Best way to record band practice

Discussion in 'Recording/Live Sound' started by Pointbreakd, Aug 11, 2004.

  1. Pointbreakd

    Pointbreakd Member

    Messages:
    608
    Joined:
    May 18, 2004
    Location:
    MA
    What is the best way to record my band practice? We record in a big room with no computer etc. Its basically an open classroom at my college. So its just amps and a drum kit. We put a microphone through an amp as well for vocals.

    The criteria is it has to be CHEAP and must have decent sound quality.
     
  2. PintoMusic

    PintoMusic Member

    Messages:
    25
    Joined:
    May 10, 2004
    Location:
    Winnipeg, CANADA
    I have this old stereo mic from Radio Shack that I used to plug into this 1970's Sony tape deck that I used to use for mic'ing practices. It worked out really well because that Sony tape deck had a built-in limiter on it. It let me have a consistent level and a stereo image.

    I think that Sony makes a similar stereo mic now. I'm sure you can use that with any component tape deck or mini-disc player that has L/R mic inputs.
     
  3. MichaelK

    MichaelK Member

    Messages:
    6,476
    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2002
    Location:
    Fort Mudge
    Bingo. I was going to suggest mini disk.
     
  4. Slydemann

    Slydemann Member

    Messages:
    8
    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2004
    Location:
    Hawthorne, CA
    Mini discs are great. It's simple and with a decent microphone you can get a great sound if it's well placed. I'll never go back to cassette. I've made a few live recordings that I would actually put out.
     
  5. GaryNattrass

    GaryNattrass Member

    Messages:
    738
    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2002
    Location:
    Lanchester Durham England
  6. Pointbreakd

    Pointbreakd Member

    Messages:
    608
    Joined:
    May 18, 2004
    Location:
    MA
    we ended up getting a 16 track recorder and a condensor mic...found a new singer who came with some $$...
     
  7. MichaelK

    MichaelK Member

    Messages:
    6,476
    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2002
    Location:
    Fort Mudge
    Seeing as you asked the question over three months ago, I suspected you'd already done something by now.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice