|For the musicians...
||[Dec. 17th, 2004|05:26 pm]
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My parents have offered to get me what I need to start recording demos on my laptop for Christmas. They're leaving it up to me to figure out what I need and then tell them how much I'll need to cover it. I've decided on extra RAM for my computer, an interface, and a small mixer, but the rest is up in the air. So I've decided to come up with a tentative budget for all of this instead of a list.
I don't have experience with many microphones other than Shure SM58s and even then I've only used them in live situations, so I'm going to see if I can test drive a couple locally before deciding, and I'm budgeting $100 for that. I'm also going to need two short patch cables for mixer to interface, a line cable for my keyboard (probably something like 10-15 feet long), two XLR cables (one for the new mic and the one I have now), a mic stand, and possibly MIDI cables. Given that the memory, interface, mixer, and mic combined will run me $380, how much do you think I should budget for the rest of it?
And while I'm at it, does anybody have any vocal and instrumental microphone recommendations? Or what to look for in a good mic? I'll be miking acoustic piano and acoustic guitar.