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    We got our studio built, booth and all...We have been researching different products and got some help from different producers. We are only interested in clean rap vocal recordings right now:


    What we have picked up so far:

    -HP PC 512 MB Ram / 2.6 ghz
    -Monitor Speakers
    -Blue Baby Bottle Mic
    -Blue Shockmount
    -Blueberry Cable
    -Ceiling mount for the mic


    BUT OUR NEXT STEP IS:
    ?? Our pro tools DILEMMA is between:

    002r, and MBox,......We went GCenter and they told us the major difference between the two was that Mbox can only record 2 tracks at a time and it has usb ports vs firewire. They went on to say that if we were just recording vocals, the MBox would be sufficient for us and save us a ton of deneiro ????
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    i dont know too much about them but i know im getting the 002r soon. The 002r comes with built in mic pre's also. Im pretty sure theres a huge difference in sound quality too. the $700 difference is there for a reason...

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    Moonshinerz....

    Going with the MBOX over the 002r you'll be giving up alot of inputs/outputs for starters. I'm not sure about the pre-amps in the 002r, but I'm pretty sure the Mbox has cheaper focusrites built in. You'd also give up Midi i/o... which I suspect is a non issue becuase you guys will have your producers track out beats for you in Pro Tools ahead of time right?

    If you don't plan on expanding your setup anytime soon, and will only record vocals... the Mbox might not be a bad idea. If you change your mind selling it off shouldn't be difficult.

    With the money you saved getting the Mbox you could some extra plug-ins and also buy a better pre or channel strip to run your Blue Baby Bottle through. Some examples are:

    Summit Audio 2BA-211 - $475
    FMR RNP - $475
    Focusrite Voicemaster Pro - $639
    Grace Design Model 101 - $559

    All of these will sound better than the pre's you're getting with the Mbox without breaking the bank. My advice would be to go to the G.C. in SJ and holla at Nata. Have him hook up a few different pre's for you to test with your Baby Bottle. That way you guys will get the one that sounds the best with your voices.

    Good luck folks,

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    sup G3

    SUP WITH YOU MAN, where you been~
    THANKS FOR THE INFO...
    WE JUST MIGHT DO THAT MY HOMIE...

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    Which specific monitors do you have?

    First thing you need to do is get more ram. At leastr 1gb... 512mb wont do.


    And def. get the 002. The mbox is one step above a consumer card. Its only benefit is it comes with pro tools le (if your into protools)
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    MSB - I've been busy producing and recording folks. I've got 4 projects going (3 Hip Hop, and 1 R&B) right now and that leaves me with maybe one day off every two weeks if I'm lucky. No complaints though... the loot is good, and it sure has made upgrading the lab alot easier.

    Good to see you guys getting you lab together. What's next for MSB?

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    SUP, BUSY BUSY IS A GOOD THING COMRADE.


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    Good stuff folks, keep ya hustle on!

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    Definetly get 002r over the mbox,you will have way more inputs.
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    Originally posted by msb
    Our pro tools DILEMMA is between:
    002r, and MBox,......
    I wouldn't get either. The ProTools LE ('light') version that ships with these units has a severse track limitation which will inevitably create problems at some point. Either get a real ProTools setup or something like Logic/Cubase, etc. Just my 2Cents.

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