Originally Posted by Jonathan_Xeon
True, but unfortunately, the gear I have been using is out of date and of poor quality.
The reason I am asking for your guidance in this matter, is that most of what I have today, was purchased out of lack of knowledge and experience.
For instance my audio interface is a digi003r+, when today I find myself using logic pro and digital performer as my main DAWs.
My monitors are a pair of passive M-Audio's. And so on...
To be honest, this project is me starting from scratch.
And hopefully building a studio that I can start to evolve modularly, with time.
As for a budget: 12,000$ but I am flexible, to a point.
one thing to point out... you could save money on the build out by renting studios when you need to record acoustic instruments. If you are only recording one to four instruments at a time, you can find a decent room for a reasonable amount. It will save you from having to try and make a good acoustic space.
I would try to help you with your setup, but I'm a protools guy and a lot of the people I know score in PT, as well as all the sound editors I know work in PT. Logic and DP are not my forte so I really don't know what interfaces work well with that software.
For sounds to do orchestral score and some sound design score, I can tell you we all use a lot of...
LA Scoring Strings
EastWest Quantum Leap Symphony Orchestra Platinum
Vienna Super Package or Cube
Storm Drums 2
Hollywood Strings and Brass
Voice of the Apocalypse
NI Komplete bundle
a bunch of stuff from 8dio.com and soundiron.com
And so on and so forth...