I browsed and searched the newsgroups for guidance, but I want to
confirm my decisions.
Compose and arrange my own music for the entertainment of me and
friends. Not at all professional, but would like multiple voices, and
would like it to sound nice.
My intended approach:
Record music from electronic keyboard to computer via midi port.
Add audio (vocals, maybe guitar) via microphone.
Arrange/edit/etc. on the computer.
Use keyboard to play results (absent analog audio).
Create MP3s of results.
My proposed purchases to cheaply implement this approach:
Yamaha PSR-282 (~$200)
Creative Sound Blaster Live 5.1 or Audigy MP3+ sound card ($70-$90)
Cakewalk Home Studio 9.0 or Cakewalk PC Music Pack ($50-$80)
1) For my humble goal, am I on target with my proposed purchases?
2) Any advantage to one sound card over the other? Any in the same
price range I should consider?
3) Same question for the Cakewalk products.
4) The SB cards seem to have one MIDI port-- I assume this means I
have to switch my cord between the keyboard ports, or am I missing
Thanks very much in advance for any guidance!