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Custom Setup or prepackaged?

Discussion in 'Recording' started by KnappyRoots, May 13, 2009.

  1. KnappyRoots

    KnappyRoots Guest

    Hey errbody.. I'm sure this topic has been brought up as most have so if you could either answer or point me in the right direction it would be great.

    Ok. So I have decided I want to get a recording setup and I have an entire summer to devote to learning how to use it. I have about $500-$1000 to spend and am looking to record acoustic/electric, and/or 2 electric guitars, Drums, bass, and vocals. I don't know too much but have been reading up on some basic mic, interface, software, and monitor combo's and was looking for brand/model suggestions.

    Is custom definitely the way to go or are there any prepackaged (mbox with protools?) setups worth considering.
    Thanks!
     
  2. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    Found this package at McInstruments. The monitors aren't great. The mics are crap but the Firestudio is decent and it's enough to get you started. You'll need to invest a bit more money on mics, stands and cables. You can get away with recording drums with 4 mics no problem.

    You won't get an equivalent ProTools LE package for the same. Cubase LE is a good DAW though.
     
  3. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Well-Known Member

    I don't like packaged anything. It's all a la cart for me. I mean you don't buy your jockeys, T-shirts, jeans & socks, from Jockey or Hanes. You get some from Levi's, Fruit of the Loom, Wrangler, Lee. So when you want to look good you mix and match. When you want to sound good you mix and match.

    ProTools is highly overrated. If you need interchangeability between different studios, ProTools might be more prudent? But you're probably doing all of this in-house so a more efficient software choice would be already bundled with something like the 8 microphone input Presonus. Then you get yourself a bag full of SM57/58 a couple of pop filters, cables, stands, headphones. Good to go.

    I like simple but I don't like package deals
    Ms. Remy Ann David
     

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