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Old 03-18-2011, 12:41 AM
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I'm thinking of either buying drum mics and a mixer to record my drums or getting acoustic triggers to use along with an Alesis i/o Trigger to USB interface. Either way, I'm running into issues when it comes to the software portion of recording. Not sure what I would need for either setup. Ideally i could just use Garage Band, but I'm just not sure. Can anyone suggest a setup they have now that's fairly simple.
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Old 03-18-2011, 01:06 AM
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Equation audio alpha drum mic set
Tascam 1641 usb recording interface
Computer running Cakewalk Sonor

works beautifully...
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Old 03-18-2011, 01:16 AM
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i should have mentioned im using a Mac.
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Old 03-18-2011, 04:55 AM
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what's your budget?

I'm looking at getting the Zoom R16 soon (around $400 us, used can be cheaper). It's got onboard mics that can record fairly well, but you also have 8 XLR/ 1/4" inputs. It's a stand alone multitrack recorder but also can be used as an interface. I like the fact that you can do all the recording on the unit itself putting less stress on your computer. A few people on the forum uses the R16.
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Old 03-18-2011, 05:01 AM
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If you add that Tascam US-1641 to your mac, you can plug in up to eight mics to it, and record 8-tracks at a time into GarageBand. That would be the easiest since you have the computer. If you want to avoid the computer, I think the Zoom R16 or the more expensive R24 are the only ways to go to do it on a budget.
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Old 03-18-2011, 05:20 AM
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If you add that Tascam US-1641 to your mac, you can plug in up to eight mics to it, and record 8-tracks at a time into GarageBand. That would be the easiest since you have the computer. If you want to avoid the computer, I think the Zoom R16 or the more expensive R24 are the only ways to go to do it on a budget.
Big fan of the TASCAM US-1641...don't know what GarageBand's limitations are, but I record 14 tracks simultaneously with mine into Cakewalk Sonar Producer 8! (8x Pre-Amp XLRs on the unit itself, plus 6x more from an external Pre-Amp XLR into the line level inputs on the unit).

The TASCAM US-1641 is around $200-300. A decent additional pre-amp is $100-200 (to give you more inputs, if you need them).

Like said, you can use GarageBand (heard nothing but good reviews from Mac users with the US-1641) or you can get one of the other more common DAWs for Mac (Reason, I believe is one of them).

Just know that ProTools won't be an option unless you drop big money for some of the nicer DigiDesign stuff (like the Digi 3 Rack+ Factory).
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Old 03-18-2011, 05:32 AM
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Big fan of the TASCAM US-1641...don't know what GarageBand's limitations are, but I record 14 tracks simultaneously with mine into Cakewalk Sonar Producer 8! (8x Pre-Amp XLRs on the unit itself, plus 6x more from an external Pre-Amp XLR into the line level inputs on the unit).

The TASCAM US-1641 is around $200-300. A decent additional pre-amp is $100-200 (to give you more inputs, if you need them).

Like said, you can use GarageBand (heard nothing but good reviews from Mac users with the US-1641) or you can get one of the other more common DAWs for Mac (Reason, I believe is one of them).

Just know that ProTools won't be an option unless you drop big money for some of the nicer DigiDesign stuff (like the Digi 3 Rack+ Factory).
GarageBand's limitations are 8-simultaneous tracks recorded at a time. It's a perfect match with the Tascam's 8 XLRs. The stuff built-in to GarageBand is actually very good, and considering it's free with the mac, you can't go wrong!
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Old 03-18-2011, 03:12 PM
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GarageBand's limitations are 8-simultaneous tracks recorded at a time. It's a perfect match with the Tascam's 8 XLRs. The stuff built-in to GarageBand is actually very good, and considering it's free with the mac, you can't go wrong!
Don't foget the US-1641 also has 2x unbalanced line-level inputs (Direct Box) for guitar/bass. Very handy for recording an entire band at once!
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Old 03-18-2011, 04:24 PM
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If its for just listening back to hear yourself playing and stuff like that then mics a mixer and a zoom h4 (line 1 line2 from mixer) would suit you just fine. zoom h4 allow you to transfer the file into your computer via usb and from there you could use a program like nero wave editor to add effects. (eq reverb etc...)
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Old 03-18-2011, 08:19 PM
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I'm envisioning this will be mostly for reference so the Tascam/Garage Band route seems like a good one. And I can always upgrade software later. Plus, I'll only be recording kick, snare, and cymbals at first, along with maybe one or two people I jam with so 8 tracks into Garage Band should be good enough for me to get a start on recording.
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