Ajd1992 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1161 times:
Me and a few friends are pretty much tired of bad, static filled recordings done by MP3 players and dictaphones. So.... how can we record our band without all this static/bad quality? FYI, the genre is punk/rock/alternative.
Ajd1992 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 2, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1145 times:
$40 is about £25... we can't afford that. All of the instruments can be plugged into a mixer without too much hassle, even the drums (they're electric) Looking at mixers, they aren't exactly cheap either. Anybody have any good suggestions for a cheap one with 4/5 inputs?
Dan2002 From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 2055 posts, RR: 5 Reply 3, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1144 times:
I would have to say rent a studio as well. If you want to sound good, most of your options are going to cost you a bit. You could theoretically run the line outs from all of your equipment into a mixer and then send the mixer into the line in on a computer. That should work, but you still need a mixer..
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Bagpiper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 5, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1127 times:
nah, as long as the mics are setup correctly, it shouldn't be a big deal. Now, if you have any sort of monitors or anything in there (headphones are fine, I'm talking about the floor wedges here), then 10x10 is too small.
This looks like a good, cheap way of getting the instrument separation you'll need to get a good recording. Don't record your band "live," have each member lay their part(s) down in separate tracks. This will avoid bleeding into different microphones. You'll find that recording drums requires the greatest capital input, but you might get away with using several vocal mics - it's just that that is far from ideal.
As for order, try to get the rhythm guitar down first, then vocals, so the rest will use this to follow the construct of the tune. Add bass and other guitar or keys. Drums typically last so the drummer can hear the bass line and hear space for fills.
Hopefully with the mixing tool that IFEMaster posted, you'll be able to add reverb, compression and other desired effects to each individual track. Then when the tracks are completed, a final EQ (mastering) is done on the mix to obtain a "master."
LHMARK From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 50 Reply 12, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1101 times:
Castleisland, are you high or do you guys play to a click track? How the hell are the instruments gonna be in time with each other if the drum groove isn't laid down first? You do the drums, with the rhythm guitar in the cans (headphones), and then everyone plays to the drum groove.
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Ajd1992 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 15, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1090 times:
¬_¬ Punk should be high quality, and loud We will branch out into metal or maybe emo at some stage... Anyway, our guitarist has managed to pull a few strings with his dad's friend who owns a recording studio
Bagpiper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 17, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1085 times:
too add to what castleland said;
this might seem like common sense, but a lot of people never think of this:
once you record the first part (guitar most likely), give the next person you record head phones playing the first part.
I've worked with lots of people who are recording, and they never even think of doing that. To me it seems natural, but...
anyways, good luck with the project! make sure you post the results
If you were anywhere near me, I'd let you come to a place I run sound at, and let you record there. We have some nice stuff... Allan and Heath GL2400 32 channel mixer, several CD and DVD recorders, etc. /bragging
Matt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 50 Reply 20, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1072 times:
Well you can do it cheap or you can do it right.
Take your pick. But seriously. If you want some good sound, invest in some analog. You just can't capture the raw sound of punk or metal with digital recording. If you can, get yourself a reel to reel. Or at least try and find someone who does and record into that. Or else you can look into any number of cassette based portastudios.
Speedbird747BA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 23, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1058 times:
Lego Guy or one of the users in Ireland bought a house with a recording studio in it. Im not trying to advertise for him or anything, dont even know if hes even interested, but he might let you use it for a small fee. Maybe.