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If you had $20,000 and a clean slate? Condenser Microphones
Old 31st March 2004
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Quote:
Originally posted by Lectra
I would buy:

* 10.000 lottery tickets (2$ each) & start praying
I think you need an intervention.

Go see your local statistician, accountant or clergyman. (or pick 2) They might slap you around a little, but you need it.



-dave
Old 31st March 2004
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Down & Dirty Digital setup

HD2Accel-$7700(free Plugs)
ROSETTA800 w/ HDCard-$2700 (10400)
G5+monitor-+2 FW Drives $2500 (12900)
2x Vintage Neve 33115-$2000 (14900)
Distressor-$1200 (16100)
used E47-$2400 (18500)
SHURE SM58/57 X 8-$480 (18980)
NS10 w/ amp-$600 (19580)

wow, this is tough.. I'd have to call the secret
weapon in Boston to get some hookups.
Old 31st March 2004
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Quote:
Down & Dirty Digital setup

HD2Accel-$7700(free Plugs)
ROSETTA800 w/ HDCard-$2700 (10400)
G5+monitor-+2 FW Drives $2500 (12900)
2x Vintage Neve 33115-$2000 (14900)
Distressor-$1200 (16100)
used E47-$2400 (18500)
SHURE SM58/57 X 8-$480 (18980)
NS10 w/ amp-$600 (19580)

wow, this is tough.. I'd have to call the secret
weapon in Boston to get some hookups...
Accel 2 is about 10k, and then you need at least 1 digi i/o box, add another 2-3k. If you know where to get Accel2 (presuming you mean new) for 7700, please let me know, would be appreciated.
Old 31st March 2004
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Quote:
Originally posted by nativeaudio
Hi... where did you find HD + 192 for 9k? Just curious....
I got an HD2 + 192 (expanded extra AD card) for 9K last year.
Old 31st March 2004
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Well..I just actually kinda sorta did this..

I've done a large number of projects over the past few years pretty strictly "in the box"...various combos of Pro Tools, Nuendo, plug-ins,..blah, blah, blah...!

And like many of you may have experienced, something was definitely missing...the "mojo", the fat, the soul..etc..

I already got good mics...great monitors...great instruments and amps...good ears...

So...I'm zigging while everyone else seems to be zagging...

I just bought a mid 70's Quad Eight 24 x 8 x 4 Pacifica console and an Ampex MM 1200 tape machine....and I guess if we're using that 20 grand figure, I've even got a bit left for some more good converters....(still gonna tame those bits and bytes)

...it's "return to the future" time...!
Old 31st March 2004
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When I had to list my gear lately for the insurance it showed that there have gone over 35 000 Euros already ( things like 4000 Euro vocal booth not counted in ), while it´s still basic. ( No high end monitors yet, too less mics. Not to speak of eventual luxury like analog summing / mixer.)

When started totally green I hoped those 2 tracks in mind to capture decent sonics might be covered with 1,500.00 Euros or so. Expected the digital domain would provide superb sound quality on its own `perfect nature´ and thought that the estimated budget would be some considerable money already.
Hahaha heh

All I know today is. Certainly advisable to buy quality stuff from beginning ( provided you´re sure to stick to the matter of recording ). Better great boxes one by one than items that would end up in the closet. Nothing new to you.

Ruphus
Old 31st March 2004
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Quote:
Originally posted by Lectra
I would buy:

* 10.000 lottery tickets (2$ each) & start praying
So what would you do with the (statistically speaking) $7500 in winnings? Buy more lottery tickets?

The lottery is a tax on being bad at math.
Old 31st March 2004
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To be totally honest, I'd probably pay off my student loans or put a down payment on a house. I'd take about $2k and record my own band in somebody else's studio. Then for my engineering fix I'd freelance in somebody else's studio. And I'd set out to build a functional studio exclusive with gear I built from scratch.

