Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Getting started with recording

7 Free Digital Recording Apps for Windows - In the Jungle
Being a musician can be expensive. With musical instruments, equipment and software you normally get what you pay for, and we want to sound good! So we pay, and pay big. But it’s good to know you can get some things for free.

Ain't that the truth?

For those of you on PCs who are looking to begin recording yourselves, this is the place to start. Next, invest in a decent microphone and/or audio interface for your computer. These range from USB interfaces like the M-Audio Transit or FireWire interfaces like the PreSonus Firebox (which is what I use together with Garageband for Mac.) They don't have to be expensive; you just have to get the sound into your computer in order to work with it.

Good mics for not a bunch of money include the old standby Shure SM-57 for instruments and Shure SM-58 for vocals.

Search this blog for the E.Q. Bible and post your questions here. If you've ever wanted to record something, now's the time to do it!

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