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Home Recording
#11
yea but the LDC window is very small so there are a lot of menus/sub menus to go through etc. Plus a lot of the buttons have multiple functions which can be a little confusing. Again it has limited storage, although its not a problem if i just have one project on the go at once.

Garageband lets you 'view' the whole song and makes it much easier to change small parts, punch in/out etc etc as well as cut/paste fade and adjust any effects at all points on the recording, also fade in additional tracks etc etc
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#12
of course all this will come to a grinding halt once the trails dry out!
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#13
[quote author=]yea but the LDC window is very small so there are a lot of menus/sub menus to go through etc. Plus a lot of the buttons have multiple functions which can be a little confusing. Again it has limited storage, although its not a problem if i just have one project on the go at once.

Garageband lets you 'view' the whole song and makes it much easier to change small parts, punch in/out etc etc as well as cut/paste fade and adjust any effects at all points on the recording.[/quote]

Yeah, so surely you're just copying the audio off the recorder onto PC, cleaning them, then mixing them into a single track? I don't see why you want to record vox to PC direct when you can just transfer the raw audio to PC and it would be as if you recorded it direct to PC.
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#14
im pretty sure the MAC will give me better results, although I wont know until i try. Plus its easier to monitor recording levels and add compression, and as you can 'see' the song you can also remove extraneous noise more easily, which can be a real problem when trying to record at home. One of the songs was very quiet and I was unable to do anything more with it with the multi-tracker, was pretty easy to give it a boost in garageband.

Ive only just started playing with garageband so I dont know its limitations yet, it may or may not turn out to be any good.
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#15
You need one of these: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.shure.com/americas/products/microphones/sm/sm86-vocal-microphone">http://www.shure.com/americas/products/ ... microphone</a><!-- m -->
With one of these: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.shure.com/americas/products/accessories/microphone-accessories/problem-solvers/x2u-xlr-to-usb-signal-adapter">http://www.shure.com/americas/products/ ... al-adapter</a><!-- m -->
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#16
apparently USB convertors dont do a good job, so i would ned a preamp that converts analogue signals to digital, plus provide phantom power for the mic, a firewire interface I think they are called which would cost around £200 for a good one, plus the mic.

The SM86 is a vocal mic which wouldnt be any good really. The SM57 would be a better choice especially for instruments, although I have had one in the past and found it a bit bright when it came to vocals. So perhaps both?

Trouble is like anything it starts to get expensive!

The yeti direct into garageband seems to give pretty good results and is much simpler and cheaper, see what you think....... <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0VMPFsAXRk">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0VMPFsAXRk</a><!-- m -->

They do 2 mics a 16bit and a 24bit the difference being a 'mere' £100!

the one in the vid is 16bit which sounds plenty good enough for me i think, and I dont really know what the difference would be as 16bit means nothing to me.

Trouble is I really dont know enough about computers and the associated bits and pieces to know what stuff I need and what is or isnt compatible, or anything about sound cards etc etc. Needs to be plug and play whilst I decide if I want to educate myself a little.
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#17
[quote=&quot;]of course all this will come to a grinding halt once the trails dry out![/quote&quot;]
Big Grin
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