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rainmain
04-12-2008, 03:53 PM
For you guys who mix live recordings with the EW libraries - I'm curious what kind of hardware you've got for recording? I'm looking toward basic stuff with the possibility of upgrading later.

I know setting up my place for even basic live recording is a big job, but it's something I need to look into I think since none of my recording studio buddies get me much of a discount on the studio time... it's pricey!

And I've got this awesome violinist girlfriend... gotta take advantage! :)

A.Leung
04-12-2008, 04:02 PM
protools LE MBox. Good starter package with LOTS of plugin goodies to get your feet wet.

persentio
04-14-2008, 10:36 PM
HERE (http://www.sweetwater.com/shop/computer-audio/audio_interfaces/) would be a good place to start looking. Firewire interfaces are recommended over USB, but you should get one that best suits your needs.

To treat your room or home studio, you should look into sE Electronics' Reflexion Filter or Auralex Acoustics Foam; whichever you think is better for your needs.

Finally, to do post editing on your vocals, get Celemony's Melodyne plugin.

rainmain
04-14-2008, 11:24 PM
Thanks guys! I already PM'd Allan regarding his post.

Thanks for all the info persentio, I didn't know firewire was preferred... and I certainly know nothing about room treatment. This is very helpful.

A.Leung
04-14-2008, 11:40 PM
Thanks guys! I already PM'd Allan regarding his post.

Thanks for all the info persentio, I didn't know firewire was preferred... and I certainly know nothing about room treatment. This is very helpful.

Basic reading
http://www.goodsound.com/howto/2002_05_01.htm
More intense and detailed
http://emusician.com/aux_hardware/emusic_special_treatment/
and finally if room treatment really scares you you can get this instead
http://www.zzounds.com/item--IKMARC

rainmain
04-17-2008, 10:57 AM
This is awesome, thanks Allan