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Instant ACID by John Rofrano

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Chapter 10

Recording Audio

One way to make yourself stand out from the crowd is to create your own original material. Most of the time that involves recording your own content, whether it be MIDI or digital audio. This chapter will discuss in some detail on how to go about doing the latter.

Audio Recording Hardware

It probably goes without saying that if you want professional-quality audio, you’ll need to invest in good hardware. The latest game cards may sound good, but they really can’t compare with the performance and support of the pro-level interfaces like those from Echo or M-Audio—companies that specialize in audio interfaces for digital audio workstations.

If you’re looking for an external interface that’s mobile, go for either USB 2.0 ...

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