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Old 5th September 2011
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New Gear for New EP

Hi guys! I have been reading this forum for a while now and have a question about gear etc... Basically for a while now i have had a mobile pre soundcard for my mac which i have recorded very basic band demos on either live or layering tracks up and achieved basic results. Now i am trying ot upgrade my gear for a new EP but still keeping it very basic. My band consists of pedal steel guitar, an old Wurlitzer, Gypsy jazz guitar and bass and vocals and of course a full drum kit. I know i can record all the instruments fine with one track but need some extra gear for the drums..(need more tracks)

The best mic i have is a neumann u87ai i also have a fair few 58's, AKG c1000 and we will be borrowing some other mics for drums. I have a DAV BG-1 pre amp. So i guess now i am after some good-ish monitors, mixer and a new audio interface. I basically would like to record 6 tracks at the same time for the drums i.e. 2 overheads, Bass drum, Snare and a few others dotted around perhaps further away from the kit....If anyone has any suggestions for a mac audio interface that can do 6 tracks at the same time that would be great! I think i have been waffling a lot!
Old 5th September 2011
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You have a Neumann and no 57s? Buy a 57 and a Unidyne III 545. Very useful couple of mics.
Old 5th September 2011
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I have access to 57's its not mics that are my issue at this point as i can borrow from various sources... I was thinking of using the neumann to record vocals , acoustic guitar and my pedal steel guitar? So would just use other mics for the drums. Or are you suggesting using a 57 for one of these instruments? I am aware people use 57's on electric guitar amps etc. I am looking into the sound interfaces what is the m audio 2626 like? Any other alternatives? Thanks
Old 5th September 2011
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Allen Heath Zed R16, it's a mixer, interface, good pre's.
Yamaha HS80m monitors, or Adam A7's.
Old 5th September 2011
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Whoah the Allen Heath Zed R16 is huge!! Have you tried the smaller models? Dont think i will use 16 tracks! :D looking for more like 6
Old 5th September 2011
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The R16 is a firewire interface also though.
The smaller ones are not.
Only the R16 and the GS-R24 are the high end models, the rest are all fairly low end.
It's still probably a cheaper option than getting a decent interface and a seperate mixer as the converters in the R16 are REALLY good and the preamps are REALLY good!
So it's a good package, plenty of info on it in this forum too.
I have the GSR24 and love it.
Old 5th September 2011
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Does anyone know if you can use the 2 inputs off the DAV bg 1 into one input of the apogee duet?
Old 5th September 2011
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Originally Posted by Williaaaam View Post
I have access to 57's its not mics that are my issue at this point as i can borrow from various sources... I was thinking of using the neumann to record vocals , acoustic guitar and my pedal steel guitar? So would just use other mics for the drums. Or are you suggesting using a 57 for one of these instruments? I am aware people use 57's on electric guitar amps etc. I am looking into the sound interfaces what is the m audio 2626 like? Any other alternatives? Thanks
Ah right, I assumed that bundled in your need for more tracks would be a need for some mics for drums. What is your budget for interface?
Old 5th September 2011
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probably about £500... I was hearing good things about the apogee duet and was wondering if i could say setup bass drum/ snare through the DAV BG 1 into one input of the duet then have the neumann as an overhead on the 2nd channel of the duet? Or even 2 overheads into BG 1 into one input of duet then use the 2nd channel for kick drum?
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