Thats how im recording mine currently, with a wackkkk mic thats like a three dollar computer mic to do all my recording. Its well placed, and im not too bad with editing, but damn there's only so far you can go on something like that. Can anyone recommend an inexpensive (but good quality) alternative?stump":3fl7iv82 said:Depends on how you want it to sound. If you want a professional sound go to a studio that is reputable. If you just want to mess around try setting up 1 decent mic in the middle of the room and go to it. Lets us know how you come out. Peace!
I really like this approach. The only thing I might add is you when pointing the one mic at the snare, try to position it where it will also pick up your hi hats. Hats always seem to be lost in the mix when limited mics are available and you can kill two birds with one stone.truemusician":21tgmz2q said:i've done some stuff with four vocal mics. do one on the kick, one pointed right at the snare, kinda close, like an inch away, and do two overheads like a foot above everything, pointed kinda at the set. didnt sound horrible, of course no pro studio sounds, but i didnt cringe at the sound of it all. i also have a mixer so that helps a lot, you'll need one of those to get all the right levels and i had to do some EQing on the snare to take the piercing treble out of it, but it all worked out ok. try that.
Cassette or VHS recorders are the cheapest effective means of recording. They make decent 4-8 track recording mixers for $500+. Whatever gear you get, read the manual thouroughly and keep it handy whenever you are using it. It usually has all the answers you need.Victor-17":z5fe3i72 said:what are you guys recording into? computer, digital recorder, 4-track, 8-track?
I would love to find a cheap means of recording, but I don't have much experience in the softwares.