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Please advise me on the best microphone to buy in order to record vocals at home. [more inside]
posted by billiebee on Dec 28, 2013 - 7 answers

Easy to use drum and synth tools

Bedroom musicians - I need some tools to create basic drum and synth parts while recording. It needs to be stupid easy (as in "I am stupid, make this easy") to use. What are your recommendations? [more inside]
posted by backseatpilot on Aug 27, 2013 - 10 answers

Multi-input external audio interface recommendations?

I want to buy an audio interface for home recordings. Specifically, I want to record onto (most likely) a Mac, and I need more than 2 simultaneous inputs, since I will often be recording drums. I would prefer to spend under 200€. Give me your opinion and experiences! [more inside]
posted by molecicco on Feb 23, 2013 - 8 answers

Is home-etching of vinyl records possible in any manner?

I have a very clear memory of part of an interview in the film Hype! wherein a member of.. some band.. I can't remember. And frankly, my mind might be fabricating this whole memory for want of such a thing to exist.. but he was talking about pressing vinyl LP's at home, recording them OVER other records that were bought from a store. Then taking the sleeves and pasting new art over the old.. I remember a clip where he seems to operating some sort of home version of a vinyl lathe. The record looking smooth and blank up until the point of the needle, where you see grooves being made as the record spins past.Then taking the sleeves and pasting new art over the old.. I remember a clip where he seems to operating some sort of home version of a vinyl lathe. The record looking smooth and blank up until the point of the needle, where you see grooves being made as the record spins past.. [more inside]
posted by mediocre on Feb 15, 2013 - 13 answers

How do I get a hobby studio going inexpensively?

I'd like to get into recording. I've played with Ardour, but it's way over my head. I've played with Hydrogen for drum sounds, and it was way too complicated for me. Ideally, I want to record directly (I'm in an apartment), perhaps using something like a Line 6 Pod. A four-track feels more manageable to me than a computer and software. Is that crazy? If it's not, I'd love to hear about some cheap digital four-track recommendations. Also, I'd love to hear about some decent, inexpensive drum machines that'll let me easily create simple rock beats. And again, I'm open to the idea that this is better with a computer.
posted by puckupdate on Apr 16, 2012 - 17 answers

Albums recorded at home

After reading this post today, I'm wondering... what are some great home-recorded and/or lo-fi albums? Doesn't have to be a similar style, but I'm definitely more interested in individual efforts. Still, all suggestions are welcome. [more inside]
posted by seriousmoonlight on Dec 6, 2011 - 30 answers

Keyboardist/vocalist needs audio interface for home studio

I'm looking for recommendations for equipment for my home audio recording setup (using GarageBand). Specifically, I want an audio interface capable of 24-bit recording with midi and microphone inputs. Many more details about my setup within! [more inside]
posted by hansbrough on Jun 19, 2011 - 6 answers

Home recording 101

Help this musician get started with home recording. I've written lots of music and its time to get it recorded. I have basically zero equipment and zero knowledge, so start me from the beginning. [more inside]
posted by Khalad on Feb 22, 2011 - 15 answers

wiring in my walls (in the key of D)

Can anyone help me identify the sounds that my house makes? [more inside]
posted by palacewalls on Feb 20, 2011 - 6 answers

My adjustable-azimuth adolescence.

What's the cleanest possible way to transfer a standard-IPS four-track cassette master? [more inside]
posted by mykescipark on Jan 19, 2011 - 3 answers

I need an 8 mic-preamp, cheap.

Best 8-mic preamp to be used with a Korg D888 digital HD recorder? [more inside]
posted by Ironmouth on Jul 27, 2010 - 7 answers

Am I in an sound producer's dream?

(audiophilefilter) Ok, mefi gear heads--- I am a recording engineer that recently acquired a new client. He wants to set up a small yet powerful home basement studio. He currently has an old Tascam cassette 4-track recorder. He also has DEEP pockets. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by peewinkle on Apr 8, 2010 - 24 answers

need really really easy drumming

FL Studio help needed: I want to be able to create drum tracks with all drums in one piano roll. [more inside]
posted by cincinnatus c on Mar 10, 2010 - 4 answers

I need an adjustment

I want some help applying effects and filters in Pro Tools and Reason [more inside]
posted by orville sash on Sep 18, 2009 - 9 answers

If only Narcissus weren't such a jerk...

How do I improve the acoustics in a room not really cut out for recording? [more inside]
posted by invitapriore on Aug 17, 2009 - 7 answers

Best Condenser Mics for Recording Drums?

What is a good set of condenser microphones for recording drums? [more inside]
posted by Ironmouth on Aug 26, 2008 - 14 answers

Betrayed by the sound engineer... Great songs, Horrible recordings...

What are some brilliant songs that suffered from (or were totally ruined by) poor studio production? [more inside]
posted by cadastral on Mar 11, 2008 - 57 answers

Best options for Laptop multitrack recording?

Starting out with laptop multitrack recording. I need recommendations to get the most bang for my buck on a limited budget. [more inside]
posted by tdismukes on Oct 12, 2007 - 9 answers

Garage Studio or Pro Studio?

Garage Studio or Pro Studio? [more inside]
posted by InfidelZombie on Oct 2, 2006 - 9 answers

Where the drums at?

Where can I download royalty-free percussion loops for Cakewalk? [more inside]
posted by Demogorgon on Aug 11, 2006 - 5 answers

How to become literate in home recording

Editing my home multitrack recordings - looking for advice and resources. [more inside]
posted by primer_dimer on Mar 22, 2006 - 10 answers

Is the Edirol UA-101 any good?

Has anyone used a Roland / Edirol UA-101 recording interface on WinXP? Other USB2 DAW interfaces? [more inside]
posted by damehex on Jul 19, 2005 - 3 answers

8-track Analog -> Digital

HomeStudioFilter: I have a Tascam 688 cassette 8-track recorder, and I'd like to get a MOTU 896 HD. Will that enable me to put all my 8-track analog glory to digital? [+]
posted by petebest on Feb 16, 2005 - 8 answers

How do I get a vintage wireless sound in a home recording set-up?

HomeRecordingFilter. Of course, I'm recording an album at home. I'm already using a Rode NT1A mic, but I want to get the effect of a vocal coming through and old radio. I understand that I can fiddle with the EQ controls in CoolEdit (I mean, Adobe Audition...) and emulate the desired effect, but does anyone have any more tips to get the vintage wireless sound? While I'm at it - does anyone have any home recording tips in general?
posted by armoured-ant on Aug 1, 2004 - 9 answers

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