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home recording setup help

Discussion in 'Recording' started by dan12771, Feb 17, 2005.

  1. dan12771

    dan12771 Guest

    first i'll start with what i have i have a behringer eurorack ub2442fx pro, i have 3 tsm411 cad mics 2 gxl1200 cad mics 3 pg56 mics 1 pg52 and 1 kbm412 all drum style mic's the gxl's are condensors and i have 24 mic cables and the tape deck i'm using to record is just a standard tape deck with a cd player attached and i use the aux in's to record with the tape deck the tape deck has no eq's or anything like that and has playback capability i was wondering what i should get next or what i can do with this setup to get the best sounding possible mix's i play drums thats what i'll mainly be recording but what else do i need i was thinking of buying a behringer eq or should i go the route of something else i'm not too shure and i'm not rich either so i've got very little money this is on a part time burger king job lol catching my drift with the money i have to play with but any advice would be appreciated
  2. dan12771

    dan12771 Guest

    come on anyone reply with any kind of info thanks
  3. Reggie

    Reggie Well-Known Member

    1. No need to bump after only 50 mins.
    2. Get some periods and insert them into your sentence.
    3. The next thing to get if you INSIST on recording on your home tape deck, would be to get some decent cassettes. Metal, Cobalt, or Chrome if your deck does high-bias (Type II). Or look into a new digital recorder.
  4. drumrob

    drumrob Active Member

    hey dan...

    There are a lot of very helpful people here who would like to help you. It's pretty hard for anyone to respond, though, when you really haven't asked a specific question. Have you tried micing the drums but don't like a particular part of the sound you are getting? Are you not happy with the tape hiss you are getting? Are you looking to be able to mic up drums and guitar, and bass, and whatever else at the same time (and would therefore need a multitrack recorder as your next purchase)? Enquiring minds want to know. If you can let us know what your goals are, and what some of your specific challenges have been, I am sure you will get people jumping in to help out a fellow recordist.

    Have fun!

  5. dan12771

    dan12771 Guest

    i'm too lazy too put in periods and it wasn't after only 50 minutes i know it was at least 12 hours when i posted but that doesn't really matter and i wanna record just drums some time's and then sometimes i wanna do full band or with a guitar and stuff like that but don't have the money for a multi track recorder i'm satisfied with just using the tape deck i have for now and it doesn't have any hi bias but i do have another tape deck a friend gave me that i belive has that capability but what exactly does a chrome tape cassette actually enhance i'm not famaliar with anything besides standard tapes and also could some one give a detailed explanation of a compressor, a limiter , an expander and when i think of more i'll ask but that should be a few things for now also i forgot this how bad is it to connect two mic cables together because using one just isn't long enough and don't have money to buy longer one's how much will it affect the sound and everything like that will it be really noticable
  6. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    ... and I'm too lazy to try to read post with no punctuation or sentence breaks or capital letters ... it hurts my head.
  7. dan12771

    dan12771 Guest

    thought this was a recording forum not an english essay critque forum also whats the purpose of exciter's
  8. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    Like I said ... it hurts my eyes to try to read it ... I don't give a sh*t about spelling, grammer, correct punctuation or sentance structure. Just please use periods, the space bar and capitals. That will make reading your posts a lot easier .. it will also help us all to comprehend your posts better, which is really to your benefit.
  9. Randyman...

    Randyman... Well-Known Member

    There is also TONS of fantastic information other Recording.org members have already poured their hearts into. The "Search" function will bring these great posts right to your desktop (they are just sitting there - waiting for someone like you to bring them back to life :) )... Not to offend - but asking for us to simply tell you stuff that can be found with a bit of poking and prodding is just a tiny bit repulsive. To explain all of the "basics" of the stuff you ask would take a LOT of typing - and I'm a "hunt & Peck" typer :( . Maybe the R.O. Secretary will take down a dictation for you? (Just kidding). And, this would likely be the basis for 2, 3, or more seperate threads IMO.

    A bit of searching, and a bit of graciousness will get you far here at R.O. There are tons of gratious people here - just treat them how you want to be treated.

    PS - Hi-Bias tapes allow a hotter signal to be printed on the tape. This creates less noise on playback (a plus) - but they do require special settings on the tape recorder.

    Extending a "Professional" XLR Mic Cord by plugging in a second cable shoud NOT do any discernable damage to the signal. Runs of 100' are common, and runs of over 1000' are not unheard of. This is assuming you have a "Low-Impedance XLR" mic and cable.

    Make some music!

  10. AudioGaff

    AudioGaff Well-Known Member

    Here-here. Thank you Randy, for being the sensible one and an avocate of what I preach all the time.

    Now this isn't really aimed at Dan, although he is as guilty as any other newbie.

    I get so sick and tired of the fricken demanding, lazy and clueless thinking they are going to get all their problems solved from only one poorly done, rambling, incoherent posting and not taking even a single step to help themselves with the all many resources available on the web and in their own local library other than to look for the shortcuts, and cheat their way past paying their dues in time and effort only to beg and scream for help in a forum.

    If you really want to learn something and not get ignored or have have to deal with a smart ass reply from one of us, or come accross as a clueless idiot, or a 5th grader tyring to BS his way through a book report, THEN DO YOURSELF A FAVOR AND CATCH A CLUE.


    It's just that simple...
  11. Reggie

    Reggie Well-Known Member

    Can we make this a sticky?

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