Discussion in 'Converters / Interfaces' started by CRSBEATZ36, Mar 30, 2005.


    CRSBEATZ36 Guest

    Hello guys

    I have a good computer for audio already know its good enough at least .

    now should i get an mbox. its me and my brother only. we have been working together on stuff for almost a year now and we are moving into bigger place were we can dedicate a whole room to a studio.

    im going to be producing mixing recording etc . he is behind the mic.

    could use some helpful pointer on if the mbox is what i should get and also some other equipment to help me produce beats.WHATEVER IT MAY BE!

    ive worked with reason live4 logic all that kind of stuff.

    p.s. some pointers on how i should setup the studio too would help alot.(mic boothe foam on wall placement bass traps ect.)

  2. iznogood

    iznogood Member

    Feb 9, 2004
    mbox is great for protools.... it sucks for anything else....

    if you are not going to learn protools... it's a great program by the way.... buy something from m-audio
  3. ianb79

    ianb79 Guest

    i have an m box...have had for a couple of years...i bought it coz of the price and coz my band had done some recording with bigger digidesign systems so i already knew how to use protools. I started out in a spare bedroom with heaps of instruments and not much else.
    So i had 2 drum kits, 4 guitars + 2 amps, a roland groovebox, boss 202 and 505 samplers, 1200 decks, jazz bass, hammond L-100, fender rhodes, wurly electric piano, hohner clav. I love the sound of records from the early 70s so that's the way i have gone with gear (tape machine for drums and bass, valve mics, and some nice outboard : distressor coz it can sound like a few vintage compressors and a Tab 78 pre + Great River pre). I read a comment from danial lanois (U2 etc) a few years ago saying: digital systems are so clean and accurate these days so your flavour is going to come from what you plug into your m box ( the sound of your room, instruments, mics and where you place them, mic pres, compressors, tape etc etc). If you only need 2 channels for recording at any 1 time then the m box is a great place to start - just remember that you can buy stuff for flavour for the rest of your life...you will end up with some good $*^t by the time you're 80!
    Get a good condensor mic to start with i reckon (they are versatile and vocals are the most important thing on a record so they HAVE to sound good) - if you are on a budget then get a rode or cad or something. How to get beats? i reckon there ain't nothing like the real thing man - at least get a snare and kick that you can 'sample' and then use the grid to drop them on the beat - also pick a used roland groovebox 303 or something like it - you can get your hats and fatten up your snare/kick sounds by dropping em underneath your 'real' samples...otherwise i think you can download live samples from the net....dunno where - i've never done it.
    As far as room set-up goes...i am no expert but you don't want a bright slappy delay thing happenning so deaden it up (hang thick curtains - rugs etc) unless it is a magical room with a beautiful natural verb you wanna keep. marvin gaye used to record vox laying down in the control room man - so don't panic too much about a vocal booth.
    Anyway man - the m box is a great place to start - once you get the hang of pro tools and starting writing and recording some good stuff then you can start spending some dosh on all that stuff that gives you flavour! - check out the studio gear lists where your favorite bands record and you will see...you will spend a lot of money before your 80th birthday!

    CRSBEATZ36 Guest

    thanks alot it really does help

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