Feedback on home studio future purchase

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by chaeridley, Oct 24, 2007.

  1. chaeridley

    chaeridley Active Member

    Oct 20, 2007
    I'm looking to record vocals, guitars, bass, acoustic guitars, and midi at home. I have studio experience as I've worked as an intern for 2 years in a decent studio across town. I've come up with some basic items to record 1 track at a time. Give me some feedback on this chain.

    PC - 2.2ghz Core 2 Duo with 2 gigs ddr2 ram
    Sound card - M-Audio Audiophile 192 (6 in's and out's total)
    Monitors - KRK 5's with a 10 inch sub possibly
    Preamp - Studio Projects VTB1 (DI, tube saturation, insert)
    Compressor - RNC1773 (use as insert to VTB1 when needed)
    Software - Cubase 3, Waves, Antares
    Headphones - Sennheiser HD 280 Pro (tracking and mixing)
    Monitor station - Behringer MON800 MiniMON (monitors level, headphones level, talk back)
    Microphone - Studio Projects C1, SM57, SM58 (C1 for everything but guitar cabs)

    Preamp into the card. Monitor station out of the card.
    Monitors and headphones into the monitor station.
    Compressor into the preamp.
    Mic and Instruments into the preamp.
    Midi keyboard into the card.

    I think with something like this I should be able to have extreme flexibility with 1 track recording. Mainly for songwriting and arrangements before heading into the studio I work in, or doing mixing or overdubs. Give me some feedback on the items I've listed as I have done extensive research to come to these items for there huge performance to price ratios.
  2. get a shure SM7 for vocals. best bang for the buck. maroon 5 used it for their new record, offsrping used it with bob rock, rick rubin used it on red hot chili peppers, and its only a few hundred bucks
  3. chaeridley

    chaeridley Active Member

    Oct 20, 2007
    Not really interested on spending a few hundred on a mic right now. I think the C1 should do fine. I've used it plenty on vocals, acoustic guitars, and other random things.

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