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Home Recording for a Live Band

while i know that a recording forum would probably be the best place for this question, I really want to ask the folks on the STP forums first if they have any ideas b/c i know some of you have some experience with this.

my band, Heroes of the Open End, have been buildling/developing a practice studio. we'd like to start recording live as we rehearse and hopefully get some good mixes.

so far we have some treatments on parts of the walls, insulation in the walls, and acoustic curtains on one side

i wish i had a diagram with some dimensions, but i'll do my best to describe w/o a tape measure...

our practice space is approximately 40 feet long and 15 feet wide

we practice in the middle of the room with amps in a broad circle. there is about 15 of open space to the left of our practice area. We practice in the remaining 25 feet, the other side bordered by the acoustic curtains (amp circle is within this 25 foot area)

we use a PA w/monitors

we'd like to start recording rehearsals while also using the PA to hear vocals live

any suggestions on how to make this happen?

we have Adobe Audition, but no preamps, audio in/outs, or any sort of hardware really except for the power amp.

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Tom Scholz, founder of

Tom Scholz, founder of Boston, developed a recording studio in his basement.  You may want to figure out what he did.  He graduated from MIT.  He created magic in that basement studio all by himself.  This is the guy you need to find out about.

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Wrong Forum

Seriously, you asked in the Open Bar Forum?  Seriously????? Most people that post in here have NO interest in audio or music just wanting to rant and rave about politics and show what an ass they are. Please try another website like Gearslutz and other professional recording forums. This place sure ain't it!

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WTF?
JohnnyR wrote:

Seriously, you asked in the Open Bar Forum?  Seriously????? Most people that post in here have NO interest in audio or music just wanting to rant and rave about politics and show what an ass they are. Please try another website like Gearslutz and other professional recording forums. This place sure ain't it!

Yeah, I can see that.

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That's A First

Lamont, your post about Tom Scholz has to be the first audio related post I've ever seen you post on here. Are you feeling well?

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He came staggering into the

He came staggering into the bar and asked an audio related question. 

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Ditto

Lamont Sanford wrote:

JohnnyR wrote:

Seriously, you asked in the Open Bar Forum?  Seriously????? Most people that post in here have NO interest in audio or music just wanting to rant and rave about politics and show what an ass they are. Please try another website like Gearslutz and other professional recording forums. This place sure ain't it!

Yeah, I can see that.

Ditto.

 

I asked the question in The Open Bar -- not sure why? b/c it didn't quite fit anywhere else. There used to be some home recorders on this forum, and I trust the opinion of many people on this site. I also don't fear not getting a response. Shit. I work with JA, and he's the king of DIY recording, but you never know what kind of insight you can gain from asking others.

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Mirrored approach.
JohnnyR wrote:

Most people that post in here have NO interest in audio or music just wanting to rant and rave about politics and show what an ass they are.

 

Most people that post in here have NO interest in audio or music just wanting to rant and rave about Geoff Kait to ad-nauseum and show what an ass they are.

 

..sound familiar?

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Ho Hum I Was Proven Correct
soulful.terrain wrote:
JohnnyR wrote:

Most people that post in here have NO interest in audio or music just wanting to rant and rave about politics and show what an ass they are.

 

Most people that post in here have NO interest in audio or music just wanting to rant and rave about Geoff Kait to ad-nauseum and show what an ass they are.

 

..sound familiar?

You are pretty good at being an ass day after day with your weird psychotic obsession with liberals. Defending Mr Kait are you so he can sell more fraudulant products?  Good job! Go back to ranting about liberals it's what you do best.

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When I was younger we used to

When I was younger we used to beat the shit out of dumbass people.  My high school was teaching Darwin and we figured it was just the right thing to do.

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A little clarification for Mr. Happy
JohnnyR wrote:
soulful.terrain wrote:
JohnnyR wrote:

Most people that post in here have NO interest in audio or music just wanting to rant and rave about politics and show what an ass they are.

