#1
ok well, my b-day is coming up, and i figure i can get about $200 altogether for it.

im totally new to recording so take that into consideration.

what all would i need to record guitar parts, vocals (screaming/growling, in a metal band), bass, and possibly drums?

i have no idea what id need, so list everything if possible.

edit: all recording would be done at my house, on a new Desktop computer of some sort. (hp, not mac)

cheers
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Last edited by doctorcheeze200 at Jul 25, 2008,
#2
Dude its gonna be way more than 200 if you want to be able to record drums

i'll still list out the cheapest stuff i can find

Edit:
this list is assuming your using a free program or you already have recording software

1.mixer For just Guitar bass and vocals it could be 44 thru 250 depending on what you want

2.Audio Interface-This makes the Quality sound much better
the cheapest one ive seen is this
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Behringer-U-CONTROL-UCA202-USB-Audio-Interface-702540-i1154403.gc
its about 29.99$

3.software Free-thru ?
but you need your own Amps
and Some sort of Amplication for the mic but im assuming you do

um you also need to have Stereo Composite Outs on the Back of your amps for the interface to work

the cheapest stuff would cost around 70-80
if you get the 4 Channel mixer and Cheap interface

and drums recording Is Expensive man

heres THE VERY CHEAPEST STUFF FOR DRUM RECORDING ON GUITAR CENTERS SITE!!

1.the cheapest Drum Mic set with a Cymbal Mic
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Nady-DMK-7C-7-Piece-Drum-Microphone-Pack-609009-i1153317.gc
$189.95

thats already pushing your Budget

and plus you need 7 cables

and seven stands
and a mixer with at least 7 channels
Last edited by hightension01 at Jul 25, 2008,
#3
ok well then nvm bout the drums.
he can do it himself.
Fender MIA Standard Strat
ESP LTD Viper 407
Epiphone SG
Starcaster by Fender(modded with Bill Lawrence l-500-xl)
PEAVEY 6505+ (FJA transistor modd)
Peavey 65 watt transtube studio-112
Marshall 1960AV
Vader 2x12
ISP Decimator
MXR 10 band EQ
#4
a decent mic, and an interface or cheap mixer of some kind
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#5
I recommend getting a job and getting at least 500 to even come close to your aspirations. Otherwise, anything you get now (outside an SM57) will be wasted when you upgrade.
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#6
Not to dissuade you, but $200 isn't much of a start in recording gear. You can get a decent-ish interface and a mic for that, which is a good start. Maybe an M-Audio fast-track and an SM57? Would come pretty close to your price range.

That said.... recording is an expensive game. $200 will only be a teeny-tiny starting point for what you are ultimately going to spend if you pursue recording with any fervor.

To put it in perspective, a single half-decent condensor mic for vocals will cost more than that all by itself.

But then again.... you've spent quite a bit on your guitar gear and amp (schecter and 6505), so if you can come up with cash for that, then you might be okay...

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