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    What are good laptops to get?

    I still haven't gotten this answered well enough. I want to be able to record up to eight live tracks. I won't be using many effects — probably just reverb and EQ, maybe compression. I won't be making more than eight tracks ever. The interface will probably be a Focusrite Claret 8pre. The...
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    Tell me about the new Mac M1 processor

    Just watched a few videos about Mac Airs and Mac Pros with the new M1 processor. Apparently the M1 processor is a lot more efficient than the Intel processor it's replacing. But I'm still not sure what it all means for me. I'm thinking of getting the Focusrite Claret 8Pre for live recording and...
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    Audio-Technica AT2020 condenser mic

    Audio-Technica AT2020 medium-diaphragm cardioid condenser mic, pristine condition. The engineers at Audio-Technica set out to create a condenser mic that sounds good and fits the budgets of most home recording enthusiasts and performers. The result is the AT2020, a spunky little workhorse. (Our...
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    Marantz CDR300 stereo CD recorder

    Used Marantz CDR300 portable stereo compact disk recorder. Excellent condition. Original owner. Marantz builds gear to last for the professional and consumer markets. Built rugged for field recording, on-the-street interviews, and live music recording. Read about it here: Marantz CDR300 |...
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    Line inputs? What do they do?

    I'm thinking of getting the Focusrite Clarett 4Pre. It's blurb says it has "four variable line inputs." What does that mean? What do they do? How do they work? What do you need to use them? Can you hear them when recording? Thanks! Del
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    Clarett 4Pre versus Steinberg UR44

    Sooner or later I'll be getting a four-preamp interface. The Focusrite Clarett seems to have everything I want — good sound (I like the Air feature), low latency, rugged build. But the Steinberg is an easier price pill to swallow. How do you think the two compare? Thanks!
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    Questions about Focusrite Clarett 4pre

    For reasons I won't bore you with, I'm thinking of retiring my Tascam and building a DAW. The interface that most interests me is the Focusrite Clarett 4pre. I like it mainly because of its low latency its Air feature. Apparently the 4pre comes with its own software. Does that mean I can't use...
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    [SOLVED] Decent cheap camcorder?

    Solved it: Zoom Q8. So all that's left is pulling the trigger.
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    [SOLVED] Will a Canon Vixia HF R800 do it?

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    Best audio/computer interfaces?

    Hey! I'm looking at a few brands of mic-to-computer interface devices but don't know anything about quality and reputation of the different companies. On my list of possible makes so far, just based on surfing the web, are Behringer, Focusrite Scarlett, MOTU, and PreSonus. If they're all...
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    Is the Radial PRO DI good for recording?

    Just read an article by a guitarist who puts a Radial Pro DI between his Sansamp and PA when he's performing. Says it improves the guitar's sound. Will it improve the sound of a Sansamp for home recording? Thanks! cb
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    Software that keeps it simple

    Hey! All the info online about DAW software goes on and on about plug-ins, effects, drum tracks, and other stuff I'll never want. I don't want to correct pitch or add chorus or emulate the plexi sound. I just want to record instruments and voices. I want: - easy editing. - high quality. - to...
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    What do I need in a Mac DAW?

    Hey! I've reached my limit with my Tascam and am thinking of building a DAW. Recordings would range from two to ten tracks. I know I want a Mac, and I know I want to use Logic Pro. I'm wondering: - Will a bottom-of-the-line iMac or MacBook Air do it? If not, what would? - Other than mic...
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    We want to make a demo. Which of these tunes are good enough?

    I have a bunch of Leon Fullerton songs recorded. It's sloppy basement stuff, but I'm hoping some of the tracks are good enough to put into a CD. Here they are: When the Wagon Rolls 'Round They're selected from about 130 tunes posted on other pages of the website. I chose them mainly based on...
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    Question about my ART Pro Channel II

    Just plugged my new Pro Channel II into my Tascam. I have lots of questions, but the first is the most basic: There's a loud buzz through the headphones. I tried the phase inverter button, but it made no difference. I tried switching mics, but that didn't help, either. So, any suggestions on...
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    How to make it downloadable, how to put it on Youtube

    Hey! I want to apply for this: John O'Hara grant So I'm wondering about hurdles 6 and 7: - How do I make a recording downloadable? - How do I make a Youtube (probably with some JPEG images fading in and out)? What do you know? Thanks!
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    My instrument preamp has a line-out jack. What's that?

    My BBE Acoustimax instrument preamp has an XLR jack that I use for connecting to the PA. But there's also a jack that says Line Out. What's that for? Thanks!
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    Fishman Platinum Stage DI/preamp

    If you have an acoustic instrument with a pickup, running it through the Platinum Stage to your amp or PA will give you Fishman's legendary sound at a nice price. The Platinum Stage is compact but has more features than any other DI/preamp in its price range, including EQ, volume, and a switch...
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