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Old 5th January 2012
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Choosing equipment for new studio

Hi everyone, I was given the task by someone to choose equipment for a studio here in my city. He didn't really give me a limit for the budget but I didn't really want to overdo it and buy an expensive console. I might be sound engineer for the studio as well since I have experience with most the hardware that I chose. Here is what I have so far. I'm confused about the patchbay. What should I get? Just how much cables should I get? Is there something I might have missed?

RME FIREFACE UFX
MACKIE CONTROL UNIVERSAL PRO BUNDLE
Mackie Contro XT Pro
RME OctaMic II
Avalon VT737SP

TUBE-TECH CL 1B
API AUDIO 2500
BRICASTI DESIGN M7
THERMIONIC CULTURE CULTURE VULTURE
API 5500 Dual Equalizer
Empirical Labs Lil FrEQ

NOVATION REMOTE 61 SL MKII

SHURE BETA52A
AUDIX D6
SHURE SM57 LC
SHURE SM57 LC
AKG C 451 B
SHURE SM57 LC
SHURE SM57 LC
SHURE SM57 LC
SENNHEISER MD421U-2
SENNHEISER MD421U-2
SENNHEISER MD421U-2
AKG C 451 B stereo set
Neumann KM184 Stereo Set

Shure SM7B
AKG C414 XLII
Neumann U87 AI MT
SHURE SM58 LC
SHURE SM58 LC
SHURE SM58 LC

Presonus Monitor Station
Thon Studio Production Desk

SENNHEISER HD-380 PRO
SENNHEISER HD-380 PRO
SENNHEISER HD-380 PRO
SENNHEISER HD-380 PRO
SENNHEISER HD-380 PRO
SENNHEISER HD-380 PRO
SENNHEISER HD-380 PRO
SENNHEISER HD-380 PRO
SENNHEISER HD-380 PRO
SENNHEISER HD-380 PRO

PRESONUS HP60
BSS AR133
BSS AR133
BSS AR133

PSI AUDIO ACTIVE 21M V3 STUDIO RD (monitors)
ULTIMATE MS-36-B (monitor stand)

K&M 23966 POPKILLER XL
K&M 23966 POPKILLER XL

NATIVE INSTRUMENTS KOMPLETE 8 ULTIMATE
PROJECT SAM SYMPHOBIA 2
PROJECT SAM TRUE STRIKE 2 WORLD & EFFECTS
Spectrasonics Trilian
EAST WEST STORMDRUM 2
SLATE DIGITAL TRIGGER PLATINUM
XLN Audio Addictive Drums
XLN AUDIO ADPAK INDIE
XLN AUDIO ADPAK RETRO
XLN AUDIO ADPAK FUNK
XLN Audio ADPak Modern Jazz Sticks
MOJO: Horn Section

FENDER HOT ROD DELUXE III
FENDER COVER FOR HOT ROD DELUXE
VOX AC30 C2
ROCKBAG SCHUTZHÜLLE FÜR VOX AC30 2X12"
MARSHALL JVM215C
MARSHALL AMPCOVER C74
MARKBASS MINI CMD 121P LM3
MARKBASS COVER FOR CMD121P
keyboard amp???

Celemony Melodyne Studio Bundle D
Mac Pro
27-inch Apple LED Cinema Display
2TB SATA Hard Disk Drive

logic studio
reaper
Waves Bundle
Old 5th January 2012
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Originally Posted by slidemasterx View Post
Just how much cables should I get? Is there something I might have missed?
You get all the cables you need plus some spares.

What are the mics going to be held up with?

Sounds like a homework assignment.heh
Old 5th January 2012
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Hi slidemasterx
I have a stereo pair of the AKG C414 XLII and I really like the sound of it. I used them for drums overheads, acoustic & electric guitar, vocals. You get a very crisp sound out of it. Great mic!
I also own a AKG C451 B. I love it for recording acoustic guitar and to use it as a room mic, but I thought the hi frequencies got a little out of control when I put it on the hi-hat.

I see that you are looking at the RME FIREFACE UFX, that's what I'm saving up for, heard nothing but very good reviews about it.

Have you look up these pre amps?:
Universal Audio 2-610S
API 512c
API 3124+

Studio monitors:

Dynaudio BM5A MKII- These are my favorite for the price.

I'm also using Pro Tools 10 and I really like it.

I hope this helps.
Old 5th January 2012
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I forgot... I used XLN Audio Addictive Drums before and I sound it good; however, I ended up going for EZdrummer with the Vintage Rock EZX. Sounds a bit more natural to my ears, but with the amount of equipment you are getting, might as well record real drums if you can.
2 thumps up for:
Vox AC30 (this is my main amp)
SHURE SM57 LC
Waves Bundle

My "to buy list":
SENNHEISER MD421U
Shure SM7B

keyboard amp: Rolland maybe?


One more thing before I go, the Mogami gold mic cables are expensive but worth every penny.

Good luck with your project.
Old 5th January 2012
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Since budget isn't directly stated, I would dump the Octamic and grab the RME ADI-8 DS (or something similar) and get some outboard preamps to patch into it. Something like the Daking IV or the API 3124 or both. Set this up with the patchbay and you get 16 analog IO which will be nice when you're mixing and using outboard gear.

If you're planning on getting sessions or engineers from outside of your studio then you should probably get Pro Tools too.
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