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Discussion in 'Recording' started by texaz_killasm0ke, May 10, 2007.

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    mic finally. I heard to stay away from M-Audio because its only compatible with pro tools. Any suggestions and what are some good quality cables and can I make a ghetto stand i really dont wanna spend that much more $$$$. BACK TO THE SETUP THOUGH THAT COMES FIRST... What do you think of the interface and mic??thanks 4 the help
     
  2. EricIndecisive

    EricIndecisive Active Member

    i dont know much about the equipment, but the microphone you want is 10$ cheaper on musiciansfriend

    def get monster cables, they have a lifetime guarantee and even though theyre more expensive, the assurance that you will get a free replacement is worth the cost.
     
  3. EricIndecisive

    EricIndecisive Active Member

    also keep in mind that the mic needs phantom power, make sure you can supply it because i remember one time my friend wanted to record his band live and couldnt supply the power.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phantom_power
     
  4. Does this mic have phantom power??? Remember its just for RAP VOCALS.. I know its 10$ cheaper but guitar center is down the street. Any other suggestions??? Anyone used the audio interface??? Im ready to purchase equipment just wanting a good opinion from MULTIPLE sources. THANX Yooo
     
  5. AudioGaff

    AudioGaff Well-Known Member

    ALL condensor mics require power either by battery or from a source that has phantom power which is usually +48V DC. I would expect the Tascam you are looking at as well as most any new/modern mic pre amps or audio interfaces that have a mic preamp, will have phantom power capability.
     
  6. dementedchord

    dementedchord Well-Known Member

    not to be a drag but dont assume that the tascam usb device can supply 48V to the mic double check the specs to be safe...aight?
     
  7. AudioGaff

    AudioGaff Well-Known Member

    Of course you should always check for such things as part of product research. It is conformed that the Tascam US144 has phantom power. I've seen the US144 at the last AES show and was quite surprised at what total cheap crap it appeared to be. Crap enough that it should not even have the professional Tascam logo on it. Clearly more aligned with prosumer Teac line.

    If you are set on USB, for the same money, I would suggest that you get the E-MU 0404USB. Better converters, better mic pre, and better software bundle.
     
  8. Kapt.Krunch

    Kapt.Krunch Well-Known Member

    I don't think that's true...is it? My Delta 1010 doesn't know that...or maybe it's just the later ones?

    Curious about that statement.

    Kapt.Krunch
     
  9. obscure44

    obscure44 Guest

    False. I happily used my M-Audio cards with Cubase for quite some time.
     
  10. Now this is the kind of post im looking for.. See without homeboy I wouldve bought some crap... any other suggestions on audio interfaces??? Just looking for multiple posts.. how bout tthat mic AudioGaff??? I know Ive beeen askin alot of questions but i dont wanna buy something and not get the most out of my dollar... I plan to purchase my equipment by the end of the weekend Im just tryn to research as much as I can.. Thanks and wen I blow up off this rap sh!!!t I'll donate a nice big bud of dro and a big tittie model to the forums

    REMEMBER IM LOOkin 4 the best sounding quality POST POST POST~@!##$
     
  11. EricIndecisive

    EricIndecisive Active Member

    Thanks and wen I blow up off this rap sh!!!t I'll donate a nice big bud of dro and a big tittie model to the forums

    LOL! a nice big bud of dro? is that like a wad of cash or a massive bag of marijuana? you g0 sm0ke dem f00z sm0ke!

    anyways, i read the specs on that USB device, and both mic inputs do supply phantom power. For $200 though I would search other things as well, especially since on the site there are very few reviews, and even then the thing only got a 7.
     
  12. ya i know I havent really heard of a "miracle" audio interface but if there is one I want it. seriously if you dont know what a big bud of dro is your really missing life
     
  13. AudioGaff

    AudioGaff Well-Known Member

    The MXL990 is one of the cheapest crap mics money can buy. If you have no experience with mic's, recording skills, ect..., then it would make a good mic to dick around with so you can cheaply gain experience and recording skills. After a period of time, and after you have used a few different mics, you will learn, or at least you should learn, how much a mic can make a difference.

    As you might expect, dudes like M&M & half dollar use very expensive mics. If you got bling to spare, get the Sony C800G and then Gold plate it.
     
  14. ALRIGHT GOOD We are getting somewhere since now my mic is crap too. This Sony C800G is not funny either. SERIOUSLY can I get some real suggestions. The mic and audio interface I chose are "crap" SOME1 point me towards the right direction for my audio interface and mic on a 250-300$$ budget with pro quality sound???
     
  15. AudioGaff

    AudioGaff Well-Known Member

    It works like this Home-ie, you pretty much get what you pay for. It isn't likely going to make that much difference what mic or interface you buy if you only have $300 so just pick something and get started. Cheap and professional don't belong in the same sentance.
     
  16. EricIndecisive

    EricIndecisive Active Member

    yeah, theres 2 differences between a professional and a regular consumer:

    knowledge and budget

    i have neither, which does not make me pro, but knowledge comes from making the best of what you got. for $300 I'm sure you can get something that you will be pleased with. Research and give a wider selection in your budget - asking for opinions will send you in circles. What you want : A condenser mic and an interface with phantom power

    You could also save up more money, or ask DJ Screw, he looks loaded, workin the tables with all that cash in the way.
     
  17. dj screw is a texas legend if you dont know chek it urself
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dj_Screw
    knowledge=power ya i know how could I not??
     
  18. dementedchord

    dementedchord Well-Known Member

    so are you djscrew?? or tommydgee??
     

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