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basic home recording equipment

Postby giggleycraft » Fri Dec 13, 2013 4:41 pm

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?
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Re: basic home recording equipment

Postby Malcolm Boyce » Sat Dec 14, 2013 12:18 am

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-)
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Re: basic home recording equipment

Postby Christian LeBlanc » Sat Dec 14, 2013 12:21 am

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!
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Re: basic home recording equipment

Postby Alain Benoit » Sat Dec 14, 2013 6:16 pm

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

Postby Scott DeVarenne » Sun Dec 15, 2013 12:21 am

Alain Benoit wrote:WHAT IS YOUR BUDGET????????????

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Re: basic home recording equipment

Postby Malcolm Boyce » Sun Dec 15, 2013 11:12 am

giggleycraft wrote:... What can she buy at the Source totalling $250 or less to get half decent home recordings?
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Re: basic home recording equipment

Postby Mathieu Benoit » Mon Dec 16, 2013 9:38 am

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
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Re: basic home recording equipment

Postby giggleycraft » Mon Dec 16, 2013 4:26 pm

Thanks for all of the replies :). Does anyone have any experience with the Yeti Pro? Seems to be exactly what she needs.
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Re: basic home recording equipment

Postby Christian LeBlanc » Mon Dec 16, 2013 8:39 pm

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 :)
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Re: basic home recording equipment

Postby Mathieu Benoit » Mon Dec 16, 2013 11:59 pm

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 :)


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Re: basic home recording equipment

Postby Scott DeVarenne » Tue Dec 17, 2013 12:01 am

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.
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Re: basic home recording equipment

Postby Christian LeBlanc » Tue Dec 17, 2013 9:31 am

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


Lol! Did...did I win?
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Re: basic home recording equipment

Postby Mathieu Benoit » Tue Dec 17, 2013 2:08 pm

Scott DeVarenne wrote:I wasn't even sure that he was posting in the right thread.


I'm still not sure he was... :lol:
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Re: basic home recording equipment

Postby Alain Benoit » Wed Dec 18, 2013 4:04 pm

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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