FORUMS: list search recent posts

Looking for a professional opinion

COW Forums : Audio Professionals

<< PREVIOUS   •   VIEW ALL   •   PRINT   •   NEXT >>
Nick Vaka
Looking for a professional opinion
on Apr 12, 2010 at 4:56:47 pm

I'm looking to record some voice over in house for a series of animated shorts destined for web. After pouring over reviews and product comparisons I've come up with this:

http://www.amazon.com/Yamaha-MG82CX-Stereo-Digital-Effects/dp/B000Z7567A/re...

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/356521-REG/Audio_Technica_AT2020_AT20...

I've got the XLR cable, pop filter and stand already and I'll be recording everything through Sound Booth, I just wanted to get some opinions on these two pieces of equipment.

I like that the mixer has a compressor built in, and even experts agree that-for the money, the AT2020 is a tremendous value and is a good-quality mic.

Any thoughts, or better recommendations?

Thanks!


Return to posts index

Bob Kessler
Re: Looking for a professional opinion
on Apr 12, 2010 at 7:03:21 pm

I'm not a fan of printing dynamics processing or effects when doing VO, narration and ADR work; they cannot be undone later if you don't like it.

Without mentioning what software(s) you are using or how you are getting the audio into the computer it's a tough call on the Yamaha. I would be more inclined - in the $200 budget range - to get something from M-Audio or something like the TC Electronic Desktop Konnekt 6.

The AT2020 isn't bad for the money.


Return to posts index

Nick Vaka
Re: Looking for a professional opinion
on Apr 12, 2010 at 9:15:22 pm

Thanks for the feedback

Sorry, I should have been more specific. The software I'm using is Sound Booth CS4. At this moment I would most likely be going through the integrated audio on the board, but I'd be interested to know what options I have for internal audio hardware as well.

I agree with you on effects, I was just interested in this board because of the built-in compressor (Saves me buying an additional one). My budget's actually around $800.00 so I'm flexible.

Thanks for the info!


Nick Vaka
Motion Graphics & Animation
http://www.nickvaka.com


Return to posts index


Bob Kessler
Re: Looking for a professional opinion
on Apr 12, 2010 at 10:40:46 pm

CS4 should have dynamics processing (compressors and limiters) and effects (reverbs, etc.) plug-ins included, so you would not have to buy any additional hardware or software for that. All you need is an audio interface to capture your audio and you can do everything else in the box.

I'm a long-time Pro Tools user, and the M-box series is fairly inexpensive; it has most of the functionality of high end PT and is well supported by third party plug-ins. However, CS4 should do the job just fine; all you need to do is capture the audio with an interface.

If your budget for audio is $800 there are lots of nice firewire interfaces in the $200 to $400 range and other mics in that same price range. You should also get a nice mic stand, a shock mount and a pop screen. The Rode NT-1 ($230) is a really nice mic for the price. I've heard lots of good things about the Focusrite Saffire PRO 24 ($300); I've never used it but have some of their mic pres and love them. You should also make sure that you have some decent speakers.


Return to posts index

Nick Vaka
Re: Looking for a professional opinion
on Apr 13, 2010 at 11:22:00 am

Thanks for the info!

I'll take these ideas and run with them. M-Audio is starting to look like the best bet for the interface. I think I was over-thinking it. I found a pretty good deal on the AT2020 bundled with an XLR cable, stand and pop filter, but I want to check out this other mic you've recommended too.

Thanks again for your help.


Nick Vaka
Motion Graphics & Animation
http://www.nickvaka.com


Return to posts index

Nick Vaka
Re: Looking for a professional opinion
on Apr 16, 2010 at 3:46:35 pm

Me again :D.

I picked up the Konnekt 6 by t.c. electronic and for whatever reason it's only recording in either mono or the left stereo channel in both Cubase and Sound Booth CS4.

Anyone know how I can get this thing to record in stereo?

Nick Vaka
Motion Graphics & Animation
http://www.nickvaka.com


Return to posts index


Nick Vaka
Re: Looking for a professional opinion
on Apr 18, 2010 at 7:48:47 pm

Disregard that last post in this thread...

Sorry, it's been a while since I've really worked with recording audio. Regardless, just ignore it.

Nick Vaka
Motion Graphics & Animation
http://www.nickvaka.com


Return to posts index

<< PREVIOUS   •   VIEW ALL   •   PRINT   •   NEXT >>
© 2017 CreativeCOW.net All Rights Reserved
[TOP]