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umm, around $1k would be my ting
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.
Agent 47 wrote:Next time I can think of something, I will.
15's would be too big for a bedroom. Maybe.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...
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.
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.
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.
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.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.
Me toomks wrote:Man, when I was using that borrowed 414 I was recording on to an ADAT ( ).
XT, 20 bit though, bitch! Get off my dick!
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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