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Old 17th September 2019
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Above all - you're 15 - your enthusiasm and ability to "a." hear properly and "b." remember what you did yesterday is more important than gear - make loads and loads and loads and loads and loads and loads of music - learn, gain experience. This will stand you in better stead than chasing gear.
Old 8th January 2020
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Originally Posted by fishyhooks View Post
I am a 15 year old that records, produces, and engineers hip-hop music in my home studio.

I want to up my game with channel strips, preamps, etc., and I figured this was the best place to take advice from rap/hip-hop engineers alike.

However, I have also heard that "all-in-one" channel strips (ones with EQ, compressors, and more inside of one strip) are not the best option, and I want the best bang for my buck.

Any recommendations for a $500 budget?
Dear Mr. @ Fishyhooks - what did you end up getting - if anything? If you still haven't decided - for Rap and some Dub/HipHop/RB your Presonus microphone press are clean enough - if it were me (and I wasn't using the gear in a live situation) I would buy a really good microphone like a Shure SM7b - and then get a kick butt plugins channel
strip like the Waves Scheps Omni Channel or maybe the Brainworx bx_console Focusrite SC.

You can accomplish what you are setting out to do - and if you happen to have more than one voice in your room you can keep using the plugin on each channel.
Old 16th February 2020
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I'd look for a used Focusrite Green Voicebox Mk2
Old 18th February 2020
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spend an extra $100 and get the Drawmer MxPro60
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