starting a small recording studio ...need advice...

Discussion in 'Recording/Live Sound' started by musicguru, Jan 24, 2006.


  1. musicguru

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    looking to setup a small recording studio...have odds and end of stuff..usaully record thru friend studion he has highend gear im looking to go low end...have a drum machine...a 880ex board..and a marantz cd recorder...also a pod pro...


    where do i start..hehe..i have a vocal harmonizer and other stuff

    whats basics you need...stuff that does that does job but not putting me in debt....

    compressor?
    noisegate?
    etc...
     
  2. UnderTheGroove

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    It's a hard question to answer without more information. What instruments do you want to record? Do you want to be able to track a full band at one time or just yourself? What is your budget? Are you happy with the gear you have now?
     
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    i would be recording and full band thing by myself..have a drum machine,pod pro rack,vocal hamonizer,boss880ex recording board,
    kind looking a for a simple setup i guess....like a demo type thing...
     
  4. Rush_898

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    http://studio-central.com/ That site helped me when I was first putting together my setup. Some very knowledgable and helpful people on the message board.
     
  5. onemind

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    Your first decison will be to choose a device to record your tracks, will you be working to computer, HD Recorder, or something else
     
  6. gomez1856

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    Before you get too far, go here and read through his guides. This site has more information than you can imagine and will guide you through everything you need:

    http://www.tweakheadz.com/guide.htm


    Rick
     
  7. rick31797

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    I would just say>>> If you dont have one, You will need or should have a Condensor mic, that will need Phantom power supply.. maybe your recorder has power for Condensor

    When i was recording i had a cheap MXL ( about 60.00) and it worked great> Didint know alot about recording and thought a shure SM 58 would sound good.. But No way>> There for Live , not recording.

    I also had a Yamaha AW16G digital recorder.. worked great with CD burner.. they where 1800.00 In Canada when they first came out , Now u can get them used for about 500.00

    Good Luck

    Rick
     
  8. shywilly

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    There are so many great self contained DAW (Digital Audio Workstations)units now. I have a Korg D16XD and it really does have everything you need to record 8 track at a time up to 16 tracks. We have a couple lg diaphram studio mucs, AKG, Rode and a Groove Tubes mic. A couple SM57's for the guitar cabs and we are set.. These little DAW's are <$500 used now.. You get mic pre amps, effects and CD burning.. That will get you going.. Some guys like the PC recording thing, I have never tried that..
     

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