‘More or less’ – TR 10-15 The choice in this category quite large. This is: Alesis; M-Audio; E-Mu; Echo, etc. Recommend something specifically probably meaningless (although write – let’s talk) still aims at everyone. Who is going to record a ‘live’ band – this one, someone simply ‘freezing’ soundtrack and vocals – is another. So here is entirely your choice and your musical tastes.
‘More serious’ – 30 tr and more. This is: RME; Aardvark; Motu, and others. They are not so much here and the quality and features have others. Of course, every firm has different models, cheaper – more expensive, but the cards in the ‘more serious’ – this is a brand, proven over the years and many musicians. Well, about ‘cheap’ – and we will not talk, we agreed that they simply are not required. About the choice of cards like to all, may have missed something – write.
Next, the computer itself (‘motherboard’, processor, RAM, hard drive). Video Card Quality for us is not important (unless you do not play ‘heaped up’ toys). All I listed, of course, I would like to have the freshest, powerful and extensive, but there’s someone on that money will be enough. In general, it is important to all of the processor and memory, and hard disk, but if they are missing out on all at once (decent), then save for starters, you can probably only on the ‘RAM’, then it can be bribed, well, everything else is desirable to take the freshest (‘motherboard’ and the CPU) in 2-3 years they will be already obsolete, so buying today ‘Yesterday’ simply makes no sense. Hard drive (‘screw’) also makes sense to take at least 250GB, because when working with music all the projects needed to maintain (just in case, when something will need to redo) and ‘weigh’ them properly. Well ‘RAM’ is enough to begin with 1GB (then preferably increased to 3GB, no longer makes sense, Windows XP 32-bit 3GB sees more, see more 64-bit XP; Windows Vista and Windows 7 – but it’s another story). Well, with ‘computer The’ sorted out. Further recording of phonograms is not do without MIDI-keyboard, will fit almost any old keyboard, preferably with an active keyboard, well, if that is not, well, no keys do not have to fork out a MIDI-‘klavu ‘(100 $). Next, select music editor (sequencer). To date, there are plenty to choose from: Adobe Audition; Nuendo; Cubase; Samplitude; Sound Forge; Logic (Mac). By the way, just missed – the choice OS. Windows or MAC – a long and everlasting controversy, but that’s another story. So – the choice is made, it remains stock up on a couple – three VST instruments (to start) and forward, to comprehend first hand the ins and outs of computer arrangements, and they are many.