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Recording Gear and Equipment FAQ

Discussion in 'Recording Gear and Equipment [BG]' started by MKS, Dec 9, 2003.


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  1. Here's a list of links that may answer FAQ's:

    Basic computer recording newbie questions:
    1/ "What do I need to be able to record my bass on my computer?"
    http://www.computermusic.co.uk/basics/basics.asp
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=95531.
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=42159
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=175803
    2/ "What does latency/ASIO/WDM/MIDI mean?"
    http://www.computermusic.co.uk/basics/jargon.asp
    3/ "How do I convert CD/WAV to MP3?"
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=84947&highlight=convert
    4/ "How do I convert MIDI to WAV?"
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=23305&highlight=convert
    5/ "How do I record my minidisc / walkman audio to my PC?"
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=77596
    6/ "Can I really use Pro Tools Free and get pro quality?"
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=53293&highlight=PTFree
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=45863&highlight=PTFree
    7/ "Why do people always criticise Creative Soundblaster soundcards?"
    http://sound-on-sound2.infopop.net/2/OpenTopic?a=tpc&s=215094572&f=514099644&m=7963012837
    8/ "What's the best software based drum machine?"
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=73555&highlight=drum+loops
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=41380&highlight=drum+loops
    9/ "Dude, I have like no cash and I need to record my band for a demo. How do I get really great results?"
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=163951

    For slightly more experienced folks:
    1/ "How do I prepare for recording (2nd post in this thread contains many links)?"
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=78500&highlight=record
    2/ Using minidisc for live recording, which one and how to (search results for different spellings) :
    http://www.minidisc.org/
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=47461&highlight=minidisc
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/searc...d=805414&sortby=lastpost&sortorder=descending
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/searc...d=805416&sortby=lastpost&sortorder=descending
    3/ "Which mic should I be using?"
    http://homerecording.com/bbs/showthread.php?threadid=27030
    4/ There is no number 4.
    5/ "Which headphones?"
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=103350&highlight=studio
    6/ Advice for starting a small home studio
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=68919&highlight=portastudio
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=86887&highlight=DAW
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=103614
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=68919
    http://home.earthlink.net/~rongonz/home_rec/home.html
    7/ Comments on various DAW standalone recorders
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=51468&highlight=DAW
    8/ Soundproofing for studios
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=77268
    http://www.acoustics101.com/
    9/ Mastering using common sequencing and editing software
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=155256

    General websites with cool information:
    http://sound-on-sound2.infopop.net/2/OpenTopic?a=frm&s=215094572&f=514099644
    http://www.computermusic.co.uk/tutorial/tutorialmain.asp
    http://www.blazeaudio.com/howto/
    http://homerecording.com/bbs/
    http://www.recording.org/e-mag/recording_tips.shtml

    Good source of software for audio editting etc.
    http://tucows.easynet.net/mmedia.html

    Neat applications for Palm Pilot handhelds
    http://www.palmgear.com/index.cfm?f...AE98E-81DF-4FE4-B2BBD1CBB91F1AC5&prodID=43133
    http://www.palmgear.com/index.cfm?f...AE98E-81DF-4FE4-B2BBD1CBB91F1AC5&prodID=13549
    http://www.palmgear.com/index.cfm?f...1AE98E-81DF-4FE4-B2BBD1CBB91F1AC5&prodID=1656

    Common software:

    Audio Editors:
    Wavelab
    http://www.steinberg.net/ProductPage_sb.asp?Product_ID=2181&Langue_ID=2
    Sound Forge http://mediasoftware.sonypictures.com/products/soundforgefamily.asp
    Adobe Audtion (previously Cool Edit Pro) http://www.adobe.com/products/audition/main.html
    Audacity (*Freeware*)
    http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

    Sequencers:
    Steinberg Cubase / Cubasis etc.
    http://www.steinberg.net/
    Cakewalk Sonar / Home Studio
    http://www.cakewalk.com/
    Emagic Logic
    http://www.emagic.de/home/news/index.php?lang=EN
    Digidesign Pro Tools
    http://www.digidesign.com/
    Digidesign Pro Tools Free
    http://www.digidesign.com/ptfree/
    Acid
    http://mediasoftware.sonypictures.com/products/acidfamily.asp
    Ableton Live!
    http://www.ableton.com/
    Imageline Fruityloops / FL Studio
    http://www.fruityloops.com/English/frames.html
    FASoft n-Track
    http://www.fasoft.com/

    ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS:
    Thanks to JMX, SMASH, CS, int, moley, Treena Foster, Oysterman and others who have contributed content and ideas for this FAQ. Please feel free to add to this list, or make suggestions.
     
  2. Tim Cole

    Tim Cole

    Jun 12, 2002
    Findlay, Ohio
    Thank you very much for your contribution!
     
  3. odie

    odie Supporting Member

    Ditto!!! That took sometime on your part. Very helpful.
     



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