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demo rig for £5k Audio Interfaces
Old 28th January 2008
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demo rig for £5k

i'm putting together a mobile recording rig for a band i know and was after any thoughts about gear particulars.
the budget is £5000, it's for high quality demo-ing, maybe even finished tracks. based around a digi 003, but with 16 inputs (how does that work btw, is it optical for the extra inputs 9-16?)
the band line up is drums, 2 guitars, bass, 2 vocals, occasional violin and miscellaneous overdubs. the sound is punchy, slightly funk edged rock, needs to be as fat and as full as possible. there may be the odd overdub, but generally they play and sing totally live. very tight.

so any recommendations for a good laptop to base the system round? this obviously has to allow for some mics and preamps within the budget.
i'd say the following was needed..........

digi 003 with expanded i/o
2 dynamics
2 condensors
8-12 preamps
2 channels of compression

i was thinking maybe modded 319s for the condensors, as they've got a pretty warm old sound to them, and maybe something like the mackie onyx to handle preamp duties? but ive never used it so don't know the sound.

any thoughts?
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