Have just got my new mac mini up and running (2.3ghz core i5) and am starting from scratch
with regards to doing some "light" recording.
ultimately i want to record the
following basic backing tracks for rehearsal purposes using live instruments, loops
and midi files etc. Often our drummer can't make rehearsals record snipets, bit of
riffs and chord structures when i come across them in moments of pure genius (thats not
very often) record my acoustic with my Mrs doing a bit of singing
I'm going to upgrade my ram to 8GB, as for now i have just got the default 2gb. I'm
planning a staggered upgrade to a few bits and bobs over the next few months and am really
just thinking out loud for now.
Software - Logic Express 9? reason being a few
people i know use it so local support would be great and sharing projects would be easy.
Im starting with garageband and will see how i get on
Audio interface - Im
thinking of going firewire on this one due to the fact i already have numerous USB devices
running (its my office machine too). currently have a line6 tone port ux2 which is ok but
Have got a few mics etc including SM57 if i want to record
from my amps as well as having a mic in front of my acoustic, with access to a couple of
I suppose people use garageband and simple interfaces and get half
decent results so it may be a case that i need to go no further than that.
Anyway like i say I'm starting form scratch and really just thinking out loud, but any
direction will be much appreciated
There is no Logic
Express any more. Logic Pro is £140 in the app store.
Having said that, you
should already have Garageband with your Mac, so I'd start there and see how you get on.
It might be all you need, and by the time you want more, then you can move onto Logic and
keep your projects compatible.