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Old 10-22-2011, 03:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys, I would like to start recording some of my own music and would like to know what kind of equipment I should get. I have a budget of around £300, but possibly up to 500 if desperately needed.
I would be mostly recording acoustic music, with just vocals and guitar. But I would also occasionally be recording more heavy music with my electric guitar.
Any advice would be appreciated.
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Old 10-26-2011, 12:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Shure SM57 mic. It's incredibly versatile. It's mostly noted for use with snares and electric guitar amplifiers because of it's tolerance for quick sharp sounds. But it can also be used for pretty good acoustic and vocal recording too. It's around 75 euros. Get two if you want. You can get a fairly cheap Behringer mixer, which is a decent starter mixer. And finally, spend at least a few dollars on some decent software that'll last a long time.

If you don't wanna deal with a mixer and recording one track at a time is alright with you, you can always do what I do, and buy the X2u with a microphone. It plugs straight into a USB. It costs another 75 euros, but if you wanna save money and don't mind having to worry about lugging a mixer around, it gets the job done.
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Old 01-04-2012, 10:13 PM   #3 (permalink)
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How do ya feel about Behringer mics? I've also been looking at Blue Microphones, heard alot of good about them.
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Old 01-05-2012, 01:32 AM   #4 (permalink)
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[QUOTE=tbug2007;1113805]Shure SM57 mic. It's incredibly versatile. It's mostly noted for use with snares and electric guitar amplifiers because of it's tolerance for quick sharp sounds. But it can also be used for pretty good acoustic and vocal recording too.

YES - agree completely on this one. I have had a Shure SM57 for years! and have used it on everything from vocals to drums to mic-ing amps, to acoustic piano.

Look at used equipment too as an option. Many times people rarely use equipment for whatever reason, and end up selling.
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Old 01-13-2012, 10:06 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Hi man , i agree with all the previous posts . Especially for the shure SM57 it's the most all around and extremely versatile mic. But you'll have to be more specific .
First of all you'll have to say what kind of equipment you DO have =))) Meaning where do you write your music , ,what kind of soundcard do you have ? When talk about equipment it depends on what you are using first , in order to suggest something that's in your budget and suits you.

More specific please =)
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