#1
what determines the quality of recordings?
mics? the interface? the program you use to mix it? or how good you are at mixing?
i'm thinking on getting recording equipment so yeah, thanks
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#3
but what should i invest most of my money in?
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#4
like, i'm probably going to spend about 1000 on recording equipment, so i'm thinking on what i should really not cheap out, and some of the things i can cheap out on a bit
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#5
what program do you use now? and what equipment?
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#6
equipment is just my guitar equipment, i don't have any recording stuff yet.
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#7
in answer to the firstpost what makes a good recording ultimately is just how good you are at mixing. good mics/plugins/preamps all help towards a better sound but if u cant do it then there is only so far you can go. ok on to business, what are you going to be recording? do u want a setup where you can record multiple lines in at the same time? or just a guitar cab and then a vocal layer over the top or what?
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#8
um, possibly multiple lines at the same time for drums.
i don't know how many i would need though
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#9
Ration it evenly around mics, your program (SONAR is good, look it up), interface, and A GOOD MIXER IS KEY!!!
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#10
experience is the biggest factor. Using the same stuff, my recording sound a lot better then they did when i started.
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#11
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A GOOD MIXER IS KEY!!!

Not really. I know a lot of old-school guys like having a hardware mixer around, but if you have good pre-amps on your interface it doesn't really matter.
TS, with your budget I'd spend about $400 on your interface, $450 or so on mics and the rest on cables and stands and stuff. I'd use REAPER for your software. It's practically free and capable of professional quality stuff. Check out KVR Audio for any plug-ins you might want.
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#12
don't cheap out on the mics, that's for sure. don't get really expensive ones, but go over 100 bucks. make sure to get more than one kind of microphone for different uses.

you're best to start small and work your way up, even if you've got money left over. don't buy everything at once, or you might realize you've made an unnecessary purchase. get like two mics, try a condenser and dynamic one. get the mixer, make sure it's a recommended one (ask around the recording forum). and make sure you have your recording software (not audacity, but you don't have to get protools or anything crazy. i've got protools, but i'm still using garageband just because i have yet to need to take advantage of protools's advanced features, and garageband is simpler.)

so once you've got a couple mics, your mixer, and your program, do some experimenting and see what you need and what you don't need. a couple mics, a decent mixer, and a good program could very well be the only thing you need.

just make sure that you know how many inputs you're going to be working with. are you going to just be recording your guitar, or recording one thing at a time? then you won't need a mixer with a ton of inputs. if you're going to do some recording for your band or something, you're going to want more inputs and mics.