 

Most people that post in here have NO interest in audio or music just wanting to rant and rave about Geoff Kait to ad-nauseum and show what an ass they are.

 

..sound familiar?

You are pretty good at being an ass day after day with your weird psychotic obsession with liberals.

 

"weird psychotic obsession??"

Let's see now..

Would your 99.9% posts telling Geoff Kait that he is a crook be considered an 'obsession'?  Survey says.......Yes.

 

 

Defending Mr Kait are you so he can sell more fraudulant products?

 

Ever purchased a product from Mr. Kait? No

Ever purchased an Lp from Mr. Kait? No.

Ever met Mr. Kait. No.

Are you obsessed with Mr. Kait? Yes.

Do you repeat the same shit about Mr. Kait that we all have heard 99 million times? Yes.

So, what do we have?

You have a person like me who rants and raves about something I'm highly familiar with, in this case, politics.

On the other hand, you have a person like yourself who rants and raves about something you are not familiar with, in this case, Geoff Kait's products.

....priceless.

  Good job! Go back to ranting about liberals it's what you do best.

 

Thanks for giving me your blessing to post, maybe you'll learn something while your ranting about Mr. Kait, a person you know nothing about, who also happens to have over 3,000 satisfied customers on another audio site. But your the genius on all things Machina Dynamica.

 

Now, out of respect for the OP and his question, I won't engage you anymore in your attempt to derail the OP's thread.

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Lamont Sanford wrote:

When I was younger we used to beat the shit out of dumbass people.  My high school was teaching Darwin and we figured it was just the right thing to do.

LMFAO!

Problem is.. if you beat the shit out of some dumbass people, there could possibly be nothing left of them. 

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soulful.terrain wrote:
Lamont Sanford wrote:

When I was younger we used to beat the shit out of dumbass people.  My high school was teaching Darwin and we figured it was just the right thing to do.

LMFAO!

Problem is.. if you beat the shit out of some dumbass people, there could possibly be nothing left of them. 

 Personal experience?  You are certantly full of it So you defend Mr Kait and what he sells? Ever bought anything from him?  Care to give us a glowing review of his "products"? Thought not now run along and rant and foam at the mouth some more litle boy.

"Now, out of respect for the OP and his question, I won't engage you anymore in your attempt to derail the OP's thread."

What a joke, you offered nothing to OP from the beginning. Hence you prove me right once more when I asked him why he bothered to ask in this forum. Typical.

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UGH

see title

you are all annoying :-)

I'm just gonna ask JA for advice.

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Well Gee

Why didn't you just ask him in the first place???????? I still say Gearslutz would be a good bet also, but hey why take any good advice?

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I Did Before

when i first started typing this forum post, JA was actually in our cubicle so i passed the question onto him

and he gave me some good direction

i'm just always curious to hear as many different ideas as possible, and that requires different people

the phrase about me asking JA previously in this thread was just kind of a dramatic device.

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Good deal.
Ariel Bitran wrote:

when i first started typing this forum post, JA was actually in our cubicle so i passed the question onto him

and he gave me some good direction

i'm just always curious to hear as many different ideas as possible, and that requires different people

the phrase about me asking JA previously in this thread was just kind of a dramatic device.

Ariel,

I wish I could assist you in providing some info on recording, but I have never recorded anything. We just all get together for a jam every once in a while at my house which is rare. Mostly its just me and the cat jamming. lol!

Thankfully you live in N.Y. where you have many recording engineers at your disposal. If I ever wanted to record, I would have to go to Nashville and find someone around that area to hook me up.

Good luck man! let us know the results.

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Isn't Rocket Science

Small bands and individuals are recording themselves all the time in the "modern" age using relatively inexpensive computer programs and equipment. Gearslutz, Gearslutz..........GEARSLUTZ  how many times do I have to suggest that???????? Get with the times and educate yourself. You don't need a dedicated professional recording studio to get the same results.If people are too lazy to put in the hours to find out how to do it then that's their problem.

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