Discussion in 'Budget Gear' started by DrummerDan, Apr 13, 2011.
I know, i wish i could afford the "big boys" interfaces, but on a 17 year olds budget, i simply cannot afford that kind of thing.
Thats why I after months and months of searching, I selected the Tascam US-1800, it has 8 Mic inputs, and in addition it has another 6 line-inputs. So if i was to buy a channel strip or something I could expand the interface up to 14 mic tracks if i wanted to.
Also, FYI, the MultiMIx USB 2.0 does multitrack, but when i looked into it, it doesnt have enough avaliable inputs to connect another 4 mics... so thats out.
im not looking to make a perfect studio, i have a shitty room, shitty acoustics and im just going to have to make the best. Also, gotta remember I have a 17year old's McDonalds budget
We have had half a dozen people with problems regarding the US-1800 in the last couple of months. I only mentioned PT9 because that was the most recent one.
Alesis*MultiMix 8 USB 2.0 8-Channel Mixer - Find the largest selection and guaranteed lowest prices at Musician's Friend. idk maybe we are thinking of a different multimix?
oh alright thanks for the help! I am not purchasing gear until the end of summer (hopefully) and hopefully by then i get stuff straight. because i KNOW what mics, cables, stands, other hw im getting. However the only thing i still cant get a grip on, is the interface.
Do you know about the ZOOM R24?
The R24 is a typically "all in one" workstation. The Zoom H4n is very decent but I have no comment on their workstations. Sometimes a workstation is useful for a beginner and sometimes it's a handicap. Too early to tell for you personally I imagine.
What handicaps cn you think of? I was looking into the R24, and apparently you can daisy chain them, even though i wouldnt require it.
1. Using the Tascam to record the kit...Use whatever dynamic mics you want, cheap ones doesn't matter too much. The toms will sound cool enough, those hits you'll keep. All you really need is a decent overhead mic a condensor - maybe add one or two more.
2. Time shift or Phase correct the overhead or room mics. That will be your cymbals tracks and room verb sounds
3. Replace or augment the snare and kick tracks with some cool samples using Midi trigger FX off the recorded tracks. So it doesn't matter tascam/mic you could be using some of the best drum sounds on the planet!
4. Record the other instruments direct without mics. Vocals will be the most affected by the Tascam's amps and a/d
5. But if you use a mastering software with loudness maximizer and exciter ...something like Ozone I found that a few weeks ago hurrah...you can dial a lot of the lost ambience back in and it will sound really cool.
I used the M164UF it was OK. The Alesis I/F looks about the same thing.
Dood just get the 1641 or 1800 for your purposes. Cubase LE5 that comes with it is definitely limited so Reaper may be best in your budget.
Stuff on my website was recorded with the 1641 in Cubase 6.
Now im kinda excited, even though none of my purchases will be until like september
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