pro tools mbox mini?

Discussion in 'Mixing' started by thebigone, Dec 18, 2007.

  1. thebigone

    thebigone Guest

    hey im looking for a good quality track so im buying a new recording set up...right now i have an Alesis USB mutlimix USB mixer and a Samson CO3 condenser mic......

    im looking at this is this good will it give me better quality? if not what are some suggestions
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  2. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Member

    Hey thebigone! I really don't think this is a move up. Your Alesis USB multimix offers more features and capabilities than the M-Box 2 mini. Heck, that only has a single microphone input that isn't any better than your current rig. If anything, I would just purchased a few other decent microphones and some SM57's while utilizing your current system. If you can't get the sound you want out of your current system, its operator error and lack of technique and experience. You'll get there in time but it takes practice not constantly changing around equipment selections as most of this average price equipment is pretty much equal in its performance. It's the engineering difference that makes the difference.

    Get good with what you've got first
    Ms. Remy Ann David
  3. gdoubleyou

    gdoubleyou Well-Known Member

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    For better quality give up PTLE and look at interfaces from RME, Apogee, and Lynx

  4. thebigone

    thebigone Guest

    ight so there goes the mbox approach 8)

    so would a pre amp and a new mic work out?

    im using Acoustica Mixcraft i know its not good what are some easy to use but effective softwares

    and what mic and pre amps are looking good? for the mic im in the 300 and under ranger (im only 15) and would a set of monitors help me mix better?
  5. bent

    bent No Bad Vibes! Well-Known Member

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    Sony Vegas - easy as pie.
  6. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    There's nothing wrong with mixcraft. It's pretty cool even. For most people at home, I doubt they would use all of it's capablity. In the end it's not what you use but how you use it.

    Don't take the inefficiencies of the gear you have as a detriment necessarily. Sure, it may be tough to get decent quality out of what you have but it will get easier the better you become at using them. Consider it a learning opportunity. Take the time to figure out why your recordings don't sound right. You have to tools to fix it at your disposal. They may not be the best tools but if you can get good with poor tools, imagine how muh better you will be when you can afford to jump to the next tier of quality(whatever that may be). Biding your time is not a bad thing when it comes to spending money.
  7. bent

    bent No Bad Vibes! Well-Known Member

    Cocoa, FL
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    BTW, there was no reason to double post this.

    Please delete this one.
  8. Jbrax

    Jbrax Guest

    A friend of mine uses all Acoustica stuff. He works for them .

    Heres a link to his site check out what you might be able to do with this software.. It sounds pretty good to me...

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