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what should i buy?!?!

Discussion in 'Recording' started by skankin, Dec 19, 2005.

  1. skankin

    skankin Guest

    well have a low budget and im have about $100 (i know its not much) but i was wondering what i could buy to make a driffrence in my sound.

    i have an echo mona running into my pc with some sm-57's and 58's.

    what would be ideal to improve my sound?

  2. McCheese

    McCheese Well-Known Member

    What's wrong with your sound? Specifically.
  3. pr0gr4m

    pr0gr4m Well-Known Member

    Thanx for the wildy open question!

    What's wrong with your sound? Is it flat? dry? boomy? washed out? too quiet? too loud?
    What software do you currently have/use?
    There are SOOOO many things and since we don't have any info, it's hard for us to recommend anything to you.

    Buy some good recording software. I know 100 bucks won't get you Pro-Tools but you could probably get an older version of Cakewalk or Cubasis VST and experiment with some different types of plug-ins: EQs, reverbs, whatever.

    Another possibility is a new mic. There's not a lot you can buy for $100 that's going to make a huge difference, but different mics have different sounds. Just try them out and see what appeals to your senses.
  4. McCheese

    McCheese Well-Known Member

    What's wrong with your sound? Specifically.

    If you want a direct answer to your question as is, I would say that for $100 the best improvement to your sound would come from some books on recording and mixing.

    Not much in the way of gear for $100 that will be any sort of improvement.

    EDIT: Curse you pr0gr4m and your speedy posting.
  5. maintiger

    maintiger Well-Known Member

    sounds like you need a preamp but its hard to find anything for a hundred bucs... well, maybe a B* or a tube mp would be better than nuthn' - that's about what a C note will get ya
  6. pr0gr4m

    pr0gr4m Well-Known Member


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