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Rebuilding my Hip Hop Studio - Need Help

Well, all my gear got stolen two weeks ago and I need to rebuild my studio from scratch. I have about $3k to spend on the following items:

New MIC - Had Shure BG5.1
New Pre - Used Mackie for Pre
New Midi Controller - had Edirol before
New Audio Card (to work with laptop) - Had Edirol Before

I would like to know if you can recommend a mic that would fall into the $300 - $500 range for hip hop vocals. Also, I need a pre in the same price range.

I think I would like to get Akai MPK49 midi controller as it looks bad ass. I don't know what I need in terms of a sound box, but I would like to have separate volume controls for the headphones and monitors without using a board. I also want to get the cleanest sound out of it I can.

I appreciate any recommendations. I don't know much about mic pre's and mics. I was getting a decent sound out of the Shure BG5.1.
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If you were happy with what you were using before, just buy those items again.... or buy stuff that is not far off from what you had.

If you are looking to get into some totally fresh gear, its gonna take you some time to research and find out what gear would offer the most benefits for the type of music you make.

Not recommended if you are looking to get back into things right away..

This same question comes up on this hip hop forum everyday.... Im pretty sure you can find a thread on this same type of topic if you just flip back to some of the older but recent posts.

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Hip Hop Gear

Well I was relatively happy with the gear I had except for the mic and pre. I think I can get a much better sound than I was getting with the Shure BG5.1 and Mackie pre. I want to move to a better mic and pre.
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Well I was relatively happy with the gear I had except for the mic and pre. I think I can get a much better sound than I was getting with the Shure BG5.1 and Mackie pre. I want to move to a better mic and pre.
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Mic?

Well the PRE is a little out of my price range. Are you sure that MIC is good for vocals? It seems pretty low end.
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$3k?

API A2D (2 channels of pre with converter).

M Audio Axiom controller.

Peluso 47 LE.

I think that's around $3500.... but it would be a HUGE step up.
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Rephrase this one..

Ok, sorry guys. Let me rephrase this one. I have 1K for the pre and mic. I want to use the over 2k for MPC and speakers.
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1000.00

HMMM , mabye a SM7 and a UA SOLO 610?

that might work.....


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Ok, sorry guys. Let me rephrase this one. I have 1K for the pre and mic. I want to use the over 2k for MPC and speakers.
SM57 & BAE 312A.
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Ok, sorry guys. Let me rephrase this one. I have 1K for the pre and mic. I want to use the over 2k for MPC and speakers.
Use some of that cash to buy a lock for your studio so you don't get ripped off again.

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Believe me, the security is already in place. Thats the first thing I did before even considering buying new gear.
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