Please Help! I am new here need advice

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by Purpleb1982, Jan 6, 2005.

  1. Purpleb1982

    Purpleb1982 Active Member

    Jan 6, 2005
    Hello everyone, this is my first time posting here. I am trying to set up a home studio mainly for hip hop. ( I know a little about recording, but not as much as almost everyone in this forum, so bear with me if I start sounding stupid) So far I have a newer computer with XP and Digi's MBOX.

    I was looking for a good hip hop vocal mic if you have any suggestions that would be great. I was looking at the AT3035 would that do the trick?

    Ok to the Speakers I need studio monitoring flat response speakers right? I was wondering what would be a good, but not to expensive pair?

    Also what else should I get after that? or route I should take?

    Thank you to anyone you helps me out in advance.
  2. miks

    miks Guest

    ok heres my 0.2 for a mic id go for the rode k2 as i have one and it sound great and not that expensive.

    As for speakers it may be woth looking at the mission pro series link.

    these speakers aernt that expensive and can be changed to flat response, eq, or hi-fi mode.

    And i spose the next thing youll need is a good preamp. I have a sebaton vmp200e. Great unit and goes well with the k2.

    anyway thats what i reckon.

  3. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    Jul 2, 2002
    77 Sunset Lane.
    The hip hop standard for vocals is the AKG C12 ... but it's very expensive ... so as an alternitive, you might try the Studio Projects T3 ... IMO the SP line sounds more like the AKG C12 / C12a / 414 types than the Neumanns which it is so often compared to ..

    As to inexpensive monitors, my flavor of the month is the Yamaha MSP5's which get surprisingly good bass response for such a small speaker ... you can read a review I wrote of the MSP5's here ...
  4. Purpleb1982

    Purpleb1982 Active Member

    Jan 6, 2005
    Hey guys thanks for the help I apperciate it. I just checked out all the mics and speakers.

    This might be a stupid question: Do all mics have to be preamped?

    And is there any more mics and speakers out there that may be a little cheaper?

    Thanks in advance.
  5. mjatas

    mjatas Guest

    all studio equipment is expensive. Do not buy anything that is cheap or no name.
  6. Loopsta

    Loopsta Guest

    cheap is a relative term in studio gear as mentioned im not au fait with hip hop vocals except for the fact they are right up front and have to cut through ..i presume thats why people are favouring smalll condensor mics. personally i think i would go with active monitors though rather than a seperate amp speaker setup ...genelecs or makies maybe as mentioned cheap is a relative term ..but if you completely cheap out you will be throwing money away as you will never be able to get a true mix on stings but monitors are a big investment that needs a lot of research and listening. if you are stuck to a budget and you have to comprimize all i can say is listen to a lot of pro recorded material on your monitors and try to emulate the eq on them ...but thats not at all very satisfactory !

    TELAMETZ Guest

    you got software? go cheap for now until youget the feel of things pawnshop shure sm57 58 for mic $100 pre for m box or the m audio buddy audio pre um speakers = regular radio for now or you know what a real good pair of head phones could be a good tool
    if you dont have any external gear like drum machines or synths no need for a mixer and you could do everything with programs
  8. Purpleb1982

    Purpleb1982 Active Member

    Jan 6, 2005
    Does the mic preamp on the mbox suck?
    Or can you make quality recordings with it?

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