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    Quote Originally Posted by Styl View Post
    Yeah I see what you mean, and Im very much a high end guy lol, got over a couple grand in just my chain. Im not very knowledgable on usb mics apart from songs recorded on them that ive mixed for people, but its because I never felt like bothering with the cheap ass things. Also, imo beginners that buy these are going to stay wondering why they dont have "lil wayne vocals", and are just want to upgrade eventually anyways. Im just a firm believer in setting out for a goal and getting the right equipment from the start if one is truly serious.

    Sometimes when people cant afford they gotta work with what they got. Things is real hard this side but I've been upgrading with money I earned producing local artists. They actually pay to get their tracks produced over here in tampa. I got my eyes on a bock audio 195 and i wanna find a good sounding preamp for it. I use my samson usb mic to lay down practice version of tracks in my bedroom so I can get a feel for the track over a few days then I record it official with a better setup.

    To the OP. If you can produce your ass off you can get good sounding vocals from your mic but only expect them to be good. Sorry for the hijack.

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    ^^^In all fairness, USB mic in the $100 price range usually equates to a guy without proper treatment, placement, acoustics, ect. and no clue of how to get good audio inputs.

    That inexperience is probably reflecting even more than the mic on the sound of their recordings.

    I'm sure a guy isn't dropping $1200 on the newer stuff they're developing to throw it in a closet with a blanket up for noise cancelation and call it a booth. lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ~X~ View Post
    Sometimes when people cant afford they gotta work with what they got. Things is real hard this side but I've been upgrading with money I earned producing local artists. They actually pay to get their tracks produced over here in tampa. I got my eyes on a bock audio 195 and i wanna find a good sounding preamp for it. I use my samson usb mic to lay down practice version of tracks in my bedroom so I can get a feel for the track over a few days then I record it official with a better setup.

    To the OP. If you can produce your ass off you can get good sounding vocals from your mic but only expect them to be good. Sorry for the hijack.
    I plan on coping the Bock 195 and running it with a Mic Preamp
    Vintech model 273
    2-channel Class A, Transformer Balanced Mic Pre With EQ Based on Neve 1073 $1,700.00
    that's $2,700
    and the best way to get equipment fast is to have good credit and run the 3 or 5 payment plans through www.sweetwater.com or americanmusician
    and have a "real job" lol.. so you have steady cashflow coming in....



    I think it helps to look at the long term.. once you get knowledge of how to work equipment and tools such as eq,compression,reverb,etc..

    this my long term studio plan



    here the budget
    LISTED IN YEAR ORDER AS WELL PURCHASE ORDER

    Year One
    1. Monitors
    JBL LSR4326P Pak
    Bi-amplified Studio Monitor System with 6" Woofer, 1" Tweeter, and DSP Room Mode Calibration (pair)
    $1,000
    2.Computer 1
    built from parts brought at newegg $1,200

    3. Dual 24" (1920x1080 res.)Com Monitors $400

    4. Komplete $500.00

    5. Cubase Computer keyboard $100.00

    6. Universal Audio UAD-2 Duo Flexi
    PCIe DSP Card with 2 SHARC Chips, 7 Mix Essentials II Plug-ins $1,000
    TOTAL 4,000

    YEAR TWO
    1. Mic
    Bock Audio 195 Large-Diaphragm Cardioid FET Microphone
    $1,000

    2. Mic Preamp
    Vintech model 273
    2-channel Class A, Transformer Balanced Mic Pre With EQ Based on Neve 1073 $1,700.00

    3. Apogee Rosetta 200
    2-channel 192kHz 24-bit AD/DA Converter $1,800.00
    TOTAL $4,500.00

    YEAR THREE
    1. Headphones (1)
    Audio-Technica ATH-M20
    Closed-back, Circumaural Professional Headphones $50X2 = $100.00

    2.Behringer Powerplay Pro XL HA4700 Headphone Amplifier - with 4 Nady Headphones $150.00 x(2)=$300 (HAD THESE AMP BEFORE GREAT FOR ARTIST MIXES)


    3. Power Conditioner(2) Furman M-8x2
    8-outlet Rackmountable Power Conditioner with Wall Wart Spacing on Rear Outlets - 15 Amps $120.00

