first home "studio"

Discussion in 'Microphones & Recording' started by aspear, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. aspear

    aspear Active Member

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    i want to set up a cheap portable studio to record demo's for my band, etc. i have a 10 channel yamaha mixer and a few Shure SM57/58's we use live, what else to i need to make a descent studio? i have about $500 to spend

    thanks in advance,
    -Alec
     
  2. trojanmantony

    trojanmantony Active Member

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    assuming u have a computer already i recommend a good sound card to connect ur mixer to computer or use a digital recorder. i use a boss br-600 but if u go boss for recording i suggest the next step up. for you, getting a good daw for your stuff is good, and to ensure you can edit later easier, u could sell the yamaha and get a firewire mixer, so you can edit all the tracks you record simultaeneously later. i use an analog mixer and i hate not being able to compress each drum mic seperately. 4 mic setup on drums plus a decent daw means nice drum tracks, guitars can always be recorded direct too
     

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