But if I did use it to buy gear:

Monitors. I'd spend the whole wad on monitors if that's what it took, but I'm really happy with my Dynaudio BM-15s so I'd probably buy them again. I'd get a bigger Hafler amp, maybe a P4000. $3000

Recorders. A Masterlink and an Ampex AG440C. I'd get 1/2" 3-track heads for the Ampex. $2500

Converters. A DAC-1 and probably the Benchmark ADC as well. $1700

Preamp. Great River MP-2MH and maybe a 1NV. $2800

Microphones. Probably a pair of Royer 121s and a pair of Altec M11s. Also a Beyer M500DX and a big tube vocal mike. $4000

I'd buy a 12" Powerbook too, but I wouldn't worry about getting audio into it other than in the CD-ROM drive. I'd get something to pull digits out of the firewire port to feed the DAC-1 though. I don't know what that device would be, but I bet it would cost about $500. Total $2000

Apple 23" Cinema Display. $2000

Fender '65 Twin Reverb Reissue $1000

Fender Japan 50s Reissue Telecaster $500

Fender Japan 60s Reissue Stratocaster $500
Old 31st March 2004
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Quote:
Originally posted by faeflora
I would ****ing cry.
me too...

when I think "clean slate" I picture the piece of bare ground my cabin/studio is standing on. This time I would make it focking (can we talk jamaican in here?) HUGE, barnlike, etc.

I would attempt pretty much what I have, nice few tracks o'analog, couple great mics, couple great pres, etc.

I would need another $20,000 grand just for instruments...
Old 31st March 2004
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Quote:
Originally posted by Dave Martin
You know, other than a couple of guys who are stricly remote recorders, no one has come up with a recording system that you should actually charge clients to use - it seems like everything mentioned is geared to home studios.

Or is it just me?
I dunno about that...

(1) decent sounding room (with a nice vibe to it)
(1) DAW
(1) cranesone spider
(1) benchmark DAC
(2) decent monitors
(1) nice LD condensor
(1) nice ribbon
(2) decent SD condensors
(a few) 57s and 421s
(1) friendly engineer who knew what the hell they were doing

Hell... i'd book the band to record at that place any day of the week! and i'm not talking bargain basement rates either...

I'm gonna be taking the files away to premix myself and then bringing them to someone else to mix in a mixing suite. Come to think of it, if you put 20k down you could have a pretty effective mixing suite (if you don't have to buy mics and pres). I'd be happy to pay you for that too...

I realize the challenge was to track and mix but i think that's where the problem lies in the first place. If i'm a musician tracking to a 24bit DAW I don't want to be paying for the studio's mixing console... or even their friggin compressors! If i am a musician mixing a project I don't want to be paying for the studio's exotic mic cabinet.

anywho... end of off topic tirade.

cheers,
greg
Old 31st March 2004
  #101
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Soundcraft Ghost or Soundtracs Solo board (3k)
Genelecs 1030 (1k5)
Soundelux U195 (1k)
2 x Neumann KM184 (1k5)
5 x Sennheiser MD421 (1k)
2 x Shure SM57 (150)
Fostex D2424 (2k)
API 3124 (2k5)
2 x Distressors (2k5)
Drawmer 1969 (2k5)
2 x RNC's (350)
Lexicon PCM70 (1k)
Yamaha SPX990 (500)
+ some CD-burner (500)

...something like that...
Old 31st March 2004
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Recorder:
Pre-loved iZ RADAR 24 Classic $5000

Console:
Soundcraft Ghost or Tascam M3700 $3000

Monitors:
Yamaha NS-10M $600

Outboard mic pres/dynamics/fx:
Sytek MPX-4AII 4 channel mic pre $800
Sebatron vmp4000e 4 ch valve mic pre $1400
2 x pre-loved Urei 1176 compressors $2000
2 x pre-loved distressors $2500
2 x RNC 1773 $350
Yamaha Rev 5/7 $250
Lexicon MPX1 $500
Alesis Quadraverb II $300

Mics:
Brauner Phantom C $1200
4 x Sennheiser MD421 $800
Rode NTK valve $500
4 x Shure SM57 $300
2 X MXL603s $180

