#1
Hey, I'm looking to purchase a small recording setup for use around the house to record straight into my computer.

I want to mic my amplifier and I was looking into either the e609 or sm57.

IIRC, I also need to purchase a preamp of some sort and that's where I need the help of you guys.

I have no clue about preamps or any other devices that I may need alongside the microphone.

I'm looking to stay under $200 if possible!

Thanks alot!
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#2
use the sticky, luke!
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#3
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use the sticky, luke!


Well, I tried to gather as much as I could from the stickies.

How would this setup be for just micing up a guitar amp?

M-Audio

and

sm57

Also, are there any (good) cheap mic stands you guys would recommend? That is if the Shure doesn't come with one.

Thanks.
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wonder about the secrets gone untold.

When you look into the eyes of a young child,
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#4
It doesn't come with one. Go for an on stage stand, that's the brand and they're really good for a fair price.
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#5
Awesome thanks!

So you'd say that setup would be okay?

I'd be recording through my relatively small amp (30 watt Peavey Vypyr), but I don't think that size would make much difference if I'm just micing it in my room.
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wonder about the secrets gone untold.

When you look into the eyes of a young child,
marvel at the innocence running wild."
#6
I think you can do better as far as the interface goes. I say get a Presonus box, those usually come with Cubase LE4 and the preamps are WAY better.
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P-Bass - Mustang Bass
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#7
Well, I considered your suggestion and researched and I also stumbled upon this:

Shure X2u

It's a little bit cheaper than the Fast track and the one you suggested, but it looks like a cool, sturdy interface that would be fine for what I'm trying to do.

What do you think?

Any bad experiences with this thing?
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Peavey Vypyr 30


"When you look into the eyes of a man grown old,
wonder about the secrets gone untold.

When you look into the eyes of a young child,
marvel at the innocence running wild."
#8
I've never had any experience with shure's interfaces, but it's not really something they are really well known for & I wouldn't recommend taking the chance. Presonus interfaces are pretty nice, also if it's in your budget the Focusrite Saffire series are really nice interfaces with some of the nicest preamps on the market. Also, if you got the sennheiser e609 you wouldn't need a mic stand (you can just use a bit of tape on the top of your amp to hold the cable in place), and I personally think they sound slightly nicer for electric guitar recordings than the SM57.
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