Recording Purchase Help PLEASE!

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Member Since: Sep 08, 2005

Hello,
I am new to home recording but am making on making a large purchase to get me started! I am buying a boss br-864 8-tracks , a set of 7 drum mics and all the caples ect i need.
I was also planning on buying a Behringer Eurorack UB1222FX-PRO Mixer but i am not sure if it will fit the purpose for which I want it so could you tell me if it does. as the br-864 does not have 7 inputs I was planning on hooking the 7 mics up to the mixer and connecting the mixer to the br-864. Will this work?
I would greatly appreciate you help.
Thanks,

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Administrator
Since: Apr 03, 2002


Sep 08, 2005 09:18 am

Welcome to HRC.

Well, if ti will work or not depends. If you want to keep all of the mic on their own track for later processing and mixing, then that gear won't work at all, not either of them. However, if you want to use the mixer to mix them down to a two track, stereo mix and record those two tracks (left and right of the stereo mix) then that gear will work just fine.

I dare say, however, if you have a decent PC you could likely spend as much, maybe less and get a better setup recording on your computer...again, depending on your goals.

Member
Since: Sep 08, 2005


Sep 08, 2005 10:11 am

well i was planning on using the mixer to get my drum sound right and only using the 8-track to adjust volumes. the unfortunate thing with that 8-track is that you cannt mix you tracks individually.
Does anyone reccomend any other decent 8-tracks (without a cd burner, i have no use for one coz i have one on my pc). The boss br-864 is no longer in production and i can only find them on e-bay.

Member
Since: Sep 08, 2005


Sep 08, 2005 10:14 am

oh one more thing,
am i better of buying 7 or 5 drums mics? is there really need for 7 mics or would the tom mics in the 5 mike set pics enough cymbals?

Administrator
Since: Apr 03, 2002


Sep 08, 2005 10:18 am

personally, I think 5 would be plenty if it's a standard kit...cymbals usually bleed into everything.

As far as recorders, there are too many to mention.

Member
Since: Sep 08, 2005


Sep 08, 2005 10:31 am

could you mentio a small few please? I dont mean to annoy you but site always say their probuct is the best! Im am thinking about recorders such as:
Fostex MR8HD 8-Track Digital Recorder with 40GB Hard Drive
Fostex MR-8 8-Track Digital Recorder
TASCAM DP-01 Digital 8-Track Portastudio

Anyone heard of t-bone drum mics?
Sorry if i seem like an idiot but I dont want to waste my money and I am only just getting into home recording properly!

Pinnipedal Czar (: 3=
Member
Since: Apr 11, 2004


Sep 08, 2005 11:24 am

If you're bent on not using a computer to record, I'd have to suggest this puppy :

service.bfast.com/bfast/c...mp;bfmtype=gear

It'll give you a little room to grow, and I've heard alot of good things about it . It'll record all your drums at once, and leave room for sterio-tracked guitars, and vox .


Administrator
Since: Apr 03, 2002


Sep 08, 2005 11:31 am

service.bfast.com/bfast/c...mp;bfmtype=gear is another fine option as well.

Member
Since: Sep 08, 2005


Sep 08, 2005 11:39 am

it not that im bent on not using a computer but i dont know what to get to record using my computer.
If i was to record using my computer what should i buy? (just a kinda rough idea) thanks for the help!

Administrator
Since: Apr 03, 2002


Sep 08, 2005 11:45 am

The FAQ's would be a good thing to give a quick browse if you are considering going the PC route...if you have a decent PC, half the battle is won...

homerecordingconnection.com/faq.php

the majority of people here (and I dare say home studios in general) is moving more and more toward computer based.

Member
Since: Sep 08, 2005


Sep 08, 2005 12:00 pm

thanks for the help.
so im guessing the mics+ mixer are a must have and the rest is down to choice?

Member
Since: Sep 08, 2005


Sep 08, 2005 12:04 pm

just noticed the first question in the F.A.Q
what im looking for in an 8-track:
something within my budget of $400 (i know!)
I plan to record all types of music (death metal to jazz)
Im using many different instruments

Pinnipedal Czar (: 3=
Member
Since: Apr 11, 2004


Sep 08, 2005 12:26 pm

I was pretty apprehensive about the whole computer-based approach, I didn't even have a computer to start with . My co-writer talked me out of buying a portable DAW, and I'm very glad he was able to... it really is THAT much better . No itty-bitty screen to squint at, vast amounts of free plugins to help with getting a good sound, not to mention being able to see what you're recording, which is priceless . All it took was a little extra patients, and $$ that was well worth it . Stick around, do some research, take your time figurin' out whats right for your own situation, but deffinately do not rule out a computer based system... if I could build one, anyone could . With a budget of 400$, and a computer already complete, it is a viable option, for sure .

Pinnipedal Czar (: 3=
Member
Since: Apr 11, 2004


Sep 08, 2005 12:31 pm

What are the specs on your compy ?

Administrator
Since: Apr 03, 2002


Sep 08, 2005 12:34 pm

actually, depending on the sound card you choose, a mixer is optional.

Member
Since: Sep 08, 2005


Sep 08, 2005 12:36 pm

not too sure to be honest! i know its got 700mb of ram anyway.
I was thinking of buying qubase. its costs $100 so it isnt bad at all. what exactaly would i need to run qubase (gear wize i mean)
thanks for all the help guys, you have saved me throwing my money down the drain!

Pinnipedal Czar (: 3=
Member
Since: Apr 11, 2004


Sep 08, 2005 12:38 pm

There's a few soundcards out that actually come with a free version of that particular program .

Administrator
Since: Apr 03, 2002


Sep 08, 2005 12:47 pm

Actually, it's "Cubase", and with almost any sound card, some sort of software comes with it.

Some sound cards have preamps built in, so mixers are not always needed.

Pinnipedal Czar (: 3=
Member
Since: Apr 11, 2004


Sep 08, 2005 12:53 pm

Like so...

www.musiciansfriend.com/s...ase_pid/701340/

... I'm not sure if it's Cubase, but this may work... depends on your compy .

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