Originally Posted by scanner
Gear you need for recording drums etc. to your computer:
1. A bunch of mics (don't forget stands and XLR cables)
2. Mic pre amps (you've got these on your tascam)
3. Direct outs from your mic pres to your recording device (on your tascam too)
4. An Audio Interface (for inputs to your computer)
Digi 002 (8 analogue inputs) + Behringer ADA8000 (another 8 analogue inputs)
5. Recording software
Pro Tools LE
6. A fast enough computer (with a firewire 400 port ..in this case)
The above setup (PT LE/ 002 / ADA8000) will give you a maximum of 16 simultaneous inputs.
Other setups don't have that limitation, but the same principles apply..
mics ... mic pres... audio interface...computer
Something to get you started.
Oh yeah, just for completeness... monitoring
If you're recording whole bands you'll need enough headphones for all players..
and enough headphone amps to give them a couple of different mixes.
The advantage of using your desk is you can send the mixes from there rather than
monitoring through your computer where you come up against the demon "latency".
Thanks man,although i know the basics in theory(mics,pre amps,software)my actual problem is which output i use as direct out for connecting the tascam with the audio interface,i'm a bit confused with the back panel(is it the line in used as a return or this doesn't make sense?i downloaded the manual but can't figure out).Also
1.instead of firewire could i use usb such as an m-audio fast track ultra 8r for example?Is there big a quality differece?
2.i'm not going to use 4 different headphones at the moment,can't afford such thing.The m-audio has 2 headphone channels and it's ok for a start but what equipment think i could use to expand this at the future?
3.For the monitor thing i was thinking buying the mackie mr5 or the m-audio studiophile bx5 for saving saving some money but are they worth their money?
Thanks again and hope my words make sense this time otherwise correct me if i'm wrong.