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home studio

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by styxx119, Mar 20, 2004.

  1. styxx119

    styxx119 New Jack

    Joined: Dec 18, 2003 Messages: 95 Likes Received: 0
    im thinking of settting up a home studio to record my band.. im thinking of using my computer to record everything onto, how can i do this?
  2. Dirty_habiT

    Dirty_habiT Administrator

    Joined: Mar 8, 2001 Messages: 18,136 Likes Received: 82
    w/ ereet juarez d00d
  3. JohnnyLode

    JohnnyLode Member

    Joined: Jun 20, 2003 Messages: 460 Likes Received: 0
    just get pro tools by the mentioned way ;)

    or use musicians friend
  4. styxx119

    styxx119 New Jack

    Joined: Dec 18, 2003 Messages: 95 Likes Received: 0
    whats eeret juarez? im looking on musicians friend now.. i think im gonna get a usb preamp, and im gonna download software. and ill get some sick mics, and one of those all in one pedal deallies... shits gonna be cake
  5. dojafx

    dojafx Member

    Joined: Nov 20, 2001 Messages: 831 Likes Received: 0
    ereet juarez is a loosely knit group of software selling puerto ricans
    get your music software from them
    ask for juan
  6. styxx119

    styxx119 New Jack

    Joined: Dec 18, 2003 Messages: 95 Likes Received: 0
    people named juan smell funny

    DR+DELUSION Member

    Joined: Apr 6, 2004 Messages: 472 Likes Received: 3
    man i thought this was about a home art studio, which i need.
  8. MrChupacabra

    MrChupacabra 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Oct 10, 2001 Messages: 10,940 Likes Received: 683
    My band just completed our demo using only a cheap mic hooked up to my computer and the program Cakewalk. Sure, it could sound better if we had spent the extra cash for studio time, but for a home recorded demo i think it turned out pretty well. The only real downside is we didn't have drum mics, so those didn't turn out as full and distinct as i'd like.
  9. duh-rye-won

    duh-rye-won Member

    Joined: Aug 8, 2001 Messages: 580 Likes Received: 2
    canadians make music?:eek:
  10. 8onus

    8onus Banned

    Joined: Apr 18, 2004 Messages: 1,052 Likes Received: 1
    this is a cheap way to set up a small home studio. i will do one for performing bands and another for hip hop shit.
    i assume you will already have a decent computer(mac or PC)
    Pro Tools is the best but i will list only alternatives because most kids dont want to fork out 450 bucks just for the software and the Mbox

    For Bands:
    Software-cubase, cakewalk, cubasis<-for the extreamly broke(controls suck but works,you can get this free)

    Mics & headphones-a cheap pair of drum mics, and a GOOD condenser mic(AKG NUEMAN)
    this also comes with a good pair of headphones which you need for the vocalist. the rest of the band can just use whatevers around. to connect all of the headphones get some extension chords for em and a few spliters from radioshack and connect them all to the phone out on your interface(look below) or computer(this isn't professional but it works ok)

    Mixer-get something with about 8 channles AND PHANTOM POWER, YOU NEED THIS FOR THE CONDENSER MIC( i recomend the Behringer eurorack ub1204fx, it has a built in FX processor and you can stick all the drums on the last 4 channles together.)

    next: you can hardwire the mixer into the line in (not recomended) but you should buy yourself a USB or firewire interface
    to connect to the mixer. this converts all analong audio to digital, sounds a helluva lot better.
    look at the tascam and M-Audio ones on this page under 200 bucks

    next you connect all the mics and hook your comp up to the mixer, or if you actually bought an interface you connect the mixer to the interface which then is connected to the computer.

    connect all the guitar amps to the mixer and
    the drum mics. record drums first, then guitar and bass (together)(later go back and rerecord them seperatly and then vocals.
    (for more info ask jeeves about "OVERDUBBING")

    for vocals:
    stick that condenser mic in a closet.
    the clothes in the closet should insulate the sound and kill reflections but if you live on the **th floor of an high rise with assholes making tons of noise like me, then you can go to Kmart, buy some some foam bed sofenter rolls and duct tape them to the walls of the closet.

    as far as adding effects to the instuments and vocals. you need to read "modern recording techniqes" buy it at boarders or something.


    Suggested software:

    Sugested Hardware(you dont need)
    Korg triton
    bass guitar
    Akai MPC sampler(you reeeally dont need this...but they are sooo cool)

    get the same mic and interface i mentioned above(the tascam one has phantom power i dont know about the other one.)
    you can hook you turntable mixer up to this too.

    Fuck around with the software and shit make loops in reason, FL Studio or with your hard ware and render them as wave files. open up Acid, drag em in, and arang and edit acordingly.
    the cool thing about acid is that its not TOO bad for recording vocals as well (as long as the MC dosn't fuck up all the time) i recorded my MCs on Acid for a long ass time and we made some good music. but you should probally render your final product from acid as a wave and stick it on cakewalk or cubase or something to record the vocal with it.

    the good thing about reason, FL studio and acid is they are easy to use and come with tutorial files so you can see how songs are made.

    after you got that the hard part is up to you,... making a good track.


    good luck
  11. PalestineOne

    PalestineOne Senior Member

    Joined: Mar 25, 2004 Messages: 1,177 Likes Received: 0
    I should write a joke that starts out like

    why does every white guy think he can make a good band and every black guy think he can rap good?
  12. 8onus

    8onus Banned

    Joined: Apr 18, 2004 Messages: 1,052 Likes Received: 1
    naw dude, when i first started producing. there were tons of white kids coming up to me for hand outs. still are, most are fakers, posers. the good ones dont try to be someone they're not but they are few and faw between. they're attitude is like "help me out, let me get in there and record, you're one of my people" oooh, okay, so NOW you want to be white.
  13. (no subject)

    (no subject) Junior Member

    Joined: Apr 7, 2004 Messages: 127 Likes Received: 0
    Not all of them, just the ones affiliated with Rush.
  14. gfreshsushi

    gfreshsushi Senior Member

    Joined: Sep 21, 2003 Messages: 2,244 Likes Received: 1
    whatever happened to a mic plugged into a twenty dollar boombox from radio shack in the middle of the garage?

    y'all are too complicated.

    of course, my band recorded our demo directly into some weird gizmo that our bass player has and he did a bunch of stuff to it on the computer, so whatever.
  15. Brewster Baker

    Brewster Baker 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Sep 11, 2003 Messages: 13,024 Likes Received: 536