Nicolas there from belgium. I would like to set up a home RECORDING ONLY studio solution with my bandmates. We are playing "heavy/death progressive metal". Sound weird hei ??? :D Anyway it's NOT brutal music. There are a lot of "subtleties" if I may.
There are 2 guitarists, 1 bassist, 1 drummer, 1 singer and midi-playback synths.
The drums can be recorded with 7 microphones (1 kick, 4 toms (floor, bass, medium, high), 1 snare, 1 hit-hat, few cymbals all over). the hit-hat seems to be well captured by the overhead mics.
The guitar amps are rocktron voodo valve preamps+power amps. We planned to record with SM57
mic type and to add a DI part.
We don't want to record live so it will be every instrument one after the other.
I wonder if a presonus firepod (https://www.presonus.com/firepod.html
it's a firewire 24-bit/96K audio interface) associate to a quite powerfull computer would be enough to have an almost professionnal sound. The recording should be good enough to be released as a real album.
The computer would be :
- intel d 930
dual core fsb 800
- 1 gb ram corsair
- 2 x 80 gb HD (2 hard drive = 2 x speed of data acess if programs are on the first one and our recordings on the second one, no ? )
- the cheapest graphic card ever
- cubase sx 2
- some good VSTi's
The mixing job would be done in a studio by a professionnal technician.
Does anybody have experience or heard about that firepod ? If it doesnt fit what else would ?
If it's good enough what kind of hardware (other than microphones, more some racks or stuff) or software can i get to reach this sound I'm looking for.
Thanx already to those who will take the time to read these lines and answer.