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recording gear on a budget

Discussion in 'Recording' started by coopdevillian, Dec 31, 2004.

  1. coopdevillian

    coopdevillian Active Member

    I'm starting out fresh, but I want to make sure I get the good equipment(including monitors). on a budget I'll be primarily recording acappella music. thanks
  2. AudioGaff

    AudioGaff Well-Known Member

    Not sure what your question is but don't wait to be feed suggestions, get off your duff and spend time researching. Start by searching and reading the thousands of posts on anything and everything in the archives. This should be a requirement to anyone before asking a question. Ask focused and specifc questions and your likely to get more and better responses.
  3. coopdevillian

    coopdevillian Active Member

    well i have, my wife is just about tired of me being on here. I discovered this site a little before christmas. I've heard several different opinons, and frankly it's beginning to become somewhat confusing. Here is where I'm at: I have a home studio, and I'm in the market of upgrading. right now I'm basically working from my pc, a couple mics (sm58, marshall1006, and a couple other dynamic mics), art tube mp preamp, samplitude 7.0, sound forge7.0 and Waves & antares plugin bundles. The sound qualitypretty good but i'm ready to expand my equipment. I enjoy reading the great Kurt Foster, and have been trying to follow gear he recommends. I listened to his link on micshttp://www.nowhereradio.com/artists/album.php?aid=2466&alid=815 - I've ordered the sp b-1- However, i'm wanting to buy some good quality monitors, but I haven't read of any clear brands under $1000.
  4. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    Thanks for the kind remarks .... My current favorite monitors for under $1000 are the Yamaha MSP5's

    These will be perfect for what you are doing ... and with the $500+ you save on them, you can install some absorptive room treatments and bass traps. ALL rooms need bass trapping, do not overlook this ...

    Foam bass traps are pretty broadband, so they work on a wide range of room problems and are relativly inexpensive and easy to install ... and Auralex makes the best foam products. Talk to Jeff at the Auralex forum and with the mods over in the acoustics forums here on RO ... they won't steer you wrong.
  5. ShellTones

    ShellTones Guest

    And invest in one good dual preamp like the Sebatron or the Langevin--or a 4-channel Sytek.

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