#1
I have no idea where to start. I would love to post some mp3s of my Mark IV and some of my other stuff, but I don't know how to record my stuff. My computer is way out dated and won't be getting a new one until August So I need you guys to help me. I would like to keep it as cheap as possible, but I also want good quality. I have access to as many mics as I need, and stuff I need, but I didn't know if to buy say a Boss recording thing in Musicians Friend or get computer software. Thanks for any help.
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#2
If you have a mic, all you'd really need would be an interface of some sort, and Audacity.

Audacity is a recording program, and it's free. Just google it.
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#4
You can get a mic and plug it into the mic port of the computer and use Audacity. While not the greatest quality it won't be bad, and its worth a try since you have mics/can DL Audacity/should have a mic input on the computer.
#5
buy a USB/audio interface.
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#6
So, download Audacity, get a mic, and it should record stuff?
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#7
Im using M-audio's Pre USB and two mics into a laptop and audacity... But its taken me months to get the mics setup right lol.. I think i might have finally just gotten it right still have to do a few more tests though..
#8
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So, download Audacity, get a mic, and it should record stuff?

Yup...if you have an integrated sound card it won't sound that good, though. I recommend a USB interface if that's the case. You can get a Line 6 Toneport interface, hook a mic up to it, and then mess around with the onboard mic preamps to get a more professional sound.
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#9
If you are serious about recording, spend the money on an MBox and get into Pro Tools. If you're not, then buy a Line 6 toneport and use audacity with the ASIO4All Drivers.... simple really.... oh yes, spend the extra money on a Shure SM57 or a Sennheiser e906.... they're worth it.
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#10
How much would the MBox, Pro Tools, and one of those mics cost me?
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#11
I got into my Pro tools setup for under 1000 dollars... and seeing your gear list... that wouldn't be too much for you...(not a judgment, just an observation)

For just the MBox w pro tools and the mic. you can get it for like $700 after taxes & shipping. But don't forget, if you're serious, look into monitors as well. If you're just doing it for fun with some guitar clips and not for a band or anything, then the toneport with some decent monitors would be fine.
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#12
if you want actual decent quality then you can't just run the mic into your sound card lol.. you need other things like pre-amps and crap.
#13
I record through my MBox's preamps and it sounds great. I AM buying a Presonus Blue Tube soon but only to warm up the vocals and give the bass a little more growl.
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#14
Audacity seems pretty good. You know, if you want to just mess around and be able to edit and create a CD, you could use a recording device. Hell, my digital camera has a recording device on it.