Anybody have any of these?

Discussion in 'Recording Studio' started by jetlag, May 1, 2008.

  1. jetlag

    jetlag Member

    Sep 22, 2006
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    South Wales, UK
    These are all on my "To Purchase" list over the coming months.
    As you can see, I'm building my own mini studio bit-by-bit.

    6-piece drum mic kit (Shure PG Series)

    A couple of Shure PG 57s and 58s, and one of the proper SM57's and 58s.
    Also a Green Bullet:

    For now I'll be using Cubase (or maybe even Garageband at first) to put it into on my iBook G4. Hopefully getting one of the new iMacs when I can afford it.

    And in between that lot will be one of these: an Alesis Multimix 8USB. Either that, or the USB 2.0 version, but that costs over double, for some reason :/

    Either way.
    If anyone has had experience with any of these let me know :)
    If I get some sorta amplifier and speakers I could even get away with using this lot live as a PA too.

    Any suggestions for starter studio monitors would be good, don't wanna be headphoning it all the time ;D
  2. cjlinus

    cjlinus Member

    May 7, 2008
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    South Korea
    I use a SM-57, I would recommend it over the PG series, they are more money but worth it. I also used an Alesis Multimix but it was the firewire version. It worked well on my PC but not at all on my laptop so I bought a Presonus Firepod. The difference between the USB and USB2.0 is that the 2.0 can move more than two channels of audio back and forth. I have Cubase LE but don't care for it much, I've been using an older version of cakewalk and just didn't like relearning how to record. If you start with Cubase I'm sure you will like it more than I do.

    As far as drum mics are concerned, you might want to look into just getting a good pair of overhead mics instead of a low cost drum mic kit. You can do a lot with three or four mics on a kit. If you have a SM 57 and a good overhead pair all you really need is a kick mic like the AKG D-112. Then you will have a set of mics that can do double duty for different jobs instead of just drum mics that may or may not even sound like what you want. Just my two cents though, your doing the right thing by looking around and asking questions before buying.

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