Quote Originally Posted by mjbphotos View Post
Are you just making this up, or do you actually have no recording gear at this point?



So maybe you really don't have any gear. A typical audio interface with 2 mic preamps will have combo input jacks that are also line inputs. Of course what a person is recording is important when it comes to choosing gear. The person recording finger-played acoustic guitar wiht no vocals can use different stuff than the person who has is recording rap over pre-recorded tracks, etc.

When you say 'budget is whatever it takes' it makes me believe you are just trolling again. Budget IS a major consideration for a beginner. ANd what they want to accompish with the recordings - do they just want to record rough demos so their band gets an idea what the song is supposed to be like? DO they want to get comfortable wiht a microphone and get arrangements down before going to a professional recording studio, etc. Knowing what the person wants to do - and their experience and abilities is part of the qualification procedure in making recommendations.
Here's a perfectly adequate beginner package: Hal Leonard Alan Jackson - Precious Memories Volume 2 for Piano/Vocal/Guitar (P/V/G) | Musician's Friend
I have enough gear.
3 interfaces
two computers
two DAWs
8 mikes
4 stands
and other misc stuff including cables connectors adapters yada yada