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.