What is the cheapest and easiest way to record music on PC?
June 18, 2007 8:30 PM Subscribe
What is the cheapest and easiest way to record songs on PC?
posted by atmu to Education (9 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
I'm looking for the cheapest and easiest (lowest learning curve) way to record songs on my PC. My roommate has ProTools and that thing is just too complicated.
My goal is to be able to record my ideas on guitar and vocals and then add the backing instruments myself instead of relying on my band to be there. It doesn't need to be pro quality. My bandmate has GarageBand and it's awesome, but I have a PC.
I'm trying to keep hardware purchases to a minimum (I don't have much space in my room).
What I need:
-Record live guitar parts w/ software that has plenty of effects.
-Add instruments (synth, bass, drums) through an interface.
-Tool that allows me to create beats for all types of music (rock, hip hop, latin, etc...)
What I have:
-Desktop PC w/ Windows XP
I have almost no knowledge of recording on PC, except from what I've read on MeFi and some forums. From what I understand, this will be the best option for me:
-Used soundcard w/ multiple inputs (E-mu)
-Software (GuitarRig and Cakewalk)
Am I on the button here?
Thank you MeFi.