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hey,

Nicolas there from belgium. I would like to set up a home RECORDING ONLY studio solution with my bandmates. We are playing "heavy/death progressive metal". Sound weird hei ??? :D Anyway it's NOT brutal music. There are a lot of "subtleties" if I may.

There are 2 guitarists, 1 bassist, 1 drummer, 1 singer and midi-playback synths.

The drums can be recorded with 7 microphones (1 kick, 4 toms (floor, bass, medium, high), 1 snare, 1 hit-hat, few cymbals all over). the hit-hat seems to be well captured by the overhead mics.

The guitar amps are rocktron voodo valve preamps+power amps. We planned to record with SM57 mic type and to add a DI part.

We don't want to record live so it will be every instrument one after the other.

I wonder if a presonus firepod (https://www.presonus.com/firepod.html it's a firewire 24-bit/96K audio interface) associate to a quite powerfull computer would be enough to have an almost professionnal sound. The recording should be good enough to be released as a real album.

The computer would be :

- intel d 930 dual core fsb 800
- 1 gb ram corsair
- 2 x 80 gb HD (2 hard drive = 2 x speed of data acess if programs are on the first one and our recordings on the second one, no ? )
- the cheapest graphic card ever :)
- cubase sx 2 equipped
- some good VSTi's

The mixing job would be done in a studio by a professionnal technician.

Does anybody have experience or heard about that firepod ? If it doesnt fit what else would ?
If it's good enough what kind of hardware (other than microphones, more some racks or stuff) or software can i get to reach this sound I'm looking for.

Thanx already to those who will take the time to read these lines and answer.

Bye !!
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your equipment is more than enough to get a very good result!
for drums, don't bother with hi-hat mics, it will leak everywhere on its own! since you play heavy/death metal, i suggest you then trigger your drums for optimum "huge-smashing-machine gun" drums (use Drumagog, a great tool!), especially the kick.
for guitars, use 2 mics on the amp, one on-axis and the other off-axis. record the single guitars twice and hard-pan them for a wide wall of sound. use DI on bass.

if you need any assistance you can mail me. i'll be glad to help out!
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%1$s a écrit your equipment is more than enough to get a very good result!
for drums, don't bother with hi-hat mics, it will leak everywhere on its own! since you play heavy/death metal, i suggest you then trigger your drums for optimum "huge-smashing-machine gun" drums (use Drumagog, a great tool!), especially the kick.
for guitars, use 2 mics on the amp, one on-axis and the other off-axis. record the single guitars twice and hard-pan them for a wide wall of sound. use DI on bass.

if you need any assistance you can mail me. i'll be glad to help out!


hey thanx for your tips an tricks i will try that !!!!!

i added you in my messenger contact list. just in case i got few questions for you ! i think i will :D

i hope you don't bother. if you do, just tell me, and i will contact you by mail.
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it will be much faster with email since i don't use msn too much, but no problem, you can add me ;)