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Apathy
10-25-2006, 03:02 PM
Pure Curiousity, as I've never recorded anything other than in an actual studio. Every band I've been in the drummer had a studio.

Is there some sort of computer program that lets your computer record it or something?

mrconeman
10-25-2006, 03:11 PM
Audacity is what I use, I only record guitar though.
It can multi-track, so if I was to learn to program drums, get a singer, and buy a bass, I could indeed record all parts of an entire song.

coke_a_holic
10-25-2006, 03:28 PM
Audacity + shitty microphone made for voice chat = my recording situation!

Hooray for being poor!

Stranger With Candy
10-25-2006, 03:32 PM
my mobile phone.

NDM1
10-25-2006, 03:47 PM
My moms boyfriend has a sick electronic drum set that i play into a small 4 track mixer then into a software called Cakewalk on my computer. For guitar i go direct out from my amp or mic it to the small mixer and i would do the same for bass. If i was to record vocals i guess id use the instrument mic to the mixer.

T-6005
10-25-2006, 05:15 PM
I own this sweet piece of microphone.
http://www.americanmusical.com/images/d/p16810d.jpg

I used to own a crappy EuroRack mixer, but I upgraded to a Yamaha over the summer.
http://www.brookmays.com/bmimages/product/Yamaha_MG102_10_Input.gif
Sort of like this but with an option for adding effects in.

I use Cakewalk to record and output to .wav, and then CDex to convert to mp3.

Oh, and I used to use Rhythm Rascal for drums, but it's started fucking up on me.

Sinister
10-25-2006, 06:01 PM
I record guitar and bass tracks on GuitarRig2->GarageBand, guitar plugged directly in the mike plug on my computer. Sadly, I have to resort to MIDI drum tracks.

GuitarRig2 emulates a huge number of commercially available amps, cabinets, speakers and much much more.

DexterWannabe
10-25-2006, 11:37 PM
Guitars:

Ibanez RG Prestige 1570
Gibson Les Paul Junior
Takamine EG-241


Guitarrig:

Marshall JMP-1
Marshall 2x12 1966 (will soon be upgraded to a 4x12 1960B)
MosValve 2x80 watt


Recording:

Mbox 2
JJLabs BMC2 Mic
Apple MacBook 100Gb
Logic Express 7
Pro Tools 7.1.1

randman21
10-26-2006, 07:36 AM
Audacity + shitty microphone made for voice chat = my recording situation!

Hooray for being poor!

lolz. Funny 'cause it's true. I still have the shitty mic, but now I use Audition (formerly Cool Edit Pro) to record. When I get my new guitty (http://www.zzounds.com/item--BEHIAXE393), I'll be able to record directly into the computer via USB.

Sinister
10-26-2006, 07:50 AM
Behringer guitars are shit. I know it because I own one, but I was expecting it would be shitty, as it is my first guitar ever.

randman21
10-26-2006, 08:06 AM
I have no standard of a good guitar, so I'm sure it'll be okay, for the time being. Plus, I'm basically getting it for the virtual amp thing.

Apathy
10-26-2006, 09:22 PM
Very interesting.

Regarding the programs used, (Audacity was it?) Do you actually pay for these? Or are they just available for downloads?

And even then, how do they work? Your computer can just pick up sounds through it's speakers, or do you actually have a microphone attachment of sorts?

coke_a_holic
10-26-2006, 09:55 PM
Audacity is free, and you need a microphone for it. It's got all sort of fun features, though. You can warp the sound a lot, and it's all good fun. Try googling it, you can get more info on their website.

MaF
10-26-2006, 11:23 PM
i use DV-camera and then splitting sound and image....:p

randman21
10-27-2006, 05:39 AM
Very interesting.

Regarding the programs used, (Audacity was it?) Do you actually pay for these? Or are they just available for downloads?

And even then, how do they work? Your computer can just pick up sounds through it's speakers, or do you actually have a microphone attachment of sorts?

I took this as sheer sarcasm.

Kristal is another good free recording software. I've had that and Audacity, and I think Kristal may have been better. Both are great, though.

DexterWannabe
10-27-2006, 06:12 AM
i use DV-camera and then splitting sound and image....:p

man... noo.... that's just sad

NDM1
10-27-2006, 07:52 AM
If your not against Torrenting or other free sharing programs try getting a Cakewalk product. THey surpass all the other free programs by far.

DexterWannabe
10-27-2006, 09:38 AM
What's wrong with Pro Tools 7 or Logic Express 7?

Duskygrin
10-27-2006, 09:57 AM
For audio, I use Audacity. For video, I use my digi cam. It's not the panacea because it gets stuck after 3'29 after recording but apparently I can loop the videos using Bink, so... I'll try that in the future.

Apathy
10-27-2006, 11:04 AM
I took this as sheer sarcasm.


Why is that?

If I said something ignorant, I apologize, I know absolutely nothing about computers/technology.

T-6005
10-27-2006, 12:38 PM
I took this as sheer sarcasm.


It is possible to pick up sound through your speakers.

DexterWannabe
11-01-2006, 01:43 PM
why is everybody using free shit-programs?

mrconeman
11-01-2006, 01:46 PM
Umm, because it's free, and they work?

Duskygrin
11-01-2006, 03:01 PM
Lolz geyzers.

randman21
11-02-2006, 06:00 AM
Why is that?

If I said something ignorant, I apologize, I know absolutely nothing about computers/technology.

Ohhh, nah. It's okay if you didn't know. I just thought it was common knowledge if even a n00b like myself knows. Either way, I wasn't annoyed or anything. I had a pretty hearty laugh.

EDIT: Also, I didn't notice that you were the person that started the thread. Sowwy. :o

randman21
11-02-2006, 09:05 AM
Anybody want Audition?