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AAT and recording: How much have you spent?

Now that I'm saving up a bit of money for an audio interface to get some better sounds recording into the computer, I started wondering something...

How much have you spent over the years just on stuff for recording, mixing, etc.???

I guess my total amount will be over $200 after I purchase the interface. Granted, the computer was a gift for college purposes, so I've been a bit lucky with it all...

later, Ryan
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5/28/2004 8:22 PM

Scott Irvine (851) wrote:

Hi Ryan,
Hmmm, Lets see. . . .
Used Mac Laptop 1,000
iMic Audio interface 39
Cubasis Recording Software 50
Roland Sound Canvas 350
GI-10 Guitar Interface 400
GK 2A MIDI Pickup 250
ZOOM 505II 80
Iomega CD burner 85
So far. . .. . . 2254

OH. . .and trying to figure out how to make it all
work. . . .FRIGGING PRICELESS!



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5/28/2004 9:16 PM

Ryan Eckenrode (5114) wrote:

Scott,

haha, looks like Macs have come a long way with this
stuff...

so are the interfaces really worth their cost, as far as
sound is concerned? Even with a preset made for the
strat, my sounds still lack some dynamics and range
when going through the sound card.

later, Ryan



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Re: AAT and recording: How much have you spent?

5/29/2004 1:13 AM

Scott Irvine (851) wrote:

Ryan, As far as the interface is concerned,
yea, they are worth the money. The question
might be: Which signal processor are you
runnin' your guitar thru? Myself? ZOOM 505II
plugged into the iMic which has to be the most
basic interface you can find and in my opinion
works very well. Which interface are you
using?
There are others that have more bells and
whistles thus cost more but I dont need them.
On my wholenote home page are links to
MP3's I have made using the iMic
Play What? and Funk Yea were made using
iMic other tunes were recorded using the Mic
in of my laptop, the difference is notable.
Have a listen for yourself.
Adios, Scott



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Re: AAT and recording: How much have you spent?

5/29/2004 1:37 AM

Ryan Eckenrode (5114) wrote:

As far as the interface is concerned, I'll be getting the
basic model from Apple found here:

http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/
AppleStore?productLearnMore=T9104LL/A

btw: you'll prolly have to remove the "br" thing to view
the product...

Basically, I'll just be going through the interface right to
the computer... and GarageBand(http://www.apple.com/
ilife/garageband/) handles everything
from there.

later, Ryan

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6/7/2004 10:05 PM

Randy Evans (6450) wrote:

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Here I am with a vintage 70s Radio Shack 3 channel "Stereo" yes stereo mixer (found in trash can!!) RP-100, couple a cords (I make them) And now a $39.00 Creative Soundblaster Live! LS hooks it all together in 16 bit glory!! All spent....Bout $139.99, not including the guitar. Cheap....? Yes..... Work good?.....Yes.....Are the guys at Sony losing sleep? .......No!! Can I make CDs of my songs and share them with others..? Yes......Am I happy...? Heck yes??

When I really know what I am doing....I will upgrade, but I can make my mommy a CD, throw one at the guys in the band....so BFD!!!! I like playing the guitar, not running a production company!! Heres a (Crappy) sample!! So there...You aint complete! is a "scrub" take using MT Studio and a bit of guts.....Needs work, but you get the idea!! Right!!

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6/7/2004 11:01 PM

Ryan Eckenrode (5114) wrote:

I like playing the guitar, not running a production
company!!


... Amen to that, and well said. I guess that makes me
realize that I don't care if GarageBand can't do more
than 2 or 3 different tracks in a song, or that half of them
can't really be used. So what... I just wanna rock. But
hey, all this Apple stuff is quite cool.

by the way, that's a pretty cool track ya got there.

rock on dude.
later, Ryan

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6/8/2004 12:07 AM

Randy Evans (6450) wrote:

Thanks man....Perhaps......I am not "smart" enough for all the latest nifty devices, I remember still my personal.......45 player, yeah you plugged in and played Monkees and Partridge Family Hits!! And with the tall deal in the middle you could play all night long!! Wheeew-Hah!

Next, the 8 track was supposed to be Manna from Heaven for the true audiophile...Boy I miss those Olivia Newton John 8 tracks I used to have.....

And I "WAS" the first guy on my block with FM radio...You bought a box which hooked into the antenna and AM radio present in the old cars. My Lord Virgil...Its ....its ....Stereo!!! True FM Stereo...Call the girls, we will get a bottle of Oly and party like its 1979!! Whoa!!

Heres food for thought...The first VCR I saw was the size of a suitcase, played mono, had a tiny tape door which rose up in the middle of the behemoth...Snagged yer tape and then it was popcorn and girlfriends after that!! It did not record either....It played the VCR tapes...Good price back then on these was 750 to 900 dollars. I aint lyin!! Whats next...I can hardly wait!!! WWHHEEEEE-HHAAWWW!!!!

Thanks about the song man, but with just a PC and some creativity, and luck, we are all set to be recording moguls!!! YES!!! RE

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6/8/2004 3:40 PM

Ryan Eckenrode (5114) wrote:

gee paw... that was a cool story... tell us another? and
can I have 50 cents to get a sody down at the drug
store??? huh, huh? haha... just kidding Randy.

Yeppers, all this new high-tech stuff is pretty cool... and
to think you can get a decent dvd player for $50... a
computer for as low as $800 (all because of Bill Gates...
but he's a different story).

cool... later.
Ryan

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