A simple PC audio recording set up
November 15, 2007 10:24 PM Subscribe
Using a no-frills but decent PC, what (cheapish) sound card and what software should I buy for my father so he can record his guitar playing and singing as well as do basic mixing and editing?
posted by ztdavis to media & arts (6 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
My dad has played guitar all of his life and has done a lot of recording to cassette tapes. I know he has decent microphones, etc, but I really think he would enjoy recording his music onto the PC so he can have greater-than-cassette quality and an easier way to put things to CD or e-mail mp3s.
I have no experience with recording sound, however, and don't even know where to begin discerning between good and bad sound cards.
Furthermore, my dad is in his 50s and he is pretty good with computers but certainly has never done any sound mixing or editing type stuff on a PC. What software is capable, but not overly complicated?
Looking to spend less than $100 on the card, and I don't even know what to plan for the software so I guess anything is game. ...(within reason).