£30,000/$60,000 to spend on a mastering studio?
OK, so this is a theoretical question because it's for a college paper, but what would you spend £30,000/$60,000 on building a mastering studio.
I've done research so before I get wasted by everyone, I know some of the big boys in the states are dropping more than $60,000 just on monitors, and of course, after ears and skill the monitors and the room are key right.
So the the budget is to cover everything, tight I know, covering room treatment, monitors, computer system and DAW and then processing. So how would people split up this budget.
Also where do you spend the money in terms of processing, bundles of ITB gear like UAD and TC or a few great pieces of outboard hardware like the Vari-Mu say?
I'm getting some ideas of what I'd like to do, working out the pros and cons but just wondered if anyone else would like to express a few ideas or give some guidance.
I wish I really had the £30,000, but it's all theoretical,
Thanks in advance,