Equipment + Software Needs
Posted October 26, 2011 - 11:07 AM
I am trying to get started in this some, just trying to get some ideas from the pro's here.
Posted October 26, 2011 - 11:47 AM
this is the one question that gets asked most. If you scout around the forums I think most of us have covered this topic numerous times. Also as well have a look at the videos available on RD and you Tube there are loads of great tutorials available. I use A shure sm7b mic, with a focusrite one preamp. I have other bits of equipment i use for different recordings but thats the mainstay. I use a Maudio fastrak 2 interface and adobe audition 3 +vst's for the majority of recording but there is tons of recording software out there for starting up. Audacity will start you off and it's free.
Everyone has there own preferences and bit of equipment that suits there voice/style and pocket. Your budget will dictate how far along you can start, but my rule is spend as much as you can afford. I'm a firm believer in you get what you pay for! Keep an eye on ebay as well you get some great bargains popping up from time to time that can save you a fortune.
Posted October 28, 2011 - 9:33 AM
As for the gear I use, I've been building and rebuilding my studio for a long time. I use a Rode NTG-3 as my primary mic, but I have a complete mic locker that includes Blue, Sennheiser, Audio-Technica, Rode and M-Audio. I use Focal Solo6 Be monitors, Apogee converters, an M-Audio ProjectMix IO controller, Soundcraft mixer, M-Audio & Avid interfaces, a Focusrite Voicemaster Pro, Furman power conditioning and lots of other goodies. For software, I own Audition 3, Pro Tools 10, Waves Platinum, Waves API and Waves SSL, as well as all iZotope plugins.
Save some budget for acoustic control. Doing that right will make cheap equipment sound a lot better and good equipment sound great.
Posted January 07, 2012 - 6:36 PM