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Discussion in 'Recording' started by PsychoFox, Aug 30, 2006.

  1. PsychoFox

    PsychoFox Guest

    Allright guys, im sorta new to this whole music recording/mastering/editing/production thing.

    My brother and I are in a band and want to start a home recording music studio so we can record our music.

    Now I need you guys to help in what I need to record high quality music.
    Don't worry about a budget, he's got 12,400 saved up that was supposedly to buy a new car, but this is a better investment.

    I need to know what good gear I need to record: vocals/drums/bass/guitar...
    like soundcard, pre amp, condenser mic, and other stuff needed.

    I currently have Cakewalk Sonar 5 as recording software...I hope thats good.

    thank you guys
  2. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    welcome to (RO) recording org.

    Here's the best advice for you. Start reading the forums. Unessesary mistakes happen to those that don't read the forums for a while.
    My suggestions: pre amps, mics, DAWs and all the rest is a good place to start reading.

    Cheers! (y)
  3. dementedchord

    dementedchord Well-Known Member

    $ .02

    like he said man welcome .... and research is the key... and oddly enough in alotta cases it's kinda counterintuitive... for instance youmentioned cakewalk agood prog i dont use it but good non the less... deciding if in fact that's what you want is the first question... where a lotta guy's look at which puter platform win/apple or interfaces first or which mics??? i love mics got lottsa them but way not the place to start....
  4. CharlesDayton

    CharlesDayton Active Member

    I would take a good look at the "Accoustics Forum". $12,400 will get you some recording equipment, but what good is it if your room stinks? This is a very deep field. Be prepared to slide down the rabbit hole.
    Good luck.
  5. pr0gr4m

    pr0gr4m Well-Known Member


    Before you go spending all your dough, what do you want to do? Do you want to be a band or recording studio? Recording, like playing an instrument, isn't easy. It takes a lot of time and practice. You shouldn't expect to go out and buy equipment and be able to make great recordings right away.

    If you want to be a recording studio, by all means, get the best equipment you can afford, but plan on spending a lot of time learning how to use the equipment and learning recording techniques.

    If you want to be a band and have some good recordings of your material, you would probably be better served by spending your money at a recording studio. They already have the equipment and knowledge needed. That way, you can focus on your music and leave the recording to someone else.

    It is nice and helpful to be able to record yourself so you should still go out and get some equipment to record your music but don't break the bank unless recording is what you want to do.
  6. pr0gr4m

    pr0gr4m Well-Known Member


  7. dementedchord

    dementedchord Well-Known Member

    $ .02

    and anything worth saying is worth saying twice....
  8. PsychoFox

    PsychoFox Guest

    thanks guys...I'll definately do some research around.

    Basically what I want to do if be a full time musician, I understand that recording takes patience,work,knowlege, and it is expensive. I dont want to take that road.

    SO with that said, I just want to do simple recordings of me playing my acoustic and singing or jamming out with my brother...something I can take control of...im not looking for setting up a full fledged studio, just something to improve my current way of recording..

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