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Studio upgrades...

Discussion in 'Recording' started by happydrummer1, Sep 15, 2006.

  1. happydrummer1

    happydrummer1 Active Member

    Aug 22, 2006
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    Right now, I have a pretty decent studio already... I have a 12 track mixer going through my audio interface, and have all my instruments mic'ed up and use sonar 5...

    But Im thinking of adding a few more things to get a better sound out of the studio. But im not really sure where to start.

    Now I know I need a compresser, so I will probably start there... but what other peices of equipment would you recommend for me (I dont really need prices I just need to know what could I add on and what does it do).

    What Im trying to achieve is better mastering, right now Im just using plug in's for sonar... They work, but I want more power and Im used to using buttons opposed to a computer interface...

    Thanks in advance.
  2. Scoobie

    Scoobie Active Member

    Sep 6, 2006
    Hello Happydrummer1...........

    You didn't say what interface(AD-DA) you had or mis pre's, other than you use a board (mixer) I wouldn't worry about mastering just yet and
    start at the front of your chain. If your wanting to improve the sound of your recordings , I would start with better pre's , conversion, mic's.......
    That's JMHO,


    P.S. I use Sonar and you can get professional results with that sofware.
    Mastering is a whole different ballgame. But i do use soundforge
    when i try my mastering skills, But i usally send it out .
  3. happydrummer1

    happydrummer1 Active Member

    Aug 22, 2006
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    I should have mentioned what i have...

    -Crate GTX 12 track mixer
    -Roland Edirol UA 101
    -good computer (duh!)
    -Shure SM57 mics (12)

    I dont really have a pre-amp...
    nor do I have really anything else...

    So far it sounds pretty good though, its just not very loud...

    But thank you for the advice...

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