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Frank Hamilton Help with recording (14) RE: Help with recording 07 Nov 99


I am just getting into this stuff. I have a Mac G3 and Performer software. I have a 21" monitor. I have a couple of servicable mics but I think that a great mic might be the most important part of the set-up. I have a burner which can do Red Book.

A lot has to do with what your recording goals are. Right now, I just want to make vocals with string instruments accompanying. I don't like most MIDI backgrounds that I've heard but a bass track is a good scratch track IMHO for rhythm. Getting a good sound out of a vocal and instrument is important to me. It's what I like to hear in a folk performance.

Keep it simple and good quality is my motto. Hard disk affords the ability to have random selection. It's got good editing too. Scuzzy ports are good for downloading to keep the disk free. There's also the pre-amplifier which creates the clean sound.

A lot of warming up (tube sounds) have to do with performance in my opinion.

Just getting my feet wet.

Frank Hamilton

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