Several New Studio Questions for nOOb.

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by ThirdBird, Dec 9, 2007.

  1. ThirdBird

    ThirdBird Active Member

    Dec 4, 2007
    Toms River, NJ
    First of all, thank you for any help!

    I am looking into getting this MBOX 2 Mini ProTools bundle for beginning a home project studio.

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    I am looking for any differing reviews than the ones I have found already.
    Any thoughts on the MXL 990 condenser mic, the M-Audio StudioPro3 monitors, or just the MBox 2 mini in general? So far it seems like it is decent value for the money, but not too good in the grand scheme of equipment.

    I am not looking for professional quality, just something to let me track different instruments.

    If I wanted to add a secondary microphone, what would be a good all-purpose choice? Instruments that would be recorded include drums, electric bass, acoustic and electric guitar, hand and rhythm percussion, and voice.

    I also have a MIDI-capable keyboard. It connects to the computer through a MIDI to USB wire. I understand that there is no MIDI inputs on the MBox 2 mini, but would I be able to use my current MIDI setup in ProTools?

    Thank you again for any input!

  2. TheBear

    TheBear Guest

    if ru recording drums ur guna want more i/o's

    not unless ur gunna record with just two channels
  3. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Member

    Sep 26, 2005
    The mini, is probably the cheapest way to get into ProTools. Unfortunately the mini only offers a single microphone input as opposed to the M-Box 2 which offers, 2 microphone inputs. Yup, you'll pay annexed the 100+ dollars for that. But worth it in the grand scheme of things. Besides, with the M-Box 2, if you have another audio device, such as an old broken used DAT recorder, which can be used as an analog to digital converter, the M-Box 2 can actually recorded 4 channels simultaneously. And, you'll have ProTools.

    Making little sense as possible but as many dollars as possible
    Ms. Remy Ann David

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