...and the rest on cables

Old 31st March 2004
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Quote:
Originally posted by Sir Dingo
Recorder:
Pre-loved iZ RADAR 24 Classic $5000

Console:
Soundcraft Ghost or Tascam M3700 $3000

Monitors:
Yamaha NS-10M $600

Outboard mic pres/dynamics/fx:
Sytek MPX-4AII 4 channel mic pre $800
Sebatron vmp4000e 4 ch valve mic pre $1400
2 x pre-loved Urei 1176 compressors $2000
2 x pre-loved distressors $2500
2 x RNC 1773 $350
Yamaha Rev 5/7 $250
Lexicon MPX1 $500
Alesis Quadraverb II $300

Mics:
Brauner Phantom C $1200
4 x Sennheiser MD421 $800
Rode NTK valve $500
4 x Shure SM57 $300
2 X MXL603s $180

...and the rest on cables

Well I was going to chime in, but Ive been beaten to it. That would be perfect imho. And ironically miles away from what Im using now. Man such a "tapeop" vibe right there, im feeling my crisis growing. (check other theads)

*sigh*
Old 1st April 2004
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$20K is tough to get everything, but:

1 stereo set of Schoeps MK5 Cardiod/Omni capsules/amps
1 stereo set of Schoeps MK41 capsules/amps
(2) Millenia Origins
Genex 9000 8ch recorder w/DSD and PCM
1 CD recorder (Tascam, whatever)
build a little transfer console - passive
some active monitors (mackies, adams, whatever is used)
cables/cases

That'll make world class acoustic recordings, to the limit of players and rooms every time.
Old 1st April 2004
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I don't like working on a PC too much, and I've done the digital thing and a bit of analog too... so this is what I'd probably do if you asked me today:

1. A bunch of neat mics. A bunch of standard mics. Some SM57's, Oktava MC012's, AKG C451 (the older ones sound a bit nicer, the new ones are ok too), probably two or three reasonable vocal mics, something like a TLM103, AT4060, probably a Lawson, or a Korby - that sort of thing. MD421, maybe an RE20. Probably an Earthworks mic thrown in there too. A D112 or that sort of mic is nice too. And stands. I've got about 30 mics of various sorts, and I regretted getting a few of them:

AKG C419 - noisy. Really, really noisy.
AT Pro37R - noisy, not great sounding.
AKG C1000 - I just don't like it.
Shure SM58 - I use them live, but almost never while recording. I use the 57's a lot, but not the 58's. Don't really regret these but they're not used a lot in my recordings.

2. At least one really nice mic pre. I like to build mine, so for about $2000 CDN ($1500 US) I've got 6 channels: 2 RCA BA31, 2 homebuilt wideband sort of things, and 2 Neve-like channels.

3. A used 2" 24 track if I could afford it, but one option is a 1/2" or 1" 16 track for rough work and demos (to help keep the tape costs down) and a big machine for 'real' work. If you do this, make sure you get that patchbay... Another option is the Alesis HD24 hard-disk recorder for rough work or digital recording, while keeping the rest of things analog. Or the HD24 for rough work and a 2" for real work. Using the analog tape makes it less critical to have lots of channels of.....

4. Distressor plus one other compressor - 1176, LA4, LA2, or maybe a nice dbx unit? The Alesis 3630's aren't that good. I have three of them, I use them in my live rack now, not for recording work any more. They work as you'd expect them to but after working with the Distressor I realize what I want a compressor to sound like... and a 3630 ain't it. Add to this list when you're making money.

5. Used ADC Bantam (TT) patchbay - plus the cleaning tools.

6. Used Soundcraft (or other decent) 24 or 32 channel board or that sort of thing. After tracking down a strange digital noise in my digital board (it was the power supply radiating some RF that was getting into the A-D converters), I realize that repairing analog boards is much easier.

