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1 Posted on 12/12/2008 at 13:45:32
Hello everyone, looks like a great site. So I've been recording music for a few months on a Zoom HD8 multitrack recorder, and have made some decent quality tracks on it, but want to make the switch to a computer based studio because I hear there is much more potential and more options. So here is my question:
I have the following equipment: a Audio Technica At2020 condensor mic with pop filter, a Microkorg, yamaha electric drumkit DXTXplorer, guitars, basses, and a bunch of very cheap standard cables.
The style of music I make is influenced heavily by shoegaze and dream pop, focused on layering of tracks, effects, spacy sound etc. good quality effects and a full sound is important for me :D
Assuming I have around 1000$ to spend, and i already own a laptop, what should I buy? I'll obviously need an audio interface, but which ones are best and why? and what else would I need that I'm not thinking of? Like I hear alot of people talking about preamps, compressors and such, is that stuff necessary or will it be included with an interface/software? Are there specific features, brands, software attachments, etc I should look for?
sorry for all the questions guys, but even though i have experience with the 8track i feel like a newb all over again. any help, suggestions and opinions would be great.
btw my laptop is a windows PC
2 Posted on 12/16/2008 at 12:07:05
As for audio interfaces, you should think about one of the following perhaps:
RME multiface or fireface: great products, great support
TC electronics StudioKonnekt 48 (if you need that much power), check out this test: https://external-audio-interface.tc-electronic.en.audiofanzine.com/products/reviews/index,idproduit,119444,mao,studiokonnekt_48.html
or M-audio Profire 2626 the test is here too: https://external-audio-interface.m-audio.en.audiofanzine.com/products/reviews/index,idproduit,124019,mao,profire_2626.html
or for something less expensive: M-audio fast track ultra: https://external-audio-interface.m-audio.en.audiofanzine.com/products/reviews/index,idproduit,121787,mao,fast_track_ultra.html