#1
What kind of recording gear should I buy? I need something that will record my playing so I can get it on the computer..preferably one that comes with its own software for editing and such. What do you guys use?

Its my first time buying so could use some assistance as I have no idea what to look for
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A mac with logic
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A mac with logic

dude, that'll cost LOADS

get cubase sx3 or v.4, i haven't really done much recording, but i know a few bands who have been using that lately and said it's easier than going into a studio and recording like that.
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#5
Do you have budget?

Are you only recording yourself? Any ambition to record other people?

I wish people weren't so vague.
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#6
wrong forum, take it to R&R

Sorry, my bad.

get cubase sx3 or v.4, i haven't really done much recording, but i know a few bands who have been using that lately and said it's easier than going into a studio and recording like that.
Thanks for the suggestion Ill look into it!

Do you have budget?

Are you only recording yourself? Any ambition to record other people?

I wish people weren't so vague.

Lol sorry..dont know much about recording gear or I woulda been more specific.

No, not really

Myself. Band purposes would be nice, but just list what you can. I see alot of people that have mp3s of themselves on their profiles..something simple like that

EDIT: Wow...just went to R & R board..how the hell did I miss that will delete
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Last edited by yellowfrizbee at Jul 19, 2008,
#7
Well you'll want some sort of recording software, that's up to you. I use Sonar, but have used Cubase SX3 and 4 in the past which is a very common one.

You'll need a mic, something like the Shure sm57 for micing guitar, some sort of condensor mic for vocals or acoustic guitar.

To connect the mic to the computer you'll need some sort of interface. I'd go with firewire if you can, gives you more options. M-audio do some nice 2 mic ones, if you plan on recording a drum kit you'll need more, something along the lines of a Presonus Firepod.

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#8
Thanks ! I appreciate it..sounds like what im looking for

and sorry for posting in the wrong forum..wasnt really looking, just kinda bein lazy and careless
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#9
I love Cubase, but it is expensive. Keep in mind, though, that a lot of interfaces come bundled with some recording software. It might be an entry-level version, but that's okay for starting out. You can decide later how much more you want to spend once you get more familiar with what you are doing and the tools you are using to do it.

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#10
I use Cubase too, it's great. Cubase LE is often bundled with interfaces for free. I'd suggest just getting a small two input USB interface for now, as it seems like you really just want to have a blast at recording, without going all out on expensive gear. Do you have a budget ?

You could go with something small and simple like the Alesis IO2, then a decent microphone. Depends on how much you want to spend really.
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Do you have a set budget? Do you currently have any other equipment like mics and stands etc?

Are wanting to record an acoustic drum kit? band? etc...
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#13
Might as well have an Asian respond to you...one that lives near Mexico.

I'd back up what's been said. Just get a basic Firewire or USB interface, since few individuals need more than two inputs at a time. The Presonus Inspire's pretty darn good at $150, and it includes Cubase LE.

As for stuff to record, well, you can use MIDI controllers to play virtual instruments like a piano, you can hook your guitar in and play software amps, buy a microphone and record stuff, or get software loops and manipulate them...it's really up to you. I recommend looking at Tweak's guide to get an idea for what you want.
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