I want to start getting into recording with myself and a few others but are not sure of the best approach.
I dont want to spend a fortune, but want to be able to make decent reocrdings.
So far I have found a few options but not sure which would be best.
Also, any equipment I buy, I dont want to become redundant and need to be replaced when buying other gear.
Options I have thought of:
1. Buy and MTR and go all out with that.
2. Buy a mixer with at least 4 xlr preamps and an audio interface.
3. Buy a mixer that has a built in firewire/usb port that can send the 4 preamp tracks as seperate ones into my software.
Now you may want to know what I need to record and how.
I would like to be able to record with very low latency, near zero, and overdub tracks.
I would want to have the option to mic a drum kit (at least one dynamic bass mic + 2 condenser overheads)
Mic at least 2 guitar amps playaing at the same time, but lay down as seperate tracks.
Record good Vocals with a decent condenser mic
Record acoustic guitars via X/Y config or a mono condenser.
Have at least 2 dynamic mics for vocals.
I want to be able to keep gear at a minimum and be able to use the dynamic vocal mics for micing bass drum and guitar amps etc. Personally I like the third option of mixer with built in interface but am not sure.
Here are my ideas of how to reuse the mics etc, but again I an not sure.
2x Dynamic Shure SM57
or SM58's - Mic bass drum, guitar amps and for backup/live vocals. I also understand I may need an extra one or two as spares.
2x matched condenser mics for stereo recording acoustic guitar, and overheading drums.
1x Studio condenser mic for vocals (large diaphgram i think??)
I am not sure what else I need, but again I want to keep the cost low, and be able to have multiple uses for each mic if possible, but still have best quality results.
I am open to any opinions or suggestions, so please let loose!!