I'm equipped with several mics, and each have it's own purpose.
MICS I ROCK
1. Sennheiser MKH 416 P48 (great for deep voiced trailers and narrations)
2. AKG C414b (classic for standard vo)
3. CAD Equitek E-350 (if you want ballz to tha wallz)
4. Audio Technica AT-4050 (great vocal mic)
5. Samson C03U USB Condenser Mic (This USB is serious on and off the road for nice, basic, clean vo's)
5. Rode Broadcaster (a nice mic, gets the job done)
DAW (DIGITAL AUDIO WORK STATION)
1. Adobe Audition (user friendly for recording, and a fan favorite)
2. Pro-Tools (the studio standand in producing, plus you can add it's ISDN quality service called source connect)
3. T-Racks is great for mastering in house audio, leave the rest to the pros
SOUND CARD & PROCESSOR
EMU 1616 (i personally swear by it)
Symetrix 528e (great piece, I mostly use it for noise reduction)
I am new to VO, but my husband has been a professional lead guitarist his entire adult life. We have been recording his songs and set up the studio for that purpose so only some of our equipment is for my VO work.
1. Mojave MA200 (very smooth vocal mic)
2. Rode NT1-A (not sure about this one yet -- we are still getting to know each other)
3. (2) Okatva MK-319 (these seem to sound better on the Aphex than on the Avalon pre)
4. Shure KSM27 (my husband says this one makes me sound sexy)
5. Sennheiser 421 (good for acoustic guitar)
6. Shure SM81 (one of our favorites to mic the guitar amp)
7. Sennheiser 609 (good on the Marshall amps for rock sounds)
1. Pro Tools HD2 7.3.1
2. 96 I/O
3. MIDI I/O
4. Digidesign Control|24
5. Sweetwater Creation Station dual core, etc.
Countless number of processing plug-ins by East-West, Isotope, Waves, Focusrite . . . too many to list.
Presonus/Anthony DeMaria Labs 600
Neutrik 96 point patchbay
Furman power conditioner
Rane HC-6 Headphone Amp
Roland JV2080 (synth module)
Roland XP50 (keyboard)
Roland SH201 (keyboard)
Roland TD61 (electronic drums)
Roland GR30 (guitar synth)
(You can tell we like the sounds from Roland.)
M-Audio Trigger Finger
My husband has guitars by Ibanez, Fender, Yamaha, an electric sitar, 12-string Alvarez, 6-string Alvarez and a bunch of amps and cabs. A lot of percussion instruments, etc.
If any of your clients need a musical background, be sure to let them know about my husband's work. He has been a sideman and studio musician for many top R&B, Reggae, and Rock, and World Beat artists.
Enough of the shameless pride I have in my husband!
It's nice to be here and thank you for 'paying it forward' to those of us just starting out.
After I caught him packing his bags yesterday, my husband told me he is going to go live with JS and his Telefunkens and Neumanns. "Sorry, you're a great wife, but my heart is with Mr Gilbert's microphones."
After tieing him to the chair and 'convincing' him he is staying, he has been moping around like the dog does when no one feeds him bones after dinner.
Back to the torture . . . er I mean . . . back to work.
Mic I rock Sennheiser MKH 416 P48....I have gotten rid of all the others.....it works for me
Whisper Room Isolation Booth.....shhhh.......quiet
Adobe Audition V3.0
Focusrite Platinum Pre into M-Audio Mobile Pre-USB interface
On vacation I take the 416 on the road and plug into a M-Audio Microtrack Flash recorder for hotel motel sessions
Hey guys...I'd love it if you could post some pics of your studios. I'm in the process of moving into a much larger space and have no idea what I'm going to put in it. Show me your and when i'm done I'll show you mine.
I'm quite new to this place, but since I love to see/read what you guys have in your studioes, maybe some of you even want to see my so far simple list of equipment... At least I get my jobs done with it...
Mic: Rode K2 (I like it - both the sound of it and the fact that it is affordable) :-)
Pre-amp: Solid State Logic XLogic Alpha Channel - I just love the eq on this!
Soundcard: Native Instruments Audio Kontrol external soundcard 1
Speakers: Genelec 8020-A
Software: Adobe Audition 2. I also have Cubase 4, but A.A. is way easier to use.
I have a question and am probably in the wrong forum. BUT...I just started playing around wtih Garage Band (Mac)...I have never used it but have an iBook....Just wondering if anyone has had any experience, good or bad...with it...It's a little strange in a few areas....but I am having fun exploring it....