Recording Audios.... Questions.

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by onglee, Apr 26, 2005.

  1. onglee

    onglee Guest

    I have to record vocals and instruments. I need a preamp (for mic and instrument) and a compressor. What's the best bang for my buck? I'm trying to be as efficient as possible with my spending while I'm still poor.

    Also, my soundcard is a Delta 1010LT, so is it possible to get by without getting a mixer?

    Please share your expertise or advice. Thanks.
  2. onglee

    onglee Guest

    i forgot. my budget is $1,000. but i prefer a good value over a cheap trick, so i am willing to scrape a bit more if i have to.

    just throw any suggestions at me. i'll read more on its specs.
  3. bowmandj

    bowmandj Guest

    I am too inexperienced on mic pre-amps to make a recommendation but I wonder whether you do need a compressor given that you can do all the compression in software once captured.

    As long as you pre-amp and input channels have enough dynamic range or head room to take the signal then you can record clean raw sound and apply dynamics later.

    However compression at record can colour a sound in a way that can be beneficial musically. Sibilance and plosives may be removed by soft compressors that the software compression cannot equeal.

  4. maintiger

    maintiger Well-Known Member

    Dec 3, 2003
    Whittier, California, USA
    get a brick for $399, a RNC compressor for $175 and use the rest for a nice mic- in your budget range a Studio projects C1 a rode nt1, an At4060- or if you want to spend a little more an AKG c414 or a Rode K2- If you already have nice mics, get a second brick pre so you can record in stereo

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