Tips for PC Recording Software?

Drummer214

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How do I record percussion to a PC ? HP - ENVY Desktop - Intel Core i5 - 12GB Memory - 128GB Solid State Drive + 1TB

What PC software and hardware are needed?

I have a Yamaha Midi Synth/DTX Multi12 pad and a Roland keyboard amp.



Thank You for your suggestions

George
 
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JohnoWorld

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How do I record percussion to a PC ? HP - ENVY Desktop - Intel Core i5 - 12GB Memory - 128GB Solid State Drive + 1TB

What PC software and hardware are needed?

I have a Yamaha Midi Synth/DTX Multi12 pad and a Roland keyboard amp.



Thank You for your suggestions

George
Hi George,

A good thing for starters is that your computer seems adequate to perform the operations you need. The minimum you require thereafter is all dependent on how many tracks you want to record at once and how much you want to spend:

1. USB Audio Interface
2. Microphones
3. DAW - Cubase/Logic/Nuendo etc
4. Leads

My setup is thus:

IN: 9 mics > USB Audio interface > Computer > Cubase 8.5
OUT: Cubase 8.5 > USB Audio Interface > Monitor Mixer > Compressor > In-Ear Monitors

My audio interface is a Roland Studio Capture with 16 inputs (12 Mic Preamps) so I can mike a whole kit and then some. But this costs about £650.

My Mics are a simple AKG £250 set with an added Shure SM-57 and Rode NT3

I use Cubase Artist 8.5 DAW - £200 - £300

I then output to an old Yamaha 8 channel mixer (£150), with a Behringer compresser (£?) on the FX send and listen via some Shure 535 IEMs (£400)


There are many cheaper options than these but I fully researched everything so I have exactly what I needed. The Roland is the only 16 channel interface that is available at a reasonable price. Many others like Focusrite offer less for more price with no discernible improvement in sound or features. Others may disagree but for me, this was the perfect setup.

You can also use your midi keyboard to play any midi instruments through your DAW.

Hope this helps
 
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