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Oh hallo thar pit, I have recently got permission to turn my garage into a studio/rehearsal space, but I need to know if the setup I'm planning will work.

The band will consist of 4 people, a rhythm guitarist/vocalist, lead guitarist (moi), bassist and drummer. One of us will likely be on backing vox as well. This setup is mainly for rehearsal.

I am looking at the Behringer Xenyx 1202 mixer, which has 4 mic preamps and 8 1/4" inputs. So I would mic up 2 amps (bass amp and rhythm guitar amp) with Shure SM57s into the XLR inputs and use the line out on my amp going to a 1/4" input on the mixer. We would use the remaining XLR inputs for 2 vocal mics (one already owned Shure PG48 and another mic which I haven't decided on yet).

Then for drums I would probably use a single mic in the middle of the kit. This is purely for rehearsal purposes, and we will most likely have VST drums in recordings. The drum mic will go into a 1/4" input.

So in total 4 XLR inputs and 2 1/4" inputs.

The mixer will output into this audio interface, going into my laptop. The DAW isn't decided on yet but let's just say cost won't be an issue for software .

This headphone mixer will run from the audio interface via the headphone output, and each band member will have a pair of headphones.

The reason I'm going to all this trouble just for rehearsal is because we can't afford soundproofing for the garage, so micing up amps at a relatively low level and using headphones seems like a better idea. Also we will be using some of this gear to record but only one track at a time so this probably won't be an issue.
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Go to Micky D's and ask for lots of cup holders.
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Studio quality cup holders or can I get away with just normal ones?
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just one mic for drums is gonna sound terrible id say at least one for the kick one for snare/hi hat (or one for each) and 2 overheads...at LEAST
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Studio quality cup holders or can I get away with just normal ones?

dude, that made me freaking laugh my ass off
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#7
Sure you can.

Sounds good to me. But in rehersals, I wouldn't call drum mic'ing essential.
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if it's an acoustic kit, there's no need to mic the drums, you'll hear them just fine over headphones in a garage, and for recording drums you would want at least 5 mics on the kit. Otherwise that sounds perfect.
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#9
Okay thanks guys
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if it's an acoustic kit, there's no need to mic the drums, you'll hear them just fine over headphones in a garage, and for recording drums you would want at least 5 mics on the kit. Otherwise that sounds perfect.


You could probably get away with 3 - one on the kick drum and then 2 overheads. I know people who've got decent results doing this in the past.

Otherwise for rehearsal that sounds fine.