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Any suggestions on cheap equipment to record 8 tracks to a laptop?

Recording Filter: I want to make some almost studio quality recordings. I have a laptop, but I'm looking for good, well priced equipment (max $300 total). [more inside]
posted by TrueVox on Jul 9, 2006 - 17 answers

What's a good, cheap outdoor mic?

What's a good microphone for recording audio of outdoor TV interviews? [more inside]
posted by aaronetc on Jun 15, 2006 - 4 answers

Portable HDs with USB-To-Go support.

Looking for a portable hard drive with USB-To-Go support and thumbdrive compatibility. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by beowulf573 on Jun 15, 2006 - 0 answers

play me a tune

For theatre (and other) projects, I sometimes need music that I can't find on CD. Is there a service that lets you email sheet music to a musician, who then a musician records the song and sends it back to you as an mp3? I'm looking instrumental music -- no vocals. Just a piano/keyboard is generally fine. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Jun 12, 2006 - 9 answers

Help me look like a pro voice actor!

I'll be doing some voice-over recording later this week. Can any experienced voice actors give me some tips for once I'm in the studio? [more inside]
posted by Faint of Butt on Jun 5, 2006 - 9 answers

Great, natural sounding drums from software/tracking: how?

I want a fake drummer who doesn't sound fake, on the cheap. Drum samples and software ideas: help me out! [more inside]
posted by cortex on Jun 2, 2006 - 10 answers

On what song did Bowie use the gated mics trick?

A question about vocals on a David Bowie record. [more inside]
posted by jon_kill on May 30, 2006 - 6 answers

Simple recording of classical guitar - what's a fair price?

Looking to record classical guitar music near me for a reasonable price - I am thinking of posting something up at the music school at the nearby university, and maybe a guitar shop or two in town if I can do that, and making some recordings with willing musicians. Is this a reasonable concept or a blindingly stupid idea? If it's workable, what sort of price range should I pay the musician(s)? [more inside]
posted by beth on May 23, 2006 - 12 answers

help me empty my minidiscs

How do I transfer mini-disc to CD? [more inside]
posted by purplefiber on May 9, 2006 - 11 answers

Video transfer from a dvr to a dv8.

Is there a way to record something from a DVR to a dv8 cam? [more inside]
posted by heartquake on May 7, 2006 - 1 answer

Best firewire audio interface for under a grand?

I'm looking to set up a small recording studio for use in an educational setting. I'm leaning towards a firewire interface into a PC. I have mics/mixers/monitors/everything I need except for a way to get the audio into the PC. [more inside]
posted by davey_darling on Apr 28, 2006 - 10 answers

Artifacts of India

What makes the older recordings of Indian music sound so distinctive? [more inside]
posted by I EAT TAPAS on Apr 24, 2006 - 5 answers

How to make a bright room a little more musical

Looking for techniques on how to deaden an isolation booth in which we are recording drums. [more inside]
posted by jon_kill on Apr 19, 2006 - 15 answers

How to record IPTV?

Is it possible to record IPTV? [more inside]
posted by puffin on Apr 17, 2006 - 4 answers

Recommendations for a portable midi keyboard/controller?

So I finally got a midi cable and hooked up my keyboard to my computer for some home recording. It works swell, but I'm looking into a portable solution so I can take it along with my laptop. [more inside]
posted by pooya on Mar 24, 2006 - 9 answers

Recording voice over demo on the cheap: USB or pre-amped mic?

I'm trying to determine the best bare bones microphone system for recording a basic voice-over demo cd for the smallest financial outlay possible. Is there a tremendous advantage to USB mics over 1/8" mics? Can I get decent quality without having to buy a preamp, or is phantom power the only way to go? Can a USB headset give me CD quality audio, more or less? [more inside]
posted by StrangeTikiGod on Mar 22, 2006 - 7 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

Tape machine reel motor pulleys | the mind reels and I've got that sync'ing feeling.

