Your Recording Rigs?

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  1. doveman

    doveman Member

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    I'll start off the first topic ... then we can begin to dig into details.  I'll start off repeating from the first post.

    If those of use who do record ... describe your recording rig:

    Guitar > Amp > Speaker > SM57 > Fender Acoustasonic Amp (as mic pre-amp)> PC (with added M-Audio 24/96 Sound Card & MultiTrackStudio Software)

    Anyone else?
     
  2. spacefuzz

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    Guitar > M-Audio Fast Track Pro (USB preamp) > PC > Amplitube 2 (Amp/Cab/FX modeler software) > Guitar Tracks Pro 3

    have yet to try micing an amp with this setup, but since theres just 3 things, I can easily drag it all over the house or to the rehearsal space. :)
     
  3. madguitarsolo

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    Guitar > Amp > SM57 > Tascam 2488 MKii > Possibly Cubase

    I need more gear like mics and headphones, but that's what I'm using so far.
     
  4. MatrixClaw

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    The rig my bass player uses to record guitar/bass is:

    Guitar > Amp > SM57 > Condeser > EQ > Sonic Maximizer > PC > Cubase

    he can also record drums as he has all the mics for it, which just skips the amp process :p

    I myself use:

    Guitar > Amp > SM57 > Korg D3200 > PC > Cubase
     
  5. TheOwl

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    The Core of My System:

    Windows XP PC with 2 Gigs of RAM, 80 Gig HD (internal), 250 Gig external HD (Western Digital) for VST Instruments & Effects, 500 Gig External HD (Western Digital) for recording. Running Cubase SE recording software, will be adding Cubase SL. Truckload of VST instruments and effects.

    M-Audio Audiophile 2496 soundcard (MIDI, S-PDIF, Stereo audio in and out)

    Alesis Multi Mix 16-channel mixer

    INSTRUMENTS:

    Epiphone/Gibson G-400 (cherry red)  8)

    Ibanez AEG10NTNG electric classical guitar

    Schecter Stiletto Custom 5-string fretted bass

    Casio WK-3200 keyboard w/ MIDI

    E-mu B-3 organ MIDI module

    Yamaha Magic Stomp effects processor

    AMP:

    Traynor YCV-40 1X12 tube amp

    MIC'S

    Shure SM-57 (for guitar amp)

    CAD KB-412 (kick drum/bass cab)

    AKG Perception 100 Cardoid Condenser (Large Diaphragm)

    Set of APEX Electronics condensers, 2 small diaphragm condensers (drum overheads mainly), 1 Medium Diaphragm cardoid and one Large Diaphragm (switchable patterns).

    MISC:

    Samson C- Cue 8  headphone amp

    Audio Technica ATHM 40 headphones


    TO BE ADDED:

    Garritan Jazz/Big Band sample library

    Izotope Mastering Plug-Ins

    G-Force M-Tron (Mellotron VST plug-in)
     
  6. swlabr67

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    Guitar--> Pedals--> Amp--> SM57 in front and one to get the back of the cab.-->Tascam DP-01fx-->Sound Forge 6.0 for editing

    pretty simple.
     
  7. SG dan

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    guitar>EFX>amp>PC mic :cry: >PC>AUDACITY

    it sucks. I know. yes yes i know.

    Recording is something ive always wanted to get into but ive never had the know how, the money, or the space to do it.
     
  8. HedZeppelin

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    Guitar > Pedals > Marshall MGCD-15 > Behringer Mixer > Fostex MR-8
    digital recorder with onboard effects > Convert to WAV file > Upload to computer > Burn CD

    Casio keyboard (For Bass, Piano, organ, etc) > Behringer Mixer > Fostex MR-8

    I just do homeboy stuff. Nothing fancy, it's too much work.
     
  9. stuugi

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    SG ->Tascam 122->Apple Imac 20" Core 2 Duo ->Garageband ->Guitar Rig 2.0 AU plugin ->Garageband

    OR

    SG ->Amp -> Line out to Tascam 122 ->See above

    OR

    SG ->Amp -> Audio Technica Dynamic mic ->Tascam 122 ->See above
     
  10. Pickngrin

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    I use my "all purpose" gear set up, with a very economical but very nice quality recording program (N-Track Studio $55.00) and the basic family computer.

    Guitar, >GT-6> Stereo PA system> PA system's "record out">Standard PC Soundcard. I use N-Track studio software.

    Vocals and other instruments I use SM57>PA system..etc same as guitar.
     
  11. SG John

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    Before last Saturday my rig for home recording was:

    Electric guitar--> Amp --> SM57 or Condenser Mic -->
    or Dobro/Acoustic guitar --> condenser mic-->

    into some rack gear(Delay, compressor, etc)

    into-->

    Tascam Portastudio 42 mark II --> sometimes more rack gear --> Sony Cassette deck

    Or if I'm recording something with the band that may actually get released:
    Learn the songs to play them well in a couple of takes --> Recording Studio(16 or 24 track on 1 or 2 inch tape) --> to mastering ---> duplication.


