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I want to start recording some vocals, acoustic guitar, and electric guitar. I have a mac that runs logic pro studio 9. I am looking for something not top of the line but something that gets the most bang for my buck. I definitely dont want to cheap out because i do want fairly good quality but lets be honest i am not made of money. Can someone offer me some advice on what type of equipment i should start looking at?
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All the advice you need is already available in the Interfaces sticky.
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Quote by kyle62

Everyone has a different scenario, no need to be harsh. It could be the Mac was a graduation gift (as was my situation 7 years ago...damn, I'm old!). I had a mac but as a college kid studying music, I was certainly not made of money.

Still, give me $750 and 1-5 days on a major metro craigslist (NYC, Nashville) and I could have a reasonably spec'ed Mac running Logic Pro. You would be amazed what kind of deals are available in music cities like Nashville. I acoustically treated my entire studio for $100!

Back on topic...

If you have a mac, you should strongly consider Apogee interfaces. You could get a used Apogee Duet (not the Duet 2) for about $300 or even less if you're lucky. That would last you a good long while, and sound fantastic.

Can you give a more specific budget?
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I did get the mac for graduation. I was looking to spend like 400. I a lot of people have suggested i use an sm58
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I did get the mac for graduation. I was looking to spend like 400. I a lot of people have suggested i use an sm58

The 58 is more at home on stage than in a studio. Especially if you're doing acoustic guitar and vocals, you want a condenser mic for that.

If you have $400 all-in with nothing but a laptop and Logic, then check out something like this:
http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/ScarlettStu/

Or you could build your own version of that package with some higher quality stuff, like upgrading to the 2i4 instead of the 2i2 in the pack.

Then check out a mic like this:
http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/AT2020/
That'll get you really far on $100. Alternatively you can get a deal on two mics here:
http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/AT2041sp/
If you want to record guitar and vocals simultaneously.

You'll want to get some headphones too, something like this will be a good place to start:
http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/ATHD40/

You can get all of that stuff together between 3-500 depending on sales/used/etc.
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