#1
I have a Toshiba Satellite with Windows Vista, and a little over 2 gigs of ram. What would be a decent desktop recording device or what not?

PS Don't start on the whole "Vista sucks" thing. You will be reported. That's not what the thread is about.
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#2
I herd that the Line 6 Toneports are good. Umm "this"
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#3
Thanks. I have nothing, I mean nothing when it comes to recording. So if anyone has any recommendations for a whole recording set up, thank you. I'm a total n00b at recording,but I wish to learn.
I probably should have said that first.
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I have a Toshiba Satellite with Windows Vista, and a little over 2 gigs of ram. What would be a decent desktop recording device or what not?

PS Don't start on the whole "Vista sucks" thing. You will be reported. That's not what the thread is about.


A good desktop recorder? You mean like how people record their screen? Hypercam 2 is what I use with the license, http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=hypercam+2+license&search_type=&aq=f .

I hope this is what you were looking for!
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A good desktop recorder? You mean like how people record their screen? Hypercam 2 is what I use with the license, http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=hypercam+2+license&search_type=&aq=f .

I hope this is what you were looking for!
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#7
Just an FYI, you need a firewire port to use that baby you just posted. It's like a USB, only it's a different shape.
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#8
What are you going to record (electric guitar direct signal, or the amp)? And what's the budget/microphones used?
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I have a Toshiba Satellite with Windows Vista, and a little over 2 gigs of ram. What would be a decent desktop recording device or what not?

PS Don't start on the whole "Vista sucks" thing. You will be reported. That's not what the thread is about.


Actually Vista doesn't suck at all, I use it in my studio. Thing is you need to choose your interface wisely for that OS such as an M-Audio.
You'll get that whole "vista sucks" more in the Pit...

As FastFingers stated, we need to know your budget and what you plan to record.
I would not go with the Behringer kit...

BTW you are looking for an interface, not a "Desktop recorder"...it's best to know the correct terms so nobody gets confused...
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#10
Sorry I'm a n00b. What should I go with.
My budget is $300-$400.
I plan to use it to track pretty much any instrument be that electric guitar/bass/drums/vocals/ keys.
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#11
That'll hardly work. Are you sure you MUST do drums? The cost of even low-end kits fills up your budget, and you'll need stands and the interface itself (Firewire ones, which are essential unless you already know how to mix drumsets, with enough inputs for drums start at around $400). If those are electric drums...then that's ok.
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#12
I guess to start with I don't need to be able torecord drums.
what would be good for guitars bass and vox?
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#13
Vox as in the amp? Or voice?

With around $300, I'd get a Presonus Inspire and a SM57. Your Satellite has a Firewire connection I hope...if not, a cardbus add-on is around $20. After stands and cable, it's $350 total. This can do everything...even DI into software amps.
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#14
My set cost me about 105$. I use a M-Audio Fasttrack, and some Nady SP-5's. Run that through Ableton Live 7, a tube preamp, and I get some pretty good recordings for 105$.
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Vox as in the amp? Or voice?

With around $300, I'd get a Presonus Inspire and a SM57. Your Satellite has a Firewire connection I hope...if not, a cardbus add-on is around $20. After stands and cable, it's $350 total. This can do everything...even DI into software amps.

Vox as in voice. Sorry about that.
That looks pretty good. I don't think my laptop has firewire though. It has at least four usb ports though.
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#16
For USB - I'd go with a Toneport UX1 or 2. The only difference being the amount of available inputs really.

They work well, easy to use, the Gearbox software is decent enough, and you can use the monitor out to go in to your amp to hear what you are recording - including the Gearbox effects. It uses USB, can do guitars and mics...

Not too dear either, bout $150 I'd imagine.
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Vox as in voice. Sorry about that.
That looks pretty good. I don't think my laptop has firewire though. It has at least four usb ports though.


Ok. I recommend getting that card, as getting Firewire can let you record drums in the future with good 8-input interfaces that separate each and every signal.

Well, if you can only have USB, I'd go for the Emu 0202 (<$100 here). It comes with a light version of Sonar, and can work with instruments, electric drums, and microphones with a little bit of fiddling. Line6's offerings are overpriced and under-featured.
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Well, if you can only have USB, I'd go for the Emu 0202 (<$100 here). It comes with a light version of Sonar, and can work with instruments, electric drums, and microphones with a little bit of fiddling. Line6's offerings are overpriced and under-featured.




Yeah, you're right. Compared to the L6 TP range, this slaughters it!
#19
Line6 products are nowhere near as good as the EMU or Presonus, I would not get one again myself and dont really suggest you get one TS...


Firewire card for laptop

The Inspire 1394 is a great product to start with, I suggest that but if you must go USB than stick with USB2.0 such as the EMU 0202.
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#20
I'm leaning heavily to the firewire card and the Presonus Inspire.
Thanks for all the help guys.
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