Mic buying time - First studio purchases

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by v3gaS, Aug 18, 2004.

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  1. v3gaS

    v3gaS Guest

    Ok. Setting up a small studio in the next 6 months for local bands to record on.

    Now I expect to have mostly Rock->Heavy rock/metal and all in between but I will have some ambient and Rap here and there.

    Now I need to out fit the studio with mics for all seasons.

    Where should I start. I would rather start with the tried and true then build on that if everything goes ok.

    I was thinking:

    ( 1-2 ) AKG C414 - VOX mainly
    ( 8 ) SR57's (Drums and Cabs)
    ( 2 ) SM58's (Drums & Cabs)
    ( 2 ) Condensers for overs (not sure but possibly AKG or Shure)

    Should I toss in any others while I putting this together?

    I just need enough of the industry workhorses to get me off my feet at first before going further BUT NEED a good studio sound from them.

    Any suggestions?
  2. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    Jul 2, 2002
    77 Sunset Lane.
    Your off to a great start ... two or three small diaphragm condensers would be of use as well ... AKG 480, Shure SM81 ...Neumann KSM 184, all great mics ... on a budget? Studio Projects C4 matched pair under $400 street!
  3. AudioGaff

    AudioGaff Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2001
    Silicon Valley
    I add a pair of AKG 451B, dump the SM58's at at this time for at least a pair of Sennheiser MD421MKII's and then go all out on a money channel vocal mic from Soundeleuxe, Lawson, Telefunken or any others that are as hi-end.
  4. frob

    frob Well-Known Member

    Apr 23, 2004
    your off to great start in deed but like gaff said dump the 58 if im not mistaken they are essetualy 57s with a bass rolloff and difrant wind screen. put the money into mics if you want i would go into some good room treatment, you would be suprised what you can do to your sound on everything with a cuple hundred buck in inteligent decorating; some one here gave me some exelent advice once. order of operations;

    DAW - ROOM - PREs - MICs - TOYSs

    i edited it a litle but thats a good thing to think about when making up grades.

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