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In need of some new gear! Opinions

Discussion in 'Recording' started by xX5thQuarterXx, Nov 12, 2007.

  1. xX5thQuarterXx

    xX5thQuarterXx Active Member

    Hey guys. so right now i have Mac G5, Firepod for my Interface. Im only recording my own rock band.

    1st Monitor Control w/ Talkback
    I am finally able to take over two rooms side by side (im 17 =])
    So i have a tracking room and i need to get some kind of talk back system for recording. Ive been looking at the Behringer MON800 any suggestions on this. how much woult the ENTIRE setup cost. with the talk back speakers(these only need to be standable, not perfect) and all it will cost.

    2nd New editing software

    Right now i have Cubase LE. i hate it. well i dislike it alot. i really think i should get away from cubase. Ive been looking At Logic Express Or logic Studio. Im oonly r ecording my band so i dont need alot off crazy synths and stuff. although those are always nice to have.
    I really just want something easy to use. Easy EQ, Compressors, Effects. ect

    3rd Monitors

    Right now. and this is pretty pathetic but i make due. Im running a pretty nice sony receiver from the fire pod into to speakers. they actually sound very nice and clear. but i am no where close to beleiving they have a close to flat response. and there just a pain to use.
    So i would like some lower end monitors that are just good for a teenager's purpose.

    4th Headphone amp
    All i need iis a basic one. i was lookin the the behringer AMP900 i believe is what its callled
    Any thing else you think i would need please please please share your input!

    My goal with recording is to be able to bump my own sh!t and have it sound decent enough for tat and my friend to listen to. nothing more.
  2. Groff

    Groff Active Member

    1st + 4th

    Mackie Big Knob or SPL MTC


    give it a try



    .... mmmm .... tough one
  3. xX5thQuarterXx

    xX5thQuarterXx Active Member

    ill give reaper a try. never even heard of it! thanks! im always for saving money!

    as for the 1st and 4th. the big knob of those 2 is the cheapest. but theres the Behringer and the big knob is like what 7x the price? or is the behringer complete crap?
  4. Groff

    Groff Active Member

    No clear answer here. Some people have sort of good experience with Behringer some not. One for sure, you can’t get something for nothing …

    and 300$ (or less) for BKnob isn't so hot
  5. jenifer

    jenifer Guest

    Talk back speakers? ill vote for the mackie also .. if you have the money but teenager on a rock and roll budget? Samson C- controller i believe it will have several useful things for a budget minded rocker inputs for more than your daw three stereos out and a BUILT IN MIC some ones got one for under a hundred ..the mackie is somewhere in the 300 the central station even more which is great !(not the price the unit)even presonus came out whit a new one. The mackie samson and presonus are desk top were the central is rack mount if it matters but for a good deal samson no berringer (opion2663535344178488586979)Did the cubbase come as the software included with purchase of the fire pod? On a dirt cheap budget you should beware of one important aspect we all know that Beringger stuff is cheap and we all out grow the quality in some of there products so never expect to get even half of what you paid when you move on or find out what it is exactly you what or you need. Any thing you need as far as berringer needs to be looked into for example search your local craig list youll find a lot of artists moving on from the exact gear you need or google search any gear with its model numbers and put craigs list behind it even if its far away they sometimes are happy to mail it to you with a discount on mailing, the warranty is anther subject . For the musicians in the other room you may really want them on head phones you can use the headphone out on you receiver with its separate volume control to send to the artists if your waiting for your product of choice , there are places like guitar center musicians friend who have say three sets of head phones for under a hundred bucks . AT there reasonable for rock music and there impedance will not drain your headphone output on your sony besides friends dont treat headphones nice there always on the ground stepped on so for the missed behave i never give them the expensive ones i make it rule number ono no phones on the floor you can get a long line, a three way splitter this by no means is pro but rock and roll You need to go to a guitar center(trust me its taking all the power i have to say this ) and take some material (music) you love and sit in there recording room, there pretty much all the same , were they have a min of ten different brands sizes from mr cheap ass to were im i going to get the cash, youll find the ones that excite .. listen to the difference to all of them listen to the efficacy the ability to power the material your listening to, if there active (need no amp ) then choice is if you want to keep your amp look for the passive or move your system into a room as your talk back system for a second option on your mixes the other thing i want to mention is a thing called learning curve yes there are several things that are the same on softwares (click record)but you need to get in deep and learn what you have and be convinced it will not do what you need before moving on to a new learning curve then a new one..theres nothing wrong with this if you are in the business but for jamming learn cubase first. And if your not charing your friends for these historical moments in time have then shell out or buy there own headphones
  6. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Well-Known Member

    Jenifer is making a lot of sense as most of us women do. That's why everybody should vote for Hillary Clinton in 2008. It only makes good sense since most of the boys make nonsense.

