At 2/7/14 04:14 PM, Dread-Fox wrote:
At 2/7/14 12:14 AM, Teqneek wrote:
Respect man, thanks a lot for the info. Until I can get my hands on some gear, I'll be certain to explore and comment on some tracks, the community here seems inviting and helpful.
At 2/4/14 07:39 PM, Dread-Fox wrote:
Hey there guys. New arrival.Welcome to the hip hop community homie! IBe suere to check some artists out and drop some reviews, and we'll return the favor with your uplaods. But anyway, back to the topic at hand,,,
I'm looking to start out as a general rapper, and I was wondering if anyone could recommend a good setup for a recording mic and everything. What do all the rappers around here use in terms of vocal-recording hardware (oh, and software too)?
The equipment would go in a room which is a sort of isolated study away from the rest of the house, it's the most soundproofed part.
So yeah, beginner in the game asking for some advice on how to start out. If anyone could direct me to some actual products, then that would be ace. Please let me know if there is another more specific thread for discussion on audio equipment and stuff. Peace.
I'm upgrading my laptop and mic soon, but I've been using a Blue Yeti USB mic. $100 at Best Buy a year ago, and you can probably find one cheap online nowadays. It's always been faithful to me, and I'd recommend it if you're tight on funds, yet want decent sound.
And I use Samplitude as my recording program. It's by Magix, and nobody knows what the hell I'm talking about when it gets brought up in conversation. But I love it and I hope I can transfer it over to my new laptop when I get it.
I've been reading around and found out that the Blue Snowball is also a good USB mic for vocals. I can't honestly say that I've heard of Samplitude: most people on other sites and forums mainly point towards Audacity and Adobe Audition.
Thanks again, Teqneek.
When you say that your study is the most sound proofed part, is it a 'dead' space? By this I mean, do you have anything lining the walls to stop your voice reverbing in an ugly way? That's what professional vocal booths do (the reason for them), to create the most controlled pure vocal sound. Because, as important as choosing a mic that suits you and your needs, its important to have a good space to record in. Many bedrooms will have ugly resonating frequencies if you just rap openly in them. And the more high end the microphone you get, the more likely this is to be picked up. There are cheap ways about this though (the internet is littered with pictures and advice on how to acoustically dampen an area). Studios will usually spend a lot on specially designed boards on walls to dampen a space. But some people recommend just coating areas in doonas. Big thick sweaty doonas. Like, you can make a dead space, by kinda draping it over your head, the mic and the mic stand. Or if you have a closet, you can place a mic inside, and line it with doonas. I've heard of some people going crazy layering rooms with blankets all over them walls.
Anyways. These links may help yeah.
This is a great Aus producer (worked with some of the best in US hip hop) showing how to make top acoustic boards with insulation foam. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2ufZbS_0Qc&list=UUS6ZpiVt-SZbBTjdVypPZwA&feature=c4-overview
This is a product that I haven't tried, but looks a cheapish, easy way to get a nice space.
If anyone has read this, felt I didn't explain that the best, please chip in. Sometimes I'm not quite right on the terminology.