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I am just starting out and need advice

Discussion in 'Recording' started by jordanfreefall, Apr 25, 2008.

  1. Hi I am just starting out and need some advice. I am about to record a CD for a band. The band plays pop/rock and I am just starting into recording. I want a really good sound, thats really important! I was woundering what equitment you would recommend? Money is no issue to a certain extent.

    I was thinking of a Neumann u87, is that a good mic?
    If anythings better let me know

    Thank you.
  2. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    This is the third time you've posted this topic and your other thread already has several answers. If you have $3000-4000 to spend on a mic, go ahead and do it. It's your money. "Best" soundcard? Go get yourself a ProTools HD3 setup. Add a control surface with preamps(a la icon) and or a couple of 96 I/Os and preamps it shouldn't run you more than $80 Gs.
  3. BobRogers

    BobRogers Well-Known Member

    Maybe it's time for the three billy goats gruff.
  4. pr0gr4m

    pr0gr4m Well-Known Member

    Gruff Billy Goat #2 says...

    You will NOT give this band a really good sound. You have neither the equipment nor the knowledge to do a proper job.

    Since money is not an issue and "really good sound" is what's important, my advice is to take the money that you would spend on a feeble attempt to put together a recording studio with your one u87 and buy some studio time at an established recording studio and have an experienced engineer record the band.

    That is of course unless the band doesn't want this CD immediately. If they are willing to wait a year or so, you should be able to aquire the equipement and know-how to operate it well enough to produce a decent sounding CD for the band.
  5. At one time you knew as little as I do now so don't get on my back about it!

    p.s What makes ProTools HD3 better the 1 and 2?
  6. pr0gr4m

    pr0gr4m Well-Known Member

    DUDE....the difference is that when I didn't know $*^t, I researched. You are just asking questions about things that you don't even have the first clue about.

    Sure, your response to that is probably, "I said I was just starting out, so how to you expect me to have a clue".

    My response would be "Research".
    Your response would probably be "That's what I'm doing by asking questions jackass"
    To which I would respond "HeeHaw...search the internet...search the forums here. ^#$%ing go to the Pro-Tools ^#$%ing website and find out what the differences are between ^#$%ing 1 ^#$%ing 2 and ^#$%ing 3. "

    And to answer your question...BECAUSE ITS 3 AND EVERYONE KNOWS THAT 3 IS BETTER THAN 2 OR 1.
  7. Space

    Space Well-Known Member

    Once I did a number 1 and a number 2 at the same time!
  8. What does pro tools 3 do that 1 and 2 whon't?
  9. pr0gr4m

    pr0gr4m Well-Known Member

    All together now.

    Gimmie a J

    Gimmie a p

    Gimmie a 22

    What's that spell?


    He's reborn
  10. Kapt.Krunch

    Kapt.Krunch Well-Known Member

    I KNEW it....I had a feeling when it was posted the first time. :roll:

    (Dead Link Removed)

  11. BobRogers

    BobRogers Well-Known Member

    You know free fall, there is a group of people who love to deal with people who have enough money to buy top of the line equipment but don't have enough energy to ask a detailed question on a website where information is free. These people are called salesmen. (Or they were before gender specific names were taboo.) They will be happy to spend time with you and tell you what to buy so that you have "the best of the best." I know a few with the knowledge and patience to help you (or the person you pretend to be), but I won't refer you because of the distinct possibility that you are a troll wasting our time for sport. Have fun.
  12. Davedog

    Davedog Distinguished Member

    Ahhhh Geeeeez....jus when things were starting to get civil around here...............

    Money's no object .....so the talent must not be either.
  13. Davedog

    Davedog Distinguished Member

    First. Wondering is spelled like this<------

    If you're looking for "equitment" you should look somewhere else.


    I KNOW this is a troll but I feel obligated to answer for those who ARENT trolls and really want to know.

    There is NO amount of money you can throw at a recording project to give it "really good sound" without the knowledge and experience necessary to get it right from the beginning.

    Yeah, you're right when you say that we have all been beginners somewhere along the way. When I was a beginner, there wasnt ANY digital anything.....NO ONE would have let me within three feet of the recorder....four feet of the console......and the only part of 'micing' I would be allowed to handle was the plugging in of the cables and wrapping the excess neatly around the base of the mic stand.......If I inadvertantly MOVED a mic from its placement while plugging it in, I was to inform the engineer of this and then I was to go home for the day until I was able to plug a mic in without MOVING it from "ITS ^#$%ing POSITION I SET IT AT>>>>DUMBASS!!!!!!!!...."

    Good luck with your session.....DUMBASS.
  14. bent

    bent No Bad Vibes! Well-Known Member

    The recent barrage of "how do I convert _______ video to _______ video" spam threads notwithstanding?


    That's a good one!


    The name Walters comes to mind... More so than JP....
  15. Codemonkey

    Codemonkey Well-Known Member

    The daily wtf has a resident troll. One guy created this site in honour of his gloriousness:

  16. MadMax

    MadMax Well-Known Member

    I dunno... The kind of mood I'm in... I'm ready for a good troll abuse...

    Get real job?

    Are you now?... Isn't that sweet...

    That's a bonus... does one really relate to the other?

    So who you gonna get to record them for ya?

    If they have a decent budget... mine.

    Well there ya go! Have em' call me.

    Nope... they sound like ass. That's why no one records with em'... except every major studio on the planet.

    There's all kinds of things that are better... and worse. A 57 on a snare is better. A Beta52 on vox is worse.

    If you're really thinkin' about doing this... you're in for a rude awakening.

    If you're a troll... this is gonna be fun.

    Being fresh meat and thinkin' that someone's gonna be able to just up and give you a $10,000 gear list that you can go buy... and then viola' you open a successful recording business... you're out of your mind.

    If your in some class that gives you a $10k budget and you want someone else to do your homework... kiss my ass. Go do your own work.

    There is no way that you can buy your way to good recording without any experience is about as laughable in this day and age as finding a rich, honest politician... ain't gonna happen junior.

    If you're a troll... c'mon punk.... make my day.

    You are most cordially welcome.
  17. This man here will tell you all there is to know of the mic in question:


    He knows his stuff...
  18. KHilbert

    KHilbert Guest

    I hate that somehow that dude was able to make a set of such terrible videos for expert village. EV helps me fix my bike all the time, how did this buffoon make it?
  19. Davedog

    Davedog Distinguished Member

    I'm trying to scratch the Neumann (noy-man) sticker off my mic and then I'm gonna get me one of them Newman stickers so I is more uptodate wid the shizits..
  20. Davedog

    Davedog Distinguished Member

    Tanks bubba. We got us a new mikafome line.

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