After a lot of prevarication, I'm trying to pull the things that I already own into a basic home recording set up, but I'm not sure what I need to add to have an effective, minimal, low cost set up for (mainly) acoustic guitar and vocals.
What I have, so far:
Nice guitars and amps. (J45, ES-125, Gretsch Country Club and a Larrivee parlour for some tonal variety)
Good Macbook and a legit copy of Logic X that I have still only scratched the surface with.
Apogee One for Mac
A little Zoom H2n recorder
Quiet recording spaces.
Can this stuff be cobbled together into a half decent set up to record guitar and vocals? I'm only hoping to spend a few hundred pounds more (less if I can) but I'm not sure what's best.
I like the SM58 for vocals and I think it might be as much as I need. The built in condenser mic on the Apogee has given me ok-ish results recording the guitar and vocals together but that seems good enough for a guide track, but recording both through the same mic has obvious limitations. I guess I need a dual input audio interface and another mic for the guitar as a minimum... and, I guess, another mic stand.
I know it's a form of insanity, believing that you can do good work on truly limited tools, but I keep coming back to Justin Vernon recording 'For Emma...' and Bruce Springsteen recording 'Nebraska' on not much more that I currently have. I guess you could take that as my inspiration.
So... how mad am I?