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||Posted: Dec. 13 2005, 11:22
|Quote (Piltdownboy on horseback 22 @ Dec. 13 2005, 15:21)|
|He said that all of us should at least be using the same software, the most easiest being Cool Edit, he said.|
Also you need a cable, a soundcard (don't ask me what all this is), and electronic drums (because that's probably the easiest.) When talking about the drums, Arron suggested that the propellerheads.se site would come in handy.
I'd personally disagree about the software. It's true that using the same software has its advantages, but it's not at all necessary - I can say that from experience!
You just need to export files in a format that the person doing the mix can read, and if necessary, to make a note of what point the particular part should start. You can do that either by noting it down from your recording software, or just by exporting not only the part you've recorded, but the silence up until it starts. I get on fine with the former option, but the latter option makes things easier for someone who's not used to editing to get everything synchronised.
Cables and soundcards are always good, but don't forget microphones - they are your friends, especially if you want to record acoustic instruments (using pickups really doesn't give an 'acoustic' sound).
Electronic/sampled drums are one option, the other is to re-arrange the song so it can be played with other percussion instruments. Better still is finding a drummer with decent recording equipment, but I'm afraid the only one I could point you in the direction of would want payment (he could give Simon Phillips more than a run for his money though)...