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Professional Quality Recordings Pc

Discussion in 'Recording' started by texaz_killasm0ke, May 7, 2007.

  1. i am looking for professional quality recordings of rap vocals at an affordable price on my home pc. can somebody give me a few ideas Im looking fOR the best quality equipment to achieve my task for a reasonable price... remember this is just to record rap vocals.[/b]
  2. empri330

    empri330 Guest

    Monster cables are the pretty good
  3. WWWWWWWWWWWWWTTTTTTTTTTTTTTFFFFFFFFFFF monster cables are pretty good thats all i get... WHAT about my setup I really need help here
  4. empri330

    empri330 Guest

    Really monster cables are good because you get very little noise the cables. they are extremely durable (from my experience) but the cost a bit more than most other brands. alot of my friends have them in their project studio's. and Bobby Hickey (Former Road engineer For PINK FLOYD confirmed it when i asked him what kind of cables I could buy). By the way I have an MXL990 too ...
    I haven't played with it enough to give my final determination on it but i like it for mixtape vocals right now...I used to have one of the Old behringers and I think they are good for the change you spend. i like the fact that they atleast have built in mic pre's (pretty good mic pre's at that but watch for noise when adding gain). i ant tell you much about the behringer reverb because I dont use rack reverbs. By the way change your recording software to Cakewalk Sonar or Cubase or something so you take advantage of the plug in effects such as the Soundstage or WAVE Platinum bundle. Holla back
  5. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    I have to ask: What are you planning to record with this stuff? I would stay away from the Behr stuff. The xenyx is a poor choice in my opinion. Have a boo at the Mackie Onyx satellite;

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    Unless you plan on tracking more than one instrument at a time, you won't likely need more than this.(If you haven't figured it out the xenyx only allows for two simultaneous tracks at a time so you would need to submix) The satellite also comes with Tracktion so you don't need to use any warez(naughty!) and you won't need to save more money for software.

    If you absolutely need to multitrack try this one:

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    Plenty good for most people.
  6. jdier

    jdier Active Member

    I would suggest either a Presonus Firepod for $500 or if you want to step up a bit, check the RME Fireface 800 for $1400. I have the fireface. I understand they have a lower cost model. To either of these units you can add high end preamps at a later date. Until you buy an expensive pre (if you do) you can plug a mic and some phones into either unit, hit record and you are tracking. I am no good with mics for rap as it is not my style, but I would guess you could do a lot worse than an SM7.

    Good luck!
  7. I was really thinking of something a little cheaper than 500 maybe 250 or even 300$$$. I say just to record rap vocals just because there are NO instruments I have to use just beats I already have. Is it possible to get studio sound at this price??? I really hit a brick wall when I found out my recording crappy was quality( like it was gonna be good from a 15 dollar mic) and want to get bak to writing songs but I NEED GOOOD QUALLITY!!!!!! thanks for the help yo
  8. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    Take a good look at that Mackie Satellite. For $200 it's a steal. Tracktion recording software and decent preamps included.
  9. maybe firewire is the way to go would this be the only thing i need besides a microphone??? Any other ones that impress you guys?? REMEMBEER BEST QUALITY 4 VOCALSS
  10. Cucco

    Cucco Distinguished Member

    If you went with the Satellite, you would only need to add a microphone along with it.

    My advice though - if you go with the satellite (and perhaps a few other lesser expensive pres/firewire interfaces) go with a dynamic mic like the SM7. The pres in the satellite do not have a true 48V power source (unlike in their other Onyx pres) That being said, some condensers won't like this and at the very least, expect more noise, less SNR with lower voltage (34V if I recall right).
  11. jdier

    jdier Active Member

    Sorry I cannot help more. Those are the only interfaces I have actually used.
  12. IIRs

    IIRs Well-Known Member


    I use a Satellite with my laptop (ie: most of the time these days) and ditched Cubase in favour of Tracktion a couple of years ago.

  13. bwmac

    bwmac Active Member

    Well It sounds like you were recording but don't like the sound.
    So to make things better, you need a better mic, a proper recording program and a proper sound card.
    heres a proper mic (shure-sm58) (can be dropped and thrown around)

    a little more money and a lot more sensitive (drop it once and you may brake it)

    free recording acid express software
  14. tifftunes

    tifftunes Active Member

    Presonus FIREBOX or Inspire 1394 for Firewire into your laptop/desktop (both come w/ Cubase LE). Add your mic and your in!

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