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Re: Setting up your PC for Recording
« Reply #875 on: February 26, 2012, 06:05:07 PM »
Get a decent condenser mic for vocals and acoustic stuff.  The Shure SM58 is great for live vocals and the SM57 for mic'ing amps.   

MXL990 and AT2020 are nice entry-level condenser mics.  Be aware that the cheap Behringer and Samson models are not true large diaphragm mics.

well thanks for the suggestion on mics i looked for it on the we and it looks great but as of now im focusing to look for a decent interface because  my Tito lend be a mic i dont know what model it is but it is a Behringer so im content to it by now. by the way im eyeing  maudio fast track but i wonder where to get it im thinking to go to Raon and look for is it advisable to buy stuff there?
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Re: Setting up your PC for Recording
« Reply #876 on: February 27, 2012, 09:47:08 AM »
JB is the authorized distributor for M-audio products so I suggest looking there first when scouting for a Fast Track. If anything, you can be assured that the product is pristine and has an assured warranty. JB also has a branch in Raon but I forgot the name.

Its ok to start with dynamics when starting out. At least you don't need phantom power to drive that and dynamics are usually more durable save for the cheap jobs that have plastic bodies and grills. Train your ears first. As you gain experience and a discerning ear, you can step up to condensers and better equipment.
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Re: Setting up your PC for Recording
« Reply #877 on: February 27, 2012, 10:01:43 PM »
Hi guys i saw M-Audio JamLab USB Interface is it good also for vocals? You know im not expecting great output with it but at least a decent one for starting out.

saw this vid also from youtube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubRqbA0S-gA

 on its description it stated that he used Jam Lab to all of his instrument well its sounds pretty good or he has done so much editing with it?
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Re: Setting up your PC for Recording
« Reply #878 on: February 28, 2012, 09:47:26 AM »
The jamlab was created specifically for instrument input only, namely guitars. There is no line input or mic input either, so recording vocals is a no-go with this device.

The recording you hear in youtube has, of course, been polished to some degree. Guitar is too forward in my opinion, but that's just me.
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Re: Setting up your PC for Recording
« Reply #879 on: February 28, 2012, 11:19:20 AM »
Thanks for that Sir Kit!

I almost buy this one    :| maybe i should settle for maudio fast track. im eager to try some recording now im tired of using my headset mic  on recording  then hearing annoying hiss sound :idea:

The nearest place for me to look into of recording equips is Raon so i think i should window shopped first there after school, one of these days!  :drool:
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Re: Setting up your PC for Recording
« Reply #880 on: February 28, 2012, 01:46:01 PM »
me tanong ako sir kit pero basahin ko muna simula sa umpisa itong thead na to baka me nagtanong na e haha  ^-^

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Re: Setting up your PC for Recording
« Reply #881 on: March 02, 2012, 01:22:50 PM »
pasintabi po magtatanong lang, saan pa po ba may available na m-audio delta 1010 pci lt at magkano po kaya ito ngayon?
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« Reply #882 on: March 02, 2012, 01:35:18 PM »
pasintabi po magtatanong lang, saan pa po ba may available na m-audio delta 1010 pci lt at magkano po kaya ito ngayon?

Subukan mo sa JB kung may stocks pa sila, o kaya sa Pro Audio Classifieds.
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Re: Setting up your PC for Recording
« Reply #883 on: March 02, 2012, 01:39:39 PM »
Subukan mo sa JB kung may stocks pa sila, o kaya sa Pro Audio Classifieds.

if ever wala, ano kayang soundcard ang pwedeng ipang substitute dito?
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Re: Setting up your PC for Recording
« Reply #884 on: March 03, 2012, 01:20:36 PM »
if ever wala, ano kayang soundcard ang pwedeng ipang substitute dito?

Depende sa computer mo. Pwede naman mga usb2 na interface tulad ng fast track o focusrite saffire. Ilang inputs ba kelangan mo?

Remember, pci ang 1010LT. Kung bago ang pc mo at walang pci slots, then usb o firewire ang mga option mo. May mga pcie na soundcards pero may kamahalan ang mga yun.
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« Reply #885 on: March 04, 2012, 02:43:57 AM »
Line 6 UX1 vs. M-Audio Fast Track?

they're both USD 149.99
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« Reply #886 on: March 04, 2012, 11:22:18 AM »
If you're primarily guitar oriented, I'd say UX1, but the Fast Track has a mic preamp... let your needs decide.
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Re: Setting up your PC for Recording
« Reply #887 on: March 26, 2012, 08:42:35 AM »
My first audio interface was M-audio Fast track pro, its lowest latency value is 128 and its not usb2, it wasnt stable for my computer even at its lowest 41khz resolution when recording and mixing. I bought my new Roland Quad-capture I like it that I record at 192khz resolution without problems and its usb2. very stable.
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« Reply #888 on: March 30, 2012, 03:44:58 PM »
My first audio interface was M-audio Fast track pro, its lowest latency value is 128 and its not usb2, it wasnt stable for my computer even at its lowest 41khz resolution when recording and mixing. I bought my new Roland Quad-capture I like it that I record at 192khz resolution without problems and its usb2. very stable.

