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Monitors and the totaly unrealated topic of Cymbals

Discussion in 'Monitoring & Headphones' started by BennisHahn, Sep 12, 2003.

  1. BennisHahn

    BennisHahn Guest

    Well, I am looking to pick up a cheep pair of powered monitors for my future korg D1600/D1200. Of course these will probly stay with my for a long time as cash isn't something that grows on trees for me :roll: .

    I had these in mind:

    Carvin: http://www.carvin.com/cgi-bin/Isearch.exe?CFG=2&P2=SRS65A&P1=MON

    M-Audio: http://www.musiciansfriend.com/srs7/sid=030912165633068100142002096586/g=rec/s=headphones/search/detail/base_pid/603277/

    Event: http://www.musiciansfriend.com/srs7/sid=030912165633068100142002096586/g=rec/s=headphones/search/detail/base_pid/603272/

    Fostex: http://www.musiciansfriend.com/srs7/sid=030912165633068100142002096586/g=rec/s=headphones/search/detail/base_id/104262

    Now I know you all are going to say "go listen to them" but I will be unable to do that so I am going to have to rely on other people's opinions for this one. I have heard good things of both the Event and the Fostex. I will be going from my korg right to the monitors and wondering what will be the best when I comes down to it all. My budget is $300.

    Now about Cymbals, I have heard that having real miked cymbals with electronic drums (FL studio ones) makes it sound more live/real/not electronic. Is this true? If so I would think of picking up a hi-hat/crash or some combo like that for my drum tracks. Those would be used for rock.

    Thanks :s:

  2. Alécio Costa - Brazil

    Alécio Costa - Brazil Distinguished Member

    Mar 19, 2002
    Yes, sometimes I do simple recordings with a
    Alesis DM5: snare, toms
    Alesis D4: rim shot, kick
    Add a real hihat and some cymbals. I hate sampled cymbals;hats. You would need almost infinite sampling to pick the almost never ending decays of these demons.lol

    But nothing beats real drums. Odery and Dw are my favorites, with a nice Yamaha snare with those large rims.

    If you are thru a limited budget, try also the Alesis Monitor Ones.
  3. Bobby Loux

    Bobby Loux Active Member

    Jan 14, 2003

    If you go that route cause you already have the electronic kit, then yea the real cymbals will really help. where drum sound moduals really lack is the playing action of the hats, so real ones with a ride and crash would be a great improvement. (due to the fact that snares, kicks, and most tom patches replicate well)...

    I'm not sure how much you have to spend on cymbals but for recording, thinner faster crashes and hats work best. I use the zildjan A custom series fast crashes they're quick, crisp, and you dont have to hit them hard to fire there tone. stay away from heavy rock type cymbals for recording (I know you're recording rock) as they sustain forever and must be smacked to get into there tone base...if you go with budget cymbals just make sure they're thinner as well.

    good luck
  4. nizl

    nizl Guest


    I'm PM'ed you also. I am selling a pair of Event PS-6 monitors for $300. The details are in the PM. Email me at nate@wiger.org if you're interested.

  5. thevessels

    thevessels Guest

    put in another 100 bucks and get the truths
    no doubt
    awesome monitors
    you wont have to upgrade until genelics or somethin
  6. wwittman

    wwittman Active Member

    Apr 28, 2003
    In my opinion, the best sounding ones are the Events (i like the 20/20bas) until you get up in price to the JBL LSR28p's.
    I don't like the Genelecs at all.

    it's a good idea to overdub real cymbal crashes.
    But, unless you're a drummer, i'd skip the high-hat (which requires playing in time and with a groove.. perhaps better left to the machine)

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