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Lucky777s
post Apr 16 2010, 04:21 AM
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what equipment should i get to first start recording? i mean home recording nothing to complicated that requires a lot of equipment its not a demo for a band or anything. I just want to be able to record music that i come up with. I know almost nothing on this topic; the only things i have heard of are the Line 6 Toneport products and everything else i've seen seemed complicated involving pre-amps, microphones, interface's unsure.gif . I think you need an interface but im not sure. ANY HELP IS VERY APPRECIATED =). biggrin.gif
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post Apr 16 2010, 08:11 AM
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Maybe getting an used soundcard and something like a Line 6 Pod or V-amp 2 for starting. You'll have a lot to do only with these things. And obvioulsy, some DAW like Cubase, Nuendo, Sonar, Reaper, etc


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post Apr 16 2010, 02:43 PM
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As the most simple and easy to use (and cheap solution) I recommend getting POD Studio GX or UX1 (that one can record microphones too)...You will be able to make instant demo recording at home pretty easy. You will also need a DAW (recording software) - Reaper is "almost" free so I recommend it. Let me know if you have any further questions.


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post Apr 17 2010, 06:24 AM
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The guys are right. A POD is a great way to go. You can start recording without a computer, but having one will really help as you can start to do everything in software. You will need a recording interface, USB or Firewire, but those are only a couple hundred bux. Go to a music store and try some things in the recording area. It will give you an idea of what is available and at what price.

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post Apr 18 2010, 07:54 PM
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Thanks guys =D one question though will i be able to use my pedals (wah, Whammy) if i run it through the pod to my computer?
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post Apr 18 2010, 10:43 PM
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I think that you can be able to go through your pedals before the Pod. I mean Guitar--- Pedal---Pedal---Pod, But I'm not sure about the quality of the sound. Sincerely, I have never tried it.


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post Apr 18 2010, 10:45 PM
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Sure, you can use your pedals in front of POD Studio device no problem. The device tones will react a bit different with pedals then you are used to (compared to a real amp), but with tweaking you will find what you need. There are also lots of useful effects and presets you can make with modeling software that comes with POD Studio (it's called POD Farm).


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post Apr 18 2010, 10:49 PM
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i personally will go with some cheap usb audio interface, m-audio or maybe presonus, and guitar rig 4, that can go from pretty basic recordings, to very good quality demos!


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post Apr 18 2010, 10:54 PM
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You could also look at getting a stand alone 8 track recorder. (Boss for example)

Most of them are quite cheap and have drums built in, plus you don't have to rely on your PC and they're portable.

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QUOTE (Lucky777s @ Apr 18 2010, 08:54 PM) *
Thanks guys =D one question though will i be able to use my pedals (wah, Whammy) if i run it through the pod to my computer?


Yes, you will be able to use pedals with no problems at all. Just plug your guitar to pedals and then to the POD interface. It maybe a little bit different then with a real amp but tones from pedals will be there.


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Lucky, getting into the field of home-recording is a fairly steep learning curve and is packed with terminology and concepts that build on each other. I strongly recommend that you take some time to read thru "the guide" in the link I provide below to get a good foundation on the components of a home-recording studio - as you learn the underlying principles, you'll be in a much better position to make decisions on the types of recording software and interfaces you'll need.

The Guide is located here
http://tweakheadz.com/guide.htm

At base, you'll need an Audio Interface (USB or Firewire) and recording software (DAW). This presumes you have computer that can handle the processing requirements for each (drivers and software package).

Expect a base-price-tag of $200 and you'll likely have questions over "which AI" will be best for me for my price range.

For your convenience, here is a portion of "The Guide" that addresses that question:
http://tweakheadz.com/rigs.htm
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http://tweakheadz.com/soundcards_and_audio_interfaces.htm

It's a really large world you're stepping into, so be prepared to do your homework if you're interested in getting into some serious home-recording.

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