#1
So im loooking to set up some recording equipment in my room, microphones and stuff. i know nothing about any of this so what are some suggestions on what to get.
please help
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#2
a lot of people seem to like the Shure SM57, it's a decent quality mic for a reasonable price. maybe try asking in the Recording forum, they might know more about this sort of thing.
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#3
oh okay, sorry about that
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#4
Sm57 - Guitar, Vocal
Sm58 - Vocal

You need audio interface if you are working on a computer
and a shit load of expensive equipment. But for now those 2 mics and an audio interface!
#5
Quote by truiteleague
Sm57 - Guitar, Vocal
Sm58 - Vocal

You need audio interface if you are working on a computer
and a shit load of expensive equipment. But for now those 2 mics and an audio interface!



Or you can take the head off of a 58 and it becomes a 57, pretty much.
#6
Quote by truiteleague
Sm57 - Guitar, Vocal
Sm58 - Vocal

You need audio interface if you are working on a computer
and a shit load of expensive equipment. But for now those 2 mics and an audio interface!

I'd only get the sm57. The 58 is practically the same.

Maybe get a condenser as well?

Ok, this is what we need to know:
budget?
genres?
what you will be recording [ie just guitar, guitar and vocals, drums, an orchestra, whatever]?
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Last edited by mulefish at Sep 18, 2011,
#7
Quote by mulefish
I'd only get the sm57. The 58 is practically the same.

Maybe get a condenser as well?

Ok, this is what we need to know:
budget?
genres?
what you will be recording [ie just guitar, guitar and vocals, drums, an orchestra, whatever]?

okay so im not planning on recording anyone but me. im just guna try and get a feel for recording and try to get the hang of it. Mainly just guitar. i dont have a very big budget but i could save money. and i do acoustic songs with my acoustic guitar and rock songs on electric guitars, so something thats good for both would be best
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Last edited by logan97 at Sep 18, 2011,
#8
For acoustic you will want a condenser mic. On the cheap I recommend an at2020.
For rock, you may want an sm57 for close micing the cab.

Then you will want an interface. Now, if you have firewire on your computer, then I recommend an interface that uses firewire, but otherwise usb2 is fine. I'd avoid usb1 if possible. Strangely, there are a lot of usb1 interfaces out, even though the technology is pretty outdated.

I don't know many interfaces but maybe look at the m-audio fast track range

For software, use reaper [if on a pc] or garageband on a mac.
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#9
Quote by mulefish
For acoustic you will want a condenser mic. On the cheap I recommend an at2020.
For rock, you may want an sm57 for close micing the cab.

Then you will want an interface. Now, if you have firewire on your computer, then I recommend an interface that uses firewire, but otherwise usb2 is fine. I'd avoid usb1 if possible. Strangely, there are a lot of usb1 interfaces out, even though the technology is pretty outdated.

I don't know many interfaces but maybe look at the m-audio fast track range

For software, use reaper [if on a pc] or garageband on a mac.

okay thank you. this helps alot
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#10
God, Mulefish is the only person in this thread to post something useful. Stop by the Recording subforum, they can help more than the worthless pit monkeys
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