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What essentials do i need fr my home studio?

Discussion in 'Recording' started by Floydnirvana00, Aug 28, 2004.

  1. Hello I have recently got very intrested into recording my band and my own projects so i bought a few things to start myself out. I have been recording for a while now and i just wanted to know what essentials i would need to have a decent recording studio.
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    I need to buy items that are cheap and productive for I am on a very low budget.
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    This is the equiptment I have as of now
    Tascam 4 track casette recorder (1 input)
    crappy Sony Headphones
    Compaq Computer with CD Burner
    Cool Edit Pro 2.0 softwear
    Acoustica CD Burning Softwear
    Shure Vocal mic (bad)
    Stageworks Vocal mic (bad)
    Stereo system to hook up to Tascam

    i record my band sometimes but i'm not really into that because we are sort of falling apart but i record myself as a solo artist i record myself playing guitar,bass,otehr instruments,and vocals, and sometimes my bro fills in with the drums

    i have an ESP F50 electric guitar/Guitar Reasearch half stack
    Yamaha RBX700 bass/Crate 60 watt Bass amp
    and a everyday normal kit

    I have this all setup in my basement and i just want cheap essentials to add to my studio so i can make my Audio sound better
    Thanks for helping me.
     
  2. inLoco

    inLoco Active Member

    it depends what you call cheap!

    if u use cool edit then i'd suggest or motu stuff or the tascam stuff for 8 channels at least
    for recording less i'd see the e-mu 1820 which rock!
    the mic u need right away is the shure sm57! cheap and it's very used!
    if you want a condenser mic maybe try the studio project c3 or something like that!

    kurt give him a list of good mics :D

    but it really depends what you plan to record... how many tracks, etc...
    tell us more about the recording you want to make and the budget!
     
  3. well i record my band sometimes but i'm not really into that because we are sort of falling apart but i record myself as a solo artist i record myself playing guitar,bass,otehr instruments,and vocals, and sometimes my bro fills in with the drums
    i have an ESP F50 electric guitar/Guitar Reasearch half stack
    Yamaha RBX700 bass/Crate 60 watt Bass amp
    and a everyday normal kit
     
  4. inLoco

    inLoco Active Member

    if that's the case i would suggest the e-mu 1820 soundcard, a shure sm 57 and a condenser mic... this depends on your budget!
    if want and can record drums try the tascam fw1884 and buy one sm 57, a akg 112, a pair of studio projects c4
    if you still can buy other 3 sm57 for the toms on the drums and a mic for hi-hat - there are options
    but it depends on your budget!
     
  5. inLoco

    inLoco Active Member

    and how about buying a decent guitar? a fender american strat or so?
     
  6. i was looking for all of this for a total less that 600 bucks if that is possible
     
  7. inLoco

    inLoco Active Member

    that way you have to eliminate almost everything!
    i'd recommend then 2 things! the e-mu 1820 and a sm 57
    when you can upgrade you could add stuff to those!
    this are very good so you'd be adding stuff
     
  8. I was thinking about getting this equiptment to add to my studio give me your feedback and tell me what you think, thanks

    Behringer Eurorack UB1204-PRO Mixing Board $139.99

    CAD KBM412 Kick Drum Mic (Bass Drum & Toms) $49.99

    MXL 990 Cardioid Condenser Mic (Vocals & Cymbals) $59.99

    Shure SM57 Dynamic Mic (Instruments & Snare) $89.99

    Nady DJ-2 Double Sided Headphones (x2) $59.95

    Ernie Ball Microphone XLR Cable Black (x3) $16.99

    Planet Waves Straight 14 Instrument Cabel (x2) $27.74

    Raxxess Pop Filter Kit $29.99

    Cakewalk Beats $39.99

    Thanks
     
  9. Johnjm22

    Johnjm22 Guest

    Instead of the MXL 990 I would go with the samson CO1 condensor. It's the same price and it sounds amazing for only being $60.

    If you wanna hear what it sounds like go to http://www.wastoids.com and download thier Mp3's. I used the CO1 on the vocals and Cymbals. Sounds Decent!

    Oh yeah, and about those Nady headphones...Save your money! Nady is total crap. Don't buy anything made by them. You might aswell throw your money in the trash can..
     
  10. inLoco

    inLoco Active Member

    i really think you are making a mistake!
    you should be adding stuff that really make a difference!
    you say you have some shity mics and a few stuff, so if you want to record drums either you have good mics, pre-amps, etc, or you just won't be satisfied with the result!
    i would definily cut most of the things you said!
    i'd stick with the e-mu 1820! it has 2 great mic pre-amps (they don't even compare to the ones on the behringer :? )
    later if you want to record some quality drums you could add something like a m-audio octane via adat!
    buying a sm-57 and the e-my 1820 are my real choices! if you have money buy a studio project c4!
    when you later think of upgrading you have there great stuff!
    for mixing with cool edit you don't need a control surface... it's fun to use one but you can spend the money on other stuff!
    those cad mics are really bad and why would you need a pop filter?
    it's money badly spent!
    as for headphones try the akg k 141s!
    and by the way with a eurorack like that you'd be making a stereo mix of the drums! so trust me it's useless that aproach! either you have good stuff and good acoustics with your room (very important) or wait till you can
     
  11. Johnjm22

    Johnjm22 Guest

    Agreed.
     

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