#1
Didn't know if this went in guitar gear or recording section, so here it is.

I wanna get a very basic home recording setup for christmas. Just a condenser mic and some kind of mixer/interface. I'll be using Audacity to record.

I record acoustic guitar and vocals. I'll probably run my bass directly through the mixer, same with electric guitar/electric drums.

Budget $300-$500.

I've looked through a couple packages on Musician's Friend but don't really know whats good.

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/pro-audio/tascam-us144-interface-and-990-991-mic-pack-bundle/241736000000000

Thanks!
My Gear:
-Fender American 1962 Stratocaster Reissue
-1984 Marshall JCM 800 2204
-Ibanez Wh-10 Original
-Boss DS-2 Distortion
-Boss CE-5 Chorus
Last edited by GuitarGuy2387 at Dec 13, 2011,
#3
What about the Audio Technica AT2020 USB mic?

http://www.amazon.com/Audio-Technica-AT2020-USB-Condenser-Microphone/dp/B001AS6OYC

Seems to have good reports around UG and Amazon.

*EDIT* Meh, nevermind, don't like how it sounds, plus I need to be able to record bass and electric.
My Gear:
-Fender American 1962 Stratocaster Reissue
-1984 Marshall JCM 800 2204
-Ibanez Wh-10 Original
-Boss DS-2 Distortion
-Boss CE-5 Chorus
Last edited by GuitarGuy2387 at Dec 13, 2011,
#4
I've never been a huge fan of USB mics like the one posted above.

The AT2020 is probably the best condenser mic under $150. I'd look into a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2. For about $250 plus whatever you spend on cables, you've got a solid setup to start with
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#5
Quote by lockwolf
I've never been a huge fan of USB mics like the one posted above.

The AT2020 is probably the best condenser mic under $150. I'd look into a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2. For about $250 plus whatever you spend on cables, you've got a solid setup to start with


Thanks for this. What condenser mic would you run through it?

http://www.amazon.com/MXL-Large-Capsule-Condenser-Microphone/dp/B000JRPYGE/ref=sr_1_7?s=musical-instruments&ie=UTF8&qid=1323814297&sr=1-7

I'm just browsing by ratings and comparing them to harmony central and dedicated reviews.

Also, firewire interface or USB 2.0?
My Gear:
-Fender American 1962 Stratocaster Reissue
-1984 Marshall JCM 800 2204
-Ibanez Wh-10 Original
-Boss DS-2 Distortion
-Boss CE-5 Chorus
Last edited by GuitarGuy2387 at Dec 13, 2011,