Thought I would post my recording setup, to give you guys an idea of what to expect when you come in to record.
I have a small closet for recording vocals and/or any instruments we can fit in it. It might not be the prettiest setup, but with blankets on the walls, it’s a good echo-free recording booth.
I have a number of mics we can use:
- Two AT 4040 Cardioid Condenser Mics: My go-to mics for recording vocals, guitar, piano, wind instruments, etc.
- Rode NTG-1 Shotgun Condenser Mic: Primarily used as a boom mic for film, but it can double as an extra condenser mic if we need it.
- Audix D6 Dynamic Mic: Usually used as a kick drum mic, but can also be used for recording bass or electric guitar.
- Sure SM58 Dynamic Mic: Usually used as a vocal mic for live concerts (dynamic mics are less prone to feedback). We could try it out on vocals to get a more live or lo-fi sound.
I use a MOTU Traveler mixer to hook up the mics to my computer. I primarily use the program Ableton Live for mixing. Occasionally I’ll use GarageBand if I want a different set of sounds.