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Mon, Feb. 13th, 2006 08:18 am
Dear Nerdy Pals,

I am thinking of purchasing a microphone and perhaps 4-track for recording purposes. It would be swell to be able to do it on my computer, but I know little to nothing on this matter, so analog would be fine too. Also, I can't spend an arm and a leg, but I would like something that would at least be good for home recording purposes. Please advise.

xo,
leigh

EDIT: i need to be able to record my vocals and guitar. i have a pc laptop. if i had my choice, i'd like to get into digital recording first, but as i said, analog is okay by me too.

ps. yesterday hannah won using blingo and that means we both won a free movie ticket, but i took the $10 itunes gift certificate instead. wee!

Blingo

Current Mood: hopeful
Current Music: laptop hum

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equilibriax
equilibriax
brian
Mon, Feb. 13th, 2006 03:01 pm (UTC)

How many separate, distinct inputs do you want to record at once?


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equilibriax
equilibriax
brian
Mon, Feb. 13th, 2006 07:25 pm (UTC)

I have an M-Audio MobilePre USB (http://www.m-audio.com/products/en_us/MobilePreUSB-main.html), it records 2 inputs at once. I believe I got it at Guitar Center for $150, which means you could probably and most likely find it on the internet for significantly less. It plugs into a USB port and when you config it, there is pretty much no latency at all. It also comes with Ableton Lite which is a multitrack recording program that will record whatever you want. It also has nice features like phantom power, 1/8" (2) 1/4" and (2) xlr mic inputs.

I will also second getting a Shure 57/58. They are solid, quality and fair priced microphones.

Getting a little analog four track might sound nice, but with a computer recording package, you can basically add as many tracks as you can think of without losing any quality on the sound.


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ezurbub
ezurbub
ezurbub
Mon, Feb. 13th, 2006 03:43 pm (UTC)

Do you have a PC or a Mac?


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dronepop
dronepop
dronepop
Mon, Feb. 13th, 2006 04:41 pm (UTC)

If your at-once input needs are minimal, consider M-Audio's Fast Track, $99 at the Apple store (http://www.m-audio.com/products/en_us/FastTrackUSB-main.html). Comes with a lite version of Ableton Live.

The standard mic most use are Shure SM-58s, though I personally tend to prefer the SM-57s even for vocals. (http://www.shure.com/microphones/models/sm58.asp)


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