on a Budget
|This is a list of recording equipment for people who are on a small budget. Of course how small that budget may be is up to you. But at least we have tried to include most things that you will need from microphones to preamps except for interfaces. You will need to decide how much you will like to spend on this, but most offerings by Digidesign, Mark of the Unicorn, M-Box, Tascam and Presonus will do the job very well. Of course like with most things in life, the more you spend, the better the results. As a rule of thumb, if you are really serious about recording yours or other peoples music, try to start with at least $1000. This amount will get you on your way to a decent sound.|
Kick microphones are one of the most important and difficult mics to choose. The very nice fellows from RecordingHacks.com have done this truly amazing shootout with recording samples included. Go ahead and listen to the microphones and decide which one you like the most, But if I were you, I would most definitely go with one of their choices. There are very top of the line offerings even at the $125 mark!
We will soon post our findings about monitors, but if on a rush try these:
any of the Truths series by behringer ($250-$350 a pair), or any Yamaha monitors ($400 to $700 a pair).