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Old 05-14-2012, 06:56 PM
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I want to record my drums but my camera as a really bad microphone. I don't know what to buy: a drum microphone set or a digital recorder. Anyway, if i buy the microphones, how can i record them? Do I just connect them someway to the recorder, to the camera or my computer? And if theres another way to record me drumming, a cheapest way, if it's possible, please tell me.
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Old 05-14-2012, 07:29 PM
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Hey man,

There are many ways, but I find this one very good:

Drums -> Mics -> Cables -> USB Audio Interface -> Computer (recording software)

I use 4 mics (2 overheads + snare + bass drum) connected directly into an "M-Audio Fast Track Ultra" interface and into Cubase 5 (program).

This way you can record multiple tracks separately. You can also buy a hi-quality recorder like a Zoon HQ3, and it has awesome quality, but you don't get multiple tracks.

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Can anyone recommend a good place to buy a set of drum mics? Something beginner to mid level?
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Old 05-14-2012, 08:26 PM
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Default Re: How to Record my Drums

this question come up WAY too often. can there be a sub forum (or a sticky) for recording drums and such. i realize that there are many other forums for recording but they are by/for people who really are into recording not people who just need some basic help recording drums. it would be great if this topic didn't come up all the time.
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Old 05-14-2012, 10:01 PM
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Hey man,

There are many ways, but I find this one very good:

Drums -> Mics -> Cables -> USB Audio Interface -> Computer (recording software)

I use 4 mics (2 overheads + snare + bass drum) connected directly into an "M-Audio Fast Track Ultra" interface and into Cubase 5 (program).

This way you can record multiple tracks separately. You can also buy a hi-quality recorder like a Zoon HQ3, and it has awesome quality, but you don't get multiple tracks.

Cheers!
That's a good idea, but i hanven't got an usb audio interface and i hhaven't got a recording sotware too, does adobe soundbooth works? Where can i get those things?

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Old 05-14-2012, 10:39 PM
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That's a good idea, but i hanven't got an usb audio interface and i hhaven't got a recording sotware too, does adobe soundbooth works? Where can i get those things?
Audacity is free and easy to use. It also has a large user base and good documentation/tutorials around the web.
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Old 05-14-2012, 10:49 PM
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Audacity is free and easy to use. It also has a large user base and good documentation/tutorials around the web.
Audacity? We used that at school at the 6th grade, i guess i remembe how to use it, thanks. And i may have found a good usb audio interface for 10€ on ebay.
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