| Which is better? Digital recording or Computer recording?

Which is better? Digital recording or Computer recording?

lilpopprincessqt asked:

I’m a singer/songwriter and I’m really interested in starting to produce my own music to take on some more creative control. But I’m not really sure how to start. I’d basically have to set up my own in home recording studio. I’m looking for something I can understand and teach myself how to do that isn’t too outlandishly expensive, but at the same time be able to create new songs with professional quality. What do you think I should try?

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6 Responses to “Which is better? Digital recording or Computer recording?”

  1. josh.barron on July 30th, 2011 3:29 pm

    Computer, you can save it automatically to your computer, allowing for easy editing and mixing later.

  2. Kelly B on August 1st, 2011 6:32 am

    digital. 4 sure.

  3. Frank S on August 2nd, 2011 8:09 am

    Digital. Computer recordings are all analog. Wasn’t until the advent of the Internet that digits began to appear in music…

  4. White Infinity on August 2nd, 2011 9:37 pm

    Are you a singer/songwriter as a profession or as a hobby? If it’s as a hobby then you should use computer software like Adobe Audition around 200 or the really pricy stuff like pro-tools for 350 to 3,000. And then the mic and pre amp stuff like that can range from 150-thousands depending on quality. You should go to a place like Guitar Center or a big music store and consult one of the employees and let them know your budget.
    If you want to do it as a profession and make a living off it then I’d advise you to get some connections and start recording by renting studio time and getting your self noticed.

  5. MMM on August 7th, 2011 1:34 am

    Digital and Computer recordings are the same because they are both digital, or didn’t I understand the question? Analog is different. Get the book “Home Recording For Musicians for Dummies” by Jeff Strong published by Wiley.

  6. albertoVO5 on August 8th, 2011 1:49 am

    I’ve been doing what you describe for about six years and it is a blast. I’ve invested several thousand bucks over that time both in software and hardware. My most cost effective piece of equipment is probably a good soundcard. Both of mine- one for laptop- ran me about 300.00, but they have built in preamps and can record off mics, instruments or prerecorded analog or digital material at better than commercial CD quality. Additionally, both came with software for home recording. I guess I’m saying a good soundcard can put you most of the way there. Feel free to e-mail me as I obviously love talking about this stuff.