recording vocals

Mike Su simulache at
Fri Oct 9 03:17:02 BST 2009

Yeah, I should've just stuck with 8.04.

@Jason - I found this USB interface, which is $150 new:

I got mine for $80 off ebay.

On Thu, Oct 8, 2009 at 11:49 AM, <beejunk at> wrote:

> On Oct 8, 2009 9:50am, Andrew Oikle <aoikle at> wrote:
> > Stick to 32 bit for audio.  64 bit has absolutely zero benefit for
> recording.  Benchmarks show that in some cases 64 bit can underperform 32
> bit and it's only beneficial to extreme number crunching scientists that
> need that level of precision, and also for gigantic databases.  Selling 64
> bit processors to consumers was a scam to trick people into upgrading their
> computers... again.  I repeat, 64 bit has practically no use for consumer
> use or audio recording.  Does anyone here disagree?
> >
> > Andrew
> > Austin, TX
> >
> I'm not too familiar with some of the technical details, but I believe you
> are correct in saying that, at this point, 64-bit seems largely useless to
> the average user, particularly as far as audio goes.
> When it comes to versions of Ubuntu, I have personally found that Hardy is
> far and away the most stable and efficient OS of the current Ubuntu
> releases. This applies to my computer, though, and your mileage may vary. I
> am looking forward to Karmic, and hope that it solves some of the many
> problems I've been having with the Jaunty RT kernel (and, no, I do not know
> how to compile my own kernels. Maybe one day).
> Jason, as for a good set-up that gives you no noise, if you're going to
> need to buy some kind of pre-amp/DI or audio-interface as well as a mic, you
> will have a hard time keeping it under $200. But it is possible. When I
> first started recording, I used a very cheap $60 Behringer mixer (which came
> with two channels that could be used as pre-amps, and phantom power which I
> did not need at the time.) and a used $50 EV dynamic mic. I ran the mic into
> the mixer, and then ran the mixer's RCA tape-out direclty into my computer's
> on-board soundcard, using an RCA to 1/8" cable. Whenever I listen back to
> those recordings, I am actually surprised that they sound fairly decent. I
> guess the moral of this story is that $200 won't get you anything 'nice',
> but it should get you something that will work, and probably fairly well.
> By the way, what equipment do you have right now? That will help in coming
> up with recommendations for what to get.
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