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basic home recording equipment

PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2013 4:41 pm
by giggleycraft
Hello all,

A coworker of mine is retiring, and was given the choice of gift card for only 3 different places. She chose the source and was hoping to get something for recording basic guitar and vocals. She has just been using the built in mic on her PC, so anything is better than that. What can she buy at the Source totalling $250 or less to get half decent home recordings?

Re: basic home recording equipment

PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2013 12:18 am
by Malcolm Boyce
Wow... The Source... I really don't know. I wonder what brands they even have available. I suppose some kind of interface for a computer perhaps. Now I'm curious and will have to look... 8-)

Re: basic home recording equipment

PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2013 12:21 am
by Christian LeBlanc
My first thought would be a USB microphone, as per this page: http://www.thesource.ca/estore/category ... icrophones Second opinions are more than welcome, though!

Re: basic home recording equipment

PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2013 6:16 pm
by Alain Benoit
When I first demoed Baltic Latvian Universal Electronics microphones at a friend of mine's studio who was at the time their Canadian distributor there was not a model under $1000 and they were hard to come by, fairly exclusive and undeniably boutique.

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Re: basic home recording equipment

PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2013 12:21 am
by Scott DeVarenne
Alain Benoit wrote:WHAT IS YOUR BUDGET????????????

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Re: basic home recording equipment

PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2013 11:12 am
by Malcolm Boyce
giggleycraft wrote:... What can she buy at the Source totalling $250 or less to get half decent home recordings?

Re: basic home recording equipment

PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 9:38 am
by Mathieu Benoit
http://www.thesource.ca/estore/Product.aspx?language=en-CA&catalog=Online&category=Microphones&product=7200229

Radioshack wrote:Sound like a professional singer with the Yeti Pro USB microphone. The world's first USB microphone that combines 24 bit/192 kHz digital recording resolution with analog XLR output, the Yeti Pro can capture digital audio with up to 4 times the quality found on CDs. The Yeti Pro features 3 custom condenser capsules and four different pattern settings, plus it’s equipped with a built-in headphone amplifier for zero-latency monitoring, and direct controls for headphone volume, pattern selection, mute, and microphone gain.


The price is right: $249.99

Re: basic home recording equipment

PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 4:26 pm
by giggleycraft
Thanks for all of the replies :). Does anyone have any experience with the Yeti Pro? Seems to be exactly what she needs.

Re: basic home recording equipment

PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 8:39 pm
by Christian LeBlanc
I don't, but I'd start with amazon reviews. Figure out if the 1- and 2- star reviews are legitimate complaints, or people whining about shipping charges. My rule of thumb is: better spelling and grammar means they're a more trustworthy source :)

Re: basic home recording equipment

PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 11:59 pm
by Mathieu Benoit
Christian LeBlanc wrote:I don't, but I'd start with amazon reviews. Figure out if the 1- and 2- star reviews are legitimate complaints, or people whining about shipping charges. My rule of thumb is: better spelling and grammar means they're a more trustworthy source :)


This post is being nominated for the "most no nonsense post of the day." (lap

Re: basic home recording equipment

PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 12:01 am
by Scott DeVarenne
Thank you, Matchoo, for bringing the much needed clarity to Alain's vague recommendation. I wasn't even sure that he was posting in the right thread. God bless you, Al.
And now we know the rest of the story.

Re: basic home recording equipment

PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 9:31 am
by Christian LeBlanc
Mathieu Benoit wrote:This post is being nominated for the "most no nonsense post of the day." (lap


Lol! Did...did I win?

Re: basic home recording equipment

PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 2:08 pm
by Mathieu Benoit
Scott DeVarenne wrote:I wasn't even sure that he was posting in the right thread.


I'm still not sure he was... :lol:

Re: basic home recording equipment

PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 4:04 pm
by Alain Benoit
I was referring to the consumerization of what was once an exclusive brand of handmade micromophones.

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P.S. For clarification the budget quote was from another thread obviously. Had she not smartly stated her intended budget that would have been my first line however.

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