I want to set up a very basic studio in my room, nothing extreme, just good enough to create listenable quality music for my mix tape. It will be used for hip hop and r&b.
I'm probably going to use the Focusrite SAFFIRE 6 USB audio interface. I'll be producing, singing and rapping and will be using Reason to record.
So, would you recommend the AT4040 for recording? Like I said, this is just for my first hip hop mixtape, it doesn't need to be album quality. And also, would you recommend a better preamp or is that ok?
Sorry if my post seems clueless, I'm still new to all of this.
AT4040 is a good mic, try it before you buy it for vocals though. It doesn't work for everyone, probably not my first choice for rap vocals. On a tight budget look into the SM 57/58 and some other dynamics. If you have a powerful voice you might get better results from one of those. Maybe a budget ribbon like Nady RSM 8 (uses phantom power, stronger signal than some of the budget "passives").