The Acoustic Guitar Forum

Go Back   The Acoustic Guitar Forum > General Acoustic Guitar and Amplification Discussion > RECORD

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 09-18-2018, 07:48 AM
CASD57 CASD57 is online now
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Meridian, Idaho
Posts: 1,277
Default Home Just for fun Recording...

I have no idea what to buy so that I can record myself (Vocal-Guitar) thru my computer.
I'm looking at this bundle

https://www.sweetwater.com/store/det...-recording-kit

Or is there an easier way? plug and play?

Just want to do some recording for myself...
__________________
I'm a Thread Ender.....
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-18-2018, 08:42 AM
runamuck runamuck is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 1,411
Default

That'll work. It's about as simple as it gets unless you buy a Zoom handheld recorder and upload recordings to a computer via USB. Depending on what you're planning to record, you may want another mic so you can make stereo recordings.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-18-2018, 02:21 PM
YamahaGuy YamahaGuy is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Ohio the heart of it all
Posts: 1,264
Default

The other thing (if you want to be able to create mp3 files) is a free download.

Audacity is a fairly simple to use recording program that has a few effects, but for my needs, let's me create wav or mp3 files. There is an additional piece -- an extra file called "lame" that you'll need to download and save in a know location for the first (and only ever the first) time you try to make an mp3 file.
__________________
FGX730SCA
LLX6A
CSF1M TBS
A1M

Eastman E1OM

Ibanez AW54CE
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-18-2018, 06:23 PM
CASD57 CASD57 is online now
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Meridian, Idaho
Posts: 1,277
Default

Is that "Lame" as in I'm a lame singer? lol
__________________
I'm a Thread Ender.....
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-18-2018, 07:40 PM
YamahaGuy YamahaGuy is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Ohio the heart of it all
Posts: 1,264
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CASD57 View Post
Is that "Lame" as in I'm a lame singer? lol
Lol. No, it's a required file that allows for mp3 encoding.

https://manual.audacityteam.org/man/...3_encoder.html
__________________
FGX730SCA
LLX6A
CSF1M TBS
A1M

Eastman E1OM

Ibanez AW54CE
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-19-2018, 07:03 AM
MikeBmusic MikeBmusic is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: On the Mass/NH border
Posts: 5,503
Default

That's a good starter point for you, note you'll need a mic stand, too.
__________________
Mike

My music: https://mikebirchmusic.bandcamp.com

2017 Taylor 114ce-N
2012 Taylor 310ce
2011 Fender CD140SCE
Ibanez 12 string a/e
73 Epiphone 6830E 6 string (made in 71?)

72 Fender Telecaster
Epiphone Dot Studio
Epiphone LP Jr
Chinese Strat clone ($25!)

Kala baritone ukulele
Seagull 'Merlin'
Washburn Mandolin
Luna 'tatoo' a/e ukulele
antique banjolin
Squire J bass
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 09-19-2018, 07:07 AM
Johnny K's Avatar
Johnny K Johnny K is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Maryland
Posts: 905
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by YamahaGuy View Post
The other thing (if you want to be able to create mp3 files) is a free download.

Audacity is a fairly simple to use recording program that has a few effects, but for my needs, let's me create wav or mp3 files. There is an additional piece -- an extra file called "lame" that you'll need to download and save in a know location for the first (and only ever the first) time you try to make an mp3 file.
Most interfaces will give you an access code to download a 'lite' version of DAW software.

I have a Scarlet Solo and a Behringer UHC404HD and both came with a code for Ableton Live Lite 9.

OP, that bundle will get it done. After a while when you get better with using the DAW, you'll find yourself wanting a decent set of monitors. Lots of deals on them too. I picked up a decent set of M-Audio BX5a's for 80 bucks for the pair on Facebook Marketplace. I like them. they get the job done.
__________________
I got a flock of Seagulls, a Martin, a Breedlove (I need to sell), A Resophonic (I need to play), a new Gretsch and a old G&L that require electricity to sound good. I got an electric bass too, and a mandolin that I have played, maybe, 3 times. For snicks and grins I just bought a lap steel. God only knows why. And then...there's all those drums and drum accessories. I need help.
My YouTube Page

Last edited by Johnny K; 09-19-2018 at 12:46 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 09-19-2018, 07:23 AM
ChuckS's Avatar
ChuckS ChuckS is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Twin Cities, MN
Posts: 2,777
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by runamuck View Post
That'll work. It's about as simple as it gets unless you buy a Zoom handheld recorder and upload recordings to a computer via USB. Depending on what you're planning to record, you may want another mic so you can make stereo recordings.
Id also suggest that you get familiar with handheld recorders (Zoom) and how their use compares to computer based recorders.
__________________
Chuck

2012 Carruth 12-fret 000 in Pernambuco and Adi
2010 Poling Sierra in Cuban Mahogany and Lutz
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 09-21-2018, 07:04 AM
CASD57 CASD57 is online now
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Meridian, Idaho
Posts: 1,277
Default

I've got a Tascam DR5
It does a great job, but I like more of the plug and play..
And to listen you have to hook it u to the computer...

