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Thread Kid with an ambition, but in desperate need of help....

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xDJx

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1 Posted on 10/24/2004 at 15:50:18
Hey all, my name is Drew... and I'm going on 15 years old and I've been really interested in sound, being that my dad is somewhat of a novice at the whole thing. I am in a band and I just recently went to a studio for the first time and realized what I really wanted to do.... I have a decent equipment set up, but I still am without the knowledge of how to hook it all up to my computer. Heres some of my equipment:

Behringer UB1202 mixer (soon to upgrade)
Shure Beta 57a
Shure Beta 58
Audix OM-2
5 or so cheap CADS
1 Audiotechnica Kick Drum Mic (the cheap one but surprisingly good)

I have a Sony Vaio but no recording software. What are some good recording softwares at decnt prices? Also, what do I need to hook everything up to my computer.
Help is grately appreciated!
-Drew
gawain_en

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2 Posted on 10/24/2004 at 23:35:58
Instead of upgrading your mixer which is not that bad I would invest in a multi-input soundcard.

As far as softwares are concerneed, you could start recording with a freeware (ex: Kristal audio engine) before purchasing whatever you like best (Cunase, Sonar...)
manowar

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3 Posted on 10/25/2004 at 02:06:57
Yes first you should buy good multiinput sound card. I suggest you cooledit pro 2 recording program. It is very simple to learn and it is good for start.
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4 Posted on 10/25/2004 at 15:08:23
thanks!
RickWP27

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5 Posted on 10/25/2004 at 17:30:40
Agreed - cool edit pro is great - you can get very good quality recordings with it.... For the technical stuff here's a website I found extremely helpful myself:
https://www.shure.com/booklets/techpubs.html
----- gives step by steps for setting up your studio, everything from The Basics of Equalization and Feedback - How to effectively approach equaliztion and avoid feedback - to - Microphone Techniques for Music - Studio Recording.
It's a lot of reading - but you'll learn a lot.
Hope that helps some.
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6 Posted on 10/25/2004 at 18:16:19
Thanks everyone,
I just downloaded a demo version of Cubase SX and wow... It's cool but confusing. I don't know how to make siunce of what I'm about to say. What do I need to plug my mixer into my computer so that each channal on my mixer can come up as a seperate channal on Cubase. (When I used this crappy plug in "a 1/4 inch jack from the input to an adapter which plugs into the "Line in" on my computer.) Then in Cubase it asks you if you want Input 1. I select Input 1 and then, even though i may have four inputs into my mixer, it will only show it as one. I am obviously new to this... If you understand the slightest bit of what I say please feel free to help me out.

Thanks,
Drew
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7 Posted on 10/25/2004 at 22:06:59
What you need is to have as many inputs on the soundcard as the number of tracks you want to record. This is why I suggested the purchase of a new multi-input soundcard. Then you'll have to connect each track of your mixer to the soundcard (thanks to direct-outs or inserts if you do not have direct-outs).
In cubase you'll open several tracks at once chosing a different input for each tack...hope this is clear enough.
manowar

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8 Posted on 10/26/2004 at 10:46:04
I suggest you PCAudiolabs.Cubase.SX.Manual.and.Tutoria if you can get is somewhere. It is very good video manual for cubase.
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9 Posted on 10/27/2004 at 14:19:43
thanks
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