#1
I've just been wanting to record some mp3s... y'know... just for profiles and such, but i don't have a mic.
I'm planning on getting a Shure SM57. Now, is that all i'll need?

I'm not looking to get the ULTIMATE recording quality, i just want something that's pretty good sounding that i can just play around with.


Thanks!
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#3
I'm not looking to get the ULTIMATE recording quality,

.. (insert smartass metallica cd refrence here)

not funny iknow ok
#4
My computer has a 1/8" mic input... will that work?

If not... what would be good to connect the mic too?
(i'm a TERRIBLE n00b at this stuff. Lol.)
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#5
Yeah, you're definitely going to need an interface to plug the mic into the computer if you're planning to do direct line-in recording. Personally, I use a Tascam US-122L. It's great quality, very portable, easy to use and not too expensive. Plus it comes with the Cubase LE recording software. Anything like this should do the job for you. Enjoy!
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Quote by metallik1013
Yeah, you're definitely going to need an interface to plug the mic into the computer if you're planning to do direct line-in recording. Personally, I use a Tascam US-122L. It's great quality, very portable, easy to use and not too expensive. Plus it comes with the Cubase LE recording software. Anything like this should do the job for you. Enjoy!

I mic wouldn't be direct in... Anyways buy something like a line 6 tone port they're the same price as an sm57 but you just plug your guitar straight into it. That's the easiest/cheapest/best sound way to do it.
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#7
what my band used to record was actually a video setting on a camera, then i ripped the sound from there using audacity and it worked out pretty well
if you want an example (and i swear that this isnt just a desperate plea for more listeners) then just listen to one of the songs here
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okay, i'll look at those Line 6 things... that Tascam thing was expensive (well, on MY budget, ...and compared to buying a mic, too.)

How does that tone port thing compare to a real amp?
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Quote by TheBax
okay, i'll look at those Line 6 things... that Tascam thing was expensive (well, on MY budget, ...and compared to buying a mic, too.)

How does that tone port thing compare to a real amp?

well it'll all be software that changes your tone. It'll sound allright but may have a bit of a digital sound kinda like using a digitech multifx pedal. Considering your budget/knowledge of recording you'll get a pretty good sound.
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