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What should I get?

I think i'm just gonna get a keyboard and microphone today? is that good to start out? or do i need other stuff to like record or something? i want to make it cheap. please help

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Member Thu, 02/15/2007 - 09:00
I have no idea. But I would say you should know exactly what you want to do with the equipment you buy, before you buy it.

Since you posted a message, you probably have a computer, which means you probably have a line-in. I'd exploit the possibilities of that before going much further.

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moonbaby Thu, 02/15/2007 - 10:06
I wouldn't expect the Firepod to be the best choice for its' mic pre's as well as to act as a DI for the instruments. I would have the players-the bassist and the acoustic guitarist-provide their own decent quality DI box. For the bassist, look at the GT 'Ditto' which is a tube-driven DI box OR the GT "Brick" which adds a very good mic preamp to the Ditto. Either one will sound phat with the bass. For the guitar, Radial makes a couple of nice DI's that should be good to keep the tone stable.
Look at the Mackie ONYX line for the interface/mic pre....much better quality than PreSonus.
If you go with The Brick, you've just added a real tube preamp to your arsenal. Great to overdub the vocals through. The Shure drum kit is one of the better ones out there, especially at that price. But you might want to conside a pair of SDC mics as overheads. Maybe a pair of Rode NT-5s. In fact, judicious placement of the OH's, a 57 on the snare, and a good kick (52, Sennheiser 421), and you've got it, baby. Just another option. What I noticed with your mic selection is that it's pretty "midrange-heavy". Nothing with extended response for the cymbals, just the 52 for the low's. Mix it up a bit, you'll get more character and options.

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RemyRAD Thu, 02/15/2007 - 10:25
wtfomgloljkd00d?? So, what the f**k are you trying to say?? Oh my God! That's very funny and I know you're just kidding us dumbdick folks. (and those of us without one)

You want to start recording something so purchase yourself one of the relatively inexpensive FireWire enabled mixers. Available from Phonic, Beringer, Mackie. These little mixers, which have FireWire outputs, offer lower latency when monitoring the computer than USB interfaces and our way better than any Sound Blaster card in your computer. Plus, you can use the FireWire mixers as a standalone device and so it provides better than double duty.

A couple of Shure SM57's and you'll be cooking with gas!

All gassed up and ready to laugh my ass off! (If that were only possible)
Ms. Remy Ann David

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RemyRAD Thu, 02/15/2007 - 11:49
wtfomgloljkd00d ?? So, what the f**k?? Oh my God! That's very funny and I know you're just kidding us dumbdick folks. (and those of us without one)

You want to start recording something? So purchase yourself one of the relatively inexpensive FireWire enabled mixers. Available from Phonic, Beringer, Mackie. These little mixers, which have FireWire outputs, plug into your computer with a single cable, offer lower latency when monitoring the computer than USB interfaces and are way better than any "Sound Blaster" card in your computer. Plus, you can use the FireWire mixers as a standalone device and so it provides better than double duty.

A couple of Shure SM57's and you'll be cooking with gas. Since most "advanced audio interfaces" like the ones above, come bundled with decent software, you'll be cooking up some good tracks soon!

All gassed up and ready to laugh my ass off! (If that were only possible)
Ms. Remy Ann David