View Full Version : People wit Not So High Priced Home Studios Pleaz List ya Gear and Prices Pleaz Reply!
Just wanna get like an idea of some nice gear with some good quality sound or enough to get by....so u can send out demos or a good radio ready song or something....also if u got audios or snippits of your work and how it sounds or pics of your setup it will also be helpfully, i hope this get replies.....:( and sorry if this topic dont belong in this forum but i didn't know where else to post this...
and what i meant by prices is how much your equippment cost and how much in total...
01-03-2005, 06:17 PM
Look at these for samples of music and gear:
Experience rather than gear will make a good recording, however good gear helps. What is your budget? You can get going for as little as a few hundred or a few grand. Look around the site, see what people are using and look up the prices in the store here on the site.
01-04-2005, 06:09 PM
I recorded my first cd with a very light list of equipment. You can hear it by going to Broadjam.com or CDBaby also plays clips of the songs. Only the songs on the album were recorded with this gear.
PC 667 Gateway Computer...........2500
Digi 001 with ProTools LE......... 800
Kurzweil Digital Piano............2500
Roland sound module................500
Boss VF1 effects...................400
Rhode NT1 mic......................150
I won't list the guitars or bass etc. I used the piano for my drums, with the Roland sound module. I had no experience actually recording though I did play and gig for years. Ed could not have been more on the money when he said Experience makes good recordings. Gear helps alot and that's why I've probably spent that much and more since on monitors, mic's, mic pre's, real drums, real bass guitar etc. The first album however paid for the rest of the equipment (almost) But if you want to make good demos pay close attention to this forum. It has some REAL pro's that seem to be very happy to help all of us neophytes!( and I'm very glad of that) Personally I think you could get by on alot less than what I spent originally.Good luck.
Tim ( when you get to Broadjam you'll have to do a search for Tim Chipman. I'm so retarded on these forums)
01-16-2005, 03:27 AM
What are you trying to record? Rock bands, techno music, Rap? That really changes the recommendations, because I couldn't make any of the albums I've made on tchipman's gear list, but he couldn't have made his album on my gear list either.
for my gear list - www.drumroomproductions.com
I don't have prices on there, but you can look up each item online.
Good starter setup for doing rock bands -
A good fast computer (preferably a Mac)
A Presonus Firepod - interface with 8 Mic Pre's and Cubase LE software.
3 Sennheiser E604's (for Toms)
2 Shure SM57's (snare top and bottom, guitar amps)
1 Sennheiser E602 (kick)
Pair of Studio Project C4's (overheads, acoustic guitar)
1 Large Diaphragm Condenser, Perhaps Studio Project C1, AKG C300, or Shure KSM 27. I haven't done a shootout of these, so no real recommendations here. (use this on lead vocals, hi-hat, and possibly guitar amps. often good on bass amps)
Cables, Mic Stands.
A set of monitors, and an EQ to adjust your monitors to the room. If you don't adjust the monitors to the room.. your mixes will end up too bass heavy, or too thin (depending on if your room sucks up bass or amplifies it).
Hope that helps man. look up the prices here on Sweetwater :-)
Ed is very right about experience. My partner in recording made a quick recording of acoustic guitar, and then his vocals - using a 57 and a Rhode Nt1 on acoustic, and a 58 on his voice. Nobody believes me when I play the recording, and tell them it's those mics! It's all about working the magic!
Also... if your sound source sucks to start with, no amount of great mics will fix it! You can't make a $250 tin drumset sound like $2000 DW's, and you can't make a 10" crate solid state amp sound like an all tube Marshall or Mesa stack.
Rapping is what i perfer...mostpart of demos and doing mixtape of rap is having a clean sound...not no animated vocal, drowned out overdubs, off addlibs, or a tinny recording sound....reverb important, chorus and vocal hooks i know harmonizing and layering helps somewhat but iono...i'm really lookin for clean crisp vocals and something that will do me well for overdubs and addlibs cuz on cooledit i can time the addlib right and doin perfectly and manually pan them but i still wont get the type of sound where it seem like my addlib should be in the background...instead it meshes wit my vocal and it blends into it so it's like on the part i addlib it takes away from the natural sound of my voice and noticeable rather if i pop in a jay-z cd his addlib is more background so u can notice the line but no change in his vocal presence...still has that natural sound and that somethin that always bugged me cuz i never could get it to do that wit cooledit iono it's the program somethin i'm doin wrong or i need better reverb, equippment??? iono....u know all i was recordin wit is a dynamic mic and cooledit pro 2.0 to work wit to get out some material but i wanna take it up a notch wit some good gear but not to pricey but somethin that will bring me into what i'm lookin for as i said earlier in this long paragraph....can anyone help me pleaz?
also to hear a example what i'm talkin bout on quality and production..which u'll see why i'm frustrated cuz my quality sound horrible....http://www.soundclick.com/lacheartofasoulja u can go there hit lofi for 56k users and hifi for hi-speed i-net users...
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