Some suggestions on what to get to add to my studio

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by Floydnirvana00, Aug 28, 2004.

  1. Hello I have recently got very intrested into recording my band and my own projects so i bought a few things to start myself out. I have been recording for a while now and i just wanted to know what essentials i would need to have a decent recording studio.
    I need to buy items that are cheap and productive for I am on a very low budget.
    This is the equiptment I have as of now
    Tascam 4 track casette recorder (1 input)
    crappy Sony Headphones
    Compaq Computer with CD Burner
    Cool Edit Pro 2.0 softwear
    Acoustica CD Burning Softwear
    Shure Vocal mic (bad)
    Stageworks Vocal mic (bad)
    Stereo system to hook up to Tascam

    I have this all setup in my basement and i just want cheap essentials to add to my studio so i can make my Audio sound better
    Thanks for helping me.
  2. AudioGaff

    AudioGaff Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2001
    Silicon Valley
    You have the bare essentials. Use what you got and go make music. Worry more about learning, understanding and developing your basic skills with what you have as that is far more important than to worry about what next piece of gear you need to buy. If your dead set on buying something, I guess I would suggest on buying decent mic's.
  3. UncleBob58

    UncleBob58 Active Member

    Apr 9, 2003
    Fairfield County, CT
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    Good monitors and room treatment. If your listening environment sounds like crap, so will your product.
  4. sdelsolray

    sdelsolray Active Member

    Jul 5, 2003
    Portland, OR
    Ditto on AudioGaff's comments. Make music. The stuff you have is junk, but so what? You're also on a low budget to upgrade. Dunno what to say. Get some money, not too much. Maybe a few grand. Then upgrade.
  5. Massive Mastering

    Massive Mastering Well-Known Member

    Jul 18, 2004
    Chicago area, IL, USA
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    Listen to your Uncle Bob. The greatest gear in the world is worthless if you can't hear it well.

    On the flipside, mediocre gear can be utilized to its fullest potential if you CAN hear it accurately.
  6. stereodude_

    stereodude_ Guest

    I'd look at buying an m-box and a condensor mic or two. The mbox is moderately cheap but protools (the software that comes with it) is the industry standard. Also if you recording anything decent and want to add anything in a pro studio, the recording engineers can load up your session. Also i recommend you bought expensvive headphones rather than cheap speakers.
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