#1
I'm looking at two bundle's to buy to start my recording... I'm not huge into it and I have recorded one CD on a profesional set up of equipment but was wondering if buying one of these should do fine for a newbie.

I have a Apple iMac 20inch, (Current edition).

These are the two things I'm looking at getting, I'm trying to keep it under $400 especially if I need to buy the software after I buy the equipment. Which would you recommend what have you heard that sucks etc.

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Lexicon-Omega-Desktop-Recording-Studio-102967601-i1126257.gc

http://pro-audio.musiciansfriend.com/product/Behringer-Podcastudio-Firewire?sku=240559


Also any recommendations on software would be great, I was thinking just Pro Tools though.
#2
what are you looking at recording instrument wise?

Also if you go with protools you have to get an pro-tools interface (M-Audio makes some cheaper ones)
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#3
Quote by Kid_Thorazine
what are you looking at recording instrument wise?

Also if you go with protools you have to get an pro-tools interface (M-Audio makes some cheaper ones)



Um, I didn't know that about Pro-tools thanks for the info, but I'm just looking at the usual, drums, guitar, bass, vocals.
#4
I would get the Lexicon interface (I think it comes with Cubase LE) but you're probably going to spend well over $400 once you buy a decent set of mics.
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Quote by Kid_Thorazine
I would get the Lexicon interface (I think it comes with Cubase LE) but you're probably going to spend well over $400 once you buy a decent set of mics.



Well I already have the Mics, from my previous recording sessions, I have well over 20 or so mic's for recording drums, and stuff. Haven't looked at them in a while but I have them. So that I'm happy about. Thank you for your help.
#6
actually if you already have mics you should probably drop your $400 budget on the best interface you can get.
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#7
Since you already have mics check out the presonus FP10 you will easily be able to get good drum recordings since you already have the mics. It also comes bundled with software already.
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#8
Quote by Kid_Thorazine
actually if you already have mics you should probably drop your $400 budget on the best interface you can get.


Well this is temporary, until I can afford a better one. I'm trying to buy a house right now and I just can't fork out the money to get an interface more then 4 or 5 hundred.
#9
http://pro-audio.musiciansfriend.com/product/Digidesign-Pro-Tools-Mbox-Mini-Package?sku=702525
^ right at 400 bucks. and has protools included.
though only one mic input.

http://pro-audio.musiciansfriend.com/product/PreSonus-Audiobox-USB-Recording-Package?sku=243008
^another decent choice, though not exactly what your looking for I don't think. and I don't really care for cubase to much at all.

http://pro-audio.musiciansfriend.com/product/Native-Instruments-GUITAR-RIG-Session-FULL?sku=703278
^ again, not exactly what your looking for per say, but I just got it and I am loving it. Super good deal right now.

Hope it helps.
-Ryan
#10
Quote by Jared R. Boyd
http://pro-audio.musiciansfriend.com/product/Digidesign-Pro-Tools-Mbox-Mini-Package?sku=702525
^ right at 400 bucks. and has protools included.
though only one mic input.

http://pro-audio.musiciansfriend.com/product/PreSonus-Audiobox-USB-Recording-Package?sku=243008
^another decent choice, though not exactly what your looking for I don't think. and I don't really care for cubase to much at all.

http://pro-audio.musiciansfriend.com/product/Native-Instruments-GUITAR-RIG-Session-FULL?sku=703278
^ again, not exactly what your looking for per say, but I just got it and I am loving it. Super good deal right now.

Hope it helps.
-Ryan



Thanks Ryan I'll look into those to.
#11
Quote by jbthebassman
Well I already have the Mics, from my previous recording sessions, I have well over 20 or so mic's for recording drums, and stuff. Haven't looked at them in a while but I have them. So that I'm happy about. Thank you for your help.



well then get the lexicon, I'd say
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