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Home studio idea...

Discussion in 'Recording' started by hxckid88, May 9, 2005.

  1. hxckid88

    hxckid88 Active Member

    I've always recorded my riffs, my ideas, EVERYTHING. And Its been great just have an okay computer, an okay mic that came with my computer, and an okay sound card. But I want to do a little upgrade. Okay, it might be more than little. But I want to buy some equipment I can use to get some high quality audio on a budget. Here is what I was looking at, and I'm thinking about investing. Not only could I record my own stuff, but my band's music, and my friend's band's music, and I think itll be fun and a great way to start me off on the recording road...

    I was looking at audio interfaces like this...

    http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/US122/

    And then buying one or two SHURE SM57's with mic cables, a stand...

    Some decent monitors such as these
    http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/VLS21/

    and then some good headphones.

    This is just a start, and it's well under $800. I don't want to spend too much. Just for starters.

    Can anyone recommend something, have any problems with what products I was looking at? Any suggestions? I'd appreciate anything. Thanks :D
     
  2. McCheese

    McCheese Well-Known Member

    I don't know about the interface, but those 'monitors' look like a joke to me. I couldn't really recommend any others in that price range though, maybe some M-Audio BX5's for 300ish
     
  3. maintiger

    maintiger Well-Known Member

    Guitar center was blowing away the bx5's for $199/pair- maybe they still have some...
     
  4. hxckid88

    hxckid88 Active Member

    I'm trying to keep things at a low price, which is my main deal. But I've read everywhere that you really can't stress the importance of good monitors. I tried listening to my bands stuff through my harman/kardon computer speakers and man it just sounds horrible. Should I really invest in better monitors? Shelf out another $100 for better monitors?

    Those BX5's seem tasty but what if guitar center doesnt have that deal by the time I have the money...? There are also the DX4's. Those are $200.
     
  5. McCheese

    McCheese Well-Known Member

    Monitors are easily one of the most important pieces of gear. You can't mix what you can't hear. If I had 2 grand to buy monitors and a mic, I'd get a $99 mic and $1901 monitors. There's a sticky in this forum titled "The importance of good monitors" or something to that effect. Check it out.
     

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