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Yes, yet another "What should i buy" topic

Post by RmoniK » Mon Dec 13, 2010 1:49 pm

Hi all.

Ok, so i've been producing with reason on crappy hi-fi speakers for a few months now, and i'm thinking taking this a little more seriously.
I wanna buy studio monitors (probably KRK rp8's), and i suppose i need an interface (soundcard) to plug 'em into? So that's pretty much my problem. I haven't got the slightest clue of which interface i should buy. People talk to me about Tascam US-122mkII or Tascam US-144mkII. Are those sufficient for my monitors to work properly? I'm a real newb on interfaces at the moment, pretty much the only thing i haven't looked into yet.

So i'm asking you people for help, wise Gods of the dubstepforum, for a little advice on what i should buy.

summary:
- I wanna plug KRK rp8's on em
- I don't need more than two (preferably XLR) inputs, but 4 wouldn't kill me.
- I really REALLY don't want to spend a lot of money on this, since i consider it as the least useful at the moment. I really just want em for the monitors.

Thanks !

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Re: Yes, yet another "What should i buy" topic

Post by Phase Down » Mon Dec 13, 2010 2:08 pm

im using the lexicon ionix u22 with those monitors, its not that expensive and a great usb interface

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Re: Yes, yet another "What should i buy" topic

Post by RmoniK » Mon Dec 13, 2010 2:23 pm

It's still a hell of a lot more expensive than those Tascams. You wouldn't happen to know anything about those would you?

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Re: Yes, yet another "What should i buy" topic

Post by Erebus-7 » Mon Dec 13, 2010 2:39 pm

What size room you in cause if you're just in a bedroom the rp8's will probably be abit big/overkill, try just getting the 6's if you're in a mid/smallish bedroom.

also i have a NI AK1 interface which might be out of youre range but it's hella good for just a small setup !

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Re: Yes, yet another "What should i buy" topic

Post by RmoniK » Mon Dec 13, 2010 2:44 pm

Erebus-7 wrote:What size room you in cause if you're just in a bedroom the rp8's will probably be abit big/overkill, try just getting the 6's if you're in a mid/smallish bedroom.

also i have a NI AK1 interface which might be out of youre range but it's hella good for just a small setup !
Myeah pretty much ;p And i've been adviced to take the rp8's because of the lower bass response. Should i reconsider?

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Re: Yes, yet another "What should i buy" topic

Post by Erebus-7 » Mon Dec 13, 2010 2:47 pm

RmoniK wrote:
Erebus-7 wrote:What size room you in cause if you're just in a bedroom the rp8's will probably be abit big/overkill, try just getting the 6's if you're in a mid/smallish bedroom.

also i have a NI AK1 interface which might be out of youre range but it's hella good for just a small setup !
Myeah pretty much ;p And i've been adviced to take the rp8's because of the lower bass response. Should i reconsider?
yh they have better bass but if you're in a small ish room with no treatment that extra bass is just gunna cause loads of acoustic problems.

Like i said, depends what environment youre putting them in.

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Re: Yes, yet another "What should i buy" topic

Post by Erebus-7 » Mon Dec 13, 2010 2:50 pm

also have you looked at NI Audio 2 DJ ? http://www.soundslive.co.uk/product~nam ... ~12421.asp

tiny and only 80ish quid

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Re: Yes, yet another "What should i buy" topic

Post by RmoniK » Mon Dec 13, 2010 3:05 pm

guess i'll go for the rp6's then. And that looks pretty cool, but i'm really to noobish to rate it at it's full potential, so some confirmation would be handy.
Thanks!

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Re: Yes, yet another "What should i buy" topic

Post by contakt321 » Mon Dec 13, 2010 4:15 pm

I like the Novation NiO for an inexpensive interface.

2 ins, 4 outs.

Inexpensive, reliable, good sound.

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Re: Yes, yet another "What should i buy" topic

Post by looney » Mon Dec 13, 2010 4:46 pm

i'm not sure that a pair of 6s all on their lonesome is going to get you nearly enough bass to get a good sense of what is going on

i have 8s set up in a bedroom and excessive bass response just isn't a problem. the issues i actually have with the rp8s are: the upper-mids sound brighter (better) on your monitors than anywhere else, and the low end isn't as big as it ought to be (basically what everyone else says about them). and of course this is in comparison to a big system/twice-as-expensive monitors and isn't so hard to compensate for (the rp8s rule)
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Re: Yes, yet another "What should i buy" topic

Post by RmoniK » Mon Dec 13, 2010 5:02 pm

So, what are you saying? The rp8's are less equilibrated? Which ones should i buy?

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Re: Yes, yet another "What should i buy" topic

Post by gnome » Mon Dec 13, 2010 5:35 pm

contakt321 wrote:I like the Novation NiO for an inexpensive interface.

2 ins, 4 outs.

Inexpensive, reliable, good sound.
Also incredible user support. They really try hard to fix your problems. The item smells nice when you get it, such a sweet manufactured smell.

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Re: Yes, yet another "What should i buy" topic

Post by deadly_habit » Mon Dec 13, 2010 5:41 pm

RmoniK wrote:So, what are you saying? The rp8's are less equilibrated? Which ones should i buy?
the 6s are more than enough depending on the size of your room

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Re: Yes, yet another "What should i buy" topic

Post by Erebus-7 » Mon Dec 13, 2010 5:53 pm

deadly habit wrote:
RmoniK wrote:So, what are you saying? The rp8's are less equilibrated? Which ones should i buy?
the 6s are more than enough depending on the size of your room
exactly what i said like 4 posts ago, DEPENDS ON YOUR ROOM, might help if you actually specified it rmonik

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Re: Yes, yet another "What should i buy" topic

Post by Ongelegen » Mon Dec 13, 2010 6:02 pm

deadly habit wrote:
RmoniK wrote:So, what are you saying? The rp8's are less equilibrated? Which ones should i buy?
the 6s are more than enough depending on the size of your room
this!

Wanted buy 8s myself at first, very glad i went with 6s. 8s are overkill in a small-medium sized room.

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Re: Yes, yet another "What should i buy" topic

Post by RmoniK » Mon Dec 13, 2010 6:21 pm

Well that's pretty much my room size too :-) thanks guys!

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Re: Yes, yet another "What should i buy" topic

Post by decklyn » Tue Dec 14, 2010 5:32 am

Go for the 8s if you want more bass imo - if your room is small buy a couple bass traps.
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