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Nady Pop Filter
AKG K-66 Dynamic Headphone
M-Audio StudioPro 4 Active Monitors
Musicians Gear Braided Instrument Cable 1/4" Red 10 Foot
Musicians Gear Lo-Z XLR Microphone Cable 10 Foot
M-Audio MXL 990/991 Recording Mic Duo and M-Audio Audio Buddy Package
Fostex MR8 mkII & MXL 990/991 Recording Package
On-Stage Stands Tripod Mic Stand with Boom - Buy One Get One Free

my total $738

Questions...should i just by a cheap mixer and plug into that instead of the phantom mic preamp?

Is this enough for recording

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dickiefunk Fri, 12/07/2007 - 00:06
Hi what are you intending to record? Do you specifically want to avoid using a computer to record?
There are a couple of other options you could consider:-

Record using computer

Reaper DAW $50

Let me know if you would go this option and what computer you have and I will recommend some hardware. This would be a much better quality route!

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Member Fri, 12/07/2007 - 18:13
If the computer you are using is available I would look into just picking up a firewire audio interface and a microphone to start. A lot of these interface have the phantom power and they usually give you some limited edition recording software. That should get you up and running. You might want to start with a SM57 mic you can do vocals and mic amps with it then add more mics when your ready.

Check this site out to:

http://www.tweakheadz.com/guide.htm

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Member Tue, 12/18/2007 - 13:22
"im trying to avoid any kind of extreme computer recording" I have been givin "advice" from some guys who have experiance with computer recording and from what i hear its quite difficult to learn. So...i decided to go with something i could learn easily the Fostex MR8 mkII. I dont have a laptop and my plans are to travel around with my recorder. I cant do this with a desktop. So this is why ive decided to go with the MR8 mkII.

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bent Tue, 12/18/2007 - 13:30
OK... Lighten up, if you plan on getting involved in music, recording or otherwise, you gotta be able to take harsh criticism and a large amount of ribbing...

That said, recording with computers is no more difficult than surfing the internet or writing an email to your girlfriend - especially at your age, you should know how a computer works inside and out!

With the gear you have listed (or that you want to get) you should be able to learn and create some decent sounding demo recordings along the way.

And don't forget rule number one: It's supposed to be FUN!!!

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hueseph Tue, 12/18/2007 - 13:35
What kind of "experience" are we talking about here? Kazaa experience? Torrent experience? Software is always best when it comes with a manual and a User License Agreement. If you don't mind fussing with little knobs and being limited to what effects your 8track will give you, that's up to you. Working on screen is not particularly difficult. Though it does take some reading.

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hueseph Tue, 12/18/2007 - 18:17
pokerpunk43 wrote: You forgot the part where i need to travel huesph...if i had acess to a laptop i would have unwillingly bought a software. but i needed something i could grab, plus it came with two decent mics.

Yup. Totally missed that. :oops: It's not the first time. Anyway, looks like you've found the option you want/need.

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Member Sun, 12/16/2007 - 13:14
Im a young recorder ( 14 ) so im trying to avoid any kind of extreme computer recording....I have no one to teach me to use it or anything and ive realized there pretty comlicated.... so i decided to avoid a computer.....ill be recording drum overheads, vocals, accoustic guitar and electric guitar.

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Member Sun, 12/16/2007 - 14:45
I just got some recording stuff but I dont know too much at all. I will say though that the Cakewalk software I got with my audio interface for my computer has been really easy to use and well worth taking the 2 days to learn the basic functions. Yes, there's a learning curve, but you overcome it really quickly.

What comes with the computer recording gear generally isn't "extreme." Quite the opposite. Just read the instructions and dont be too shy to go to the "help" section."

Also, with recording on a computer, your possibilities are potentially endless and if you're a musician, you can feed that need to record anywhere at any time if you really need it.
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