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I am totally new to audio recording and I am try to get into the subject. I will try to summarize all my struggles in a very simple way and hopefully get good advice on how to continue.
-What I need is to record classical violin solo pieces, both in recording sessions as in live performances (audio/video).
-Gears I have to use:
RECORDER: ZOOM F8n
MICs: RODE NT55 matched pair on a stereo bar (cardioid and omni capsules available)
DAW: Studio One 3 Artist
So I decided to start a home studio about a year ago, and I really like it and I'm even considering to make it a full time job. The problem is, at this point I'm in no way good enough to actually pull that of. I spend tons of time trying to improve my self, and I do improve, but I find it really hard finding honest opinions on my mixes, and there is no "real education" on this topic in my area. I'm hoping you can help me better my self with a healthy dose of critique.
I'm a photographer and more recently videographer who's just starting out recording audio and my mate picked up an old (mono, cellphone unshielded) Sony mzm 300 shotgun mic which I've adopted and been loving!
I don't have an audio capture device but I use it for interviews and other video editing plugged into my Nikon d800.
I am looking to enter the world of audio recordings: specifically, recording band/orchestral instruments either in an actual group or just as a solo. What is a good stereo matched pair of microphones that aren't expensive?
I am also looking for a reasonable two to eight channel interface.
Thank you for your replies!
As a photographer, filmmaker, lifelong audio enthusiast, and beginner sound recorder, I'm glad to have found this website to research, ask for, and perhaps sometime, offer advice for the art of recording.
My first post here I will keep as simple as possible for now. For the past year or so I've read a couple of books on audio recording, some articles here and there, flipped out while flipping through the pages of Sound on Sound magazine, etc, and am ready to jump into the process.
Now I have absolutely no idea how to go about doing this, and I would really appreciate if someone could help us out.
We have two guitars, a bass guitar, drums, and two vocals.
What would we need and what would we need to do to record all of us at once?
Thank you guys so much!
Here's what I am working with:
PC running Windows 7 Home Premium
AMD Athlon II X2 215 processor 2.70 GHz 64-bit
8 GB RAM (can increase if significantly improves quality)
For DAW, I plan to use Audacity or LMMS for now.
Just need to pick the best audio interface I can get right now. Trying to decide myself, but would be helpful if those more knowledgeable in this stuff help me pick the best out of the bunch.
I've been playing and recording piano improvisations for a while but it's always been amateurish. However, I would like to learn more about DAW and study how to compose structured piece using orchestral instruments (from libraries such as Garritan or EWQL). I first thought about starting with the software Finale 2011 but I play by ear only and I can't read sheet music (I never studied music theory).