Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 15

Thread: Noob Need Some Help Please!

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    TAMPA, FLORIDA
    Posts
    7
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Noob Need Some Help Please!

    Sign in to disable this ad
    Wusup, this is my first time posting. I dont know alot about the equipment used to record and what not, I just use fruity loops to make my beats and things like that. I got $600-$700 to use to by some studio equipment and I need to know what I should get with that budget. I just basically want somethin that I can use to record vocals with with real good quality. I dont care if its something that I have to put the beats on cd and record over it but I would rather something that I can use through software. If anyone has any suggestions of the things I can buy to do this please let me know, I gotta let my parents know soon so they can go buy it. Thanks.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Posts
    7,782
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Unless you have a pretty recently-made computer, you are probably best served by getting a multitrack digital recorder like a Fostex MR-8 (about $300) and then perhaps some powered monitors or a microphone with the rest of your $.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    texas
    Posts
    1,467
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    what are the specs of the computer you are using now?
    Big shots to Chris Lighty for turning this rap industry into the WWE-Jim Jones
    http://img354.imageshack.us/img354/4189/pics6mu.jpg

    pay up biaytch

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    203
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Well, I'd say you need a microphone since you want to record vocals. In order to make the microphen sound good you need a pre-amp. Third, to get the sound from the microphone to your computer you need a soundcard.

    The M-Audio Duo is an external device wich acts both as mic pre-amp and audio connector to your computer (i.e. soundcard). It gives very good soundquality and is pretty cheap. I've been using it for a while to record vocals and guitars and I think it's very easy to use - I've gotten professional jobs as well as semi-professional out of the music I've produce with the M-Audio Duo.

    If you want record really good vocals I suggest that you buy a Shure mike, the SM8 perhaps, (well respected microphone brand) and an M-Audio Duo since it has built in mic preamps.

    The price for a this would be aproximatly $380.
    If you have the Producer edition of Fruity Loops 4 then you could record your vocals in Fruity (I haven't tried that though).

    If you want to spend the rest of your money then I would get a midi keyboard and a midi-interface (or a keyboard with built in mid interface - just plug it in the USB-port) so you can play software synths and sampled sounds from it. Or get some nice headphones and a mic stand.

    You would probably want a sequencer like Cubase or Logic eventually but I think you could do almost everything in Fruity Loops in the beginning. But then you need - Fruity Loops Studio Producer Edition - only that version enables audiorecording.

    There are other solutions but mine is effective yet cheap (I know it's possible to record music with a Sound Blaster as well, but you seem to have a good budget).

    Hope this helps,

    Giannis

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    TAMPA, FLORIDA
    Posts
    7
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    .

    Wow guys thanks for the info its very helpful keep it comin please if you can. I plan to look up everything yall are talking about. BTW my comp is a P3 it seems to work fine with all the audio and video I do for school but I plan to upgrade that soon as well. Thanks.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    A-Dot
    Posts
    29
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    There are several area's you need to look at. First of all, how far do you wanna take this project? Do you wanna promote your **** or do you just wanna mess around wit your boys in the basement? Secondly, what kind of space do you have to work with? And thirdly, is $700-800 all you are willing to spend right now, or are you gonna expand (which is kinda tied into the first point)???
    Koko can't dunk.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    TAMPA, FLORIDA
    Posts
    7
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Well I'm majoring in digital production in college. I just started school and I've only been taking video classes until next semester but my main focus will be on audio so I plan to take it as far as I can physically go. I only got $600-$700 now becasue whatever I get will be a gift then I plan to invest my own money in the future when I figure out what else to buy but for now I wanna buy what would be the most useful within my budget.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    TAMPA, FLORIDA
    Posts
    7
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Well I'm majoring in digital production in college. I just started school and I've only been taking video classes until next semester but my main focus will be on audio so I plan to take it as far as I can physically go. I only got $600-$700 now becasue whatever I get will be a gift then I plan to invest my own money in the future when I figure out what else to buy but for now I wanna buy what would be the most useful within my budget.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    Location
    de Westvloanders (Be
    Posts
    13,646
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Welcome to FP - Diztance !!
    I feel MOOG'ed today...
    http://www.myspace.com/thmsynthfreak

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    www.inthemix.com.au
    Posts
    2,172
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Doesnt you educational institute have anything. Why buy stuff when you can use the best for free?

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •