Re: [rumori] Mixing/recording equipment for beginner

Steev (
Sun, 13 Jun 1999 08:56:00 -0700 (PDT)

On Sat, 12 Jun 1999, Angela Genusa wrote:

>what kind of basic, affordable equipment would you recommend to get
>started? would something like cakewalk meet my needs? i really don't want
>to have to invest in/build a complete recording studio. i have no idea
>where to get started...

as Rev. Fodder hinted at in his reply, the equipment you use depends on
what kind of work you're interested in creating. If you want to do
beat-based music you probably want to use midi gear and some sequencing
software to run it all. If you're moreinterested in ambient or sound
collage type material, you could just use all hard-disk recording and
soundfile editing software. also you may want to consider whether you
eventually want to be able to present your work in a live situation. if
so, how much gear do you want to carry around?

if you want to start cheap and you already have a computer, start trying
out shareware/freeware sound editor programs like CoolEdit for the PC
or SoundEffects for the Mac. see what sort of things you like doing, and
go from there.

Or, find an old reel-to-reel tape machine at a garage sale, get a razor
blade and some splicing tape, and go to it old-fashioned style! heh...


Steev Hise, Nervert
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