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Old 01-05-2014, 02:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So, in a few days I'm buying my first workstation and a microphone, I plan to make home recordings and covers etc... I'm currently planning to buy Korg Krome and Blue Yeti mic, what do you think?
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Old 01-05-2014, 07:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I've heard the Blue Yeti mic is amazing, there are different programs on it that makes it sound better
Have fun and good luck!
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The Blue Yeti is a decent microphone but you're very limited when you want to do other things. Its more of a broadcasters mic, where they won't need absolute fidelity, but do need much better than a headset mic.

If you're going to go with a nice microphone, go for one that uses an interface and buy a seperate mic. A good recommendation is the Rode NT1A, which you should be able to find bundled in with a decent interface basically anywhere.

If budget is more of a concern, go to your local music store and ask for a basic large diaphragm condenser microphone, and a compatible USB interface - that will allow you to upgrade the mic later without having to buy an interface at the same time, and will also allow you to use many different microphones as you get more gear or if you borrow any, to get the best recordings.

That said - 90% of any recording is in the performance - if you play perfectly, you will sound good even on a Fisher Price tape deck. if you play badly, all the gear in Abbey Road won't help you.

The remaining 10% of the recording is 9% technique and 1% gear - Unless you're dealing with truly, truly shocking equipment, the way you place the mic, breath control, whether you have a pop filter correctly placed, etc, will all make much more difference than having a better microphone or a higher quality interface.
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What do you think about Shure PG27 or PG42, they're currently available, unlike NT1A, I'll have to wait for a month to get one. Is the month of waiting time worth?
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The NT1A has a reputation for a reason - its an excellent mic. I don't know much about the Shures you just mentioned, but I'd wait for the Rode regardless.
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OK, thanks, what about Krome 88? I prefer weighted keys and that's why I chose 88 key version. Is Krome a decent workstation for, lets say, an intermediate beginner?
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Not a keys player I'm afraid, I have no idea.
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