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Postby Sexual_Chocolate » Fri Aug 15, 2014 6:16 am

good point. probably because im baked everytime im on here now :lol:

umm, around $1k would be my ting
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Postby nowaysj » Fri Aug 15, 2014 7:11 am

For everything? For mic and pre?

Get a comp and some monitors and an audio i/o. Build from there. You can do that for a K.
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Postby Jizz » Sat Aug 16, 2014 2:14 pm

Tell us about what monitors get it booming uncle no, in that other thread you just said 8" and that sounds like too much for a bedroom...

Nev m8 u serious about the studio eh? Fuji on a mixing desk, sheez :cornlol:
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Postby AxeD » Sat Aug 16, 2014 2:33 pm

If you don't buy any of my mic suggestions, I will get much angry.

But seriously, a bit of tighter budget then. I used the new Yamaha HS monitors for a little 5.1 bit, was quite impressed with those. If it's a small to medium sized space, I would go for the 5".
Small Genelec loudspeakers are also very nice, bit more expensive, but worth it. A set of these are also still very usable in untreated rooms, which is a big plus for bedroom studio use.

Budget mic choice would be Rode NT2 or simply an SM57. Both are decent multi-purpose and good for vocals.
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Postby nowaysj » Sat Aug 16, 2014 6:51 pm

AxeD wrote:If you don't buy any of my mic suggestions, I will get much angry.



You can buy any of your mic suggestions, and send them to me.
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Postby nowaysj » Sat Aug 16, 2014 7:06 pm

JizzMan wrote:Tell us about what monitors get it booming uncle no, in that other thread you just said 8" and that sounds like too much for a bedroom...


15's would be too big for a bedroom. Maybe.

I don't get this idea of 8's being to big. 8's just start reproducing sub freq's. Yes you are going to get all kind of node/antinode issues, but the sub is going to be there. Just set up your rig along the room's line of bilateral symmetry and move it up and down until your listening position has the right amount of bass/sub representation. You're still probably going to need a pair of good headphones to check on. I've got 5's, and there is no sub at all.

Are you worried about neighbors? 8's are not gonna send out deep basement rattling sub.

So was just closing a few hundred tabs, and came across this post. Don't know if I already posted this, or if I completed my thought. Enjoy. :cornlol:
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Postby mks » Sat Aug 16, 2014 9:37 pm

What instruments are you going to be recording?

A couple of Shure SM-57's would be good. They are the standard workhorse mic for guitar cabs, snares and a lot of things really. I have a AT 3035 large diaphram condenser mic and have had good results on female vocals with that. I would rather have a 4000 series though. Some of the best female vocals I've gotten was with a borrowed AKG 414 but that mic itself is more than your budget. As mentioned once you start getting into mics, then you need to think about mic pre's and the signal chain.
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Postby nowaysj » Sat Aug 16, 2014 9:49 pm

I was with you, until the 414. I've got a 3035, and get good female with it. Have just gotten eary enough to really be bothered by the top end, but whatever, I make electronic music. :) And agree re the 57, though went audix i5 myself.

But the 414... I just never liked that mic. Demoed a few times, and just felt it was like... flat. I don't know, I was an idiot back then. And there are a lot of models....

On second thought, maybe you're right re the 414. Hehe. :dunce:
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Postby knobgoblin » Sat Aug 16, 2014 9:56 pm

One of my favorites, cheap, good on most stuff is the sennheiser MD421. Not so good for Vox, though it will do in a pinch, but for recording percussion, guitar amps, drums, etc it is amazing. Looks like you can get new ones for around $380.
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Postby mks » Sat Aug 16, 2014 9:59 pm

Man, when I was using that borrowed 414 I was recording on to an ADAT ( :6: ). I had a DAT machine for mixdown. I do not miss those days (well, in some regards, maybe). But that 414, I just plugged it in and she sounded good. It helped that she is an excellent singer.
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Postby mks » Sat Aug 16, 2014 10:03 pm

knobgoblin wrote:One of my favorites, cheap, good on most stuff is the sennheiser MD421. Not so good for Vox, though it will do in a pinch, but for recording percussion, guitar amps, drums, etc it is amazing. Looks like you can get new ones for around $380.


MD421's are good dynamic mics. Good on Bass cabs and toms among many other things. I went Sennheiser with my day to day dynamic vocal mics. I got the e835's instead of the SM-58.
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Postby nowaysj » Sat Aug 16, 2014 10:05 pm

mks wrote:Man, when I was using that borrowed 414 I was recording on to an ADAT ( :6: ).


Me too ;-)

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Oh, quick posted me, too, uhm, yeah, I still ostensibly own a 421, though my buddy has had it for 15 years... Good mic, agree with knob and mks.

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