What are reel motor pulleys on a reel-to-reel tape recorder and how do I replace them? [more inside]
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on Mar 15, 2006 - 10 answers

Clap Your Hands Say WTF

Multi-track recording synchronization issues with Audacity. [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Mar 6, 2006 - 8 answers

Help me find a recording of a speech by Stalin, if it really exists.

A recording of a speech by Stalin, released on vinyl in the USSR, the 8th side of which consists entirely of applause: did it really exist, and does anyone know where I could track it down? [more inside]
posted by jack_mo on Mar 3, 2006 - 10 answers

I can see your worrrrrds....

Looking for a way to turn the visual waveform of an audio file in to an animated GIF. [more inside]
posted by poweredbybeard on Feb 25, 2006 - 7 answers

Home recording noob needs software suggestions for iMac

Home recording noob: I need software suggestions for my iMac, and help getting my instruments to "talk" to the computer. [more inside]
posted by the_bone on Feb 15, 2006 - 13 answers

Can I boost the line-in feed on my laptop?

PC Audio: How can I boost the audio coming in through my laptop's line-in? [more inside]
posted by Brian James on Feb 7, 2006 - 17 answers

Making Tracks

What is the absolute cheapest, simplest, lowest-to-the-ground, home audio recording system I can set up? [more inside]
posted by Miko on Feb 6, 2006 - 13 answers

How to connect Sirius Sportster to PC to record Howard?

I have the Sportster Replay and the boombox only (no home kit, etc) and I want to be able to record Howards first show on my computer using windows media encoder. Need help with hook up and settings please... [more inside]
posted by camfys on Jan 8, 2006 - 4 answers

Which entry-level digital recording setup should I get?

On my Win XP Media Ctr Ed. PC, should I go with the Lexicon Omega with Cubase LE or with a Digidesign MBox with ProTools LE? [more inside]
posted by JekPorkins on Jan 2, 2006 - 4 answers

Cabling: how do I run stereo audio from my mixer to my breakout box?

Audio Cables 101: tell me exactly how to feed a stereo mix from my mixer to my breakout box. [more inside]
posted by cortex on Dec 20, 2005 - 11 answers

The best microphone for recording vocals?

Can anyone recommend a high quality, reasonably priced, project studio microphone specifically for vocals? Are preamplification and compression as important as the microphone? [more inside]
posted by stagewhisper on Dec 20, 2005 - 16 answers

Best ways to make an audiobook?

Audiofilter: So, I'm narrating a book and recording it digitally for someone as a Christmas present. (The individual reads AskMe, hence the anon question.) There's about 10 hours of material. Each chapter is ~ 40 minutes long. Are there programs out there that will automatically parse the chapter files I've recorded into small segments for easy indexing while listening? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 14, 2005 - 3 answers

Anyone know about portable mic preamps or recording on mp3 players?

Are my recording needs met by a Creative Zen Nano Plus? If not, what device would easily allow fairly good recording from an unamplified single point stereo mic onto my computer (Mac) at low cost? Alternatively, anyone know much about small, cheap, portable microphone preamps? [more inside]
posted by sirion on Dec 4, 2005 - 12 answers

How do I keep time with a click track?

How do I keep time with a click track? I've played in a band, and I can keep time with other people both live and when recording. But when I'm recording solo, I can't seem to keep time with the click track without slowing down the song and/or losing all the feeling of the music. So I mostly do only one-track recordings even though I have the technical capability to do more. Indie musicians, how do you do it?
posted by scottreynen on Nov 30, 2005 - 19 answers

Looking for a software based audio mixed for OS X

I am looking for a simple to use, Mac OS X based, audio mixer that my son can use to edit mp3 clips for a class project. And I need it today! [more inside]
posted by jazon on Nov 30, 2005 - 7 answers

Looking for the eensiest, beansiest audio note-taker ever...

