Skip to content
Yet Another Home Re...
 
Notifications
Clear all

Yet Another Home Recording Question


(@kcfenderfan)
Reputable Member
Joined: 16 years ago
Posts: 473
Topic starter  

One of my New Year's resolutions is to work hard to improve my playing. That being said, I want to record my progress on a weekly basis. I have an older computer (Pentium P4 2.6 GHz, with 1 GB RAM) that I could use if I decide to go with a PC based interface (like the Line 6 UX2).
For a stand-alone recorder, I have been looking at the TASCAM DP-004 Pocketstudio and the Boss MicroBR. GC has a TASCAM DP-004 Pocketstudio recording package that includes a Shure PG48-QTR microphone, boom stand for the mic and Alesis M1Active 320 USB studio monitors for $299.

Any opinions on the above, or suggestions for something else to try?

Thanks in advance,
Jim


Quote
(@alangreen)
Member Moderator
Joined: 20 years ago
Posts: 5366
 

The Boss Micro BR is very good - I have one and I've used it to record guitar orchestra rehearsals so I can learn new pieces.

You can pay a lot of money for studio monitors - I paid £199 for my Behringer monitors which is USD 303 at this afternoon's rate in London - so if you cna get a recorder and monitors for $299 then it sounds a fair deal

Tascam make good kit - I have the Portastudio 414MKII 4-track tape recorder and the 2488MKII 24-track HD recorder and would recommend them to anybody. Tascam also do a 4-track MP3 recorder which looks decent.

Other suggestions - Zoom do some decent pocket recorders. AKG do decent mics but if you can get a Shure in the package then go for it.

A :-)

"Be good at what you can do" - Fingerbanger"
I have always felt that it is better to do what is beautiful than what is 'right'" - Eliot Fisk
Wedding music and guitar lessons in Essex. Listen at: http://www.rollmopmusic.co.uk


ReplyQuote
(@dogbite)
Illustrious Member
Joined: 17 years ago
Posts: 6353
 

the cheapest route wold be to download Audacity, use your computer, and either plug into your sound card or get an inexpensive mike. Audacity is free. it is an ok basic recording program that would fill your needs.

http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pagemusic.cfm?bandID=644552
http://www.soundclick.com/couleerockinvaders


ReplyQuote
(@kcfenderfan)
Reputable Member
Joined: 16 years ago
Posts: 473
Topic starter  

Thanks for the responses Alan and dogbite. One of my considerations for the stand-alone recorder is that I may not always be in the vicinity of my computer. I may try that starting out though to see how it goes.

Jim


ReplyQuote
(@rum-runner)
Reputable Member
Joined: 18 years ago
Posts: 424
 

Other suggestions - Zoom do some decent pocket recorders.
A :-)

FYI there is a pretty extensive review of the Zoom H2 here:

http://digitalmedia.oreilly.com/pub/a/oreilly/digitalmedia/2007/09/13/review-zoom-h2-surround-recorder.html?page=1

Pretty positive review that covers all the bases. Desn't seem like a bad little recorder for the price. (aaagh- I think I feel some GAS coming on!)

Regards,

Mike

"Growing Older But Not UP!"


ReplyQuote
(@moonrider)
Noble Member
Joined: 18 years ago
Posts: 1309
 

Other suggestions - Zoom do some decent pocket recorders.
A :-)

FYI there is a pretty extensive review of the Zoom H2 here:

http://digitalmedia.oreilly.com/pub/a/oreilly/digitalmedia/2007/09/13/review-zoom-h2-surround-recorder.html?page=1

Pretty positive review that covers all the bases. Desn't seem like a bad little recorder for the price. (aaagh- I think I feel some GAS coming on!)

We used the H2 to record the live cuts on our myspace page. Click on the logo below :)

Playing guitar and never playing for others is like studying medicine and never working in a clinic.

Moondawgs on Reverbnation


ReplyQuote
(@rum-runner)
Reputable Member
Joined: 18 years ago
Posts: 424
 

We used the H2 to record the live cuts on our myspace page. Click on the logo below :)

I will definitely do that, Moonrider, when I'm on my PC at home. here at the office they have the social networking sites and it seems 90% of the Intermet blocked. Luckily they haven't found this one yet to block!

Regards,

Mike

"Growing Older But Not UP!"


ReplyQuote