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    Just to add, when you get a Shure, buy it new from a legit dealer, even if it costs a little more: There's a lot of fakes going around.

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    Dude! Your voice is awesome for this! For the first can you say something like "Welcome to Episode 1 of the Ashes of Apollo podcast, a weekly electronic music showcase where you can hear the best music you've never heard."

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    thanks for the extensive response grin

    i know behringer isn't that great but shure is sort of over my budget now. the behringer c-4s are condenseres which is the reason they drew my attention. unfortunately there doesn't seem to be a great deal of stores selling golden age music gear and importing it would insanely raise it's total price due to heavy taxes.

    and what i meant by studios being expensive was that college students/amateurs (such as myself) can't really afford them, much like i can't afford all the equipment (nor i properly isolated room) that i'd like to have. which is why i thought it'd be a good idea to both help people with that stuff as most of them barely know anything about mixing/mastering/etc (plus a good way to earn a bit of money to pay off the gear). i myself am a beginner at best but i'm learning and always improving (the fact that i study phonetics helps a great deal actually).
    thanks again for all the advice! i'll keep digging, hopefully finding a decent, reasonably priced shure mic grin

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    Ok I guess you don't have to credit me if you don't want to.

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    18hiltc: thanks for the sample! And ye it is for a school project, i had to make an ad campaign, so thanks a lot!

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    Try to find what interface has better drivers (more stable). You'll probably google that out, if there is problem there will be posts about it on some forums (desparate/furious users trying to solve issues).

    My experience with m-audio is mixed one, their old audiophile/delta cards had a good drivers and passable sound. The newer firewire/usb stuff was hit and miss, the quality of the sound went down, drivers were less reliable. However to be fair I know nothing about current generation of maudio products.

    Behringer mics, yes they are cheap, yes they allow you to record some things. Though once you grow up a bit you'll get rid of them. Shure SM57, SM58, SM7 etc... these are in use even in very hi-end studios, because they are great utilitary mics (SM7 is a great vocal mic no mater the price). The problem is cheap interfaces have shitty preamps (and conversion too) and dynamic mics need great preamps to deliver. SM7 needs lots of clean gain, without it you'll end with quiet recording and audible hiss. So condensers are a way to go if you need versatile first mic.

    If you want cheap, yet quality condenser, try <a href="http://www.lineaudio.se/CM3.html" rel="nofollow">http://www.lineaudio.se/CM3.html</a> ... another swedish manufacturer of "that good for that little $?" is Golden Age Music <a href="http://goldenagemusic.mamutweb.com/Shop/List/-Microphones/21/1" rel="nofollow">http://goldenagemusic.mamutweb.com/Shop/List/-Microphones/21/1</a> . Their preamps and mics are quite famous, google around a bit and you'll see.

    BTW profesional studios are not really costly for what they do, if you get to that level, you'll understand that. Cheap equipment in acousticaly untreated room in the hands of unskilled "engineer" can go only that far. What is great, you can start that way and learn it all in a decade or so wink. Have a lot of fun.

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    I have a soundcloud account, would that work...otherwise I'm happy to provide me email

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    It's quicker to just upload them to Mediafire or some such and put the link in a PM.

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    If you want those samples I could send them by email. You can pm me your address

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    Cheers (by the way, Kington Langley is a real place!)

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    lol

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    18hiltc wrote:
    Oh, yah ok I see it now but I still think it is harder to find since I didn't even notice the advanced search button and never bothered checking it.

    Oh well, now ya know smile

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    yes you're right
    i was kinda leaning towards m-audio anyway plus i found a pair of behringer c-4 mics (really cheap too) which i would buy just to be able to fill up both channels if needed.
    i wish i could get the shure sm58 instead though but a used one costs just as much as these 2 brand new (although shure's quality is legendary).

    i was actually planning on using that equipment to offer my fellow colleagues quality recording/mixing services for some sort of demos as professional studio recording is quite costly grin

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    Oh, yah ok I see it now but I still think it is harder to find since I didn't even notice the advanced search button and never bothered checking it.

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    Actually before I tagged myself in my sounds it wouldn't come up with any results of my sounds and the only reason why my sounds come up is because I tag myself

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    As you can see, it returns a lot of samples that include "18" and some remixes, but yours appear first with the exception of Timbre's remix.

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    If I understand you correctly, we already have this feature. Just click on "show advanced search options".

    e.g: http://www.freesound.org/search/?q=18hiltc&f;=duration%3A[0+TO+*]&s;=score+desc&advanced;=1&a;_username=1&g;=

    I don't think it's necessary to username tag your sounds.

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    I think around the sound search button there should be either a selection button so you can either search sounds or users, have the bar to allow to search users, or have another search bar that only search users. I think this feature would help because for me I have to tag myself in every single sound for people to actually be able to find my sounds just by searching my name and it gets a little frustrating when doing so. I think it would help people find certain users sounds easier and help colleagues be able to stay in contact better or just plain friends to stay in contact easier.

    I think I might have mentioned this before but I'm not sure if I went this in depth, be free to express your thoughts on the feature.

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    This could be a good feature, so you can edit all or multiple sounds at once so it saves time and relieves frustration I know I have the same problem(Especially with tags, but also with descriptions)

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    Well yah I know but I wasn't trying to infer the same stuff exactly what Facebook has I was just saying we should be able to mark our favorite users so we can stay updated with new sounds or if notifications is not what we want then just be able to bookmark users so we don't forget there names(Because since I always have to keep all of my past private messages so that way I can stay in contact.