Currently Being ModeratedOct 23, 2012 8:18 PM (in response to pagordon)
If you're not happy with what you have then replace it. Of course new gear may not sound better just different.
If you don't mind spending the money, better quality gear is always a good investment.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 24, 2012 12:39 AM (in response to pagordon)
Upgrades do usually have an improvement in sound in some form. Ultimatley with garageband, certain sounds wont sound 100% beacuse it is only a beginner/amateur recording programme, unlike Logic. However when I have recorded songs with real instruments and have used different mics the quality does improve depending on the equipment.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 24, 2012 5:22 AM (in response to pagordon)
Just a cautionary note: the grass is not always greener over there. If you're happy with your sound (you said the Yeti provided a "great" sound), then keep the gear. A more expensive mic will not necessarily improve your sound. The governing factors are the quality of the playing/singing at the input stage, and the quality of your ears at the mixing/mastering stage. An SM57 for $100 can produce as good a result as a high-end studio mic, yet just about every studio uses 57s. They are bullet-proof, they sound good, and they last forever. I simply make the point that, sometimes, tried and tested gear will do nicely, even if it's not very expensive. I looked up your Yeti mic and it seems like a fine piece of gear. If you're genuinely unhappy with it, that's the time to move on.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 24, 2012 7:01 AM (in response to al-cymru-bailey)
garageband, certain sounds wont sound 100% beacuse it is only a beginner/amateur recording programme, unlike Logic.
Doesn't matter if you record in Logic or Garageband if you record in the same resolution the recorded audio will be identical.