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$1600 suggestion

Discussion in 'Pro Audio Equipment' started by WRX07, Jan 22, 2005.

  1. WRX07

    WRX07 Guest

    Where should I spend my $1500? I was thinking about getting a nicer large diaphragm condenser mic. I know there is no "Holy Grail" mic, I'm just looking for some suggestions and opinions. I know different mics will work best for different sources and mic pre's will make a difference. The mic would be used mainly for vocals, and guitar amps, but not room mics.

    Right now I have two RNP's and the four pre's in my digidesign 002(yes, i know they suck. Digidesign should really sell an interface that has four inputs instead of the pre's).
    Mics:Shure SM57
    Shure SM58
    Studio Projects C1
    AKG C1000
    Shure SM81
    Sennheiser MD421
    Audio Technica 3035
    Sennheiser E609

    I plan on getting another mic for overheads(a 58, C1, or C1000), a couple kick mics(Audix D6 and AKGD112), two more 421's, and a Royer R-121 in the future.

    So what do you guys think? Get some nicer mics or a couple nicer pre's? But if I get nicer pre's then I'll need nicer compressors...:shock:
     
  2. David French

    David French Well-Known Member

    So how's your monitoring?
     
  3. WRX07

    WRX07 Guest

    Mackie HR824's, some nice computer desk monitors with a sub, Behringer headphone amp(that I hate), Sony MDR-V600, Sony MDR-V900, Sony MDR-7506
     
  4. David French

    David French Well-Known Member

    How's your acoustics?
     
  5. WRX07

    WRX07 Guest

    In the room where my desk is it's fine, but the room I track in has some really nasty slapback echoes. I'm going to build some isolation walls to surround vocals and amps for a really dead sound, but otherwise the room is completely bare. I'm not very handy with tools, so building slot resonators, etc really isn't my thing. I've posted questions online(here, digidesign, johnlsayers.com), but haven't gotten any really detailed responses. Not that that's anyone's fault. Plus, I'm sort of hesitant to do any damage to the walls since it's a spare bedroom.
     
  6. issofunky

    issofunky Guest

    Reiterating Old Advise from a wise person.....

    If you want to make an omlette......oh you know the rest.
     
  7. WRX07

    WRX07 Guest

    I just sent auralex another form requesting a room analysis so hopefully I'll get a response in the next few days. Thanks for the help, guys :)
     

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