Firebox or Firepod?

Discussion in 'Microphones & Recording' started by EricIndecisive, Jul 20, 2007.

  1. EricIndecisive

    EricIndecisive Active Member

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    Hey guys, I was wondering which one of these I should get. The extra $100 isn't a HUGE deal, but here's the thing:

    I record my stuff alone, and at most I would be singing and playing guitar at the same time. This only takes up 2 inputs. Do you think that I should get the firepod with 8 just in case I need it? Or the firebox with 2 inputs and $100 less?

    Does the firepod have better internals than the firebox, or is the only difference the number of inputs? I want a good clear signal to work with.

    Also, I was wondering what your favorite ~$100 condenser microphones are. The only one I have used that I like is the AKG Perception 100.
     
  2. tifftunes

    tifftunes Active Member

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    I believe the two Presonus models use the same converters and pres.

    Question is, will you ever record friends along with you? Will you ever record a band? Will you record yourself with more than 2 mics? If not, the FB would be perfect.
     
  3. EricIndecisive

    EricIndecisive Active Member

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    Hmm, you're right. Like condoms, I guess it's better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it! I'll go for the firepod. My friend built a sick wooden thing for his. I will have to do one like it with some modifications for mic cords etc.

    Any tips on condenser mics around $100?
     
  4. blaumph2cool

    blaumph2cool Active Member

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    Here's a tip, and you can quote me...save yourself time money and headaches and don't buy any condensers under $100.

    Instead, get a Shure SM58 dynamic mic, it's quite versatile and you'll still end up using it later on down the road when you have nicer mics.

    Just ask anyone here.

    -Chris
     
  5. tifftunes

    tifftunes Active Member

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    Sorry about the time lapse...

    The best mic under $100 would be the Shure SM57 (or SM58).

    I don't care for AT mics, but there's the AT2020 at just about $100. Personally, I didn't like it, and had trouble practically giving it away!
     
  6. silverspeedo

    silverspeedo Guest

    save 100$ and by AT 3035
     

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