What sort of spec is the PC? How many tracks will you be recording at once? Do you need to use many software instruments..?
As long as you're sensible and don't try to do too much (and don't bother with Vista), it'll probably work ok (assuming it's from this millenium).
It is from this millenium but I would assume I'll need to upgrade the mother board CPU and RAM.
One track at a time is plenty for me. Guitar, bass, drum machine or drum loops, vocals and maybe keyboard.
Just for me messing around.
Has anyone done these upgrades themselves?
As the man has said, don't bother with vista, tis a waste of time.
As far as upgrading goes, it's simple to be honest but if you needed any help it'd be no bother to help you out like.
If you post the specs up here we would be able to tell you what RAM you need, or if a processor upgrade off eBay is plausible, to save you having to buy a new moboard as well.
just turn it on and go to device manager and we'll see what we can do!
a digital 8-track portastudio would probably be half that price
[quote:6a41df6005="Bileofwood"](However I receommend http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ as it's free and does almost the same stuff).[/quote:6a41df6005]
Don't go anywhere near Audacity, its a pile of shit.
http://reaper.fm is an real DAW that is far better, rather than the glorified sample editor that is Audacity.
It is shareware but doesn't force you to pay, though if you want to, its only 50$ for non-commercial.
Reaper looks good. However calling Audacity shit is toally undeserved! Nevertheless this is the internet and therefore we can expect such effusions!
Audacity is ideal for the method of recording that I have described. It is also very very simple and can be picked up by anyone immediately.
However I'm going to check out this Reaper tool - maybe it can replace my 7 year old version of Cubase SX!
I call audacity shit because its not very often I use a piece of software that sucks the creativity right out of me. It is a terrible piece of software.
[quote:1cbb6d0964="my-angel-rocks"]I call audacity shit because its not very often I use a piece of software that sucks the creativity right out of me. It is a terrible piece of software.[/quote:1cbb6d0964]
I ahve to agree, its a pile of balls.
One windows I used cool edit pro (which i think was free and is still online somewhere) - they were bought by adobe and made into adobe audition which is also great.
On mac, i actually find garageband really confusing compared to logic which i find insanely straight forward and easy to work with.
hey man, get a guitar port for all your guitar needs, its the best there is for recording!
Yeah, I've got a line6 ux1 and have used it to jam a bit but I always seem to have bother with sound glitchs etc.
I've read up loads online on dofferent forums but never seem to get the setup right. Also do you guys normally use drum loops or an external drum machine, which would be easier to use