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Member Since: May 02, 2008

Hello all Im getting interested in the audio recording aspect of the music bizz and thought I would reach out to you for advice. I have ZERO experince or knowledge and would love to start getting into recording. What I would like to know is what kind equipment I should be looking at.

What my main goal here is is to just get my foot in the door and start learning what I can on my own. What I would like to do with what knowledge I could gain is start recording for bands that cant really afford expert stuido fees.

I already have drum mics(audix fusion) and of course my lap top. Now what Im looking for is my mixer. One mixer I have been looking at is the edirol m-16dx. It seems to fit my needs(especially with ten mics devoted to my own kit) and my budget. Still I havent really looked anywhere else and dont know what else is out there. Any advice about what I should do would get great.

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Since: May 02, 2008

May 04, 2008 01:16 pm


Since: Apr 03, 2002

May 04, 2008 01:48 pm

Have you read thru any of this site before posting? I ask because there is some good info in the tips section, and some of the most common questions are answered in the FAQ www.homerecordingconnection.com/faq.php

I would suggest you first downscale your goals to suit entry level...or else, be prepared to spend thousands...for instance, if you want to keep all ten drum mics on separate tracks in the recording you'll need a sound card with at least 1o inputs into the PC...and that's only for drums.

Read thru some of the beginner tips and FAQ's to further define exactly what you are looking for.

Czar of Midi
Since: Apr 04, 2002

May 04, 2008 06:40 pm

Yep, give a scan on some of the info as dB stated and then we can get a little more info on exactly what it is you are looking to do.

I will take a look into that mixer as I have never come across it here or anywhere else for that matter. Then I'll post back here whether it would be a good starting point or not.

And as dB stated, let us know if you are looking to record 10 or more tracks at once as that will really effect audio interface choices as well. In that case something like and Alesis i/o 16 or larger might be more along the lines of what you would need to get going.

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