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1-700 dollar Audio Interface [most simple]

Discussion in 'Recording' started by authentic_201, Sep 5, 2006.

  1. hi guys. i ONLY record hiphop vocals, i have no idea on how to do anything else and it would most likely lead to confusion. i was wondering what would be the BEST buy for me to gain quality? right now all i own is my mic.. headphones... and a weak preamp [art tube]. i was recommended the Apogee Mini Me. but that might be out of my league. is there another audio interface thats simple to use and provide me that professional quality? i have about 700-800 saved.
  2. this has got to be one of the worse sites to ask for help.
  3. casper

    casper Guest

    Welcome to the proaudio forums. Sometimes it may be awhile til you get a post. You could also try Harmony Central forums. They may have something to offer.

    For hiphop stuff from what I have read seems to be focused on good compresser limiter and EQ. This helps to shape the overall vocal. Of course you want to get a descent mic and preamp. Presonus Inspire might be worth looking into and has gotten pretty good reviews. Easy firewire setup. Its about $199. Then all you need is the compressor/limiter and EQ. Sorry I can't offer more help but maybe this post will at least kick it off for you.
  4. TeddyG

    TeddyG Well-Known Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    Take a look at the Lynx site - http://www.lynxstudio.com

    One of their cards can be your "base" to start getting "pro".

    2 inputs(Digital and/or analog), the L-22 or LynxOne, will do nicely. More I/O, look at the LynxTwo. More I/O yet? Start saving for an Aurora to go with your Lynx card.

    You can fool with mics and pres and speakers forever, start with a fine interface to your computer and it will all be easier from there.


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