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Old 04-16-2008, 11:52 PM
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Yo.
I've been into the whole home recording thing latley. The problem is, I don't know where to start. My friend and I already purchased this USB mic right here http://www.musiciansfriend.com/produ...one?sku=279015. We use it to make some demos for our band. It's done wonders and it's pretty good. The program that we use is Audacity, because it was a free download.

I have a few questions though:

1. Do I need to buy a mixer or a preamp with a usb to go into my laptop?

2. What does a dynamic mic do different than a condenser?

3. What's a low priced set of quality drum mics or any kind of mics that we could buy?

Also, tell me the most importent things about recording---ANYTHING!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 04-17-2008, 12:38 PM
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Hey!!

My band do all our demos through a laptop.

Listen here: www.myspace.com/wearetheendmusic

I use an electronic kit (borrow it of my sisters boyfriend) then a midi out to USB connector.
Record the MIDI through into cubase and then apply the drum kit from hell sounds to the MIDI. Gets an amazing sound!!

I think the guitar/bass use line 6 toneports? They then have similar plugin methods like my DKFH. The bassist just has a laptop and a toneport yet we have an ampeg sound going on!!

Using these methods have saved us a fortune demoing tunes in studios. It's been an absolute revelation and can't seeing us doing it any different unless we are recording properly.

Any questions just ask =]
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Old 04-17-2008, 01:32 PM
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If you want to know about home recording I strongly recommend the following site:
http://www.tweakheadz.com/guide.htm
Loads of info here, I'm ploughing my way through it.
Hope this helps :-)
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Old 04-18-2008, 07:44 AM
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Hey!!

My band do all our demos through a laptop.

Listen here: www.myspace.com/wearetheendmusic

I use an electronic kit (borrow it of my sisters boyfriend) then a midi out to USB connector.
Record the MIDI through into cubase and then apply the drum kit from hell sounds to the MIDI. Gets an amazing sound!!

I think the guitar/bass use line 6 toneports? They then have similar plugin methods like my DKFH. The bassist just has a laptop and a toneport yet we have an ampeg sound going on!!

Using these methods have saved us a fortune demoing tunes in studios. It's been an absolute revelation and can't seeing us doing it any different unless we are recording properly.

Any questions just ask =]
Just wanted to say that you guys kick ass! I really dig ur sound.
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Old 04-18-2008, 09:11 AM
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I'd recommend a firewire interface like a firepod so you can record a multitrack. A firepod will let you record 8 channels at a time onto seperate tracks and then you can mix it afterwards. It's not a cheap hobby to get into, and very addictive as you begin to want mics, preamps, converters, and such.
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Old 04-18-2008, 05:41 PM
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Just wanted to say that you guys kick ass! I really dig ur sound.
Cheers dude. Thats always nice to hear :)
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