Lots of equipment, but I'm not sure how to put it to use.

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by LEIFO, Nov 16, 2008.

  1. LEIFO

    LEIFO Guest


    My name is Leif Iverson. I am currently a student at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma Washington. I'm a singer/songwriter/lyricist and I am tired of using Audacity to record my songs. I sing and play my guitars. One of them is a Acoustic Electric Taylor 314ce, and the other is a Fender American Strat. My playing style is sorta like Jack Johnson but more musically complicated.

    I would like to set up a Some-what portable recording studio in my dorm. Over the years I have acquired lots of instrumental equipment. I was hoping someone with some recording experience would be able to help me out with setting it up. I know that I'll need a pair of studio monitors and I might need another microphone.

    I hope to record on my Macbook that currently has 124 GB left.

    The Equipment:

    I currently have a Mackie 14 Channel Mixer http://www.mackie.com/products/1402vlz3/

    I Have a Behringer Audio Interface http://www.behringer.com/FCA202/index.cfm?lang=ENG

    I Have a Audio-Technica Hanging Condenser mic http://www.audio-technica.com/cms/wired_mics/98b1e6b877309ab4/index.html

    My pedal board that I use, has all these already fixed to the board they are removable:

    1. The Digitech RP 250 http://www.digitech.com/products/Multi-Effects/RP250.php
    2. The Digitech Jam Man Looper http://www.digitech.com/products/Pedals/JamMan.php
    3. The Digitech Hotrod Distortion pedal (that I don't use very often). http://www.digitech.com/products/pedals/HotRod.php

    If Anyone could help me, I would give them a free CD when I record my first one..... Actually I might send some money your way. I'm not sure. I think that I'd love you forever.

    Thank you for your time.

    ~Leif Iverson
  2. Greener

    Greener Guest

    Buy a Sure sm57 and an sm58.
    Keep the CD, send cash. :p

    Got an amp?
  3. LEIFO

    LEIFO Guest

    Amp? Yes.

    I have a Crate 50 watt Bass amp. It's not the greatest.... But with enough eq it works for the time being. I'm working on getting a better amp.

    I was looking at the Kustom Sienna 65 Acoustic amp for my Taylor. They are very well thought of on most of the sites I go to.

    ~Leif Iverson
  4. nicklangley

    nicklangley Guest

    I've always thought acoustic amps are a waste. Just DI them..?

    edit: DI= Direct Input..just in case.
  5. fmw

    fmw Guest

    You have all the equipment you need as long as you can live with the unadulterated sound of your strat.

    If not, then you need to get a mic to handle your guitar amp. You don't really need the mixer. You can mix on the computer with the software. And the software is all that is left. You need to choose one of the many DAW's available on the marketplace. I use one called Sonar 7 but it isn't any better than a number of others. Most of them work quite well.
  6. Space

    Space Well-Known Member

    Jun 26, 2007
    Sure you do. How else will the Audio-Technica Hanging Condenser mic get hotted up?
  7. StephenMC

    StephenMC Member

    Dec 10, 2007
    Unless you want the sound of an acoustic amp and the room.

    Everything's useful somehow.

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