it get rid of annoying noise and breathing or does it do something else?
Guitars:
'13 MIM Fender Strat - '05 Epi G-400
Amps:
Fender HRD - VHT Special 6 Ultra -
Jet City JCA20H - Mesa Rectifier 2x12
Pedulz:
Slash Wah - OCD v1.7 - Red Llama MKII -
Big Muff Pi - Carbon Copy - Phase 90 - Ditto Looper
#19
if you say something like "Podcast" the P will make a loud pop in your recordings...same with a few other letters.

the pop filter lets sound though but stops air which is what causes the pop.

pop filters should be placed around 2 inches away from the front of a dynamic mic and further away for any more sensitive mic like a dynamic.

A wind screen (usually foam) will help with noise from wind when using mics outside. Most of the time you use pop filters and wind screens in the studio or on a live set (like in a movie shoot) as live use mics, (sm58) have built in pop filters.
Last edited by moody07747 at Dec 6, 2007,