Looking for a *tiny* audio recorder to take notes throughout the day, then upload to a computer (Linux) to prioritize, annotate, and transcribe as appropriate. What's the best, cheapest, smallest option? Anyone have any experience with using the MobiBlue cube as a voice recorder? [more inside]
posted by fuzzbean on Nov 29, 2005 - 7 answers

Soundproofing/patching

Two questions about recording studio design... [more inside]
posted by jon_kill on Nov 9, 2005 - 11 answers

Audio recording setup for kids

I'd like an audio-recording setup that's so dirt-simple a group of ten-year-olds can use it. [more inside]
posted by argybarg on Nov 3, 2005 - 4 answers

An endless-video recording digicam?

Does this device exist, and if not, how can I modify cheap consumer digicams to create it: A cheap portable digicam that will endlessly record video to some kind of small memory buffer, say enough memory for 1 minute of video, such that I could leave it running for days on the off-chance of it recording something interesting, and when something interesting happened, I just press a "Stop Recording" button, and the last 60 seconds of video are sitting in memory. [more inside]
posted by -harlequin- on Oct 29, 2005 - 13 answers

Pro Tools LE, use a PC or a Mac?

Home Studio Recording - My friend is looking into building a home studio and basing it around the ProTools LE Digi002 control surface. Should he go PC or Mac? [more inside]
posted by monsta coty scott on Oct 25, 2005 - 13 answers

I want to record my own music, where do I start?

I want to record my own music. I have no idea where to start. What would be a fairly inexpensive and good beginner's setup hardware and software-wise? [more inside]
posted by petah on Oct 14, 2005 - 23 answers

Two turntables aren't enough (I need a microphone).

I need to buy one or two microphones. [more inside]
posted by louigi on Oct 7, 2005 - 11 answers

I'd like to buy some reasonably priced, accurate studio monitor speakers.

I'd like to buy some reasonably priced, accurate studio monitor speakers. [more inside]
posted by BorgLove on Oct 3, 2005 - 20 answers

good laptop soundcard for home recording?

Help me pick the right laptop sound card for home recording! [more inside]
posted by cortex on Sep 1, 2005 - 11 answers

Cheapskate Filter

Can I record LPs onto CDs by hooking up my PC to my stereo? I have a stereo, I have a PC with CD drive. I don't have a CD burner. Being a big fat cheapskate, I'm wondering if there's a way to record my LPs onto CD without buying yet another stereo component.
posted by scratch on Aug 1, 2005 - 12 answers

Can you recommend a good keyboard for me for home recording?

Can you recommend a good keyboard for me for home recording? [more inside]
posted by poppo on Aug 1, 2005 - 3 answers

How do I save my voicemail forever?

How do you get a voicemail off your cell phone and recorded for posterity? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 29, 2005 - 9 answers

What is a good setup for recording conversations in person?

What is a good setup for recording conversations in person? [more inside]
posted by who else on Jul 26, 2005 - 20 answers

Batch Processing of Audio Levels

How can I synchronize audio levels on hundreds of files in a batch process? [more inside]
posted by pandaharma on Jul 16, 2005 - 13 answers

recording spoken audio

My not-for-profit theatre company (run by me and grumblebee) wants to start producing audio dramas and releasing them as podcasts (and maybe on CDs). We have a limited budget (under $1000). What recording equipment should we buy for good quality sound? [more inside]
posted by Evangeline on Jul 13, 2005 - 24 answers

Using fuses to protect loudspeakers?

How can I use in-line fuses to protect the drivers in my studio monitors? [more inside]
posted by coach_mcguirk on Jul 8, 2005 - 8 answers

Recording a security monitor to computer.

What would be the easiest way to record the output of a security monitor to My PC? [more inside]
posted by ryanissuper on Jul 7, 2005 - 3 answers

best acoustic guitar recording technique?

Home recording question: for those with limited funds and limited equipment, what's the best method of accomplishing a big, full, warm-sounding acoustic guitar sound? [more inside]
posted by highsignal on Jun 25, 2005 - 19 answers

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