Simply? What should I use

Discussion in 'Recording Gear and Equipment [BG]' started by DJ2ZO, Oct 7, 2001.

  1. DJ2ZO


    Mar 19, 2001
    I never really took time out to find recording eq, so I'm completely new to this. My friend recorded an EP of his own work using only MIDI's off his pc and a regular microphone, he gave a copy of his cd and it was really good, and I told him I'd lay out a bass line for it.
    I sat down, studied it and wrote out a good piece that fits the music, but now I need to find a way to record my lines onto his cd.

    So basically, I want to put my bass line on his songs, but I don't know how.

    PLEASE HELP! What should I buy? What brand name? What do I need to know?:confused:
  2. there are many ways you can go about doing this. You can go though the fallowing...

    -Analoge Recording, simple bare bones, lowest form of technology, its been around forever, you buy a 4 track, plug into it, hit record. Its really THAT simple. -- down sides?--- Its analoge, meaning not super high quality by any means, a little harder to que things up dirrectly when blending different things together.

    -Digital recording

    There are two different types that you could do...

    Computer- You buy a good soundcard, buy a mixer, and a good multi track recording program (i.e protools, Cakewalk, Acid) but you can always find demo versions for free.

    Digital Multi track- Its basicly got a mixer, and recorder built into one. Same concept as Analoge, but obviously its digital, so its gonna be better quality, and no sound deteriation from wear on a tape... since... well, there are no tapes.

    As for how to add your bass tracks to the other guys music, you should get a hold of his master tracks (basicly what he did up untill he burned it to cd), and then throw your bass track into that. Then mix everything out. This is just one of many ways you could go.

    I'll basicly say a TON more when i find out how much you want to spend.

    One last question, if you're doing all of this just for the guys song, why dont you just use what he used to record your bass. That would be easyest.
  3. DJ2ZO


    Mar 19, 2001
    Well, I'm too young to drive and very lazy. The equipment he used was very simple, not of the best sound quality though but it sounds ok. This isn't really just for 1 song, its actually a whole album, I guess I should have mentioned that. But either way, I would like to buy my own recording equipment for my own personal use too.
  4. once again... how much are you willing to spend? I could list stuff that will cost you $100, $500, $1,000, $5,000, or better yet, free. You've gotta tell me though, what kind of quality do you want, and how much you want to spend. otherwise, i'd be wasting my time telling you things you'll never need to know.