Equipment Advice for Music Artists
Over the years I have bought and sold a lot of music equipment. When it comes to a beginning studio, I can’t think of a better “all in one” setup than Avid’s Mbox 3 Pro. You get pro tools software and a great sounding interface. This is a “No brainer” Purchase if you’re on a PC. Apogee Enters “the game” when it comes to a Mac. You may be able to swing a Duet 2 and logic express software for around the same price. The only problem is the Duet 2 has less I/O (connections) Than the AVID setup. If you’re recording live drums or more than two vocals, the Avid setup may be the best way to go. Microphone would be your next need. There are some really decent “bang for your buck” microphones out there. But, make sure they fit your application (use). Some are better for rapping while others are betting for singing. The one thing you want to make sure you do is DON’T OVER SPEND! Don’t have no slick music store sales person tell you what you need. You should walk in the store, already knowing. Come to think of it, that goes for any purchase, but I’ll save that topic for another post. If you have any questions about gear, just ask (reply to this post).