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For recording music yourself, is it better to use a computer mixing software, one that you record directly on to the computer, or a recorder that you can record seperate tracks on?

And what is the best program or type of recorder?

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depends on what you are recording....

 

btw, how are you coming with that song??

 

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We just want to mess around with recording some stuff, for pure fun until we have enough things solid to record something for real.

 

~and~ The song is coming great, The tips really helped me look at it differently than I was and a different approach was all I needed!

 

Thanks!

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Dude, Sonar is the most powerful and easiest to use. I figured out how to record in 5 minutes and I mastered the program with the help of the online help site in a year. Sonar allows you to mix and master and near studio quality. It has all of the effects and sound conditioners you'll ever need. I just got the latest version and it's smokin'. The thing is you can only record one instrument at a time unless you get some pretty expensive interfacing equipment. If you plan to recond live drums you might need some professional help with interfacing, otherwise I'd say Sonar is the way to go
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You don't say what you're planning to do with these tracks after you record them - are they for your own amusement, as demos for your band to learn the the songs you've written, or to you want to release them? The answers to these (and many other questions) will help to determine the appropriate recording method for you.

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Then I'd really suggest that you get some sort of all in one box like the Roland VS stuff. It's a lot easier than messing with a computer, and it was good enough for one of Vic Wooten's records.

 

The thing I dislike about recording into a computer is that you end up having to spend a whole bunch of time (and possibly money) getting everything set up so that it works well, and then you have to learn the damn software. That's not what you want to do - you want to record stuff. An all in one box lets you do that a whole lot quicker and easier than software. And it's more portable.

Dave Martin

Java Jive Studio

Nashville, TN

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Cuppa Joe Records

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Originally posted by Dave Martin:

Then I'd really suggest that you get some sort of all in one box like the Roland VS stuff. It's a lot easier than messing with a computer, and it was good enough for one of Vic Wooten's records.

 

The thing I dislike about recording into a computer is that you end up having to spend a whole bunch of time (and possibly money) getting everything set up so that it works well, and then you have to learn the damn software. That's not what you want to do - you want to record stuff. An all in one box lets you do that a whole lot quicker and easier than software. And it's more portable.

I strongly agree with Dave, even if you dont spend a ton of money on it, get a mixer/recorder combo. It will sound a thousand times better than computer recorded stuff, besides, with computer stuff you have to mess adapters and all sorts of other stuff just to get your gear plugged into your CPU. My brother owns a recording studio, and he started out using a Roland 4-track recorder and it sounded really great for all the more he spent on it.

 

The ROland 4-track my brother started out with, cost around $400, this was back in the 80's though, so im sure roland has made a better version of the same type of machine.

 

If your just looking to record for fun and give out some tapes to your friends, definantly go with the Mixer/recorder combos.

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I just got a 16 channel Yamaha Mixer for $280 and a Zoom Digital 4 track for $220. Plus a seven piece drum mic set and a whole lotta XLR cables.

 

We spent about $1000 on everything, and we are gonna record something today, cuz I coldnt figure it out yesterday :)

 

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