Help beginner with hardware for new desktop recording setup

Discussion in 'Cubase' started by sean, Mar 2, 2004.

  1. sean

    sean Guest

    I'm thinking about putting together a system from scratch for audio/video
    desktop recording. I'm a beginner to recording (mainly a hobby) so I'm
    hoping someone could recommend what and where to buy all the hardware. I can
    do about $750 to $1,000 range (I plan to continue using same monitor). What
    is the best motherboard, processor, audio card, video card, case, etc.. I'll
    be feeding it guitars, synths, mics... using cubase sx. What to get is
    rather confusing to me.

    Thanks in advance
    sean, Mar 2, 2004
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  2. sean

    bovril Guest

    You might need the following:

    A very fast computer with a large hard disk and large RAM (any kind, even
    AMD processor). Spend as much money as you have.
    A special sound or audio card for musicians, that has MIDI interface and one
    or 2 inputs for a guitar/microphone, - many people use the M Audiophile
    Cubase (you have already)
    A keyboard (it may be quite simple, just very short, 25-49 keys, with no
    extra features, should have a USB connection or at least MIDI in/out.

    Thats all.

    However, the MIDI sounds that come with the soundcard or Windows may not be
    sufficient for you. You could buy Halion, a VST sampler, which is a software
    that has really nice sounds of all kinds real instruments or synths, better
    than in real life.
    If you are not the best drummer in the world, you could also use Groove
    Virtual guitarist can make rhythm guitars (even real guitarist use it).

    bovril, Mar 3, 2004
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