Do you lived here in philippines?If yes!where Did You bought the Roland quad capture??.
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« Reply #889 on: March 30, 2012, 03:48:20 PM »
Sir Kitc!Ask nman about sa Graphics Card na applicable for Computer Rcording! >:D
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« Reply #890 on: March 30, 2012, 03:54:26 PM »
Sir Kitc!Ask nman about sa Graphics Card na applicable for Computer Rcording! >:D

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« Reply #891 on: March 30, 2012, 04:34:15 PM »
 
Do you lived here in philippines?If yes!where Did You bought the Roland quad capture??.
hinde nasa US ako. Using it with sonar 8.5.3 producer , windows 7 64bit  2.8 ghz 8Gb ram.
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Re: Setting up your PC for Recording
« Reply #892 on: March 31, 2012, 01:27:39 AM »
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Re: Setting up your PC for Recording
« Reply #893 on: March 31, 2012, 05:28:53 AM »
Ahm, im not great in music recording ha, but in my knowledge sa PC i think you dont need a high end GPU for recording maybe a decent sound card though.

By the way if your looking for a video card get at least 9500GT of Nvidia or HD4350 of AMD. GPU with the price range of 1k-2k will provide you a good service, unless your into PC gaming you will need a more high end GPU, GTX 460, HD5770 indeed
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Re: Setting up your PC for Recording
« Reply #894 on: March 31, 2012, 05:08:15 PM »
Sir Kitc!Ask nman about sa Graphics Card na applicable for Computer Rcording! >:D

Any will actually do, including onboard graphics, at least sa mga current mobos. Just don't go overboard and buy the latest and greatest since most graphics cards have a sneaky way of trying to get the most cpu cycles they can.
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« Reply #895 on: March 31, 2012, 05:12:25 PM »
By the way if your looking for a video card get at least 9500GT of Nvidia or HD4350 of AMD. GPU with the price range of 1k-2k will provide you a good service, unless your into PC gaming you will need a more high end GPU, GTX 460, HD5770 indeed

I'm actually using a GTS 450, which was good enough for Starcraft. Actually wanted the 5770... Anyway, like I said in the previous post, don't go for the most powerful. Among other things, they can generate a lot of heat so mid-level is usually the way to go, unless you're into rendering video. Always design you're computer according to how you will use it. If for video, then use the best vidcard you can afford. Of course, for audio, cram it with the best audio card you can afford and optimize it accordingly.
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Re: Setting up your PC for Recording
« Reply #896 on: April 01, 2012, 08:13:27 AM »
thanks po sa responses. :wave: yun nga po minsan dahilan eh!Video cards can affect or cause drop outs pag recording! ung current video card ko kce ,yung Driver nia ung pinopoint out ng latencymon(DPC latency checker). updated nman ung drivers. kapag dinisable ko ung driver ng graphics card,bumaba ung rate. anyways tnx po sa advice.try ko po ung suggestion nio.current video card ko po kc Nvidia Geforce 210 1gb ddr3.
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« Reply #897 on: April 01, 2012, 08:56:39 AM »
I'm actually using a GTS 450, which was good enough for Starcraft. Actually wanted the 5770... Anyway, like I said in the previous post, don't go for the most powerful. Among other things, they can generate a lot of heat so mid-level is usually the way to go, unless you're into rendering video. Always design you're computer according to how you will use it. If for video, then use the best vidcard you can afford. Of course, for audio, cram it with the best audio card you can afford and optimize it accordingly.
kamusta nmn po yung video card nio? hinde po ba nakakapekto kpag nagrerecord kayu?
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« Reply #898 on: April 02, 2012, 08:17:56 AM »
It's doing ok, relatively silent as far as vidcards go (and it's audible compared to my previous passive-cooling 2600HD Pro), and given that it has 2 DVI ports, I'm sorely tempted to go dual screen as soon as I can find a way to justify it to the wifey. hehe If I had an lcd tv with HDMI, that would be the next option.

The thing that's giving me trouble now either seems to be my ram or the mobo's memory controller/chipset. Unfortunately, there's no diagnostics for the mobo, although running primetest95 helped me identify a potentially bad stick of ram. Time to go for a 2x2 Gb configuration... sigh.
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« Reply #899 on: April 02, 2012, 09:04:09 AM »
haha!Congrats sa future dual monitor mo sir. By the way. ask ko lng kung ilang watts ung powersupply nio sa CPU nio?hehe tnx sir>
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