Posted on Aug 18, 2005 10:58 am
Member Since: Aug 18, 2005
i belive that everyone heard this story before... there are these young guys that start a band, and it's going quite good. in some time they want to record so that they won't forget their songs with the time passing. it seemed pointless to record on a tape recorder from a single mic, because you don't hear anything anyways besides drums. so they borrow some mics, a power mikser, wisit one members uncle who records his radio auditions in his house, and equip their PC with uncle's Sonar, an borrowed 3 mics from a local music store, toping it with 3 more of their own...
that's how we recorded one track, to see if we can handle the process. there where some hums (i think i'll make a sample to show what i mean) but we just loved it the way it was. each instrument to one track, so we can play with levels and stuff. the only problem is that we recorded the drums on one (i repeat ONE track)on a basic soundcard. and didn't managed to get them right in the first place. the kick drum is kinda' not visible in harder moments. so what we thought was: we need some more equipement, we have to do it better :] we wan't to record the drums in multiple tracks, and still want to do it cheap. i gues that recording 4 track drums will do seperating them into: kick drum, snare and hi-hat, toms, overheads (more on how we micked the drums on the first take, below). i did some reading on the internet, HRC mainly, and came with a list of something like this:
1) MAYA 44USB
2) TASCAM M-208
3) at least 6 mics (i was thinking about some cheap behringers, or shures, nothing fancy for now)
4) build our own monitors :p
A1) i thought about this sound card mainly because it has 4 analog inputs, which if i'm correct will allow us to record 4 tracks in a single take (drums). and i can get one for up to 115$
A2) 8x in, 8x direct out, 4 subgroups with UV meters, out for headphones, and (by words of some) a warm, analog sound. i think that it would match MAYA. and can get them from 100$ to 200$ :]
A3) we did the firs recording on : 2xSM58(snare hi-hat, 1xaudix (for kick drum), 3x cheap shures (tom1, tom2, overhead-one for both ride and crash). came out pretty good. just thought that some cheap behringers or shures might have saved us some money to buy a kick drum dedicated mic. i'm already thinking about four SM57, two small condenser mics, and a Beta 52, but the cash is short :/
A4) found an article about this on HRC, so why not save some money :]
can anyone give us some advice if this set is ok, or what someone would change here. thanks!
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