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Home Recording Gear

Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 7:39 pm
by definite
We're recording an EP this weekend by ourselves (1st time in this band)

We've bought a Firepod firewire AD convertor and are going for a raw organic band sound - recording at our drummers place.

Watch this space !

Re: Posting music

Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 7:44 pm
by john
Cool . You should upload some on Zshare so we can hear it :lol:
We tried that weekend before last. Without vox. singer still has to lay the Vox down then I can hear it. Can't wait .
Hope it turns out alright

Re: Posting music

Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 4:43 pm
by beagle
That should be fun def. My drummer in los diablos has an 8 channel firepod and we used it for our EP. I can't remember the software he uses but it was a nice piece of kit hooked up to his macbook. 8)
Looking forward to hearing the results!

Re: Posting music

Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 6:34 pm
by Pstewart
Beagle if it's free (or he has some sort of sifty manner in which of getting it free) hook a proverbial brother up, i just bought a macbook, and may buy some manner of Console soon.

Re: Posting music

Posted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 1:47 pm
by joppo
Pat - you'll have Garageband on your Macbook already which is supposed to be OK. You just need the console and you're away.

Re: Posting music

Posted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 7:57 pm
by beagle
Pstewart wrote:Beagle if it's free (or he has some sort of sifty manner in which of getting it free) hook a proverbial brother up, i just bought a macbook, and may buy some manner of Console soon.
Nah I'm pretty sure it wasn't free Pat.... in fact I think it cost a lot more than the firepod. :wink:
joppo wrote:Pat - you'll have Garageband on your Macbook already which is supposed to be OK. You just need the console and you're away.
I've never seen garage band... how good is it Joppo?

Re: Posting music

Posted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 9:45 pm
by joppo
From what I have seen and heard, it is really good. I should say I have only tried it on display Macs at Dick Smith (I have always used PC's at work and home), but looks really good and is easily the equal of any of the other 'home' recording programs I have tried (I've got Mixcraft and Appleton Live, and have had a go with Reaper). The interface looks like a mixer with a strip for each track and a display of the sound wave. It accepts wave devices (i.e. the sound card) or ASIO devices for low latency and multi-track recording. Hardware is plug and play - automatically detected and set up. It has virtual instruments (I think it comers with some as standard and you have to buy more). Apparently Garageband doesn't supports VST's so that may be a major limitation for some people. Being Mac software it seemed very easy to use to me. It is included on all Macs for free, so unless you want to use professional software, or you have a program you already know and love, I would give it a good try before paying for something else.

Re: Posting music

Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 7:54 am
by beagle
nice little review 8)