mudcat.org: Tech: Computer Recording
Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafeawe

Post to this Thread - Sort Descending - Printer Friendly - Home


Tech: Computer Recording

Related threads:
Tech: Home Recording (35)
Tech: Recording (56)
Recording question: Mastering (35)
Recording Software (56)
Help wanted: CD recording (9)
Recording Live (36)
Tech: Editing mini-disc field recordings on PC (35)
Tech: How to edit CD-DA audio tracks (16)
Recording Sessions ? (19)
Home Recording (12)
Doing a live recording, Advice please. (14)
Recording--Any tips? (30)
Tech: Advice On Field Recording Please. (50)
Tech: reel to reel tapes (26)
recording church music (2)
help - recording a live acoustic duo (15)
Tech: Recording to PC (7)
Tech: Help-field recording equipment (13)
Tech: How to record stuff in CD format (12)
Recording Songs (8)
Recording a vocal ensemble (10)
Tech: How Can I E-Mail Recordings? (10)
Live Recording Advice (35)
home recording equipment (12)
Tech: Home recording/ computer question (10)
Tech: Home recording bewilderment (4)
Tech: Home Recording 101 (19)
Tech: tech help (recordings to PC) (2)
recording keyboards (2)
Recording to MP3 (12)
Recording Long Distance (4)
Help w/sound cards, PC recording, etc... (46)
home recording techniques.... (30)
Recording equipment (14)
Home Recordings Help (7)
Technical Help: recording analog music on computer (24)
Recording other peoples songs for demos? (31)
Recording to CD, digital/analogue (6)
Tech: Hard Disk Audio recording (5)
MIDI recordings (3)
Digital recording/editing (23)
Recording off of the computer? (18)
Advice on Soundcards for Recording (12)
Home Recording Technical Question (7)
Old 4 track reel to reel tapes (8)
vocal only recordings (17)
any ideas for unusual recording locatio (11)
Tech: Home Recording Machines (2)
problems recording CDs (8)
New Links - Home Recording (6)
Recording on a portastudio (20)
Field recording ideas (4)
Tech: Seeking advice: Home Recording Studio (31)
Recording Help (2)
Midi/analog recording (13)
Recording Computer Sound Files (8)
Tech: home recording studio (4)


GUEST,VRDPKR 01 Nov 02 - 06:45 PM
Amos 01 Nov 02 - 06:53 PM
GUEST 01 Nov 02 - 07:05 PM
GUEST 01 Nov 02 - 09:13 PM
GUEST,Russ 02 Nov 02 - 12:15 PM
GUEST,.gargoyle 02 Nov 02 - 12:31 PM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 02 Nov 02 - 12:32 PM
Freso 02 Nov 02 - 12:51 PM
Amos 02 Nov 02 - 12:53 PM
GUEST,.gargoyle 02 Nov 02 - 12:56 PM
Amos 02 Nov 02 - 12:57 PM
Bardford 02 Nov 02 - 02:38 PM
Amos 02 Nov 02 - 02:58 PM
GUEST,.gargoyle 02 Nov 02 - 03:13 PM
Amos 02 Nov 02 - 03:15 PM
GUEST,Vrdpkr 02 Nov 02 - 05:41 PM
GUEST,Folkmonster 02 Nov 02 - 05:52 PM
Share Thread
more
Lyrics & Knowledge Search [Advanced]
DT  Forum
Sort (Forum) by:relevance date
DT Lyrics:







Subject: Tech: Computer Recording
From: GUEST,VRDPKR
Date: 01 Nov 02 - 06:45 PM

I'd like to buy a new computer to record on. I'm looking at the Apple G-4. There are two speeds available. 133 ghz and 167 ghz. My question is; will the slower speed be fast enough. The computer guy says so, but he's not a musician. Any feedback?

Thanks.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Tech: Computer Recording
From: Amos
Date: 01 Nov 02 - 06:53 PM

Yes, it will. The dual processor will serve youbetter in thelong run. Very good choice. Sound Studio is available as a free download which runs for 14 days with no constraints. If you throw away its Prefs file at that point the 14 days starts over.

ITunes is a terrific library manager.

Make sure you are generaous with adding RAM, which is cheaper than hell and can make a big performance difference overall.

A


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Tech: Computer Recording
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Nov 02 - 07:05 PM

Buy a PC

Macs suck


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Tech: Computer Recording
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Nov 02 - 09:13 PM

Thank you, Amos, courteous and helpful Mac guy. I knew I would get something useful back.
Unnnamed PC person - same to you.

Love this site.

Harpy Trails

Vrdpkr


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Tech: Computer Recording
From: GUEST,Russ
Date: 02 Nov 02 - 12:15 PM

VRDPKR,
The processor speed of your computer has little relevance vis a vis recording to the computer per se. The creation of a sound file uses very little of the processor's time or power. Any computer currently for sale, whether Wintel or Apple, is plenty fast as far as recording is concerned.

Processor speed is a little more relevant when it comes to editing sound files, but only a little more. Again, any computer currently for sale is fast enough for editing sound files.

However, Amos is right. The more computer you buy the better off you'll be in the long run. The computer will have a longer shelf life.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Tech: Computer Recording
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 02 Nov 02 - 12:31 PM

I concur with GUEST -

Buy a PC

Cheaper and there are lots and lots of free programs. As Russ states, buy the very best computer that you can possibly afford at this moment in time.

