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Old 12-21-2010, 04:40 PM
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Default How to record with a PC + shure sm57

Hi everyone,

I plan to buy a shure sm57 to record my guitar. I wanna record it through my computer.

What do you guys use to connect the shure to the computer? Thanks
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Old 12-21-2010, 05:46 PM
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Well, there are a few ways.

The cheapest way would be to use an impedance transformer into the line-in jack on your computer. You might get better results, though, with a USB Mic interface like this:

http://pro-audio.musiciansfriend.com...ter?sku=580350
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Old 12-21-2010, 10:15 PM
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ferg, I'm totally impressed that you actually answered the question rather than suggesting different mics, preamps, multichannel audio interface, a standalone DAW, or analog recording using 2" tape and a vintage API console.

By the way, I sold the Fostex FR-2LE, the Zoom H2 does what I need.

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Old 12-22-2010, 12:25 AM
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Hi,

I have just read something about the Art pro audio. I might also use this preamp for my pickup

http://www.artproaudio.com/products....&cat=1&type=79


What do you think?
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Old 12-22-2010, 07:32 AM
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Hi,

I have just read something about the Art pro audio. I might also use this preamp for my pickup

http://www.artproaudio.com/products....&cat=1&type=79


What do you think?
I actually used to have one of those. I never used it for vocals, not guitar. I thought that it did an okay job of warming my vocals for a pretty low price. I think I'd recommend getting what you need to do the recording first, and see how you think things sound without it before adding other equipment. Just my opinion.

And, Fran - I started typing a response to your post, but I've hijacked enough threads the last couple of days I'll just add my thoughts to one of the other threads I'm currently hijacking.
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Old 12-22-2010, 02:50 PM
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Hi,

I have just read something about the Art pro audio. I might also use this preamp for my pickup

http://www.artproaudio.com/products....&cat=1&type=79


What do you think?
I've got one of them - very pleased with it. It's a good buy if you're looking for budget gear but still decent quality, at least IMO. The newer model has some built in EQ.

Here's a couple of tracks to sample - acoustic guitar parts were recorded with a Samson C01 (cheap condenser) and the Tube pre-amp. M-Audio 2496 soundcard.

wasted (25mb)

let's all go to mars - intro (3.9mb)
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