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What do I need to record on a pc?

Discussion in 'Recording Gear and Equipment [BG]' started by FunkinA, Dec 7, 2003.

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  1. FunkinA


    Sep 13, 2003
    I want to try home recording on my desktop but I don't know what I need. I have a new computer with two usb inputs. I was wondering what editing software is good for the beginer and what hardware is needed.
  2. Did you have a look through this thread: http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showt...&threadid=95531
    or this thread http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showt...threadid=108235
    or this thread
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=108713 ?

    I've just answered about software on the last thread. What's best for recording software depends on your budget. For free software try Tucows audio editing software. Other software to check out (via demos) is Wavelab, Sound Forge, Cool Edit. Entering these in Google should take you to the right place.

    For hardware, you probably have a soundcard on your PC already which should take a line in signal from your amp or your bass. USB audio interfaces can provide other features (such as more than one input) but they tend to face more problems around latency (gap between what you play and what you hear through the soundcard) than internal soundcards. Other threads in this forum have answered questions about what soundcards are good and which not. Try a search on "soundcards".
  3. Tim Cole

    Tim Cole

    Jun 12, 2002
    Findlay, Ohio
    MKS just compiled a great FAQ, that covers this, and most other questions you will have as a newbie to recording. Please refer to that, thanks!

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