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Getting back to home recording.

Discussion in 'Home Recording Studio' started by bluegtr, Jun 22, 2018.

  1. bluegtr

    bluegtr Strat-Talk Member

    75
    Mar 24, 2012
    Houston, TX
    My last recorder was a Fostex 4 track cassette, in the 80’s. Looking for something fairly easy to use, that has more than 2 balanced inputs. Boss looks good, just wondering if anyone here has any suggestions.
    Thanks
     
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  2. Dadocaster

    Dadocaster Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Use your computer, get an interface, rock and roll.

    The editing capabilities and the plugins alone make it worth doing that way.
     

  3. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    59
    May 21, 2010
    Sheffield, UK
    @Dadocaster is spot on, an interface and DAW on your computer become the infinitely flexible Fostex of today.
     
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  4. GuitarPix

    GuitarPix Senior Stratmaster

    Oct 21, 2013
    Calgary
    The Boss (and similar) units are fine for demos the way we used to use the Fostex recorders. Doing anything more than basic levels when mixing with them is a bit of a pain - in my experience.

    Computer based DAWs are easier to get fantastic quality- but you have to be pretty comfortable with computers. Not everyone is. If you don’t ‘get’ computers and just want to do demos then an all-in-one is fine. If you’re okay with computers then you can get better results for less money (assuming you have a decent computer already).

    A Mac comes with GarageBand, for PCs I’d suggest Reaper to start with. A basic 2 channel interface, basic monitors and a couple of mics/stands and your off to the races - as some would say.
     
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  5. Paperback Rocker

    Paperback Rocker Nitro-mancer Strat-Talk Supporter

    Sep 18, 2014
    Lewisville, TX
    I know where the OP is coming from. I honed my chops on a series of four-tracks through the 80s and 90s.

    If you want that kind of vibe, get a Zoom H6. It's essentially a mobile 6-track.

    That's how I record, but then I do take those tracks to a DAW for the mixing and mastering.
     
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  6. Borg

    Borg Strat-Talk Member

    25
    Jun 6, 2018
    Long Beach, CA
    Reaper, SM57, M-audio M-track. Good to go.
     
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  7. ido1957

    ido1957 Senior Stratmaster

    Oct 13, 2014
    Canada
    Down the rabbit hole if you REALLY get into it lol...
    I just stopped recording after 12 years. I've recorded enough for awhile, now focusing on live playing.
     
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  8. moullineaux

    moullineaux Senior Stratmaster

    Jul 11, 2009
    ATLANTA, GA
    Deciding on how “finished “ you want your recordings to end up will dictate the equipment you need. If you’re just making demos or recording song ideas then there are tons of options as mentioned above. However if you really want to produce good quality recordings you’re going to have to get som basic equipment. Good recording software is number one with a computer that can handle the processing. Then a decent DAW with good preamps( get
    more mic inputs than you think you need, trust me on this one), some good mics( a condenser and dynamic mic, although I have heard some food recordings with just condensers), decent monitors and good headphones. After that it’s down to how many bells and whistles you want to add on. Good luck and have fun.
     
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  9. bluegtr

    bluegtr Strat-Talk Member

    75
    Mar 24, 2012
    Houston, TX
    Hey thanks for the info, I have a 5+yr laptop (not Mac). Will do more research see if it will do. Thanks again
     

  10. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    59
    May 21, 2010
    Sheffield, UK
    That's pretty much my set up too.
     

  11. Borg

    Borg Strat-Talk Member

    25
    Jun 6, 2018
    Long Beach, CA
    Reaper is not that demanding. I was using a 5 year old E machines cheapo and it handled it just fine. Just make sure you download ASIOforall as your audio driver.
     

  12. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    59
    May 21, 2010
    Sheffield, UK
    My machine is older than that.