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While your plan to spend most on the microphone may actually be a good idea (you'll be able to use that microphone also at venues with a proper PA), this is not benefitial for your portable mini-amp setup. Pretty much all professional microphones (even some models for 30$) have a reasonably linear response if compared to any speaker available for 200$, so no ...


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Your best bet is to get an SM58 for a microphone, it's the standard workhorse vocals mic, very durable and can easily be obtained for under the $200 price point. You're likely a bit off on the mixer and amp category though. The little tiny toy amps you are talking about are not really designed for amplification. If you are in a small venue, running at ...


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Good gear doesn't make a good sound designer, but a good sound designer can make up for bad gear. . .


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This is a very difficult question to answer. It comes down to "how loud is loud enough" which is the same is "how long is a piece of string" So let me try answer in a generic way. Sound Pressure Level Often people mix terms like "power or watts" with "loudness" of a system. And generally speaking a system with more "watts" would be louder than a system ...


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I'm pretty poor, but I've managed to build up kit. In this world, do NOT go into debt. It's not worth it. Beg and borrow until you can afford it. I got a job recording some interviews, I asked them for half upfront, and then used that money to buy a TASCAM DR-100. I then did the job on that. So I used the job to buy the equipment to do the job. I know ...


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I've never gone into debt, but then never had a lot to throw around either.. All major purchases were made as an investment and everything was bought 2nd hand, saved a heap of money by lurking in the consignment pages and online groups. (I'm a location recordist and like bargins!) Over all, If I was to sell my kit tomorrow I'd get back cent spent because I ...


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I've learned to really utilize my system. I have a Mac book pro 17" which I upgraded to 8gigs of ram, with sound miner, protools 10, and a control 24. In total I spent 4k on that set up and I also rent a 24/7 studio lock out for 600 a month, cus it can be so damn hard to work from home.. But I usually have atleast 4 drives going, my work G drive and my 3 D2 ...


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