Introduction: The Around the House Junk Recording Studio!!!

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I made mine with some free software and some old USB stuff.
Very Simple!!!!!!Note:The main picture is sort of the finished product...

Step 1: Materials

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You will Need:

A computer running Windows 2000 or higher.(Not sure about Linux or Mac)

Softwares To record with. I use:

Recordpad,Debut Video Recording Software,Audacity,Tempo Perfect and
Pitch Perfect Guitar Tuning Software

A microphone. I use a Rock Band microphone.

Camera(Optional) I use the PS2 Eye Toy camera. You will have to download the drivers in the package bellow if you will be using the
Eye Toy.

If you have 1 USB port get a USB hub. I use Rock Band's.

Linux Users go to here.

If you want to hook up a guitar,bass,or microphones click Here.

Step 2: Installing....Please Wait(The Boring Step)

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Now you have to install Recordpad,Debut,Pitch Perfect, and the Eye Toy Driver*.*Optional if using Eye Toy*

For the Eye Toy drivers go to this Instructable. sorry but the instructable was removed so go to the link from i play playstation. Sorry!!!

For Recordpad agree to the statement, install, uncheck the other stuff(unless you want it), configure your microphone, and tada!!!

All of the softwares from NCH are the same.Recordpad,Debut,Tempo Perfect,Pitch Perfect.

Step 3: Pluging in the Stuff.

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All you have to do is plug the stuff in no sweat. It is easy.

Step 4: How Do You Like Your New Gift??

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I gave my finished product to my brother who can play 4 instruments, he loved it. That is why I am entering it into the holiday gift contest so don't forget to vote!!!!!


shadowsXomen (author)2011-07-24

redneck it for the win lol nice job man xD i never thought to use a rockband microphone for recording

xadevox (author)2009-12-20

do we need pitchperfect if we are using a keyboard?

drmjj55 (author)xadevox2009-12-20


Evens971 (author)2009-09-28

is it OK if I use a 40gb PC?

darkclaw42 (author)Evens9712009-12-13

 40G PC does not define much. 
A usually good recording studio could be a 450+MHZ running Linux, or a 2.6GHZ Running XP. Or if your really professional, one of those apple computers. 40G would be enough space to hold a lot of songs, but does not determine the recording quality you'll get. 

Gypsyman (author)2008-12-31

wtf is the program on the computer, in the picture on the intro, i need a program like that, i have been using audacity forever and it just isn't enough.

amdead (author)Gypsyman2009-06-23

looks like cubase to me

daftgamer2 (author)Gypsyman2009-06-15

acousrtica mixcRAft?

drmjj55 (author)Gypsyman2008-12-31

idk, but try n-track or adobe audition

WillTheRescue (author)drmjj552009-04-28

I'm a recording engineer/producer. That looks like Steinberg Cubase to me. I'm about 99% sure it is.

Weston607 (author)Gypsyman2009-03-10

Looks like FL Studio.

pyrohaz (author)2009-03-08

LOL as if anybody ever reads the statements ;)

cpuguru55555 (author)2009-01-08

i found the link for the invalid one

drmjj55 (author)cpuguru555552009-01-08

thank you. i will fix that

ARVash (author)2008-12-26

lol good instructable but perhaps more pictures, also first pic is a little misleading.

drmjj55 (author)ARVash2008-12-27

do you think that stuff is around the house???

ARVash (author)drmjj552008-12-29

doesn't matter, it's fixed now anyway :P. GL with the contest!

drmjj55 (author)2008-12-27

how long does it take to get the instructable moderated???

drmjj55 (author)drmjj552008-12-28


Ian M (author)2008-12-28

There seems to be lots of good tools on Linux. I have not used, but can direct you to Hydrogen (drum machine), and ardour ("digital audio workstation"). There's also Audacity, which you seem to have found, and a confusingly named media player for linux, Audacious.

drmjj55 (author)Ian M2008-12-28

yeah, thats why i put PC

"A computer running Windows 2000 or higher.(Not sure about Linux or Mac)"

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killerjackalope (author)2008-12-27

One thing that might vastly improve quality is a better mic, I have found that it's the easiest way to get a better sound from recordings, recently I was using the tech's bodged together studio and radio station and then borrowed the mic for a computer, the difference was massive and pretty pleasing too... Other than that, not a bad job. For mac you'll need yourself something like sound studio or I suppose you can get by with garageband if needed. Audacity is freeware that's pretty respectable and powerful, comes with plenty of free filters and unlike some freeware supports multiple audio tracks, plus the very visual way it shows the sounds makes it dead easy to see problem areas where you're overdoing it and getting clipping... A set of really good headphones is a nice touch, I was given a pair of skulcandy headphones for christmas there after a long time of thinking the difference isn't really there, oh how I was wrong, they're low priced compared to some of similar quality but it's great for audio work because you pick up much more...

drmjj55 (author)killerjackalope2008-12-27

i was going to put audacity, but i wanted to put the softwres i mainly use.

killerjackalope (author)drmjj552008-12-27

I was just thinking for other needs and to give alternatives, I use macs in tech alot for recording stuff so I know that those alternatives are pretty decent.

drmjj55 (author)killerjackalope2008-12-27

i am now at this moment redoing it.

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