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post Jun 13 2009, 08:12 PM
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Hey guys!

Well i think the time has come for me to build a small home friendly guitar recording studio

i am a complete NOOB to that subject

Now i already have a POD xt live and a computer xD

i know i need good sound monitors and a good guitar recording software

which monitors should i get? and what software is more user friendly?
also be free to point out all the other stuff i probably forgot biggrin.gif

thnx for reading have fun! biggrin.gif
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post Jun 14 2009, 09:01 AM
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I know for recording software you need a DAW. I use Reaper, but Cubase is used a lot as well.


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post Jun 14 2009, 11:15 AM
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As Kaz says you'll need some form of sequencer to record on your pc. Both Reaper and Cubase are good and aim at a pro end sequencer. To me there are a couple of big advantage of Reaper:

i) You can download a fully working version to evaluate it here.

ii) If you decide to use it an individual user license is only 60 USD. A full version of Cubase 5 is more like 600USD.

iii) The development team at Reaper are responsive and so they are generally very quick to make improvements and fix issues.

iv) You don't need to use a USB dongle to activate, license and run Reaper.


WRT studio monitors - what sort of price range are you looking at? Studio monitors start at around 100USD and go up to over 10,000USD... Whatever the price range however a couple of things to consider are:

i) Active or passive. Most people prefer to use active monitors since passive ones also need a separate amplifier.

ii) Where you will put them. A lot of people put them on their computer desk close to a wall and sit about 2 foot away. For this situation 'near field' is better.

iii) How you place them. Again many people sit the speaker on a desk or a shelf. If you do you should consider placing some sort of isolation pad underneath them like this one. You might also want to think about your room layout and acoustics. Take a look at Andrew's blog on building a home studio and also Kris's thread about making an isolation room for his guitar amp.

iv) Input type. Monitors may have XLR, 1/4 inch TRS jack, RCA, etc inputs. Some monitors take an analogue signal, some a digital, some both.

v) Price balance. Whatever your budget for monitors you should try and aim at a balance between your monitors and your audio source. There is very little point in spending 2000USD plus on monitors and having a 100USD sound card and poor room acoustics. (You'd be amazed at how many people do this though.)


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post Jun 14 2009, 06:17 PM
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And now the all famous question - what's the budget?? smile.gif


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post Jun 15 2009, 12:26 AM
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well about 150 euros max maybe 200 for the monitors

biggrin.gif nice tips on the mufflers

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oh and BTW

should i use a dynamic mic to record from the AMP or should i go guitar directly to the pod and to the computer?

the pod thing would much better for me because my amplifier is all but reliable smile.gif

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post Jun 15 2009, 12:33 AM
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QUOTE (Tomas Santa Clara @ Jun 14 2009, 06:26 PM) *
should i use a dynamic mic to record from the AMP or should i go guitar directly to the pod and to the computer?


Using a mic on the amp has its advantages (on a good amp) but that sounds like it would be more trouble and cost than it would be worth here, for a couple/few of reasons:

- More drain on your budget to buy another mic, stand, cable, etc
- You say yourself that the amp isn't great
- You already have equipment that will serve for beginning home recording studio in the form of your POD

If you choose to change your mind later, THEN you spend the money on a new amp and mic for it.


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I could certainly recommend a set of Edirol MA-15D active desktop monitors. I have a set of those (as well as others like Emir Hot smile.gif) since a couple of weeks and they are great, especially given the price (€ 149).



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post Jun 15 2009, 04:46 PM
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QUOTE (Velvet Roger @ Jun 15 2009, 06:38 AM) *
I could certainly recommend a set of Edirol MA-15D active desktop monitors. I have a set of those (as well as others like Emir Hot smile.gif) since a couple of weeks and they are great, especially given the price (€ 149).




wow those look realy nice velvet biggrin.gif
i might give them a shot , is the price for the two of them? or you buy each monitor sepratly? each one costing 140$?


next question sound board , do i need a good one? or it doesnt matter coz im using the POD?

thank youa ll for replying smile.gif

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post Jun 15 2009, 05:24 PM
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If your recording software recognizes the POD's usb port you won't need a sound board.

A free easy program you can try out is called Audacity.
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
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post Jun 15 2009, 06:17 PM
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QUOTE (grathan @ Jun 15 2009, 05:24 PM) *
If your recording software recognizes the POD's usb port you won't need a sound board.

A free easy program you can try out is called Audacity.
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/



i know i got it smile.gif

thanks any way grathan

alright now i need to get my monitors xD

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post Jun 15 2009, 07:02 PM
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I suggest you check out Reaper DAW. It's free, and it is very good for starting up with audio production. Definitely check it out. Since you are limited with the budget, the best thing to do in that case is to use as much software components as possible. You don't have money for any outboard gear, so it is best to use plugins inside DAW. There are many free useful plugins that can be found on the web, so if you need any help with that, feel free to ask mate.


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post Jun 15 2009, 07:07 PM
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ok thanks for the advice ivan smile.gif thanks all
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post Jun 16 2009, 01:22 PM
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Anytime man, glad to help. Please ask if you have any more questions smile.gif


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