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Kris wrote:You dont mention what you are recording-if it is you just doing your own songs a simple 2 channel usb interface will be fine.


Yep, just me messing about. Guitars, bass and maybe some vocals. I think 2 channels will be all I'll need.

My next big question is, what should I use for my guitar sounds? Do I need to get amp modelling software? Can I use my pedal board? Should I try to mic my amp?

And drum sounds. Way back in the days I used to mess about with some looping software and got quite into sampling drum tracks or using samples I found online (the intro to Grease was a particular favourite!) Is this an option? Looks like Reaper has good looping functionality. Alternatively, what are some good drum software options? (Hydrogen looks interesting but possibly not great for Windows...)
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BY hamo
#650430
I say mic your amp. It's the only way to be sure.

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#650503
man...there's a lot of options.you can use your pedals and then use an amp sim,or DI your amp and use an impulse host for cabinet emulation or mic it.
Trial and error.Thats how i learned...
#650511
Darth Sabbathi wrote:Brilliant! Thanks for all the input. I will definitely try out Reaper - think I was getting ahead of myself with PT!

Thewilltopowerrock wrote:I am about a day away from listing the interface I have to free up some cash. It's pretty basic and worked fine for me, it's been sat in its box for about a year so should go to someone who will use it. It's ex-Capt. Black so hopefully he sees this and can chip in with some info and hopefully advice on a fair price!


I would certainly be interested - what is it? The Scarlett 2i4 on TM is now up to $72 with another 6 days to go, so it may get beyond me (I don't really want to spend too much more than $100).


This is it dude:

http://www.rockshop.co.nz/shop/recordin ... rface.html

Capt. reckons a fair price would be half the RS price, which was in line with what my initial guess was, so $150? My arm is twistable however.
#656083
Thanks to this thread and the mighty customer service of Dave/Matt at the Rockshop, I have a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 on the way.

Can anyone point me towards some good/cheap monitors for home use? I've been recommended the PreSonus 'Eris'...
#656084
MogwaiBoy wrote:
Can anyone point me towards some good/cheap monitors for home use? I've been recommended the PreSonus 'Eris'...


I went super cheap and just bought some Eris 4.5s - they should arrive in a few days. I'll let you know how they sound (not that I'm an expert lol)
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