Need to start recording..?

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by Starter, Apr 4, 2011.

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    Hey guys
    I need a basic set-up to start recording my music at home. Currently I'm (somehow) managing on my desktop PC with Intel DualCore@2.8GHz, 2.5GB RAM, 256MB NVidia graphics running XP. I use Reaper with the onboard sound card which has one Line In and one Mic In. Sometime in the future I plan to upgrade my PC to a good Lappie, no Mac/Win preference. But I like Logic, though if I go with Win I'll buy Cubase or ProTools.

    I record a stereo/mono digital piano, guitar thru my Vox amp and Shure PG58 mic. I'm mostly a solo guy but I need some room for expansion if I ever form/join/collaborate with a band. Also, I want MIDI I/O because my digital piano supports it and I'd like to use it that way. And the gear must be portable, I'm going to do some travelling with it.

    My budget is As Low As Possible. But I'll pay if I get quality.

    My guess is that an audio interface with 4 to 6 inputs with at least one preamp over USB/FireWire should be fine, but I'm no expert.

    Over the last few days I've checked out some stuff online, and these satisfy my requirements well(though they stretch my budget quite a lot): - UltraLite-mk3 Hybrid Overview

    However, this looks pretty decent too:
    USB Recording Interface | POD Studio UX2 | Line 6

    And the shocking thing is that the Line6 is less than half the price of any of the other two, but the pro guys (eg this forum) don't usually use Line6. I'm confused. Can anybody help?

    [P.S. I live in INDIA and $ prices when converted directly to INR (Rupees) become really expensive.]

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