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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-16-2003, 10:20 AM Thread Starter
 
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Basic Recordings at home

I want to make a basic home recoding studio
specs on my pc
p4 2.0
256 mb ddr
20G HD
SB Audigy
( want to get a quality sound card, a seperate HD for recording, and maybe 256 more ram)
I want to record through my Shure sm57, I do not have a mic preamp.
Can someone explain it to me, would I need a mixer or anything else?
I would only be recording guitar and bass, no drums.
I don't need anything fancy just good quality gear but good for the money. I'm a new to all this and like to learn more about recording.
thankyou
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-16-2003, 11:40 AM
 
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You will need a preamp. Lucky for you they have them in most mixers

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What are the big difference between Delta 44 and Delta 66? Just the extra digital line out?
Also if I get a mixer it will act as a preamp right???
Which preamp will suit my needs?
I wouldn't be needing alot of channels since i'm just recording guitar and bass, and maybe with drum machine. And I can monitor with head phones right?
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Whats a good quality mixer with preamp and affordable price....
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Oh also, what does MIDI mean??
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What are the big difference between Delta 44 and Delta 66? Just the extra digital line out?
2 extra digital I/O (SPDIF)

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Also if I get a mixer it will act as a preamp right???
Which preamp will suit my needs?
Yes. But If you buy the M-Audio card it has 2 pre's on it

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I wouldn't be needing alot of channels since i'm just recording guitar and bass, and maybe with drum machine. And I can monitor with head phones right?
Yes the M-Audio card rocks

www.m-audio.com

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Whats a good quality mixer with preamp and affordable price....
Mackie & Behringer

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Oh also, what does MIDI mean??
Musical Instrument Digital Interface

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If i get the Delta 44 would I still be needing of a mic preamp?
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If i get the Delta 44 would I still be needing of a mic preamp?


No

there are two
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post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-18-2003, 09:59 PM Thread Starter
 
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What are the difference between Delta 44 and Audiophile 2496 ??
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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-19-2003, 12:02 AM
 
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I can't help you with that but I can help you with your computer. Ok upgrading ram is a great idea but you have to know who makes and what model is your motherboard. But a typical price for a addition of 256 thus equaling 512 is around 50-60$ go to Crucial.com for good prices and always buy for a brand name (getting cheap ram is like getting a 333 when you can afford a 777lng ) . Ok hard drives first keep the one you have and get a better one (great piece of advice I know but I just couldn't help it ) to get one you also incidentally need to know your motherboard make/model. After that it gets complicated but to syick to the basics... if your motherboard has RAID use mode 0 if not then forget about it. Enjoy
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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-19-2003, 04:45 AM Thread Starter
 
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I use Kingston ram
and going to get WT
or Seagate HD...
my MB is Gygabyte....
dun know which model though
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Use a RAID-0 setup
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To check your hard drive take off the case (unscrew the panel) then unplug the cables from the back of your hard drive and unscrew 4 screws or if you have a newer computer you may be able to pop it out so take a look. You have to find out the interface so when you take out the hard drive it should say look for it. Hope this helps
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