Originally Posted by Sjogras
Thanks for the answer. I have a pretty decent computer,
Asus p5q motherboard
Intel E7400 2,8ghz clocked to 3,7ghz
Amd radeon 4870 1gb (not relevant I assume, unless the DAW has some really flashy graphic effects ;)
Should be enough for recording 16 channels?
Not going to buy a microphone set though, I'm sure I'll just end up keeping one or two from the set and wanting to sell the others and buy better mics, thus losing money in the long run.
I started my research in December and in April decided to go with a USB based interface and a decent set of mics.
1. Focusrite 18i20 (plug and play great preamps)
2. Sure SM57s Snare (upper and lower) 52a (bass drum)
3. Sennheiser e-604 (toms)
4. MXL 840s (overheads)
5. KRK Rokit5 monitors
6. Presonus Studio One 2 (software)
7. Beyerdynamics DT770M (Headphones)
I think the above reflects a good start price wise without worrying about replacing anything soon and there is room to grow. Its going to be a long time before I out grow this equipment because there is a lot to learn and I've just barely scratched the surface.
An unexpected benefit is the ability to buy drumless tracks, loop certain areas of a song and practice those hard to implement fills over and over again without worrying about the other band members getting bored. The following video was one of my first using the above mentioned equipment. Good luck with your purchase.
Knocking on Heavens Door