Several New Studio Questions for nOOb.

Discussion in 'Microphones & Recording' started by ThirdBird, Dec 9, 2007.

  1. ThirdBird

    ThirdBird Active Member

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    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!

    Mike
     
  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

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    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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