Need some help

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by RIPDIME, Nov 30, 2005.


    RIPDIME Guest

    Well I have decided that I want to record my guitar playing, so I found headphones with a mic on them and probably recorded with the most basic setup. My headphone mic was setup about 4 inches from the amp and it was connected to my computer using the program Audacity. Yes I know what your thinking, what a horrible set up and I agree, it doesnt sound that great especially when the tracks are listened to on headphones so my big question is can someone help me to get a decent home recording studio up and running? I really dont know a thing about this so I was wondering what I would need to buy and the best setup for recording just one guitar playing thrash metal songs.

    Thanks for your time.
  2. pr0gr4m

    pr0gr4m Well-Known Member

    Feb 9, 2005
    South Florida
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    There are litterally billions of things you could do here. But here is a quick and easy thing to get you going.

    By a Shure SM57. I recommend this because it's relatively cheap, can be found just about anywhere, AND is widely used for recording electric guitars. There are many other choices, but this is a great place to start.

    Now you need a Preamp, and audio interface (for getting the sound into the computer) and software to record the sound.

    Since you are just starting out, a simple preamp should do just fine. Something like the m-audio mobilepre which is a preamp/usb audio interface for the computer.

    Then all you need is the software. Again, tons of choices here. If you want to learn a bit about recording you might want to look into some multitrack recording programs like cubase, cakewalk/sonar, etc. If you just want to record some audio just about any old audio recorder for the PC will work.

    Go to your local music store and check out what they have. Some hardware companies bundle their audio interfaces with software so you can get it all at once.
  3. Pepino

    Pepino Active Member

    Nov 30, 2005
    Buy an amp simulator. With more than decent money you can purchase a Behringer VAMP.
    Simply plug it in your soundcard and the result will be definitely unbelieveable. Just be careful with the level of the signal not to exceed 0 db.
    You wrote trash? There will be a lot of.
    Of trash of course.
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