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How to record guitar on computer

An easy tutorial on how to record guitar on computer

 

 

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How to Record Electric Guitars (with one mic)

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electric guitar recording 150x150 How to Record Electric Guitars (with one mic)The rule that takes place here is:
Good sound in, good sound out.

90% of your final sound comes from your source. The amp.
80% of the tone of the amp is at player’s hands.

So for a nice sound we will need a nice amp head and amp cabinet.
Engl, Mesa Boogie, Bogner (…) usually with a 2×12 or 4×12 cabinet are the best choice.

Unfortunately, we do not have money for this crazy stuff so just set up what you’ve got that sounds the best !
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What do I need to Record & Mix?

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first steps 150x150 What do I need to Record & Mix?The basic equipment so you can start recording is:

* A computer with as much CPU power and RAM as you can afford. More software running through the project = more cpu and ram. Dual Core processor and 2 giga ram is a nice starting point. You can always improve later. Unless you have i5 and i7 processors which they will help you a lot and they are great for mixing and software. 

* A sound card. Firewire sound cards are pretty nice and affordable these days. Firewire is usually preferred than USB sound cards.

* A daw. Daw stands for “Digital Audio Workstation”. In simple terms it’s the program that you use to record, mix and use all the addons like compressors, equalizers, limiters to improve your sound. Read more »

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What sound card should I get? USB or Firewire?

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FireWireUSB 150x150 What sound card should I get? USB or Firewire? A sound card is also known as an “Audio Interface”.

There are 3 basic types of sound cards:
1)      PCI
2)      Firewire
3)      USB

PCI connects right behind your pc. It’s a bit difficult to access it, but it has little latency.

USB audio interface is easy to access it but has more latency.

Firewire audio interface is easy to access it and has little latency as PCI.

So you recommend firewire, but what’s the difference between USB and Firewire?

USB promises you more speed, but it doesn’t uses this speed at maximum.
FIREWIRE promises you less speed, but always uses this speed at maximum. Read more »

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