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New portable recording setup Mixers (Analog)
Old 29th September 2011
Gear interested

Thread Starter
New portable recording setup

Hi all,
I have a lot of planning to do as I want to have a set up that will be able to be used portably.
I am yet to buy any gear but the aim is to have a laptop (I will be running presonus studio one), some pres (more than 8 ins, as I will be doing live recordings which may require more than 8), a mixer and mics.
What I need help with is not the laptop (although recommendations would definitely be helpful), or the mics, but the rest of the gear.
The point of this is to get a rough idea of costs also. I will be doing some of my own research too, but I thought it would be beneficial to get professional advice!
Some suggestions would definitely be appreciated.
Old 29th September 2011
Gear nut

First off hit up pawn shops, craigslist, and eBay. Try and find a deal on a mac book with all programs and softwares you can thats already installed off craigslist, that where I found mine at for a real good deal.

Portable set up:
Mpc 1000
Numark portable turntable
Small akai lpk midi keyboard
Mini mbox
Roland makes some small portable studio speakers( forgot the name of them )
The headphones don't matter

Hope this helps
Old 29th September 2011
Gear interested

My advice is by no means "professional" and may not fit your specific needs but I have just been through something similar to what you are proposing.

I have purchased the following over the last few months:

1x MacBook Pro
1x Apogee Ensemble
2x API 512C
2x GR 500NV
2x 550A
2x 527
1x API 500VRP
1x Purple MC77
1x Furman Power Conditioner
1x Redco 96 bantam patchbay
1x SSL X desk
6x Analog Snakes
Plenty of XLR Cables

All (apart from X desk and computer) fits neatly into a portable 8RU.

All up it cost me about $15,000 for 8 channel high quality I/O and some nice outboard gear.

Maybe check out the A&H R16 for a cheaper option.
Old 1st October 2011
Gear interested

Thread Starter
Critter, was looking at recording full bands, rather than electronic music, thanks for that anyway!

Matthew, good advice. I will check out all these products and see.

Cheers guys
Old 2nd October 2011
Lives for gear
Mackie onyx 1640i
Plug in laptop and Ext drive
Mix live and track 16 at once while mixing live.
Old 20th October 2011
Gear interested

I have this in the FS forum ... 100% stand alone or export the files to a CD or via USB and import into any DAW. Gives a fantastic recording ...
Korg d1600 digital recorder
Old 23rd October 2011
Originally Posted by Manfrensengensen View Post
Mackie onyx 1640i
Plug in laptop and Ext drive
Mix live and track 16 at once while mixing live.
This is my setup, and its rock solid with a new mac book pro.
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