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Gosh, it's been about 15 years...

...since I was into recording stuff.

A lot has changed since then, and even though my equipment was sold long, long ago at a bargain basement price, it is kind of nice to come in a place that I can get me back in the swing of things.

Sure, I may never have a studio ever again, because as you know, the hobby is very, very expensive and almost next to impossible to get anywhere with it. Once upon a time, I had big dreams and ambitions with the stuff. Alas, reality set in and concluded I did not have what it took to even start. Due mostly to lack of funds and talent :lol:

I do not know if this is in the right forums, or if this is even violation of the forums' rules (if so, I apologize), but I had to get this part out.

Now for the questions I have.

Back then, digital recording was out of reach for me because of the prohibitive cost of even the most "budget" of equipment started at at least $1000...

Now that computers have become more powerful (I had a blazing 286 back then that could record a whopping 3 mins of music at CD quality (but this was not met because of my crappy equiment)), is it more in reach of the normal home user to get into hobby recording at a cheaper price, or has it remained the same?



joaquin Tue, 09/26/2006 - 15:22
Yeah, thought so. Just from sitting here thinking about it, the computer alone is not enough. Sure, it makes things easier, but even for a hobbyist such as myself, let's see...

1. A halfway decent console (I do not know how much consoled have evolved since, but for the budget crowds the Mackies were pretty popular, but my heart was always set on the Neve, which was out range for almost everybody... so that remained as a poster :lol:)

2. Decent mics... no decent mic = failure

3. Decent wiring

4. A decent acoustic room (wow I remember that... :p)

Now for the recorders. Way back in the day, and I am not sure how it is now, but is analog recorders wtill popular? When I went awy from it, the digital recordings started to take off (ADATs, the DA-88, etc). I had a DA-88. Or have people migrated to hard disk recording?

Just wondering.

dementedchord Tue, 09/26/2006 - 19:29
$ .02

meant to suggest your options had exploded... it's not as console centric... you still see some analog decks mostly for effect it seems... and good mics are still good mics... though whats been developed for the mid market will astound at times... you'll no doubt be rethinking the way your used to mixing as you move to "in the box"...