    4.Desk On-Stage Stands WS7500
    3-shelf Studio Desk, Rosewood/Black Steel
    with
    two
    On-Stage Stands WSC7500
    Corner Desk Extension for WS7500 Workstation - Rosewood with Black Steel
    with
    Raxxess RB-22B
    Upper-Shelf for Configuraxx Side Wings (modelfied to fit the on-stage desk)
    http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/RB22B/
    and
    Raxxess SFRK-4B
    4-space Rack for Config-U-Raxx - Ebony
    http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/SFRK4B/
    (also modelfied to fit the on-stage desk) $500.00

    5. Audio Interface
    Steinberg MR816 CSX $1,000

    6. JBL SUB $1,000

    7. Auralex Atom-12
    Acoustic Foam for Corners with 4 x 12" Cornerfill Cubes and 12 LENRD Bass Traps Charcoal
    $500.00x(2)=$1,000.00
    TOTAL $4,000

    YEAR FOUR(home purchase year)
    1. Acoustic Treatment $500.00 worth
    DIY acoustic panels/reflection panels and diffision brought through auralex

    2. Antares Auto-Tune Vocal Studio Native w/AVOX Evo $500.00

    3.Control Surface Mackie Control Universal Pro/2 Mackie Control Extender Pro $2,800

    4. Digidesign Mbox 2 Micro
    USB Audio Interface with Pro Tools LE Software - 24-bit/48kHz USB Playback Interface $250
    (to drop Cubase Session OMF files in and make them Pro Tools files to be sent off to mix and Mastering Engineers)
    TOTAL 4,250

    YEAR FIVE
    1.Roland V-Drums V-Stage TD-12KX-S $3,800

    2. VST Drum Plug-in comp. with the V-Drums $200
    TOTAL 4,000

    Year Six
    1. Compressor
    Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5043
    2-channel Compressor/Limiter with Independent and Linked Operation Modes $2,000.00

    2. Mic Preamp
    Vintech model 273
    2-channel Class A, Transformer Balanced Mic Pre With EQ Based on Neve 1073 $1,700.00

    END OF WITH FOUR CHANNELS OF CLASSIC NEVE SOUND

    GRAND TOTAL $25,000
    I think I can bring the price down $1000 to $5000 by purchasing b-stock and ebay items on comp.monitors and things like that...
    but I'll cross that road when it comes

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    Damn fatal....I hope you copy and paste that plan every time you post it and not type the whole thing out....That's A LOT of stuff!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fataltone View Post
    about in the 60's the mic and the stuff they used.. alot of noise. but that stuff was cleaned up alot in the mastering stage..
    Actually, the "noise" in recordings from the 1960's is inherent in the analogue tape they used and it was not something that was really ever "cleaned up"... and back in those days, "mastering" had a LOT less to do with the "sound" than it does today.

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    Yo...basically stay away from Samson...I had one and it worked well enough to get great sounding vocals after the mixing stage...but the quality isnt built to last...after a while mine just degraded in sound quality, idk what exactly might have went wrong or if it was just my unit...but yeah...stay away from samson because it might die on you when you really need it...i would suggest SE electronics, MXL, or BLUE...those 3 seem to be the best as far as durability and you can probably do minimal mixing to compensate for any types of sound quality or signal loss...I had my joint sounding incredible before it died...atleast incredible to me lol...idk bout how it would sound to anyone on here
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joey Gunz [OBM] View Post
    Yo...basically stay away from Samson...I had one and it worked well enough to get great sounding vocals after the mixing stage...but the quality isnt built to last...after a while mine just degraded in sound quality, idk what exactly might have went wrong or if it was just my unit...but yeah...stay away from samson because it might die on you when you really need it...i would suggest SE electronics, MXL, or BLUE...those 3 seem to be the best as far as durability and you can probably do minimal mixing to compensate for any types of sound quality or signal loss...I had my joint sounding incredible before it died...atleast incredible to me lol...idk bout how it would sound to anyone on here

    got any old recordings from it? post yours and ill post mine and we'll see if they sound the same.

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    yeah I copy and paste.. and I don't try to spam anything.. I just think showing a plan to some of the posters that are asking about what mic/mic preamp.. or what should I buy next to think long term

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    I'll upload something tomorrow...I gotta go digging around for my old external drive in my attic...that has all my older joints on it
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    if thats all you can afford then go for it and make it work.

    but if $100 is your budget as a struggling vocalist, then i guess you might not have a treated room, in which case an SM58 into a junk mixer might give you cleaner takes, instead of a condenser that will record every damn thing in your room, and outside, and if your gain is too hot, your neighbors cat getting humped,.... it is spring after all.

    is it just me or does it look like a microscope?

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