#1
So i have no idea about this stuff but me and me band want to record ouselves
So what gear
I have seen some of those recorders that record straight on to cds and think that would be best.
So what is good and do we need a pa and the like
thanks
#2
Apple MAC, cables, mics, songs........ DONE! Most recording is done using computers these days and on the MAC there is a program that makes recording rather easy. It's called Garage Band, basically you just plug and play, mix and master. I've been working with it for a few months and I love it! And literally all you need is instruments, mics and cables.
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#4
What exactly are you going to record? A whole band? You singing + an acoustic guitar? Congas? Full-on metal drumkits with double bass and a ton of toms? Without knowing this, whatever we say will be a shot in the dark.
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#5
two guitarists, me bass, drummer, two microphones that sort of thing so any ideas
#6
An eight microphone interface (ART Tubefire 8 or Presonus Firestudio Project or FP10...the former has nicer preamps and meters), you record drums, then the bass, then the guitarists, finally the vocalists. For the eight microphones...you can try a drum kit...the Samson's good for the price (CO1's are quite good on vocals), then buy two SM57's for the guitar.
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#8
You need an 8 input interface if you will be recording a drum set with 8 mics or if you want to record a full band live.

It will be firewire since thats the type of connection that can handle all those tracks in one take.

Interfaces you were suggested:
PreSonus FP10
PreSonus FireStudio Project

Some mics to look into are the Shure SM57, and MXL 990/991

And MTRs, (Multi track recorders)...they are fine but expensive, Its best to go with an interface which you use with a desktop or very good laptop computer. You have unlimited tracks and overall a better setup for the money.

Whats your budget?

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#9
i suppose 700-1000 at the most cheaper is better cause it will tak eme a while to get all of the stuff

Edit
is there any free software i can download so i can get one of those things and then plug it all into a computer and record it like that at all. all i want is a small setup
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#10
Look for Audacity or Reaper.

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