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Thread New to recording

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sirhoff

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1 Posted on 01/30/2004 at 05:23:53
Hey all I am looking for a compact digital mixer and have no idea where to begin. I will be recording guitar, vocal, and from a drum kit. Any recommendations?
Krowms

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2 Posted on 01/30/2004 at 05:11:56
Don't you want to use your PC for recording??
sirhoff

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3 Posted on 01/30/2004 at 06:47:14
Actually I don't know. I am a graphic designer and my computer is like my left hand. Will I be able to do more using my computer or will an all-in-one mixer do the same? I suppose I am just trying to figure out what all the options are.
sirhoff

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4 Posted on 01/30/2004 at 06:31:34
I have no sound system, just instruments, a computer and my superb musical talent :D . I will need to record multi-tracks from a direct line in and from mics. Then I want to mix the recordings. I want the tracks to be in a digital format.
Krowms

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5 Posted on 01/30/2004 at 06:07:54
Digital mixers are really expensive!! I suggest you to buy a good soundcard and a sequencer like Sonar or Cubase... that is really more simple, and if you know how to use a computer, then it's your solution ;-)

Take a look at the "sound card" topics and at the "sequencer" topics... you have all you need there ;-)
Vilnus

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6 Posted on 01/30/2004 at 07:37:07
And a mixer for your drum.
sirhoff

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7 Posted on 01/30/2004 at 10:08:28
Thanks for the help. I have already learned a lot.

I have a Soundblaster Live 5.1 soundcard (www.soundblaster.com/products/sblive/compare.asp). If I had something like Cakewalk Music Creator would I just be able to line directly into my sound card for recording or do I need some additional upgrades or hardware (mixer etc.)?
Axeman

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8 Posted on 01/30/2004 at 13:54:17
You got the idea. I'd get a small mixer (like a Behringer UB1202), and a different soundcard. You probably won't like the quality you get out of the Blaster.

Run the stuff into your mixer, then over to the soundcard. I love Cakewalk stuff (it's what I use), but I'm not familiar with Music Creator. I would think Sonar or Home Studio would be more in line with what you're trying to do. You might want to look at that again............
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