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ElHombre
post Aug 4 2014, 09:11 AM
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Hello

I got one of these Shure 58 microphones now and its time to start recording smile.gif
I saw that you could use a Pod X3 to record vocals with, but I dont have it at home right now.

So I need an external sound card I guess.
I have an internal soundcard in my computer as well, but I guess it wont work?
Even with an adapter.

So a cheap option wether its a device like M-audio/external soundcard
or another way smile.gif

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Bogdan Radovic
post Aug 4 2014, 10:39 AM
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QUOTE (ElHombre @ Aug 4 2014, 10:11 AM) *
Hello

I got one of these Shure 58 microphones now and its time to start recording smile.gif
I saw that you could use a Pod X3 to record vocals with, but I dont have it at home right now.

So I need an external sound card I guess.
I have an internal soundcard in my computer as well, but I guess it wont work?
Even with an adapter.

So a cheap option wether its a device like M-audio/external soundcard
or another way smile.gif

Cheers


To record a mic, you'd need a sound card with a preamp (mic input).

Here are some of the budget options that should give you very good results :

Focusrite SCARLETT 2i2
Steinberg UR 22 (this one is interesting but some report issues with using guitar and software modeling and getting distortion)
Presonus AudioBox USB
M-Audio MTRACK

Going for the most budget friendly, there is a device like : Behringer UM2 ...and others.
I have no idea how will it works (or doesn't) but Behringer usually makes gear that is inspired by some other famous gear and some of it works really well.


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post Aug 4 2014, 01:36 PM
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Hey Erik - mine is great and it was pretty cheap - under 100 bucks. The Lexicon Alpha 2.0 that is smile.gif

Check it out here: http://www.musiciansfriend.com/pro-audio/l...ecording-studio


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Gabriel Leopardi
post Aug 4 2014, 02:25 PM
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Hi mate! You've received all the best options possible. All the options suggested by Bogdan are great ones and the price is around US$100. I've also tried the one that Cosmin posted and it's good. So check them in your store and go for one of them!

Check some interesting links to compare:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/PreSonus-AudioBox-...=item4d214d9e62

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Focusrite-Scarlett...=item1e8eff3935

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Avid-Fast-Track-So...=item2a2f0423c0


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post Aug 5 2014, 05:32 AM
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Well, in a pinch you can get a converter to convert your XLR jack on your SM57 cable to the 1/8th input on your internal sound card. They are less than 10 bux typically.

XLR Male to 1/8th inch Mono Male

would the exact name of the adapter smile.gif

If you want to record your guitar, you need a

1/4 inch Mono Female to 1/8 Mono Male

Even if you get a second interface/soundcard, having these around is a good idea smile.gif They are cheap and work in a pinch.

Todd


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Cosmin Lupu
post Aug 5 2014, 07:53 PM
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Hey mate - I sent you a PM about the Lexicon wink.gif


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post Aug 20 2014, 03:09 PM
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I've just bought the Scarlett 2i2 which Bogdan recommended on his list, and from my short experience it's a very nice card!


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