#1


I want to do some recording over the summer by myself in my own home.
I want to record some Howard Shore Lord of the Rings Trilogy scores
and i was wondering what computer software/hardware would be best for doing this type of recording
I'm looking to record "Concerning Hobbits" for example, which is about a seven track song with:

acoustic nylon and steel string
keyboard
12 string acoustic
and electric guitar

I dont have any recording software except for Audacity and my microphone died.

any feedback is greatly appreciated?
Last edited by mike36144 at Apr 13, 2008,
#2
First off get a cheap USB condenser as an all-roound mic, try the Samson C01U or Blue Snowball. For software Sonar and Cubase would be my recommendations, though if you want to save money there's a free, full-featured multitracker called Reaper available. A cheap USB preamp like the Behringer UCA-202 will get your keyboard and electric guitar into the computer with the minimum of fuss.
#4
You stick it in your computer, and the interface/microphone draws its power from the port, which means you don't need preamps or to plug in anything else. I recommend sticking it in the rear ports, as they tend to have more consistent power.
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#5
does the mic plug into the USB preamp or do the instruments go right into it?
#6
Mikes and often instruments can plug right into the USB preamp. There's a setting for good ones that let you plug a guitar straight in by matching the impedance.
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