new to recording

Discussion in 'Microphones & Recording' started by ponso, Sep 19, 2005.

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  1. ponso

    ponso Guest

    hi i just bought myself a software acid music, and i want to record some some songs that i am trying to write myself.. im using an ordinary mic, like the mics for voice chattings..and the sound is so slow.. or if i make the volume high it also distorts the sound.. what can i do to be able to record well i am using a LAPTOP amd athlon..

    pls help thanx

    pons
     
  2. phantompower

    phantompower Guest

    If you want to record higher quality sound, you should look into buying a firewire or USB interface for your laptop. This is a device, basically an external soundcard, that will convert sound from analog microphones into accurate digital sound. Even sooner, though, I would get a higher quality microphone then those used for voice chats - they dont offer an accurate capture of sound as we hear it. Getting a dynamic mic, like the good ol' Shure SM57, will solve a lot of your sound quality problems, but once you get a more professional microphone, you'll also need to get a pre-amp to make its volume loud enough before entering the computer. These preamps are often built into the above mentioned interfaces. You can get away without an interface for a little while, and plug a pre amp directly into your laptop's sound-in (if it has one) but it will only satisfy your recording urges until you break and upgrade.
    $$$ is always an issue
    hope this helps?
     
  3. ponso

    ponso Guest

    what is usb interface? is that device? where can i get it.. and with that i can use any ordinary mic?... im really sorry but i really new with this kind of stuff.. but thanx for the info..
     
  4. phantompower

    phantompower Guest

    an interface is a box that, on one end, you plug in your microphone(s), and the other end plugs into your computer, into either a firewire or USB port, depending on the interface. It converts the analog signal of your microphone into a digital signal. M-Audio is an example of a company that makes a wide variety of interfaces to match what your looking for, but its definitly not the only company. But, you could go to the maudio website (probably m-audio.com) and find their interfaces section. An interface can be used with any kind of microphone, but you need to put a pre-amp between the microphone and the interface. Many interfaces come with a pre-amp or more already built in. you can get audio interfaces from most music stores
     
  5. ponso

    ponso Guest

    okay.. thank you very much now i understand a little.. i also would like to know how to use this acid music.. th e loops and all.. but i guess i have to learn it by myself.. okay thanx
     
  6. UncleBob58

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    Do a Google search, lots of Acid groups out there (Hmmm, that doesn't sound quite right.....).
     
  7. timtu

    timtu Guest

    Don't take the brown acid...
     

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