    Coming to my senses. Oh yeah baby!
    Ms. Remy Ann David
  7. bent

    bent No Bad Vibes! Well-Known Member

    I'll second that!
  8. rockstardave

    rockstardave Active Member

    if you want easy-to-use, just go with garage band.
    if you ever want to go even semi-pro, then get away from it.
    but, for just messing around it's easy with preset EQs, compressors, etc that'll work for almost anything.

    Tracktion is really easy to use, i've heard great things about Tracktion3, the new one. http://www.mackie.com

    as for monitors... maybe look into some of the KRKs ... rp5 or rp6 are pretty cheap. maybe alesis m1's. both brands are iffy, but better than behringer and should last a while if you take care of them.

    good luck dude,

  9. xX5thQuarterXx

    xX5thQuarterXx Active Member

    ummm as far as the program goes. id like something that has useful loops for a rock band. with garageband i found that so many of them were just crap. they would never sound good in a actual song. so something with mabye some voice loops or effect loops. guitars....ect. that would be great since im paying for loops i want to be able to se them.
  10. jenifer

    jenifer Guest

    MR kiddo xx5th or 6thquarter and a half more xxxx rated rocker
    if you went to download reaper and are having problems its not suited for a mac not yet look on the site well.. before downloading.. back to cubase look you trusted the company to purchase there hardware dint you you think there going to package it with some crap so the rockers can created crap in there basement unless you got the down in the basement lo fi im a fool version but its outdated in 1963? as far as garrageband goes borrow or buy the extented loops the diffrence is between a toostie toostie doll or a real hot blode in the flesh(forget that crap not the extra loops the girly thing) just tring to peak your intrest)
  11. bent

    bent No Bad Vibes! Well-Known Member


    Sorry - my dad's a teacher, and I can't help myself.

    Please, take a breath; I don't know how anyone's keeping up with your posts.

    You need to use some punctuation every once in a great while.

    Do me a favor, read this sentence, exactly as written, out loud to yourself:

    MR kiddo xx5th or 6thquarter and a half more xxxx rated rocker
    if you went to download reaper and are having problems its not suited for a mac not yet look on the site well..

    Does that make sense?

    I think I know what you are saying, but sheesh!

    Breathe a little.
  12. MediaMurder

    MediaMurder Guest

    I use logic pro 8 and sometimes sonar 6 PE, both are very good programs with plenty to offer. However if you go from cubase to Logic you might be a little annoyed at first since the two are very different working programs but sonar should be easy to learn...

    How's that firepod workin out? I was thinking about snaggin' one...
  13. Davedog

    Davedog Distinguished Member

    I cant read her at alll......and I KNOW theres stuff in there.....
  14. bent

    bent No Bad Vibes! Well-Known Member

    I was beginning to think it was I who was going slightly mad!
  15. bent

    bent No Bad Vibes! Well-Known Member

    OK, sorry, that's the SECOND Queen reference I think I've made tonight...
  16. jenifer

    jenifer Guest

    Can i talk to your dad for a secound? Today as well as yesterday and the day before i got it .... the flu in the worst manner possible, story is i got a shot in the arm .. a flu shot? They say its a small dose of the virus that helps your body ajust to building a imune system. i have never had the flu in my life but man oh man or boy oh boy in this case, i really cant breathe! Is it noticeable? No seriously my tempature is in the millions, my chest hurts ,my brian hurts, my eyes are sore around the sockets im one sick girl who doesnt want to go to bed anymore! im swimming in a headache and the hot toddy is helping !
    You my know what a hot toddy is.... its a etymolgy .. ask your dad.. i know as soon as you do hell explian the doctors now recommends avoiding alcoholic beverages as a remedy for the flu, as these cause dehydration. But soon thell notice that the two are not so good for grammer ethier. As for what i wrote? makes sense to me even with this fever...i was punning on your xxxes like some secret xbox code ..it dint make sense to me? As well as downloading a program not suited for the g-5 ...by the way shessh is a etymolgy too! prop, var of jeez which is a euphemism that with all the xxxxs maybe i should l be more of lady . thanks ill get off now trobbing brian !! someone ..hot toddy please!
  17. bent

    bent No Bad Vibes! Well-Known Member

    Who is brian, and why does he hurt?

    And, what exactly is a "prop, var of jeez"?
  18. jenifer

    jenifer Guest

    ouch ass hole Probably variation of jeez . Its functioning as a abbreviation
  19. bent

    bent No Bad Vibes! Well-Known Member

    Sorry, cheap shots galore!

    Ignore me, sometimes it's just better that way! :D

    Gotta go, have fun!
  20. jenifer

    jenifer Guest

    Thank you .

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