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deek wrote:
subgenius88 wrote: I don't know, a cassette recorder sitting in your room is sounding like a better option with each post:)
One thing that might not be clear is this - if you get an audio interface, that is the soundcard, you don't need anything else.
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subgenius88 wrote:
Garr wrote: when i tried before i have the sound blaster audigy with the live drive which has all kinds of inputs.
That's the problem right there probably...
Uh.. that might have been true back when PC gaming was new. The specs on that Audigy card are fine for music (especially notepad recording as Garr describes), and the latency is very low if you run your buffers right.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sound_Blaster_Audigy

It sounds to me more that he just needs a little background knowledge on digital recording, gain staging, and the like.
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Post by employee »

Hey Garr,
This was done with the quick easy set up I suggested, I know the song sucks but it's an idea I didn't want to forget... . If you want to get song ideas down this IS the best way to go... Maudio and EZ drummer,that's all you need, you already got the POD for your guitars and bass...
Here's a sample...
Really man, that'll hook you up...
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Post by conley »

Garr,

We've all sat down to go to sleep & heard a riff in our head & by morning - it's long forgotten......Damn I hate that!!!

If you are losing ideas & riffs, the best thing to have is a small hand-held recorder at your immediate disposal.....I have a cheap Sony Cassette recorder that has hundreds (maybe thousands) of 15 second riffs & progressions......Plus, I can take it anywhere!!!

Of course, you will still want to re-record the final product, but I've found the hand-held recorder to be the best way to preserve a spontanious idea.
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the hand held digital recorders are pretty cool too. Not the multi-track, but the stereo ones. You can probably even get a good enough sound to record solo acoustic/vocal tunes and upload them to myspace.
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Silencio wrote:
subgenius88 wrote:
Garr wrote: when i tried before i have the sound blaster audigy with the live drive which has all kinds of inputs.
That's the problem right there probably...
Uh.. that might have been true back when PC gaming was new. The specs on that Audigy card are fine for music (especially notepad recording as Garr describes), and the latency is very low if you run your buffers right.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sound_Blaster_Audigy
Hmm... I didn't know they use ASIO now. I still suspect the sound blaster analog-digital converters are not up to snuff for music production, but I don't really know. Obviously, though, I haven't hit the nail on the head in this thread at all. :lol:
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Post by Garr »

Well, perhaps the subject is a bit misleading. I'm not looking for production grade recording. I want to have a situation where I plug my guitar into my Line 6 POD-XT Live, then plug that into something else and it records on my computer. I'd also like to be able to lay down rough vocal tracks.

The idea here is writing/preservation, not production. Think pre-production. :)
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