Hi everyone, I'm just trying to get something to record some vocals and guitar with. Occasionally a full band. I just need relatively clear sound quality, nothing professional, more like demo recordings.
I've been researching some cheap stuff, and I'm wondering if it will actually work if I set it up:
M-audio 990/991 Mic duo ----> M-audio audio buddy
preamp -----> My laptop
the mics are to be connected to the preamp with standard xlr to xlr cables, and the preamp is to be connected to the laptop with a 1/4" jack to 1/8" jack cable (I'm not sure what sound card I have but theres a 1/8" jack for a microphone on the side of the laptop)
I'm running windows media center edition and i've seen that m-audio products don't work with WMCE, but just a preamp connected to the 1/8" jack could work cause it doesnt require any software/drivers?
The program I'm using is Adobe Audition 2
I honestly have no idea if this is even meant to work, and any help would be greatly appreciated.
I'm also trying to keep this under $200 (don't laugh). My current "setup" weighs in at $155, but this would be my first endeavor into home recording gear, so suggestions are welcome if what you think what I'm buying is complete crap.