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Re: Setting up your PC for Recording
« Reply #575 on: July 29, 2010, 11:20:39 PM »
An Imac can be good enough for your specs above. 8 input simultaneous recording won't require too much hardware power. Specs of current Imac models (e.g. IntelCore I3 - 4gb RAM) are powerful enough for multitrack recording. Ableton works well with Macs.

Just get a compatible interface and your good to go.

thanks for the reply.

I'm currently using Line6 Toneport Ux8
I just wanna make sure if will i'll be to avoid issues like latency, clicks or drops?
I dont use so much plug-ins though..

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Re: Setting up your PC for Recording
« Reply #576 on: July 29, 2010, 11:52:20 PM »
thanks for the reply.

I'm currently using Line6 Toneport Ux8
I just wanna make sure if will i'll be to avoid issues like latency, clicks or drops?
I dont use so much plug-ins though..


Toneport has good latency adjustment settings. The I-3 with a 3GHz processor with 4Gb DDR3 RAM seems more than enough for the hardware requirements. If ever there is a noticeable latency observed in the setup, adjusting buffers and sampling rate can be done to solve this. This can be done in the Hardware settings of the interface or within the DAW.  :-)
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Re: Setting up your PC for Recording
« Reply #577 on: August 01, 2010, 09:35:25 PM »
Mga sir Im planning to buy a Berhinger FCA 202...What do you think ok po ba ito?

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Re: Setting up your PC for Recording
« Reply #578 on: August 02, 2010, 10:32:47 AM »
Mga sir Im planning to buy a Berhinger FCA 202...What do you think ok po ba ito?

It's good for starters although I believe some people have had issues with latency.
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« Reply #579 on: August 02, 2010, 10:43:36 AM »
behringer xenyx1202 -> uca202 -> computer

is this a decent setup for home/garage recording?
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« Reply #580 on: August 02, 2010, 11:08:21 AM »
behringer xenyx1202 -> uca202 -> computer

is this a decent setup for home/garage recording?

Well, yes, although you are limited to stereo/2-channel recording with this setup.
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Re: Setting up your PC for Recording
« Reply #581 on: August 05, 2010, 03:30:44 AM »
sir kitc

pede ba onboard sound card gamitin pag mag record
tapos computer mic then speakers with headphone?

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« Reply #582 on: August 05, 2010, 03:38:07 PM »
pede ba onboard sound card gamitin pag mag record
tapos computer mic then speakers with headphone?

Yes, but be aware that sound quality may not be the best. You are also limited to line in plus the mic in for inputs... not recommended if you plan on plugging in your guitar.
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Re: Setting up your PC for Recording
« Reply #583 on: August 06, 2010, 04:33:03 AM »
Yes, but be aware that sound quality may not be the best. You are also limited to line in plus the mic in for inputs... not recommended if you plan on plugging in your guitar.

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Re: Setting up your PC for Recording
« Reply #584 on: August 06, 2010, 05:42:46 PM »
hi sirs and maams :) tanong ko lang kung ok ba ung m-audio delta 1010lt?
gusto ko po sana kasi malinis ung tunog tsaka ok ung quality.

at ano po ung specs ng pc pag nag assemble ako? balak ko magpaassemble para sa m-audio delta 1010lt.

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« Reply #585 on: August 06, 2010, 11:12:40 PM »
The 1010LT is a pci soundcard and most motherboards today have only 1 or 2 pci slots; choose your mobo wisely. It's a good soundcard but it only accepts RCA line in so you will either require a preamp or mixer if you want to add mics to your setup.
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Re: Setting up your PC for Recording
« Reply #586 on: August 06, 2010, 11:17:48 PM »
thank you for the reply sir :) may masusuggest ba kayo na ibang ok na audio interface(yun ba tawag dun?)

budget ko pala 200$ sa musicians friend ako tumitingin :D

ano po pala sasabihin ko sa mag a-assemble para sa ganitong sound card (m-audio 1010lt)?
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« Reply #587 on: August 06, 2010, 11:25:53 PM »
If you need multiple inputs, then the 1010LT is good for you. Try to judge how and what you will record. For ex., will you record a guitar? Then maybe something like a Line6 UX1 or UX2 is more suited for you. If you will record a band setup or drums, then you definitely need 4 or more inputs. Design your decision (and your computer and gear) around the software you will use. If you want Pro Tools compatibility, then something like M-audio, Digidesign, or even Mackie, will fill your needs.
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Re: Setting up your PC for Recording
« Reply #588 on: August 06, 2010, 11:32:58 PM »
kakabasa ko lang po ng reviews nakita ko may mga negative reviews ung line 6 ux2.
tinry ko basahin mga reviews ng line6 ux1 wala negative kaya baka mag ux1 nalang ako para sure?
eto ung plano ko para sa home studio sir

record ng guitar/bass
record ng midi (pwede po ba to sa ux1?)
record ng vocals (nabasa ko po na di to pwede sa ux1 kasi walang phantom power, ano po kailangan ko para dito? mixer?)
record ng drums pero electronic drums (pwede din po ba to sa ux1? kung hindi, ok lang program na lang muna ng drums)

mga genre: metal, electronica and acoustic

software: cubase or sonar

pang sariling gamit at home studio lang, pero gusto ko ok na demo :D

thank you po ulit!!
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Re: Setting up your PC for Recording
« Reply #589 on: August 09, 2010, 10:16:14 AM »
kakabasa ko lang po ng reviews nakita ko may mga negative reviews ung line 6 ux2.
tinry ko basahin mga reviews ng line6 ux1 wala negative kaya baka mag ux1 nalang ako para sure?

