Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by jordanfreefall, May 28, 2008.

  1. I am trying to learn to record so our band can start recording some of our song's. What whould you recommend for a good setup (Nothing to expensive! But i don't whant it to sound bad either!) But a overall good sound?

    Thank you very much.

    P.S.(and I was woundering do most of you use pro tool's? It seem's to be very popular, would you recomend it of somthing else?)
  2. Greener

    Greener Guest

    Your band could be seven hundred weirdos with differently tuned triangles.
    What instruments?
    What budget?
  3. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Member

    Sep 26, 2005
    All you need to know is Shure SM57/58. Buy a bag full. Then get yourself a crappy 16 x 4 x 2 mixer such as a Mackie, Allen & Heath, Beringer, etc.. Get yourself a couple of DBX166's or the lower cost 266's as they are always handy. And make sure the mixer has FireWire or, high-speed USB 2.0 capabilities. You obviously already have a computer. But a laptop is handier with an external 7200 rpm, 3 1/2 inch storage drive and that's all you need.

    Don't believe you can get acceptable quality with that? Well then....

    DON'T PLAY WITH THE EQUALIZER'S! Don't bother with Chinese condenser microphones as you will have a more recognizable quality factor with the SM57/58's. You may want to engage your high pass filters when recording vocals as proximity effect can get ugly. I find ProTools inconvenient and overbloated. Try Adobe Audition or Sony Vegas (my favorites). Or whatever comes bundled with your mixer. Remember, LESS IS MORE & KEEP IT SIMPLE STUPID. Then you'll come away with a quality sounding recording.

    Simple engineer
    Ms. Remy Ann David
  4. Sorry, the instruments would include two guitars a bass a drum and a keyboard.

    Would it be better to record the drum's on an electric set? And what about the bass directly through a pod x3 live?
  5. Greener

    Greener Guest

    "Would it be better to record the drum's on an electric set? And what about the bass directly through a pod x3 live?"

    Why use an electric set when you can just sequence the samples in a computer. Real drums have feel. Depends on your drummer though and what kind of sound you want.

    As for the bass, I prefer the sound of a cabinet rather than direct injection. But it depends on the sound you want.

    /We use a Roland Keyboard amp for our bass, treble and mids down, bass way up, slight reverb and driven until the limiter light is on for most of the time. The mix of limiter crunch and actual cone distortion pleases me.

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