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    To shorten the story.....I need to purchase some mics for studio recording.

    Any help you can give me will be VERY much appreciated.


    (Am using the Pro Tool program if it makes a difference.)
     
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    Oy chihauhau, so far over my head here. :(
     
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    Would share if I knew what I had & what I was doing. All this belongs to my son and I'm just helping out at the moment. When I get some more info, I'd be more than happy to pass it along.
     
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    How sweet. I just got home from work. I needed a nice word.
    Thanks.
     
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    This is what I've found out, so far.

    Pro Tools is a computer program that contains both software & hardware. It also contains a converter box that reads the music signal which then converts it into a digital signal. There is a Didgie 01 & a Didgie 02.

    Also a direct box could be used but only with a bass.
     
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    Let's start at the beginning.

    My son was partners in this studio. Partner left, taking the mics. Son's just been looking to get the biggest bang for his buck so to speak. Hence, my original question.

    As far as all the other stuff, he's real good. He's run sound for bands on tour & also teaches guitar. They've made some of the bands they've recorded sound good . Tho't that was a bit deceiving but they told me that's their job. I guess. It would help tho' if the bands really were good!

    Musicman has been recording in their studio until this mic thing. We need to get him back in there. He's a fabulous musician/songwriter. His recording is loooong overdue. In the past, he has always contributed to furthering others' careers & has not had much encouragement from his 'lady partners' to persue his own path. He's drummed for 35 years and his voice is awesome. Plays guitar too. Is now learning the electric; got a Peevey for Christmas. His music is honest, sometimes angry, very funny, political. From what I've seen from you on this board; right up your alley!
     
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    Those are pretty cool. I'll be sure to show them to Musicman. I can't tell from looking, like some people. What make of guitars are they?

    Aaron, (son) has at least eight. Is in the process of selling one to get money for hardware for the one he is making.

    What kind of amps are you selling? I know another guy who is looking for a, I believe, vintage Marshall; but don't quote me. I'll check with him to find out for sure.
     
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    Very nice collection Sir Evil! I saw the picture and was getting really jealous that you had a cherry sunburst LP!

    I don't have pics, but I do have:
    -an Ovation Celebirty, shallow body, light tan top acoustic/electric
    -a Fender Strat, midnight blue (kind of purple, if you ask me) with rosewood neckboard and alder body
    -a Rogue LX405 5-string bass
    -a Peavey 15-watt practice amp
    -a Rogue 120-watt bass amp, with a single 15" speaker
    - a processor for the guitar... can't remember the name and brand but it's got 16 different amps, effects, cabinets, wah, etc. Very cool.
     
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    Sounds (and looks) like you guys have some great rigs. I've been a drummer all my life (well, not yet, I ain't). I picked up rhythm guitar when I was in my 20's, for the express purpose of writing songs. Know my theory and structure pretty well.

    However, in the last 6 months or so, I've fallen in love with the electric guitar. I don't think I'll ever be the guitarist I'd like to be, but just being around it has been a full on gas. I think it's made me a better writer. I know I'm happier.

    I've got a Peavey LTD Standard (Sweet. Flame maple top, Hipshot tremolo, maple neck, rosewood fretboard, and screaming H-S-H pickup configuration).

    Also, a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe three channel (Fender calls the channels normal, drive, and more drive. I call them normal, overdrive, and ludicrous drive). It's a 40 watt 1-12 tube amp. I had it up on five once. It melted my fillings.

    My acoustic is a Martin OMM model with a Fishman transducer. The Fender Hot Rod actually has a low-gain input, so technically I could run the Martin through it. However, who the hell wants to re-EQ his amp everytime he changes guitars? So, I figure I'll just run direct.

    I'd like to find another nice-playing electric, and detune it a full step.

    I still do some gigs on the drums from time to time. I've got a sweet old kit-1981 Slingerlands with melodic toms, a Gretsch 8"x14" snare, and Zildjians all the way around.

    Zildjian- that's about a weird-ass name, isn't it? Can you guys think of another word that has three dotted letters in it?

    Love to hear more about what's going on with your music. Stay in touch.
     

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