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A beginner who needs help!

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  • A beginner who needs help!

    I just bought my TD10's and would like to plug them in to my PC. My question is, what programs should I get to play around and record some loops and do some demos. What soundcard should I get? Please help me get started!

    [This message has been edited by rillekall (edited January 29, 2002).]

  • #2
    What kind of budget do you have and how good of a recording do you need? You can get away with the sound card that came with the computer and a demo version of something like Pro Tools or Cakewalk if you don't need high quality or you can spend some real bucks and get something like the Doc has (sorry Chris) I mean C Jude has or anything in between. It depends on what you are trying to do.


    • #3
      Actually, I am in need of the same thing. I do not mind spending alittle bit of money if need be. I want something simple....that will take my patterns that I play along with and allow me to email them, etc. I also would like to find something that will introduce me to new sequences to play along with. For someone that can offer up such a solution....
      A hot dinner in Phoenix Az awaits you.....
      Roland TD50x
      Acoustic- Spaun drums, Gretsch Drums & Paiste Signature Series cymbals.


      • #4
        If you want to record it via Audio and not MIDI then hook up a cable to your line in on the sound card and record via the software audio record and not the MIDI. That way anyone can hear it because it records the sound and not the computer information. One cheap work around. The quality isn't all that great but if you tweak the settings, it works.


        • #5
          Thanks very much for all of the feedback on this topic. CJude...you bring alot of knowledge to the table. I was around for awhile some time ago and just came back to the V World....
          I just get bored playing with the sequences, want to do more.I know zero about recording, midi, etc....I have been an acoustic drummer all of my life...I do play live out around town and use a great Fibes kit for that.....
          But, I want to really get into some recording and need to tackle quite a learning curve...Thanks again...SG
          Roland TD50x
          Acoustic- Spaun drums, Gretsch Drums & Paiste Signature Series cymbals.


          • #6
            Thank you all for the great help !