Sincerely,
Gargoyle


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Tech: Computer Recording
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 02 Nov 02 - 12:32 PM

I agree with Amos. For doing what you sound like you are working on, I would certainly recommend going with more RAM. Get as much as your mother-board can accept.

The more RAM you have, the larger the file you can edit easily.

I apologize on behalf of other Windoze machine owners who aren't open to concept of great Mac machines.

My suggestion is to find software you like to use, see your friends who use both machines, and might use these types of software. Test them out. When you find the one you're comfortable with, then get the machine which supports that package.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Tech: Computer Recording
From: Freso
Date: 02 Nov 02 - 12:51 PM

Just to thrown in a few řre of me own, who cares if it's Mac or PC? Linux runs on both! :D


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Tech: Computer Recording
From: Amos
Date: 02 Nov 02 - 12:53 PM

Actually, Macs do not suck, folks.

They are the best designed desktop-level machines out there,in general.

I am happily building the whole Mudcat CD project on a dual processor G4 running OSX 10.1, and it is doing everything I could possibly need.

They get better performance per hertz in terms of megaflops or other objective massive processing tests than there Wintel counterparts.

It is also true that since they emerged from the Swamp of NT, withthe advent of Windows 2000, Wintel packages have been a lot more stable., But they still require a lot more attention to the tool which proportionately eats up attention that could be spent on doing the job.

Depends on your taste, of course. There is no shortage of software for Macs, even under OSX. Using both systems every day, all I can say is my horizons brighten when I get home to my Mac because it seems much "friendlier".

A


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Tech: Computer Recording
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 02 Nov 02 - 12:56 PM

When you "try" date sync-ed "shareware"....set your computer clock/calendar forward several years...install....reset to the correct date.

Sincerely,
Gargoyle


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Tech: Computer Recording
From: Amos
Date: 02 Nov 02 - 12:57 PM

From Wired's Mac section:

All Aboard! (But No PCs Allowed)

Most weekends, multimillionaire tech executive Doug Humphrey takes to the seas in his ex-British Royal Navy patrol ship. As a security measure, the only computers he uses -- or allows -- on board are Macs.

The degree to which you are going to be hassled by viruses and other hacks is much greater in a Windows environment.

A


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Tech: Computer Recording
From: Bardford
Date: 02 Nov 02 - 02:38 PM

Amos, what kind of audio input/soundcard are you using?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Tech: Computer Recording
From: Amos
Date: 02 Nov 02 - 02:58 PM

IT's whatever was standard with the box. Macs come built to handle multimedia well, and I never asked about it to tell the truth!!

The only thing I have added to make audio transfer easier is a little sort of minihub thing called an iMike which uses the USB protocol to the computer, accepts normal RCA jacks for input AND output and has a handy switch for preamp on/off so you can handle diffferent kinds of input.


A


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Tech: Computer Recording
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 02 Nov 02 - 03:13 PM

Another little "trick" for programs like MusicMatch etc - which are share but require an activation number

Use Google - with the product name - then refine the search looking for "serial number" you will find a whole slew of them that will work.

Sincerely,
Gargoyle

Nice propaganda Amos - but what does the British Royal Navy use?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Tech: Computer Recording
From: Amos
Date: 02 Nov 02 - 03:15 PM

Garg:

Oh -- sorry -- didn't realize the Queen's Nayvee was the lasr word on what Colonialists should use to compute with, Garg!! :>) Wait -- didn't we settle this once before???

A


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Tech: Computer Recording
From: GUEST,Vrdpkr
Date: 02 Nov 02 - 05:41 PM

Thanks, this is just what I need. I am pretty computer illiterate. My old Mac has always been so easy to use for mailers, business cards, letters, labels, pictures, and anything I've wanted to do that I've never needed to do much more than point and click. I'm recording on an old Tascam 4-track and want to be able to make demos to give to resorts and prospective clients. CDs always look so much better. Eventually I'll get to recording direct to hard disk. Digidesign is what has been recommended to me but it will have to wait a little while. Poco a poco.

PCs may be cheaper and run a lot of programs, but I'm not interested in games. I need a working tool for music and graphics. Something with a long shelf life.

Amos, thanks for the tip on the iMike. That sounds like just what I need .

Harpy Trails

Vrdpkr


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Tech: Computer Recording
From: GUEST,Folkmonster
Date: 02 Nov 02 - 05:52 PM

And there I was thinking that "PC" stood for Personal Computer; which of course both IBM-AT PC's and Apple-Mac PC's both are.

Or are the assembled so-called experts talking about operating systems?

I any case I agree about memory - it currently is cheap, stick in as much as you can.

FM


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate
  Share Thread:
More...

Reply to Thread
Subject:  Help
From:
Preview   Automatic Linebreaks   Make a link ("blue clicky")


Mudcat time: 26 October 9:57 AM EDT

[ Home ]

All original material is copyright © 1998 by the Mudcat Café Music Foundation, Inc. All photos, music, images, etc. are copyright © by their rightful owners. Every effort is taken to attribute appropriate copyright to images, content, music, etc. We are not a copyright resource.