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Any help to set up a home recording studio

Discussion in 'Recording' started by meinsonbabu, Oct 17, 2012.

  1. meinsonbabu

    meinsonbabu Active Member

    I just bought a laptop + reaper and a midi keyboard.. Having problem with sound card I believe , records the music can't play with asio driver.
    Only it plays with direct sound card which is already installed in the computer. Sometimes it comes out as mono... Can't play midi outside the reaper... Any help please...
  2. Boswell

    Boswell Moderator Distinguished Member

    Give us some more clues about the make and model of external audio interface you have and what operating system is running on your laptop.
  3. meinsonbabu

    meinsonbabu Active Member

    I have installed reaper in laptop which has windows 7 , 2 gb ram and I installed ASIO driver don't have any external interface... Any suggestions... How to start...?
  4. Boswell

    Boswell Moderator Distinguished Member

    Then I'm confused. Which sound card will not replay?

    You are setting up a home studio, so what are you hoping to record? How many channels? Do you have/need microphones?
  5. meinsonbabu

    meinsonbabu Active Member

    [QUOTE=hi give me a list of things to set up a home studio if you don't mind... I don't need microphone.. I am going to record only music through midi keyboard with synthesisers... And possibly need to connect electric guitar... That's all... I have got a laptop dell i5 500 gb, 2gb ram reaper installed in it a midi keyboard and a korg wave station,
  6. Boswell

    Boswell Moderator Distinguished Member

    You haven't given any idea of budget, but the sort of audio interface you could look at around £100 or just over is the Presonus AudioBox USB. It's about the best of the ones in that price bracket that has both MIDI I/O and DI inputs for guitars, but although it has 2-channel monitor output, it does not have a headphone driver. Digital Village are currently selling it as B-stock for about £93.

    Which Korg Wavestation model do you have?
  7. timshel

    timshel Active Member

    Boswell is right on the money.
  8. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    First of all, midi is NOT audio. It's data. You need a VST or synth playing the sound. This is why there is no sound when Reaper is closed. In Reaper, record your parts then export to Audio.

    In regards to an audio interface and since you are a guitarist, consider one of the interfaces by Line 6. The UX1 is cheap and has amp emulation software included.
  9. meinsonbabu

    meinsonbabu Active Member

    Hi thanks for the advice I'll buy an interface first...

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