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    Advice on new studio

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    Ok, after reading through this site, I've decided on gear for my first home studio. Tell me what you think, and any areas I might be going wrong. I'll probably be getting the inspire and rp5's tomarrow. Its based off my laptop which has 1 gig ram and Semperon 3000.

    Gear I'm getting-
    Presonus Inspire $200
    KRK RP5 monitors (pair) $200 (@$100 a piece)
    Marshall mxl v67 mic (for vocals) $100
    Shure sm57 mic (everything else) $100
    Pop filter Free, DIY
    Mic stand dont know price, just noticed I'd need one

    Gear I already have-
    POD 2.0
    Fantom x-8 keyboard
    Seinheisser closed headphones
    guitar amps and such

    So I'm dropping $600 for this basic setup (yikes that adds up quick). Seem like a decent learning setup? Anything I'm missing? Should this be in a different forum?

    Anyway, all input is welcome

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    I'm sure some people will tell you what to change, but I think you're fine. In time you will upgrade what you want when you feel the need to grow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mithra6
    I'm sure some people will tell you what to change, but I think you're fine. In time you will upgrade what you want when you feel the need to grow.
    I agree, if you're just starting out, go for affordability first. If you're not a pro studio engineer, then you probably wouldn't notice much of a difference in the sound quality, etc.. of anything else.
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    If you can go to a store that has a mic room with various mics up for testing that would be great. I think it is almost impossible to know which mic is good for your voice (or anyone's voice) without listening first, so if possible try out a bunch of mics before buying.

    I've been reading some positive reviews lately about the MXL V57M for vocals, which actually costs less than the V67.

    A good mic for a little above $200 is the Audio Technica AT4040.

    I guess what I'm saying is, if you can put a little extra toward the vocal mic, it will pay dividends later.

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