I got this crazy idea maybe you guys can help

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Member Since: Aug 01, 2003

hi,
this is what i want to do.

I have a "Gateway 600" laptop pc with a "pentium4"
processor. i have a 60 gig internal hard drive, and a 200 gig external hard drive.

I play bass and want to record sessions with my friends

What i was wondering is there sofware available or an external device around that would alow me to virtually turn my laptop pc into a mini portable studio recording thingy(real technical huh?) but this way it would alow me to record the stuff i do with my side prodject(4 1/2 hours away from residence) and i could still use it for my at home writing process. or am i just a hopeless dreamer and have to wait for technology to catch up to my brilliant ideas any help on this would greatly be appreciated. or if you have more questions for me to help you help me please e-mail me @ courtjesterproductions@hotmail.com or hit me up on the ims thanks in advance for youjr time

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Administrator
Since: Apr 03, 2002


Aug 01, 2003 01:40 pm

Tascam US-428 USB Digital Audio Workstation Controller: service.bfast.com/bfast/c...mp;bfmtype=gear

M-Audio USB 2496 Audiophile Computer Recording Interface: service.bfast.com/bfast/c...mp;bfmtype=gear

Edirol UA-5 24 96 USB Audio Interface: service.bfast.com/bfast/c...mp;bfmtype=gear

Edirol UA-1A USB Audio Interface: service.bfast.com/bfast/c...mp;bfmtype=gear

Edirol UA-1D USB Audio Interface: service.bfast.com/bfast/c...mp;bfmtype=gear

There is a list for starters.

SM7b the Chuck Noris of Mic's
Contributor
Since: Jun 20, 2002


Aug 01, 2003 01:55 pm

I had the same dilema , so I went out and got the M-audio audiobuddy duo USB interface . DB did list some nice ones also . It all depends on how many in's and out's you plan on recording all at once .

Member
Since: Aug 01, 2003


Aug 01, 2003 01:59 pm

nice thanks right now the tascam looks like the way i wanna go thanks for you help

Administrator
Since: Apr 03, 2002


Aug 01, 2003 02:04 pm

dig this too service.bfast.com/bfast/c...mp;bfmtype=gear

Member
Since: Aug 01, 2003


Aug 01, 2003 02:19 pm

nice now i'm just plain giddy,,,, now can you guys help me conning the wife into thinkin that buyin this is a good idea??,,,lol

Administrator
Since: Apr 03, 2002


Aug 01, 2003 02:22 pm

If you promise to buy it from Musicians Friend to help support HRC, sure,I'll give it a go for ya, but you have to help me talk MY wife into letting me buy a big new amp for the new subs in my home theatre :-)

Administrator
Since: Apr 03, 2002


Aug 01, 2003 02:24 pm

Another option, presumably cheaper is from some industry news I bumped across yesterday. www.voyetra.com/site/pres...bkit_310703.asp not top of the line stuff, but for simple session recording and stuff it might work well.

Member
Since: Aug 01, 2003


Aug 01, 2003 02:34 pm

well i could do that and i would buy it from musicians friend but i found it for cheaper at www.samedaymusic.com but i'll give it a go cause musicians friend will let me make payments.

what i'm lookin at is this i play mostly in trios the one where i live is a punk trio drums,guitar,bass guitarist sings, where as in my side prodject its all three of us playin bass(i know you thinkin is this guy nuts the answer ids yes) but we all sing and i believe the tascam will handle it.

and as fars as the new amp easy it will make entertaining guest and those comfortable nites of watchin movie alone by candle lite so much better for the both of you (and if you don't do that already start it will help)

Member
Since: Aug 01, 2003


Aug 01, 2003 02:36 pm

then agian i could always tell my wife that this will help me make my own cd's that people will hopefully buy and that we will make money from this then she may buy into it(mushy stuff no work on her she is too jaded for that)

Member
Since: Jun 19, 2003


Aug 03, 2003 06:37 pm

Here's a real simple formula for the spouse. For every dollar you want, the spouse get's a dollar and a quarter in return. Crazy ideas (most of mine) are a $1.75. Yuk! Yuk!

Member
Since: Apr 26, 2002


Aug 03, 2003 08:17 pm

Hey... I refered this guy... now where's my referal bonus?!

Member
Since: Aug 01, 2003


Aug 04, 2003 04:20 pm

yah huhb thanks for the hook up johnny these guys helped out alot

Member
Since: Apr 26, 2002


Aug 05, 2003 07:06 pm

I told ya they'd know exactly what you need.

Chief Cook and Bottle Washer
Member
Since: May 10, 2002


Aug 10, 2003 09:24 am

Yup,

I went with the US428 just for that reason. Worked out pretty good. The Cubasic used at the time as supplied software was a little wierd but didn't work bad after a little practice. You may find that you need one more piece of equipment before too long however. A small mixer in front of the Tascam will help a lot.

...bringing sexy back
Member
Since: Jul 01, 2002


Aug 10, 2003 09:58 am

hey walt

Member
Since: Aug 01, 2003


Aug 18, 2003 02:03 pm

i just wish i could get to mess around with one theese systems before i bout it ya know

Contributor
Since: Sep 09, 2002


Aug 19, 2003 12:50 am

i guess that's where it helps to understand all the technical jargon in the "specs". I'm in the same sitchy since i live in the middle of nowhere and there's no good music shops within resonable distance besides a handful of guitar stores.

...bringing sexy back
Member
Since: Jul 01, 2002


Aug 19, 2003 06:08 am

most decent shops should have some kinda 14 day return policy or something...give you a chance to have a play and return the goods if you dont get on with them...

Member
Since: Aug 01, 2003


Aug 19, 2003 03:09 pm

right on i will search around and perhaps i'll find a good deal i'll let you know how it all come out

Member
Since: Aug 01, 2003


Aug 29, 2003 09:52 am

still nothin yet i'm a broke person

sloppy dice, drinks twice
Member
Since: Aug 05, 2003


Aug 29, 2003 10:17 am

One cheaper way to do this would be to download a free multitracking recorder, like Cool Edit(available on Syntrillium's site), and then use your standard sound card to take a single stereo input. Route your sound through a mixer (like the inexpensive Behringer MX602a or its other variations, MX802a or whatever) so you can accept and balance signals from your drums, bass, gtr, keys, whatever, into your stereo feed. You won't get to record mutliple sources simultaneously onto their own individual tracks, but you can make a decent live recording and then add other tracks. This would keep your cost down. In my little home studio I record one track at a time, running all my sound through my mixer into the sound card's input through a single stereo jack - sounds pretty clean to my ears, for the price. So it's up to you, go with an expensive multitrack sound card or just run your jams into a single input and track over it. It all depends on what you need.

Contributor
Since: Sep 09, 2002


Sep 05, 2003 05:34 pm

cool edit's free?

a.k.a. Porp & Mr. Muffins
Member
Since: Oct 09, 2002


Sep 05, 2003 07:57 pm

Perhaps he's referring to the Demo version, because I went there, and $299 isn't really what I'd call free :)

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