    As of last Saturday:
    I bought a M-Audio Fast Track Pro interface and software along with some studio monitors to hook up to the computer. After I learn how to use it, it will be this set up:

    Electric guitars --> Pedals --> Vox Pathfinder --> Mic(Whatever I'm in the mood for)

    or

    Acoustic/Dobro --> condenser mic

    and/or

    Bass -->

    into -->

    M-Audio interface --> computer


    I still consider home recording just that. I would never try to release something that I am trying to sell that was not professionally recorded. I've dealt with a lot of DIY stuff, and have rarely been slightly more than underwhelmed. It is an awesome tool for songwriting and I am glad to finally get up to the late twentieth century as far as technology is concerned. I would still record to 2 inch tape if given the chance. Nothing sounds as good. And I also believe that a recording engineer/producer is a must. You should always have a set of objective ears in the studio manning the board.
     
  12. antichef

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    currently:

    SG -> Amp -> Audix I5 or Shure Beta 57A microphone -> MOTU Traveler audio interface -> mac/logic express software

    or:

    SG -> Vox Tonelab SE -> analog in to MOTU Traveler -> mac/logic express

    or if I'm really lazy:

    SG -> MOTU Traveler -> mac/logic express

    oh, and recently:

    Alvarez bass -> Rolls Red Square DI -> MOTU Traveler -> mac/logic express (briefly makes me feel like a real bass player, if I'm alone)
     
  13. retaliator

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    There's a lot to be said for home recording. If you mix in the punk/skin circles that I do, you could probably release some proper stuff with the aid of some expert from entire home equipment. The days of massive studios are numbered, mark my words! :D :coolsmiley:
     
  14. Raging Taco

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    its true man. big studios aren't needed anymore. check out what me and my band did with cubase and some behringer mics. lol

    www.myspace.com/singedrock
     
  15. HedZeppelin

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    I've had great success with this...and it was very affordable...Fostex MR8.
    MAIN FEATURES

    8 tracks recording & playback
    128MB CF Included!
    No menus to navigate; Knob/Button for each function
    Full Timecode Capability Inc. 30df and Jam Sync.
    On-Board Effects
    - Reverbs
    - Delays
    - Guitar FX
    - Amp Simulator
    - Mic Simulator
    - Mastering
    USB Port
    - .WAV import/export
    - Archiving
    - CD Burning
    2 XLR Mic Inputs
    2 Guitar Inputs
    S/PDIF Digital Output
    Built-In Microphone


    [​IMG]
     
  16. snodly

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    Currently I'm running The guitar from my Line 6 into the Mic port and I was recording on Goldwave. Prolly gonna start the upgrade on the equipment (definitely room for improvement). I think I'm gonna give Audacity a try...heard all the hype and thought I'd check it out.
     
  17. Ry-Guy

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    I just started building a home studio a few weeks ago. So far I have an RTA Creation Station desk with KRK Limited Edition Rokit6CL monitors, a Furman PLII Plus pwr conditioner. 5 Sennheiser E835 mics. the MXL 990/991 condenser mic pack.

    I placed the order though Digidesign last Friday for my Digi003 rack (should get here in a week or two), Running Pro Tools LE 7.4

    So I am looking to trade one or two of my Sennheiser mics for one or two SM57's. I also need a better all around condenser mic and I need to build a custom PC for the pro tools rig.. but thats all in good time =)

    **Update**

    I have my Digi003 rack and I have a 49 key midi controller. as for mics I now have the MXL 990/991 pack, an AKG Perception 200, and a CAD C400S.

    Next I am working on getting a to of auralex foam to put on the walls and still looking to trade the E835s for some other dynamic mics... Its comin along though!
     
  18. 8-ball

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    Git (or vocal or whatever)>Amp>SM57/58>homemade pre-amp>Griffin iMic>Apple Mac w. GarageBand.
     
  19. SG John

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    Now that I've finally done something successful as far as home recording goes, this is what I'm using...

    Starting with the usual stuff:
    guitar
    pedals
    Fender Deluxe Reverb or Vox Pathfinder
    SM57
    and a bunch of cables

    The SM57 gets plugged into an M-Audio Fast Track Pro.

    Into both my PC and laptop, I have Audacity(for recording with MP3 backing tracks) or Ableton Live 5 loaded. I set them up in my laptop to bring to practice, and hopefully record new songs that we are trying to flush out.

    I'm finally starting to catch up to the 21st century. ;)
     
  20. oldrockfan

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    any mix and match of amps/pedals into a tascam 8 track with hard drive. Now for live video stuff to load to youtube, etc. we just use my canon S3 which actually records in stereo and has adjustable mic stereo mic level. Not great but works for now.
     

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