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Where in signal chain needs improving/renovating/unf*@%ing

Discussion in 'Recording' started by Cacacas, May 16, 2008.

  1. Cacacas

    Cacacas Active Member

    I record electric guitar plus amp with a 57, an electric bass through a di, and vocals with a 58. All recordings done in a living room that sounds good, a very woody, rich sound that resonates well with the singing and guitar.
    Let's say I want to spend another 300 to 500.

    Here's my chain:

    1. SM57/SM58
    soundcraft compact mixer
    M-Audio Delta 1010
    No name reciever
    KRK ST-6 Monitor

    2. Bass
    Korg Toneworks AX10A Amp Modeler
    M-Audio Delta 1010
    No name reciever
    KRK ST-6 Monitor

    How could I improve my signal chain?
    Any set up improvements?
    I want to practice recording myself so I can record others well.
    Oh, and to make good music -Record the love baby, RTL.
  2. Codemonkey

    Codemonkey Well-Known Member

    Can you drop the Soundcraft or do you need it for preamps or monitoring or something?
    Anything nonessential should really go.
  3. Cacacas

    Cacacas Active Member

    Yeah, I need the pre-amp. Nothing else really boosts the gain as much, plus eq controls. If I had to guess, I would think I should invest in pre-amps. I'm more concerned about what other people have done that works, and where they've invested the most to improve their recordings. If someone could suggest a change in preamps under a grand, that would help.

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