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Discussion in 'Recording' started by centwo, Jan 24, 2006.

  1. centwo

    centwo Guest

    Hello
    I need some help.
    I am looking to start a small studio just to do vocals.
    I have a Windows XP
    I am going to buy the digi 001 and digi card
    A Good MIC
    Headphones
    set up speakers
    Pro Tools LE

    Do i need a DAT or ADAT
    what is a dat ?
    what is adat?

    is there anything else i need?
     
  2. pmolsonmus

    pmolsonmus Well-Known Member

    First, welcom to RO
    To answer your question as to what you need?

    You NEED to use the search button before asking impossible questions and before you spend another dime.

    Great things can be done with an SM57/58 and that set up but a lot of homework needs to be done first.

    This is the nice reply, further steps down this road might result in the proverbial virtual B*tch Slap that comes from asking stupid questions with only 3 posts
     
  3. Kev

    Kev Well-Known Member

    as pmolsonmus said

    additionally
    the ADAT connection only needs to effect you IF you want extra I/O in which case an ADA8000 purchased cheap will be a fine addition to the 001
    giving you 16 in and 16 out

    then all you need to do is LEARN what and how to use what you have

    practice
    practice
    practice

    ask some more questions
     
  4. moonbaby

    moonbaby Mmmmmm Well-Known Member

    Why are you recording "just vocals"? Are you doing voice-over work? Singing karaoke? Reading out loud to little kids? What? You need to qualify yourself, then we can give you some feedback, OK?
     
  5. Reggie

    Reggie Well-Known Member

    You need widgets. Lots of widgets.
    What is a widget?

    And you need a budget.
    What is a budget?
     
  6. Kev

    Kev Well-Known Member

    A cappella or
    A capella,
    Acappella perhaps ?
    lets not argue spelling
    :roll:
    maybe the music comes from Soft Synths internally

    ... a musician provides the music in the form of a completed PT session and all they need to do is add vocals

    could be lots of valid reasons for vocal only
     
  7. centwo

    centwo Guest

    Holy F&@k ..

    I just asked a question.
    I thought this fourm was to help people.
    The beats would be done else where .
    I just want to record vocals so i can bring it in to pro tools to match it up to the beat.
    this would be for making hip hop mixtapes.

    Thanks alot
     
  8. Spookym15

    Spookym15 Guest

    if you are just doing vocals then get an mbox or something from Maudio, a digi 001 depending on the cost might not be worth it. As far as microphones go with an AT 2020, At 3035, AKG preception mic and a Pre sonus mic pre guitar center had a deal you could get the AKG and the mic pre for like 150-200.

    What I would do is this
    MBOX 2
    AKG preception and presonus mic pre
    AKG, Sony, or Grado headphones
    Powered monitors like events or alesis

    I think this would be your best chance at a home/project studio and total cost would be under a grand, which is cheap. if you are doing vocals I dont know why you would need more then 1 input maybe 2.

    hope this helps
     
  9. centwo

    centwo Guest

    Help's alot

    what mic pre do you think i should go with?
     
  10. Kev

    Kev Well-Known Member

    difficult to say as the end result and your voice are unknown

    the Mic and Mic-pre should be seen a a combination
    audition a few and make your choice

    once you have a combo we can help you to find the optimal interface method with the M-Box.

    sung vocals with probably be on of the large condensers and a transparent mic-pre

    a target budget may help us norrow down the search.

    The ISA430 became popular/famous for a reason ... the competition has caught up and there is a huge choice out there.
     
  11. Spookym15

    Spookym15 Guest

    I would go with a tube mic pre it is a little warmer, which is the presonus tube mic pre. It really depends on what you want to spend. Problem with mic pre's is that you wont get anything great until you spend like 800 or above, and we are only talking about 1-2 channels. You wont get the best recordings when you are using a cheap mic pre, but they can be good especially if you can mix them good with everything else. I use the pre sonus and the At 3035 when I do vocals for people and prof's at my school think that it sounds good. I would much prefer something like Millennia and a TLM 103 to do vocals because it is reliable and sounds great. I just did a project monday night with the Millennia and TLM 103 and two of my profs complimented how it sounded. But go to guitar center and try some mics out. Just have a budget drawn out on what you want to spend and try some stuff out. And shop around to get the best deal.
     
  12. centwo

    centwo Guest

    Ok i bought a digi 001 i got a good deal on it.
    i am going with At 3035 mic
    I dont know what kind of pre amp i should go with.
    is this one any good?
    http://images.misupply.com/products/original/Presonus/121091O.jpg

    if not what should i go with i would like to stay around 150 to 250

    thanks
     
  13. centwo

    centwo Guest

    anyone out there?
     
  14. Davedog

    Davedog Distinguished Member

    All right...since you arent really listening to the real pro's and are apparently offended by their advice lets go with this....You've got the 001...the LE package software...the AT 3035 mic...I assume you will buy some powered monitors of some sort as well as a pair of phones...The image you posted of a preamp tells me your training in this is non-existant and you're gonna learn by trial and error. Thats okay if you dont mind wasting your own time and money.

    Since it also appears that M.F.and GuitarGet are your equipment professionals, then I suggest you buy an ART Pro Channel....around $320 new at M.F. and probably a lot cheaper on the net used. It has everything you'll need and wont sound like ass right out of the gate.

    When you get it all bought I'm sure we'll see you asking questions about how to hook it up and how to set things....just dont be surprised when someone chides you for not using the SEARCH FUNCTION here to answer a question thats been asked by hundreds of NOOBEES like yourself.

    good luck.
     
  15. pmolsonmus

    pmolsonmus Well-Known Member

    And Dats why we luv Da Dawg!
     
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