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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-25-2006, 04:57 PM Thread Starter
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I'm going to start recording soon, I have the mic and fancy soundcard to my PC, and then on to Cubase. Is it a good idea to get a mixing desk inbetween the mic and souncard?

Thanks, any help is appreciated!

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I think you have just opened a massive can of worms...
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-26-2006, 04:04 AM Thread Starter
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I think you have just opened a massive can of worms...
...? I don't understand.
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Re: Recording

well it's up to you in the end. i'm using pro tools and i just connect right into the Digi 002R rack unit. so it goes right from mic into the pro tools interface. i don't mess with mixers anymore. i love the less is more approach, unless your "less" delivers less. you may not be able to connect a mic into a soundcard and get wonderous tones. you may need a board to tweak your sound before entering the pc. maybe will know.

obviously you would want a board if your pc was in the room with your band. you would be able to mic everyone and run the out from the board to the soundcard, thus recording everyone. if you didn't have a board you would just have the one mic recording the entire room = NO GOOD.

these are the basics and i'm sure you are already passed this.
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Re: Recording

I would just get a simple preamp to go between the mic and soundcard.
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Re: Recording

You don't need a mixer to record single instrument tracks individually.

You could also use your computer as a mixer as well. Though, your limited by the number of inputs on your computer.

If I were trying to record an entire band, I would use a mixer.

I personally, use a Tone Port and/or a PODxtl. I've tried micing with limited success. For me it's a pain. If I had an isolation room/box for the amp and could remotely monitor it from a differant room that may be a differant story. Every little thing affects the sound of a mic'd cab. I personally don't have the time, space or patients to deal with it.

The thing I like about the toneport.....

Mics w/switchable phantom power, Line in, instrument level in, AISO drivers, digital out, etc.

The software is some of the best, compared to alot of other modeling type products. Considering I only paid $149 dollars for it new. Plus, with the toneport you get mic preamp models, bass guitar amp and cab models, and guitar and cab models. It just covers alot of bases. I like being able to record vocals, bass, and guitar through the one, easy to use, interface. It's definately NOT pro grade.

For starting out, I think it's a nice device and yields some good end results.

It is a decent interface between your computer and whatever it is your connecting to it, even if your just micing up your existing guitar cab with it.

I'm just a record at home type of guy, so it's good enough for me.

I have a guitar clip if you want to hear it.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-26-2006, 04:53 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Recording

Thanks all! I'm going to leave the mixer out for now, I have a M-Box on it's way and a SM-57 to get me started. I'm interested in Re-Amping though, could someone explain this to me?
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