Before you go crazy I would suggest getting an interface that has as many inputs as you realistically would use. If your doing live drums 4 or 8. Windows is fine as long as the system meets the software specs. Old computers with hard drives that are failing (yes I’ve experienced this multiple times) or systems that really don’t have the ability to run the software will make you think you are doing something wrong. Things will crash, audio will stall out, all sorts of weird issues.Hello Home Recording Kindfolk,
I'm interested in getting started in home-recording, and only for myself. I have little knowledge of this endeavor, and while I did some researching, there is just way too much to account for without having any knowledge about it.
The whole idea is to use this as a songwriting tool. I'd like to be able to have multiple tracks for bass, drums(?) and multiple guitar parts...and of course I'd like to be able to build a song from those same tracks. That's pretty routine, I think?
It needs to be a desktop-scenario, and ideally it would integrate-well with Windows, although I suppose I could get a Mac, if necessary. I've looked at the Roland Rubix 22 or 24, as well as the Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 for the interface, but I would need a program for Windows (the less sophisticated, the better), and any other accessories that would make this a successful venture.
So, I need some ideas, and am happy to provide anymore information for you to assist me. The simpler, the better,
Before you go too far, please explain this to me like I am Fred Flintstone?
Most interfaces come with a basic DAW. Try that out, most of the frustration for newbies is just getting the software installed and working with the hardware. After that they struggle with arming tracks and getting anything to record. If they do that they struggle with hearing the playback.
This seems to be universal no matter what the software is. Some people just really struggle with a computer based system. If you can get the concept of arming tracks, recording, playback etc. You have enough mics and gear already to accomplish what your stated goals are.