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Setting up studio
Old 24th May 2008
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Setting up studio

I just spent a few months working in production at a commercial radio station here in Melbourne, Aus. Producing stuff for on-air use while the production crew were understaffed.

Now, Ive decided to start up my own (home) studio.

The gear I'm looking at getting:

Mbox 2 Mini
M-Audio Oxygen 61
Yamaha NS-10s
Rode NT2-A
Not sure what cans to get, but I'm looking at a pair of AKG's - K141

In terms of microphones, is the NT2-A good/ok for recording vocals? acoustic instruments?
Anything I should add/delete to this list?

I have a lot of experience in live sound and in producing audio, but limited experience in the actual studio setup.
Old 24th May 2008
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With regards to cans, AKG DT100's are kinda of industry standard (that doesn't necessarily mean they're any good! Personally i think they're clumsy and sound like crap, gimme sennheiser any, but each to their own).
I would reconsider the NS10's. Again, they're industry standards but they're mostly used as a comparison to "good" speakers; they sound pretty hi-fi/box-y and for the same price you could get something a bit more revealing, and clear, that you'd probably enjoy mixing on more. I'd suggest samson rubicon r5's (they're the poor mans adam a5!) (I know cos I'm a poor man!)
The m-audio oxygen is dynamite tho! great interface.
Also, have you considered a dedicated pre-amp/channel strip?
Old 24th May 2008
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With regards to cans, AKG DT100's are kinda of industry standard (that doesn't necessarily mean they're any good! Personally i think they're clumsy and sound like crap, gimme sennheiser any, but each to their own).
I would reconsider the NS10's. Again, they're industry standards but they're mostly used as a comparison to "good" speakers; they sound pretty hi-fi/box-y and for the same price you could get something a bit more revealing, and clear, that you'd probably enjoy mixing on more. I'd suggest samson rubicon r5's (they're the poor mans adam a5!) (I know cos I'm a poor man!)
The m-audio oxygen is dynamite tho! great interface.
Also, have you considered a dedicated pre-amp/channel strip?
Thanks for the tips. The only reason I kinda decided on NS10's is that I've had the most experience using them, the only other monitors ive had experience with are $10,000 emes monitors (which are hugely out of my price range). I will have a look at the rubicon's.

Haven't considered a dedicated pre-amp/channel strip... Anything you would suggest?
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