got the mic, SONAR, m-audio interface, monitors ..WHAT ELSE

Discussion in 'Monitoring' started by lucx, Sep 1, 2006.

  1. lucx

    lucx Guest

    aight i got a AKG Perception 200, running SONAR 4, M-audio interface firewire solo, KRK rp-5 monitors......

    -everything sounds good, but am not getting that professional feel to it....i know i wont get a professional sound...but damn with all this equipment I have to come close to something people could vibe to...

    -the type of music we work on is hip-hop, and I just need some advice, or tips on how to make it sound better and more blended in with the track..right now it still sound like a low-budget studio...

    -So please , i know you guys know everything. TIPs, advice, settings, basically things i should do before and after recording..
  2. zemlin

    zemlin Well-Known Member

    Sep 4, 2004
    Indianapolis, IN
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    It is a low-budget studio.
  3. JoeH

    JoeH Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2004
    Philadelphia, PA/ Greenville, DE
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    Consider a couple more mics than just that AKG. If your'e on a budget, AT and MXL have some good stuff as well. (Get some SD mics too...)

    Also consider a sub somewhere in your monitoring rig. Don't do this to just get slamming bass (you can easily overdo it and end up with tracks that sound thin and weak elsewhere), do it to let yourself hear EVERYTYHING that's going on down there, and to let your clients hear the full impact of what you're doing for them.
  4. SkamaWhoHa

    SkamaWhoHa Guest

    If you are working with hip-hop, what kind of samples/samplers are you using? You better not be using GM!
  5. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Member

    Sep 26, 2005
    How about a sample of what you have done that you think is substandard for us to listen to? We need something to laugh about. Then we can cut you into shreds telling you what you don't know. Then you'll know what you don't know, you know?? Aight???

    Hip-Hop to the VOA shop
    Ms. Remy Ann David

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