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Which PC interface to record acoustic guitar?

Discussion in 'Guitars' started by Pre Amp, Sep 9, 2005.

  1. Pre Amp

    Pre Amp Guest

    My friend wants to start using his PC for recording his acoustic guitar and vocals.
    I told him to get an interface and then he should be able to download some free recording software that he can use with it.
    He only needs about 2 tracks...no more than 8.
    What products should I recommend to him?
    Also, he's new to recording, and on a strict budget.
    Thanks guys
  2. Derm

    Derm Guest

    M-audio Audiophile 24/96
  3. Pre Amp

    Pre Amp Guest

    Thanks Derm!
    $99, you can't beat that price.
    One more question...
    Which program should he download to do the multi-track recording?
    Or does the M-audio audiophile have everything that he will need?
    Should he need much else?
    Thanks again
  4. Derm

    Derm Guest

    The audiophile is reallly great for the money. Im not well up on Freeware thats available for recording, bit theres usually a "lite" version of some recording software that comes with the hardware. When I both an Audiophile some years ago, there was a lite version of Logic included. I would imagine a few enquiries on the M-Audio site would get you the info you want
  5. Pre Amp

    Pre Amp Guest

    U da man
  6. Reggie

    Reggie Distinguished Member

    Dec 20, 2004
    Or if he's wanting the option to do 8 tracks at some point, the Delta 1010 LT.
  7. Beatballs

    Beatballs Guest

    I'm far from an expert, but I trust my ears. I would point your "friend" in the direction of a nice Tascam Porta-studio. Analog is a way better proving ground for the inexperienced. Also, you get instant results instead of dealing with ram, buffer, and processor issues.

    I think for beginning songwriters it might be best to learn about getting good level and tone, instead of worrying about digital dropout.

    I'm quite confident that the results you'll get initially from tape will steer you towards analog tracking. And once its in the analog realm you can convert it to digital and capture the realism. But you can't go the other way. Trust your parents.
  8. slowjett

    slowjett Guest

    Get n-track studio, its light, easy to use, stable and cheap



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