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Old 01-15-2005, 06:59 PM   #1
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Recording our own music- WHERE TO Start???

Ok, I am greatly confused on where to start recording my music, or how. I look on ebay and I see tons fo diffrent mluti track recorders, and I have no idea which one to get or why get that one? I have heard that it is better to buy equipment for the computer, as it is better? I was planning on buying a multi track recorder for around 500$, but I dont know which one to get, or if it is a bad investment, or if I should buy recording stuff for my computer? (which I have no idea about) So if anyone is out there reading this please help me? Shold I bu a multi track recoreder? If so which one? Or should i bu stuff to record for my computer? I could bu a ZOOM MRS-802 MULTITRACK for 225, or a Roland 1680 with cd burner fxcard and 2.1 gig hdrive for 550$? And of course there are many more options? PLEASE HELP
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Why dont you ask at your local music store? They should be able to give you some advice.
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Why not ask here?
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Old 01-15-2005, 07:12 PM   #4
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You can do both. I just thought if you went to a music store the staff would be able to show you how the buttons/controls work. And you could hear the differences in the sound quality. Something thats a bit difficult to do over the internet.

Just my $0.02 worth.

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Old 01-15-2005, 07:23 PM   #5
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That is a good Idea, I will ask someone, and hopefully someone can help me here also.;
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Get a Mac computer and get Protools. Then get microphones and interfaces and a mixing board. But first you should probably find someone to learn how to use all of those things and what equalization sounds good with what instrument and such.
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Get a Mac computer and get Protools. Then get microphones and interfaces and a mixing board. But first you should probably find someone to learn how to use all of those things and what equalization sounds good with what instrument and such.
So you think that I should go the comptuer way? What about dell computers?
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Get a Mac computer and get Protools. Then get microphones and interfaces and a mixing board. But first you should probably find someone to learn how to use all of those things and what equalization sounds good with what instrument and such.
Absolutely right.

getting anything else is throwing money away.
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i use cubase, its a great program, but expensive, although i got my copy off a friend
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Old 01-16-2005, 09:50 AM   #10
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What is cubase? Alos if I was to buy a multitrack recorder, which comany should I choose from? Boss, Roland, Zoom, Yamaha, Korg, Tascam? Which one is really good recorder but alos easy to understand?
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Old 01-16-2005, 09:52 AM   #11
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Is your Cubase SX3, is there any way that you could get me a copy?
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i do my recording on my computer but that's only because i was given a recording program by a friend that's good for recording and mixing. i think it's more personal prefference if you want to use a computer or a multi track recorder.
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Old 01-16-2005, 12:46 PM   #13
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Can anyone recommend me or tell me where i can get a good computer software program, cubase is 360$
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how much do you want to spend on the program?
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Old 01-16-2005, 01:20 PM   #15
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Well I dont know, Im tring to find it online for free to download. What are the basics for home recording? The program, and then what else?
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a good free program is Screenblast ACID XPress which is what i used to use before i bought a program. it's a little confusing to use at first but it's pretty good for mixing tracks and stuff, theres a set of instructions u can download if you're really confused. but if you want a really good quality program then you'll have to buy one.

if you're going to record at home then you're going to need at least one if not more really good microphones to get good sound quality out of whatever you record because even if u have the best recording program in the world it will not make bad microphones record good sound. i'd also suggest setting up in a really quiet room so you wont get any background noise recorded along with a good take because if that happens it's extreamly frustrating.
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Old 01-16-2005, 09:26 PM   #17
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Hey, I have a question about Multi Track recorders, I can get either the Korg D1200 with cd burner, the Boss 1180 , or the Roland 1680 with cd burner fxcard and 2.1 gig hdrive, Zoom MRS 1266 CD Hard Disk Recorder Studio, BOSS BR-1180CD DIGITAL RECORDING STUDIO WITH CD BURNER? WHICH ONE SHOULD I GET? I can get them all for really cheap, and there all about the same price? ANYONE HELP?
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Another good free downloadable software program is Audacity. I've started with just that and a vocal mike on sale at Guitar Center for $45.

http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
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Bump- Which multi tracker should I get?
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Old 01-17-2005, 06:29 PM   #20
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i personally like BOSS equipment cuz it works really good for me but i've never tried any of their multi-track recorders so i can't be of much help to you. ask around at your local music stores and make sure to ask a whole bunch of different people for recomendations.
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