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Old 04-05-2015, 06:57 PM   #11
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Old 04-07-2015, 06:13 AM   #12
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I almost don't even know what exactly i'm trying to ask, but i wanna started recording tracks and working on some collaborations with the community, what all do i need??

Have a look through this site.

http://tweakheadz.com/

Unfortunately The Tweakmeister died a while back, but they have kept his site alive.
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Old 04-07-2015, 01:30 PM   #13
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Another option is to get a pedal that does amp sims and effect sims. They may seem expensive, but they can also function as your interface so you save that money. At the higher end you have the Boss GT-100 and the Line 6 HDX-500. Zoom has some products on the lower end. Personally I've used the Zoom G5 and like it. I also have a GT-100 that I like. Digitech has some products also though I have no personal experience with them.

Boss also has a desktop version of the GT-100 called the GT-001. It's budget friendly. It has the drawback of not having an expression pedal for wah or volume swells.
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Old 04-07-2015, 10:45 PM   #14
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If you want to avoid the hassle of mic'ing up a speaker, and keep it hush with a built-in USB interface, a used POD XT or X3 desktop Bean will do the job quite nicely, and you can use it with Audacity (Freeware Digital Audio Workstation). Reaper is a bit more labour intensive and requires a higher range knowledge to use, but it takes VST/VSTi's, especially when and if you jump into add-ons or use a VSTi Drum program such as EzDrummer.

The downside is with the POD's, as Ballistic mentioned, there is no expression pedal/Wah pedal, but the upside is, using the Line6 Monkey, you can download patches that others have created for amp sims, cab and speaker sims, as well as FX, gains and tones directly to your unit, edit from there and create your own.

The presets are pretty decent, and you can edit those to your liking, or, create your own tone with an empty bank.

The X3 houses a XLR port, so you can use the unit as a mic platform for vocals, or mic'ing a speaker if you so choose. It also has banks for vox/acoustic guitar (D/I) at the same time.

If you scour the 'Net, you could pick up a used XT for around $100, and the X3 for around $250.

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Old 04-08-2015, 04:08 AM   #15
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I tell people to buy an interface that comes with a lite version of one of the big DAW packages.

Cubase, Logic on a mac, Sonar, Studio One, Ableton, etc.



These guys have nice pages, find what you want then shop all over or buy used on ebay.

http://www.sweetwater.com/shop/compu...io_interfaces/

They're organized by how you connect them to your computer, so firewire, usb, or PCI is the main ones.


Learning how to use DAW software is the work. Helps if you're familiar with recording techniques etc. or you're familiar with other recording packages.


Lot to learn but there's plenty of help on the web.
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Old 04-20-2015, 05:29 AM   #16
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Have a look through this site.

http://tweakheadz.com/

Unfortunately The Tweakmeister died a while back, but they have kept his site alive.
Looks like a lot of information, but thanks this will be quite helpful(when i have time to finally digest it.)

As for the interface i went with the focusrite that was first recommended, seemed to fit what's appropriate for what i wanna do.

The Mic is prolly my next step, and i'm also considering a new computer because Aly made me think about it, not sure if mine can hold up to the task(I blame my iTunes library.)

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Old 04-21-2015, 06:36 AM   #17
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Keep it simple mate.

Suppose it goes for advice on this as well...mmmeeeoooww
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Advantage of the sims like amplitude is you can rrecordin the mmiddle of the night and be all quiet sshhhh
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Old 04-21-2015, 03:05 PM   #19
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I almost don't even know what exactly i'm trying to ask, but i wanna started recording tracks and working on some collaborations with the community, what all do i need??
I would recommend a cheap interface that comes with free software, like the Steinberg CI1 or CI2 which comes with Sequel LE. That and a SM57 and you should be good
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