#1
I'm want to get a mic to record vocals and acoustic guitar and maybe an amp.

I'm getting a steinberg CI2 so the mic will be plugging into that.

http://www.steinberg.net/en/products/hardware/ci2/ci2_setups.html

I have it narrowed down between these 2

Shure PG58
http://www.axemusic.com/product.asp...=2094&PT_ID=162

and

Samson C01
http://www.axemusic.com/product.asp...=1708&PT_ID=164

I'll be getting it from this site, and they are both $68 cdn (about what I want to pay)

I want to know which will be the better choice.
#2
Neither, save up and buy a Shure SM57 if you have to have one mic. Neither of those 2 are good mics.
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#3
You can get a LOT better than an SM57 for vocals and acoustic guitar.

What's your budget?
#4
No. None of that stuff is too grand.

Your purchase would be 240-270 dollars. maybe 300 with shipping.
Not a great deal, nor a great buy

Instead you could get:
http://pro-audio.musiciansfriend.com/product/M-Audio-Fast-Track-MKII-USB-Audio-Interface?sku=703669&src=3WFRWXX&ZYXSEM=0&CAWELAID=419905144
http://pro-audio.musiciansfriend.com/product/Audio-Technica-AT2020-Large-Diaphragm-Condenser-Microphone?sku=270620
220.
In total it'd probably be about 240 dollars with shipping. much better deal and buy imo.

if you'd like to save even more money then just buy from the big ebay stores. easy to find. good deals on new items for buy-it-now and will have a crazy amount of positive feedback. I'd personally never buy straight from a retailer so it's a great way to save money.
http://cgi.ebay.com/M-Audio-Fast-Track-II-2-Fasttrack-USB-PRO-TOOLS-/370493274379?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item56431eb90b
http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-AUDIO-TECHNICA-AT2020-CARDIOID-CONDENSER-MICROPHONE-/300511928911?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item45f7e8224f
185 dollars. Free shipping. This cuts your original price you wanted to spend nearly in half and will do a much better job for what you wanted to record. Items come in brand new never-been-opened condition and will be the exact same as from the big retailers.
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If you'd like a little more expensive interface then I'd suggest the Presonus Audiobox or Focusrite Saffire 6.
Quote by lockwolf
Neither, save up and buy a Shure SM57 if you have to have one mic. Neither of those 2 are good mics.
he only wants to record acoustic guitar and vocals.
a condenser mic is great for those so I wouldn't agree with an SM57 in this case.
Last edited by TechnicolorType at Mar 16, 2011,
#5
Quote by TechnicolorType
he only wants to record acoustic guitar and vocals.
a condenser mic is great for those so I wouldn't agree with an SM57 in this case.


I need to stop waking up then posting 10 minutes afterward. I typically have selective reading at that point :p
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#6
If ALL you're recording is vocals and acoustic, get a condenser. If you're doing ANY electric recording, get an SM57
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#7
Quote by kylec922
If ALL you're recording is vocals and acoustic, get a condenser. If you're doing ANY electric recording, get an SM57


what about 99.9% acoustic and vocals and .01% electric?
sorry, i couldn't resist


i'm going to have to agree with Technicolor on this one. fast track and 2020 is a GREAT place to start for a budget minded beginner.
#8
Thanks for the input. Would you guys recommend pro tools over cubase? I'm new with mixing and stuff. I want good amp and cab models for electric guitar and drum programing as well.
Last edited by mattberg971 at Mar 16, 2011,
#9
I think I'm gonna go with the Presonus AudioBox and the Audio Technica AT2020, is the AudioBox alot better than the Fast Track?
#11
you'd probably be better off with that pack.

personally i dont like MXL, but for getting started it'll do nicely. it will also be beneficial to you to have options on the mics. i really like one large and one small diaphragm on acoustic guitars. they're probably not as nice as the 2020, but i think having both will outweigh just having the one slightly nicer one.
#12
Alrighty, I'll get the pack. What about the software? is the Studio One Artist software any good or should I try to get my hands on pro tools or cubase?
#14
Quote by mattberg971
Alrighty, I'll get the pack. What about the software? is the Studio One Artist software any good or should I try to get my hands on pro tools or cubase?


ProTools wins hands down in my opinion. but that's only if you learn all the ins and outs. if not, it's just a regular ol' DAW with quite a learning curve.

for you, i'd say go with Reaper for now or use Studio One.
#16
Pro Tools is only worth it if you can afford fully-fledged PT. M-Powered and LE are piss-poor competition for all the other DAWs on the market, and PT9 is overpriced but probably does contend with the top DAWs if you ignore the inflated pricetag.

My advice would be to try Reaper and anything that comes with your chosen interface first, and if you want more then demo a few of the more costly ones before you buy!
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