Isn't there a way to make it the microphone only for your computer and the recording is done through Audcity or ??

Electonic's lol.........
__________________
I'm a Thread Ender.....
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 09-21-2018, 07:20 AM
Johnny K's Avatar
Johnny K Johnny K is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Maryland
Posts: 905
Default

USB Microphone? Like the Blue Yeti USB, maybe. Picture on Amazon shows it begin plugged directly into a laptop.
__________________
I got a flock of Seagulls, a Martin, a Breedlove (I need to sell), A Resophonic (I need to play), a new Gretsch and a old G&L that require electricity to sound good. I got an electric bass too, and a mandolin that I have played, maybe, 3 times. For snicks and grins I just bought a lap steel. God only knows why. And then...there's all those drums and drum accessories. I need help.
My YouTube Page
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 09-21-2018, 08:07 AM
Rudy4 Rudy4 is online now
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 2,049
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CASD57 View Post
I've got a Tascam DR5
It does a great job, but I like more of the plug and play..
And to listen you have to hook it u to the computer...

Isn't there a way to make it the microphone only for your computer and the recording is done through Audcity or ??

Electonic's lol.........
I have a DR-05 and I'm not sure how it gets any easier than that. Plug a pair of headphones or the 1/8" stereo plug to a set of small powered computer monitor speakers to listen.

I had a low-buck Zoom H1 and it can be used as a usb microphone to a computer DAW; I think my DR-05 does the same thing, but I'm not sure about that. The problem with doing computer recording (other than all the technical hassles you can run into...) is that you're chained to one place and there's often the actual noise of the computer fan to deal with.

I have a few different recording setups, including A Zoom R24 for doing live band work, but the DR-05, a mic or camera tripod, and a set of reasonable quality headphones is pretty much the ultimate for quick and easy.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 09-21-2018, 08:20 AM
CASD57 CASD57 is online now
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Meridian, Idaho
Posts: 1,277
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rudy4 View Post
I have a DR-05 and I'm not sure how it gets any easier than that. Plug a pair of headphones or the 1/8" stereo plug to a set of small powered computer monitor speakers to listen.

I had a low-buck Zoom H1 and it can be used as a usb microphone to a computer DAW; I think my DR-05 does the same thing, but I'm not sure about that. The problem with doing computer recording (other than all the technical hassles you can run into...) is that you're chained to one place and there's often the actual noise of the computer fan to deal with.

I have a few different recording setups, including A Zoom R24 for doing live band work, but the DR-05, a mic or camera tripod, and a set of reasonable quality headphones is pretty much the ultimate for quick and easy.
Yes, I'm beginning to think I'm over thinking it and letting gas for something new invade my common sense lol,
__________________
I'm a Thread Ender.....
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 09-21-2018, 03:58 PM
Pura Vida Pura Vida is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Northern CA & Costa Rica
Posts: 1,210
Default

I have a pretty simple setup, which is good enough for my needs. I have a Blue Yeti mic, which connects directly via USB. If I want to plug in directly, I have an Apogee Jam component, which will connect to USB or lightning cable, so I can use GarageBand on my laptop or iPad.

I bought the Yeti used and added a stand via Amazon, and the Apogee was purchased new. All in for <$250 (maybe less), plus the laptop / iPad, which I already owned.
__________________
"It's only castles burning." - Neil Young
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 09-24-2018, 09:41 AM
PorkPieGuy PorkPieGuy is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 7,805
Default

Just buy a USB mic and download Reaper for free.

IMO, that's the cheapest/easiest way to record yourself on a tight budget.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 09-25-2018, 07:59 PM
Rudy4 Rudy4 is online now
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 2,049
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by PorkPieGuy View Post
Just buy a USB mic and download Reaper for free.

IMO, that's the cheapest/easiest way to record yourself on a tight budget.
Audacity is "free", Reaper is not.
Reply With Quote
Reply

  The Acoustic Guitar Forum > General Acoustic Guitar and Amplification Discussion > RECORD

Thread Tools



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:36 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, The Acoustic Guitar Forum
vB Ad Management by =RedTyger=