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Rebuilding My Hip Hop Studio Keyboard Controllers
Old 20th August 2007
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Rebuilding My Hip Hop Studio

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.
Old 25th August 2007
Here for the gear

Definitely look at the RODE has a clean sound and is very verstile and its only $500!....if you have 3 grand i'd buy Reason, some type of USB controller device, computer, mbox, and a decent pair of monitors.

thats the best way i could tell ya to spend 3k!

hope that helps!

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