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Old 11-26-2018, 11:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all. Let me start by admitting that I'm musically and technically challenged, so any help is truly appreciated. I'd like to get my husband some recording gear for Christmas, but have no idea what to look for or where to start.

He plays a few instruments in his spare time and does a few open nights and side gigs at local bars every few months, and has always talked about getting more into the song writing side. Spends a lot of time on the drums, and the guitar as a close second (acoustic & electric), plus vocals. We use Windows.. our computers and computer skills are basic and functional, just to give you an idea about our technical capabilities as far as software goes. This would be mostly just for fun so he wouldn't need anything super professional, but it is something he spends a lot of time doing so I don't want to go cheap either. So I'm hoping to find something practical that he would really enjoy playing around with. Been reading descriptions and reviews online for various stuff but there is SO much out there. I am completely clueless about what would be needed outside of a microphone, he's definitely the only musically talented one of our family. Thinking maybe a loop pedal too, if you have any recommendations for those.

Can anyone offer some more insight about what I should be looking for? Specific equipment, audio editor programs, recommended brands, technical info I need to have before buying to make sure everything is compatible, etc?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 11-26-2018, 11:30 AM   #2 (permalink)
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This would be all he'd need, except for the mic's as you've stated. An excellent starter package that he can build upon. It's not real expensive, but not real cheap either:

https://www.sweetwater.com/store/det...-scarlett-18i8
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Old 11-26-2018, 02:11 PM   #4 (permalink)
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...as for a looper, here's two decent ones:

https://www.sweetwater.com/store/det...k-looper-pedal

https://www.sweetwater.com/store/det...y-looper-pedal
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