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What can I get for...?

Discussion in 'Recording' started by _NW_CHAOS_, Jan 20, 2005.

  1. _NW_CHAOS_

    _NW_CHAOS_ Guest

    Hello, let me introduce this message by thanking the moderators of this site, and its countless active members, you have all answered more of my questions than any other site I have visited, and the past three days this site has been my bible.

    Now that I *think* I know enough to talk about my desires, here are my questions.

    I have a laptop (mobile P4 1.6GHz (recognized as a 1.2 in most programs), 512RAM, cheap 16 meg vid card setup, a USB 2.0 PCMCIA card with two 7200 RPM harddrives in caddies (not SATA, just regular EIDE), 80 gig and 160 gig, a Yamaha 16 track mixer, BBE Sound Maximizer (Still not too sure what this does), a Yamaha SPX80 Vocal Effects Processor, Peavey CS800 power amp, two EQ's, (3) sm58's, (1) sm57, $2500.00, and a strong desire to record my band using the aforementioned equipment. Now, being on a budget doesn't even apply here - I have saved up this money and this equipment for 10 years (I am 28), it is my life savings pretty much, so this is pretty much the most important decision I think I can make. Now, the Questions.

    1 - Is this even posssible...?
    (some items I have researched are the Hercules 12/16, MOTU 828mkII, the Dakota PCI card setup (but that would require another desktop, blah), and some Soundscape card that made no sense...Think about $7-800 for budget on this)

    2 - What mics should I get (The more opinions the better, please. My band is a metal band, and I am the drummer, lot of double bass, tight marching style snare)? Obviously overhead mics are where to spend the duckets, but what can I get for $700-1000 on these? Sacrificing Ssftware costs, since that is where the rest of the $2500 goes to, plus whatever odds and ends I may need...?

    Thank you for any help ahead of time, I've waited long enough, but I think I am there.... If I have to save more, damnit... but I hope I can get at least SOMETHING to start.

    - Dave, _NW_Chaos_

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