I dunno... some of the 'problems' I've been reading seem to point to user error.

The UX1 should be sufficient for your needs.
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Re: Setting up your PC for Recording
« Reply #590 on: August 11, 2010, 08:13:18 PM »
Good day mga sir!

binasa ko na po yung buong thread pero wala po akong nakitang explanation para ma solve yung problem ko.

inquiry about guitar>effect>pc sound.

tanong ko lang po bakit sa LEFT speaker lang po natunog yung gitara kapag sinasaksak ko siya sa line-in ng pc?

may paraan ba po para mapatunog ko yung gitara sa left and right satellite ng speaker?

set up is:

Guitar > Effect (zoom g1x next) > line-in

I'm using a Stereo converter type jack like this one



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Re: Setting up your PC for Recording
« Reply #591 on: August 11, 2010, 11:11:53 PM »
Saang output sa G1xNext nyo kinabit yung sir? Sa headphones output ba?

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Re: Setting up your PC for Recording
« Reply #592 on: August 12, 2010, 12:55:34 AM »
^ yes sir sa headphones/line-out ng g1xn po

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Re: Setting up your PC for Recording
« Reply #593 on: August 12, 2010, 01:32:46 PM »
Try nyo ikabit sa mic-in sir.

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« Reply #594 on: August 12, 2010, 02:37:14 PM »
tanong ko lang po bakit sa LEFT speaker lang po natunog yung gitara kapag sinasaksak ko siya sa line-in ng pc?

Check the headphone output on the G1X by really inserting a headphone. If you hear only the left channel, either the particular effect setting is mono and panned hard left, or the right channel is busted if all effect setting exhibit left channel operation only.

Another explanation for the 'left-channel only' syndrome is that you're using a mono guitar cable from the G1X connected to a stereo 1/4" to 1/8" converter plug going into the pc's line in. Do not connect from a device's headphone out/line outputs into the mic in of the computer.
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Re: Setting up your PC for Recording
« Reply #595 on: August 12, 2010, 08:13:13 PM »
Try nyo ikabit sa mic-in sir.

salamat sa idea pero hindi po ata ito recommended

Another explanation for the 'left-channel only' syndrome is that you're using a mono guitar cable from the G1X connected to a stereo 1/4" to 1/8" converter plug going into the pc's line in. Do not connect from a device's headphone out/line outputs into the mic in of the computer.

yes I'm using a mono guitar cable, if I get my hands on a stereo type guitar cable I'll test it right away.
Check the headphone output on the G1X by really inserting a headphone....

will do sir once I get my hands on a 1/8 to 1/4 converter

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thanks for all your inputs, I will update my situation soon

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« Reply #596 on: August 12, 2010, 09:01:19 PM »
Check the headphone output on the G1X by really inserting a headphone. If you hear only the left channel, either the particular effect setting is mono and panned hard left, or the right channel is busted if all effect setting exhibit left channel operation only.

Another explanation for the 'left-channel only' syndrome is that you're using a mono guitar cable from the G1X connected to a stereo 1/4" to 1/8" converter plug going into the pc's line in. Do not connect from a device's headphone out/line outputs into the mic in of the computer.
Eto sir from the expert na!! :-D

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Re: Setting up your PC for Recording
« Reply #597 on: August 19, 2010, 08:38:57 PM »
25 pages of good read!!! keep it comin'!! :evil:
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Re: Setting up your PC for Recording
« Reply #598 on: August 26, 2010, 12:27:36 PM »
hi experts, especially to Mr.KitC.

First of all Thanks for the advices when I started out venturing into home recording. This forum really helped me a lot about the basics and all.

I'm a guitar-oriented recording homeboy.
As all of my time & effort were going well, so far, with recording & doing sample tracks with guitars & midi drums & bass.

Finally, the vocals.
It was not so easy as i thought it would be.
I'm having trouble, getting a steady vocal sound. Even though singing in the steady range with the mic.

Here's my vocal setup:
SM58 -> EMU0404(usb2.0) -> pc

I've back-read this thread to see if i missed anything. Mic-preamp maybe.
But, the EMU0404 has 2 L & R inputs with mic preamps (as indicated in its specs)

So now, since i have what it takes (or so i think), what could i be missing in my setup?
or what tweaking do i need, in order to have the good vocal take. Steady that is.

Steady meaning, all the sound are at the optimum level.
What I did to correct the irregularity of the vocal track, was to edit the waveform in audacity.
Still, i'm not so satisfied with the output.

any comments & suggestions would be helpful.

many thanks in advance to all.

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« Reply #599 on: August 26, 2010, 04:03:15 PM »
Good singers have good mic technique. One of the things a singer should try to maintain is a constant distance from the mic, usually 6" to 8" away for most people. What some engineers do is set up a pop filter at the aforementioned distance and instruct the singer to 'kiss' the pop filter; that way, a consistent distance is maintained.

Another quality of a good singer is consistent volume. Moving closer or farther from the mic to maintain a consistent volume is usually the hallmark of a good singer.

Finally, we have compression to even out the peaks. This is a technique not easily learned. Sometimes, very light compression/limiting is applied during recording to catch and tame peaks, while more compression is applied during mixing.
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