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Dont Know Where to start?????

Discussion in 'Recording' started by rainmker, Mar 12, 2005.

  1. rainmker

    rainmker Guest

    I'm an experienced guitar player looking to get more into songwriting. I want a real simple way to record a guitar, vox, and a bass, and add the option to add drums. My number one priority is to have a means to record my music so that I can give other musicians my music to listen to when I recruit other members. Or to just record ideas.
  2. jbeutt

    jbeutt Active Member

    Mar 2, 2005
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    What's your budget? If you're looking at a really simple setup (computer independant) look at digital recorders with cd burners. This kinda all depends on what you can spend, but high end would be something like a roland workstation and lower would be Tascam DP-01FX. How many inputs would you want for drums?
  3. Sanity Inn

    Sanity Inn Guest

    hey rainmker

    this is a link i like to share to help get an understanding of the different levels of set ups


    lots of guides, pics , ideas,,

    ofcourse, we're not endorsing the gear mentioned on this site, but rather some guidelines in deciding what options are best for you set up wise.

    hope it helps some

  4. rainmker

    rainmker Guest

    Thanks for the advice guys. I'm looking to spend no more than $300, maybe more. Not quite sure how the pricing works. But I think the digital recorder idea with the CD-R is kind of what I was thinking. Whats the difference between this set up and what a lot of other people on this forum talk about with mixers and pres and everything else?
  5. therecordingart

    therecordingart Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2004
    The difference is about $10k to a few million dollars...literally...I'm not being a jerk.

    A lot of people in this forum record either for a living or a life consuming hobby or both. For what you are trying to do, and digital recorder with a CD burner might be your best bet. It's simple, inexpensive, and you'll get what you want out of it.

    There are ways of starting to build a DAW (computer based recording system) for the amount that you'd like to spend. Going with a DAW you can build on it over time and have more flexibility in the long run.

    I don't want to start making you second guess...I just want to put some options out there for you.

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