Recording Novice

Got this bad boy today. Not recorded other than off the MacBook webcam and microphone before. I’m going to use it with the Scarlett 2i2. Any suggestions for a complete novice to recording ? I’ve got software bundled with the Scarlett and also GarageBand with the Mac which looks probably a bit more user friendly? Any advice and tips welcomed :+1:

Garage band is a great way to start.

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Great mic for home recording :+1:

I don’t mess too much with the software suites but Toby’s got a thread on mixing and loudness levels.

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I’m no expert, but my set up is very similar. Garageband is great, but there’s a bit if a learning curve if you’ve not used DAWs before. There’s a ton of youtube tutorials out there though.
I expect your mic will need phantom power (which the 2i2 can provide - just remember to turn that on).
Probably easiest to plug it all in and see where (if anywhere) you get stuck, I’m sure the collective brain will be able to sort you out.
Looking forward to seeing the first results!
Cheers
Paul.

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Cheers Dave, I knew there was a guide somewhere out there, thanks for sharing the link.:+1:

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Hi Ian,

A few days ago I sae that Focusrite will be running some events called Home Studio Recording Tour 2023.
I see that you’re in Scotland but as far as I can see those events are in England. I suppose you could keep an eye on them in case they do one somewhere close to you.
It could be interesting.

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For anyone interested:

Sadly dates in South don’t work for me .

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I’ve not long done a live mic recording on my PC with a Scarlet. If you have anything specific feel free to ask. I’m far from great at this as that was my first few attempts too :slight_smile:

You’ll need a mic stand, and XLR cable/s

If your scarlet is new you may have the option to download some free software from your scarlet account. If so, theres a free reverb plugin “Relab LX480” thats does an ok job.

R

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Thanks Rachel. I’ve got all the gear, and almost no idea! No, it’s just a case of me getting the time to sit down and spend time ‘experimenting’!:+1: