#1
Alright so I've been playing guitar for almost 8 years, and I've decided it's time to invest some money into some quality recording gear. I want to be able to record vocals, acoustic guitars, electric and bass guitars. Currently I'm going through a Traynor YCV40. Somewhere down the road I intend to record drums, but it's not absolutely necessary at this point. I want good quality, doesn't have to be amazing. I'd like to keep the grand total at about $600-700 if possible.

What I figure I'm going to need (If anyone has anything else to add, please feel free):

- Dynamic Microphone
- Condenser Microphone
- Studio Monitors
- Mic Stands/XLR Cables
- Audio Interface

I think I've settled on either the PreSonus Firebox or Firepod. Which one I will buy will depend highly on whether or not I can find a Firepod used. As for the rest, I was considering going with one of the studio packages that MF offers, like this one: http://pro-audio.musiciansfriend.com/product/MAudio-BX5a-Monitor-and-Mic-Package?sku=582250

Anyways, does anyone have any suggestions about what route to go, should I buy these things individually or go for a package? What mics? I'm pretty lost about which mic to get for vocals.

Any advice will be much appreciated, thanks!

2001 Fender MIM Stratocaster
1987 Fender F-210 Acoustic
Partscaster (in progress)

Traynor YCV40
Ibanez TS-9
Ibanez AD-9
MXR M-108
EHX Metal Muff
Boss NS-2

WTB:
Boss TU-2 Chromatic Tuner

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Last edited by Mike1109 at Nov 7, 2009,
#2
Dynamics tend to be not as warm as condensers, which as used for vocals and acoustics more due to their greater sensitivity. So a nice condenser would be the type of mic you would want for vocals. Although a good sm57 couldn't do you wrong either.

EDIT: just looked at the package, i have the MXL 990/991 deal. Nice mics, just nothing too amazing. I could post clips if you wanted of different sounds with them.

Fender Telecaster w/ GFS Lil' Killer
Jet City Pico Valve

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I wonder how he came to this conclusion.
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Last edited by OctoberWind at Nov 8, 2009,
#3
Quote by OctoberWind
EDIT: just looked at the package, i have the MXL 990/991 deal. Nice mics, just nothing too amazing. I could post clips if you wanted of different sounds with them.


Yeah that would be great man, send me a link!

2001 Fender MIM Stratocaster
1987 Fender F-210 Acoustic
Partscaster (in progress)

Traynor YCV40
Ibanez TS-9
Ibanez AD-9
MXR M-108
EHX Metal Muff
Boss NS-2

WTB:
Boss TU-2 Chromatic Tuner

Follow me on Twitter!
#4
There's three or so songs on my profile that never were intended for public use. haha. I had to pillage my computer for these! So be warned that I might have learned how to use mics better now!
EDIT: The come out and play cover uses my tele with the GFS Lil' Killer. Sounds great in my opinion.
Oh yeah, In 47 skip to 2:00 after a few bars, solo starts there. The palm muted overload is becasue of my MG cab + my squier strat with an invader= honk.

Fender Telecaster w/ GFS Lil' Killer
Jet City Pico Valve

Quote by Chaos-Serenade

The fretboard is dry because it is more than likely made in China.

I wonder how he came to this conclusion.
Lyrics
Inside the back
Walk with me
Reign, Rain

Call me Drew
Last edited by OctoberWind at Nov 8, 2009,