Hey guys, I am thinking about putting together a small setup for home recording, and I have some concerns about how to go about it.
In the past, I have owned several hard disk recorders like the KORG D-1600 MKII, etc. However, this time around I am looking at doing some quality demos on my laptop and I am wondering how to go about this.
Been shopping around for multi-channel firewire interfaces because the drum mics will need a minimum of 8 channels to record simultaneously (although I could probably run a few BUS).
I own a Compaq Presario CQ57 and for the most part it does just fine when I do simple track recording, but does a multi-channel firewire recording interface require any special hardware on my laptop? Like special inputs, or jacks, etc.? Also, I read something about a possible problem with the chipsets being incompatible???
I'm not incredibly computer savvy, but I'm not a total moron either. All I really need to know is if I buy an interface and run Cubase, or a similar program, what else will I need to do to get to recording asap???