Studio Potential

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by pokie, Mar 23, 2005.

  1. pokie

    pokie Guest

    Hey All,

    We have been purchasing equipment now for 2 years because we want to be able to do a "project"!

    I play drums and sing and my wife sings. We know plenty of good to excellent musicians and singers in our area. These are people who are performing, recording and have recorded. Our genre is Gospel Music and our taste in gospel runs to the top 10 artists.

    As I have mentioned, we started years ago with the idea of buying and learning as we go. So, now at this point we have just about everything in place. We want opinions and recommendations about our equipment purchases and our capabilities with them.

    Below, I have listed the equipment that we have and our questions are:

    How far can we go with what we have?
    What recommendations do you have for equipment upgrades?
    What will the recommendations/upgrade provide for us?

    We appreciate any and all information as it will only make us better and our future projects sound good!

    Digi 001 – PTLE 6.4
    PC – AMD 2000+, HDD’s - 60g system 160g music, RAM – 1 gig
    Keyboard – Yamaha Motif ES, Mlan16e, RAM – 1 gig
    Mix Control - MotorMix PT Controller
    Compressor/Limiter - Dbx 166xl
    Preamp Presonus Tubepre
    Control Room – Samson C-Control
    Monitors KrK V6 (p), KLH 853b (pr)
    Headphones, AKG K240 (2)
    Microphones, Shure SM-57, Octava MK319 (2)
    Assorted Pop filters, boom mike stands, music holder w/light, battery backup, etc.

    Thank you,

  2. trid

    trid Guest

    You should be able to turn out some good quality demos with what you have. You have a good assortment of equipment, everything you need to do some decent recording. If your just looking to record demos to shop around then you might be fine with what you have. If you're looking to actually release a record on your own you'll probably want to look into some upgrades(in equipment and how to use it). If you want to upgrade what you have i'd advise you to take your time, hold out, save up and go with the highest quality you can. This comment is horribly over-generalized and will not be true 100% of the time but typically you're not going to see a huge jump in quality by upgrading to a piece of equipment that costs $50 more than what you have. That being said, the first items on your list should be your mics, pres and recording interface.
  3. fontane

    fontane Guest

    I would say that you are good to go for recording decent to above average quality demos... as long as you have the ears (i noticed no mention of engineering experience) if not, your next investment may be someone who knows how to properly mix and pre-master...

    your equipment is useless if you are great singers, writers and arrangers but cannot produce a quality mix...

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