Help Recording setup for Acoustic
Behringer V-amp3 with the u-control USB device
Marshall MG10cd amp
Digital Yamaha Piano
JV1010 sound module
Audacity (free version)
I did find this Audio-Technica AT2020USB USB Condenser Microphone but not sure how this would work.
Thank you all in advance for your help in setting up my recording!
Never go into the lalptop via the internal soundcard. Maybe focusrite or M-Audio under way under 200€.
That's what I do..
Don't go for a USB mic, if you can afford it go for a condenser mic, you’ll never regret it
I would go for a large-diaphragm mic and you sure can use them for vocal too.
Don't buy a cheap mic for it will disappoint you in the long run, remember a good mic will always hold his value and you won't have to buy another one maybe for the rest of your life.
If you want to record a solo acc guitar you got to have 2 condensers, but if you want the guitar as an accompaniment instrument for vocal, one will do the job.
However, the most important thing in recording an acc instrument is the space you're recording in,
You can buy a vintage Newmann and record something in a bad acoustic environment and you 'll be disappointed, on the other hand a good budget mic in a great acoustic room gives a good result.
Don't relay too mush on You Tube vids 'cause they all are tested in acc treated rooms.
I'm curious what oliVBee has to say about this 'cause I find his recordings excellent.
i am seconding what Lutz and Johnv pointed about the audio interface of course !! this is the very first thing you should take care of :)
next comes the mic question ... which type and brand is very much depending on your budget ... though i very much agree with Johnv about a large diaph because you'll get a decent mic for not that much and you'll be able to use the mic in various situations !
now on the room that's the real touchy part ! of course a well thought room is very nice : i have worked in studios with fully acoustically treated rooms and everything sounded great but honestly ??? i wouldnt want to live inside such a room ? ok let's put it this way : the huge amount of bucks that an acoustically treated room requires makes it unreachable for the common mortal like you and me ... might be different if you're setting up a nice studio but i take it you're not, right ? so my point on this chapter is use your environment to your advantage ! cover your windows with thick heavy curtains ... use your fourniture to break reflections ... cover your hardfloor with some carpet ... i am recording in my living room : huge window panels, hardfloor etc ... a real sound engineer nightmare haha : this doesn't keep me from doing what i'm doing ;)
then concentrate on the things that will really matter to you : HOW TO RECORD PROPERLY :) ... how and where to set up your mic ... what kind of gain you should use ... learn to breath and play in front of a mic while recording (hey that's important !!)
hope that helps you :)
What do you guys think about the Zoom H2n digital recorders?
Edited by lbracale on 07-12-2014 23:21
And: the batteries are ALWAYS dead,you'll spend a fortune on new one's.
Edited by fanne on 08-12-2014 12:03
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