#1
I just purchased cakewalk 2.0 and it come with a drum machine what do i need to purchase for a microphone where do i get it.................................. I have a mic port in my computer ....................do i need to add anything on to it ............i wanna record some minor stuff but i dont know where to get a dam mic that goes in my comp.................I need HELP

Thanks
#2
If you want a good pro grade mic, go with a shure sm57 (for instrumentals)thay are abotu 80 bucks, you'll also need a mic preamp, I think the cheapest around is about 100 bucks. And you'll plug it into your line in on your sound card. If you just want a cheap computer mic, go to fred meyers and buy a ten dollar nice and plug it into your mic inpu on your sound card.
#3
What about a good mic for voice?
-Red 1990 Fender Strat with maple neck
-Cream colored Strat. GFS Premium II pickups.
-Line6 spider 210 and Fender Pinceton Chorus amps
-Zoom G2
#5
Right, so for vocals you shoud look into a shure sm58, for drums look into two condenser mics I heard hte mxl 990 is a good mic. For guitars the sm57 shoudl work fine. But if your going to do this, you shoudl also look into a better soundcard, or an audio interface such as the presonus firebox and possibly a mixer if you intend to record the whole band all at once. Also, make sure your computer can handle large data loads without dying.
#6
Thanks, I'm going to check out the sm58!
-Red 1990 Fender Strat with maple neck
-Cream colored Strat. GFS Premium II pickups.
-Line6 spider 210 and Fender Pinceton Chorus amps
-Zoom G2
#7
Nonono, kaplac is all mixed up.

SM58-Good for live mic use, because of its small cardoid pattern.
MXL 990-Good for acoustic guitar and good for vocals, wide pattern.
MXL991-Good as a drum overhead, and for drums you want dynamic mic's to mount on the drums.
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#9
so which would be better for recorind my songs at home then?
-Red 1990 Fender Strat with maple neck
-Cream colored Strat. GFS Premium II pickups.
-Line6 spider 210 and Fender Pinceton Chorus amps
-Zoom G2