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JesseJ
post Jul 20 2012, 04:36 AM
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Hi guys smile.gif So yesterday I bought myself the Focusrite scarlett 18i6. And today I realized I have NO IDEA what I'm doing. It took me 2 hours just to figure out how to make it work with garageband! So currently this is what I do.

1 Plug my guitar direct into my interface ( because I haven't bought a mic yet )
2 Open up garageband and record .

And thats it. I am quite dissapointted with the tone I am getting . I am hoping that will change once I get a mic and mic my amp. but all in all I am wondering if I am in a little over my head. Something tells me I should be getting more out of my interface. So I am debating exchanging it ( if the store will let me ) for an interface with less bells and whistles seeing as I dont even know how to use them. I was thinking like maybe either the M-Audio MOBILE PRE MKII or The focusrite Scarlett 2i2.

My goals are to be able to record for the GMC REC program,
Post Youtube covers
And do some singing and write some songs so I would need some sort of software that does drum, and bass lines.

So if you guys dont mind would you please take the time to tell me how your record with all the steps included, and what software you guys use. Thanks smile.gif


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JesseJ
post Jul 22 2012, 05:13 AM
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I would love to check out your threads where could I find them ?


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post Jul 22 2012, 07:37 AM
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QUOTE (JesseJ @ Jul 22 2012, 12:13 AM) *
I would love to check out your threads where could I find them ?


Just search TONY MIRO smile.gif He's got some great stuff! As for the POD/VS Scarlett,

At this point, you just need to get started. So Honestly, a pod, connected USB to your computer will get you moving and allow you to have decent tone recorded in to your computer.

It's simple, easy, and quick.

You can't change the fx once they are recorded if you use a hardware POD since they are baked in. But at this point, this early on in your journey, it honestly may not matter that much. Maybe pushing you toward an interface is setting you to far ahead of yourself. You can use a POD for live work with the addition of a foot pedal, and can record with it. And can use it as an interface and still use plugins like AMPLITUDE in garage band. So yeah, you can always get a proper interface and microphone later smile.gif

At this point, get something, start recording REC takes and PRACTICE! smile.gif You can reach a point where your spending too much time worrying about gear/plugins/etc. and find your not actually playing / recording enough to get any better. Skip that, practice!
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- JesseJ   How To Record   Jul 20 2012, 04:36 AM
- - Ben Higgins   Hi Jesse, I wish I could help with personal experi...   Jul 20 2012, 09:59 AM
- - Fran   The easiest way to record is getting a cheap POD, ...   Jul 20 2012, 11:38 AM
|- - TreyDeschamp   QUOTE (Fran @ Jul 20 2012, 05:38 AM) The ...   Jul 20 2012, 02:55 PM
|- - Rammikin   QUOTE (Fran @ Jul 20 2012, 10:38 AM) The ...   Jul 20 2012, 03:15 PM
- - Todd Simpson   I CAN HELP! (first off yeah the starter scarl...   Jul 20 2012, 12:45 PM
- - JesseJ   Sweet thanks ! I will get a proper plugin ,Lik...   Jul 20 2012, 02:48 PM
|- - gregc1   QUOTE (JesseJ @ Jul 20 2012, 01:48 PM) Sw...   Jul 20 2012, 03:15 PM
|- - JesseJ   QUOTE (gregc1 @ Jul 20 2012, 02:15 PM) I ...   Jul 20 2012, 04:03 PM
- - tonymiro   Just to add... It's worth time getting the re...   Jul 20 2012, 03:24 PM
|- - thefireball   QUOTE (tonymiro @ Jul 20 2012, 09:24 AM) ...   Jul 20 2012, 04:50 PM
- - tonymiro   QUOTE (JesseJ @ Jul 20 2012, 04:03 PM) .....   Jul 20 2012, 04:06 PM
- - JesseJ   So I phoned my music store and they said I can tak...   Jul 20 2012, 06:42 PM
|- - TreyDeschamp   QUOTE (JesseJ @ Jul 20 2012, 12:42 PM) So...   Jul 20 2012, 06:46 PM
- - tonymiro   QUOTE (thefireball @ Jul 20 2012, 04:50 P...   Jul 21 2012, 12:55 PM
|- - JesseJ   QUOTE (tonymiro @ Jul 21 2012, 11:55 AM) ...   Jul 21 2012, 02:13 PM
- - tonymiro   QUOTE (JesseJ @ Jul 21 2012, 02:13 PM) Wh...   Jul 21 2012, 03:23 PM


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