#1
I'm looking for the best recording kit i can get for the money.
I'm lookin to spend close to $200 or less

I play guitar so I wanna be able to record acoustic guitars and electrics with great quality. and my friends and i sometimes do some raps. hah. so i want good vocal sounds. we do more recordin of raps then guitars.

Basically I need the mic, interface if needed, and a program. Audacity isnt cuttin it. Can't really edit
I've been lookin at:
Line 6 POD Studio.. how do u plug the mic in?
http://pro-audio.musiciansfriend.com/product/Line-6-UX2-with-PF?sku=250004

Yamaha Kit
http://pro-audio.musiciansfriend.com/product/Yamaha-Audiogram-6-Computer-Recording-System?sku=703328

Lexicon Omega
http://pro-audio.musiciansfriend.com/product/Lexicon-Omega-Desktop-Recording-Studio?sku=245505

if u have a reccomendation, that'd be sweet
Thanks
#2
on the line 6 it looks like theres a mic plugin on the front of it. also you could get a mic the 1/4" cable and plugin through the guitar input. you should prolly check riffs and recordings, they have suggestions for all this stuff.
#3
Quote by Fender069
I'm looking for the best recording kit i can get for the money.
I'm lookin to spend close to $200 or less

I play guitar so I wanna be able to record acoustic guitars and electrics with great quality. and my friends and i sometimes do some raps. hah. so i want good vocal sounds. we do more recordin of raps then guitars.

Basically I need the mic, interface if needed, and a program. Audacity isnt cuttin it. Can't really edit
I've been lookin at:
Line 6 POD Studio.. how do u plug the mic in?
http://pro-audio.musiciansfriend.com/product/Line-6-UX2-with-PF?sku=250004

Yamaha Kit
http://pro-audio.musiciansfriend.com/product/Yamaha-Audiogram-6-Computer-Recording-System?sku=703328

Lexicon Omega
http://pro-audio.musiciansfriend.com/product/Lexicon-Omega-Desktop-Recording-Studio?sku=245505

if u have a reccomendation, that'd be sweet
Thanks


Well you generally get what you pay for. $200 isnt much for a DAW. If you can spend a bit more I would recommend Logic Pro. Lot's of other options as well, but the more professional ones do cost money.
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#6
Well, $200 is a pretty small budget for you to get anything decent, but it can be done. For software, you will probably get something decent bundled in with your interface. Alternatively, you could opt for Reaper, at www.reaper.fm.

As for hardware, I would go for a cheap USB interface, such as the M-Audio Fast Track, or even the Alesis io2 if you can find it cheap enough. For a mic, you could go for the tried and tested Shure SM57, a good all round microphone.

A condenser mic would be desirable for vocals, but your budget won't stretch to cover that really. Allow some money for a mic lead and also a stand.
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#12
The Tascam when sold on its own comes with Cubase LE, so I imagine this package is the same.
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#13
No, it is two microphones bundled with the preamp only. So you would be on your own for software.
#14
I like to use Sonar Producers edition as my software, although the software is so expensive I'm on the 3rd edition, and I think they have 7 or 8 of them out nowadays
#15
You may not need a shock mount stand that came in the other package though, usually those are only necessary if there are a lot of floor vibrations. So maybe if you are recording a large amp or drums at the same time as vocals you will want to decouple your microphone from your microphone stand.
#16
alright cool.
Im going to have about $350 to spend now due to income tax
im thinkin about a pop filter as well.
#17
i want to be able to adjust my voice, etc
i want almost professional vocals.
the software has to be user-friendly
#18
Quote by Fender069
i want almost professional vocals.


For $200?

Good luck dude. Good ****ing luck.
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#19
+1

You can get nearly pro results with cheaper gear. And i might get flamed for this but you'll need to spend ATLEAST! and i mean atleast 500 bucks.

But remember, professional vocals are done with microphones that cost upwards of 500 dollars, preamps in upwards of 1000, same with compressors and A/D converters in upwards of 500.
#20
dang this stuff cost WAY more than i thought. haha
im thinking about just tryin out the local studio. Its $35 an hour though... Could get expensive
#21
Home Recording is also a lotta fun. It's not just about the recordings it's about the hours of fun experimenting and learning. I can spend hours trying out different plug-ins, effects, panning, etc. IT'S FUN!
Now running an Eleven Rack with Pro Tools 10.3.3 - it's amazing and I'm having ball with it - worth every penny. PT 10 is tops IMO and the Eleven Rack is a work of art!
#22
$35 an hour is NOTHING.

If you want to go into home recording because you want to try and save money, don't even bother.

It costs A LOT to produce anything of decent quality.
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