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Discussion in 'Recording' started by adisasso, Oct 7, 2010.

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  1. adisasso

    adisasso Guest

    I want to start recording myself singing along with piano or playback in my own room and in good quality. I hope to learn and use cubase.

    I don't have any acoustic conditions.

    2 questions for you:

    1. I thought to buy a new microphone, should I have a dyanamic one or condenser?

    I heard that the acoustics issue answers the question , but can I creat a cheap acoustics by myself or is it a waste of time and dyanamic microphone will produce better results?

    can you recommend me on a good dyanamic microphone or condenser until 300$ ?

    what do you say about the Studio Projects TB1, is it a waste of money to buy such an expensive condenser ?

    2.my budjet to buy sound card is also 300$. I want it to have a preamp so I have the option to use a condenser now or in the future.

    do you know good sound cards for my needs?

    Thanks,

    Adi. :)
     
  2. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member

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    Shure SM58. For $300 I'd also get an SM57.
     
  3. djmukilteo

    djmukilteo Well-Known Member

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    You could get a brand new Shure SM57 or 58 for $89 with the $10 Shure cash back rebate....can't go wrong...

    http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/SM58/

    take the $200 savings and add that to your $300 "soundcard" budget and get a nice Mackie Blackbird:

    http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/Blackbird/

    No brainer!
     
  4. rBennich

    rBennich Active Member

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    I would recommend the sE Electronics X1, as a good budget alternative. Also, get a windscreen. And maby an M-audio sound card. Fast Track MKII comes to mind.
     
  5. DrGonz

    DrGonz Active Member

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    The question here is what type of sound card do you intend on buying. What type of computer are you using? Is it PCI or PCI-E? Do you need a firewire interface? I recommend what I use for my 5yr old computer.... Emu-1820m Not a bad product and it has served me well. I use it in conjunction w/ a Mackie Board 1202-VLZ and the inputs sound really clean. I think you should get a dynamic mic since it is less expensive and it might sound better in a room that is not the most sound. To me reading your post it appears that if it seems like a waste of money then it is a waste of money. Get a SM58 and then spend the most money on the sound card. As you get better at your setup then adding mics will be more beneficial.
     

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