for beginners with a "not-so-fast" computer

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*sticado: short and LOUD!*
Member Since: Feb 25, 2005

k, so i have a bunch of friends around were i live that are just starting little recording things for their own sake and ive also seen a few things on here about monitoring problems.

here's how i used to have my setup:


this way, your mics can be heard through the headphones when recording via mixer, the playback from the computer can be heard in the heaphones by the mixer, and u dont have to deal with problems such as a delay of the playback (because of the computer processing the audio) and having to find your monitor button on the program (which... everyone seems to be having a hard time to find).

the only downside to doing this is, u cant hear any effects processing through the mic/instrument youre recording at that moment, youll only hear it in playback after its recorded.

and if u dont have a big enough mixer for this... theyre cheap. go to pondshops... even if its barely out of your budget... talk the price down.

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Ne'er ate 'er
Since: Apr 05, 2006

Jun 06, 2008 10:28 am

I went to a pond shop and all they had was this stuff.

I'll keep looking though.

/kiddin ya. Good tips.

Answer:On a good day, lipstick.
Since: Jun 24, 2004

Jun 06, 2008 03:16 pm

ooh, a Strato- caster.

Rimshot, splash.

Couldn't resist.

*sticado: short and LOUD!*
Since: Feb 25, 2005

Jun 10, 2008 11:45 am

seriously though... there are some pond shops (if u go into a "music scene" area) that have some cheap mixers that u can use for strictly patching all of your audio sources.

i dont have the same setup that i used then because i went broke buyin all my equipment, but i still use that old mixer for all the amps in my room, the tv, my computer, mp3 player... and all sorts of stuff, so i can move the volume from one spot.

Since: Apr 03, 2002

Jun 10, 2008 12:08 pm

me thinks you mean "pawn shop".

*sticado: short and LOUD!*
Since: Feb 25, 2005

Jun 10, 2008 12:11 pm

thank you.... i knew for a fact i wasnt spOelling that right

you is my best good friend bubba

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