I am just starting

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by jordanfreefall, Apr 24, 2008.

  1. I am just starting into recording. I'm am about to record an album, and I was woundering what you should buy? The album is pop/rock, and I want a professional sound, the best of the best!

    I was looking into Neumann U87, what do you think of them? Also what else I would need and what it does.

    Thank you very much.
  2. Kapt.Krunch

    Kapt.Krunch Well-Known Member

    Nov 21, 2005

    Thinking.........................................................................................................................................................naw...sorry...never mind.

    Kapt.Krunch :roll:
  3. Sheehan-J

    Sheehan-J Guest

    I feel like everyone else here will tell you to read the stickies, so I may as well do it for them and save them the trouble. There is a wealth of information on this site as well as on the entire internet.

    As far as equipment you NEED, minimum would be a computer, a microphone, a mic cable, an interface with a mic preamp, and a software DAW (digital audio workstation)

    good luck with your research, and enjoy the process!
  4. stealthy

    stealthy Guest

    go here, itll tell you EVERYTHING to get you started

  5. multoc

    multoc Active Member

    Jun 18, 2005
    at least he didn't say the word 'nube, newb, newbie etc' at least we can be civilized here! anyway u87 is a great mic, expensive but great. google it and you'll find it in the top studios around the world.
  6. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    Oct 31, 2005
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    There's also a cesspool of misinformation on the web so here would be a good place to start instead of being carried off by some website that is more interested in pushing sales than steering people in the right direction.
  7. BobRogers

    BobRogers Well-Known Member

    Apr 4, 2006
    Blacksburg, VA
    If you are just starting and want a professional sound it will cost tens of thousands of dollars and take three to four years to learn to do. If you want the best of the best it will cost hundreds of thousands of dollars and take a dozen years. On the other hand, there are lots of studios who will record and mix your album for approximately the cost of one U87.
  8. sshack

    sshack Active Member

    Dec 25, 2007
    Atlanta, Ga
    Well said.
  9. Kapt.Krunch

    Kapt.Krunch Well-Known Member

    Nov 21, 2005
    Really not picking on the new guy, but this is just another example of why something might need to be created to inform newcomers of how best to post to get useful responses.

    Perhaps stick it up at the top with the "Forum Faq", "Search", "Profile", etc., so it's easily linked from any post? When anyone asks such an open-ended question, link them to it, and politely inform them to please read it first, then please come back with relevant information so their questions can be answered more knowledgeably?

    What to include? I dunno.

    Something like (edit at will):

    The Recording.Org forums members and moderators are more than happy to answer any and all questions, if possible. There is no such thing as a stupid question. Nobody knows everything. The only stupid thing is not seeking help when it is readily available.

    These groups consist of everyone from seasoned professionals to complete novices. Everyone shares information, and everyone learns. (Even the professionals learn something new occasionally.)

    With that in mind, courtesy and respect will generate courteous and respectful responses.

    Please think your post through very carefully before sending it. Questions cannot be answered if you provide no information. Listing as much relevant information as possible will help everyone more quickly identify a possible problem, or generate a more accurate solution.

    Open-ended questions are impossible to answer.

    If you have computer questions, list the main computer components, and the symptoms you might be experiencing.

    If you have computer recording questions, list the computer, any software and any interface you are using.

    If you have procedural questions, list your equipment, and what you are trying to achieve.

    In all cases, it helps to narrow down possible malfunctions to list anything you have already tried to do to remedy a problem. This allows everyone else to focus on what has not been attempted.

    If you are wondering about gear purchases, only you will know how you intend to use something, and what your budget is. If you already have gear that you will be adding the new gear to, then it's helpful to know those facts, also.

    Narrow down choices, if possible. Statements like "I'm looking for a new mic, what do you recommend" are not helpful. Nobody knows what it's intended purpose is. Can't be answered without dragging out more information. We don't know how many tracks you may want to record at once with the recording interface that you wish to purchase, or if you intend to integrate MIDI with digital audio in your new software purchase, etc.

    Take stock of what you have already, what you want to add, how you intend to use it, and THEN ask the relevant questions.

    There is also a handy "Search" feature that will find many threads on almost any subject that you may want. If you compile your information adequately, and then "Search" the entire forum, your question may have already been asked and answered at least once before. Even if it doesn't provide a complete answer for your particular situation, much information may be gained to at least allow you to ask even more relevant questions.

    Yeah...got carried away, but something like that, perhaps? It gets a bit frustrating wondering why so many folks ask such wide open questions that are so obviously lacking any info that could help them.

    Anyway, just a thought. :wink:

  10. pr0gr4m

    pr0gr4m Well-Known Member

    Feb 9, 2005
    South Florida
    Home Page:
    This link below isn't part of this forum but it is a pretty damn good intro into gear and practices for the gnub...


    This would be a good place to send all the people who have basic introductory needs.
  11. Space

    Space Well-Known Member

    Jun 26, 2007
    My all time favorite is "mega newb!"

    Why do people insist on announcing they are as dumb as rocks? Just ask the question, then I'll make my own determination :)
  12. Kapt.Krunch

    Kapt.Krunch Well-Known Member

    Nov 21, 2005
    Anyone have any insecticide?


  13. Sheehan-J

    Sheehan-J Guest

    I did mention this site first! :lol:
  14. silvister

    silvister Guest

    use google for search of this or use below like as already given

    i think you have to look for Neumann U87 Ai/SETZ - Microphone with EA87 Elastic Suspension Mount . this is very good for vocal.

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  15. Codemonkey

    Codemonkey Well-Known Member

    Dec 11, 2007
    Scotland, UK
    "I was woundering what you should buy?"

    I know what I want to buy. Thank you for your concerns.

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