7. Cables, Neutrik connectors, lots of solder, and ferrite clamp RF suppressors.

8. One real nice reverb. I've got a PCM91 and I like it a lot. Maybe one inexpensive reverb like the Alesis Microverb. Some people like its plate sound.

9. Decent monitors - I like my HR824's, but there are lots of monitors that'll do the job nicely.

10. Acoustic treatment for the control room, tracking room, and iso rooms. Or whatever combination you're using.

11. Beer for an electronic techie friend that can work on getting your board tuned up (cleaned, bad channels fixed, etc) and ground loops tamed.

12. Proper grounding system. Get rid of that hum.

13. Alignment tape for the tape machine.

14. Analog 'scope, digital voltmeter, decent soldering iron with temperature control (if you're doing the wiring, especially). The Weller WCPT series is ok.

I like to work on a split-configured board if I can, so one thing I might look at if I'm not over-budget, is a nice clean 16-track board for mic inputs and submixing to tape, and keep the 24/32 channel board for monitor mix and mixdown.

I don't know where I am for budget but I oughtta be close. Some of the gear may need to be used for the price point but that's what I'd do.
Old 1st April 2004
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Avalon 2022

Seventh Circle N72 kit

Great River MP-2NV (Mercenary Edition)

Helios Stereo Type 69

More mics (add flavor here)

Oh yea a couple of Distressors and an STC8 and maybe two XLogic Channels.

Can I also get a ProControl w/Fader and Edit pack? If not it'll have to be C24.

(Subject to change without notice)

Wow looking back it seems like I need so much.


Next Day Air please.


I guess I forgot the "clean slate" thing...can I just add 20k to what I have now?
Old 1st April 2004
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Quote:
Originally posted by The Guru


wow, this is tough.. I'd have to call the secret
weapon in Boston to get some hookups.
Hey I thought you WERE the hookup in Boston! heh
Old 1st April 2004
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Quote:
Originally posted by Nathanael
$20K is tough to get everything, but:

1 stereo set of Schoeps MK5 Cardiod/Omni capsules/amps
1 stereo set of Schoeps MK41 capsules/amps
(2) Millenia Origins
Genex 9000 8ch recorder w/DSD and PCM
1 CD recorder (Tascam, whatever)
build a little transfer console - passive
some active monitors (mackies, adams, whatever is used)
cables/cases

That'll make world class acoustic recordings, to the limit of players and rooms every time.


mmm yum! Use the Origins for the makeup gain for the little passive console... my compliments to the chef!
Being me I would add a nice 2 or 4 track reel to reel.
Old 1st April 2004
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Hmmm, just looked at the inventory
spreadsheet. I thought 20K was too little, but see I've only got $13K, so
I can still afford the Hardy M2 pres
and a couple of nice mics. Opps,
14 if I count my DAC-1.

I've got a generic PC, Sonar,
16 channels of Delta 1010s,
about 30 mics including
AEA R84s, SM7, RE20, 421, 58s,
57s, Chinese LDCs, neumann
184s, assorted Beyer, EV, etc.

I talk to the 1010s with a
Mackie 1604 and FMR RNC/RMP.
Not gearslutz, but also not
busting close to the limit.

I do a lot of live bands, bluegrass,
etc. that take lots of decent mics
and lots of channels. Fundamental
idea is decent and adequate,
not great. For great, there
are commercial studios.

Or, I might by a boat with $10K
and use the remaining $10K to
buy 200 hours with engineer
at a commercial studio.

Or use the $20K down to buy
a commercial studio, they
are selling for next to nothing.
Old 1st April 2004
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Crane Song Spider $7500 (8 kickass converters, pres, summing, tape knob? how can you pass this up?)
Distressor $1300
UAD-1 $500
Royer 122 $1500
Soundeluxe IFET7 $1850
oktava mc012 pair $200
Some Dynamic mics $1000
Benchmark DAC-1 $950

A-Designs MP-2 or Chandler TG-2 with PSU (of course) $1500? to $1700
Langevin DVC $1600

or....the Seventh Cirlce Audio Pres are quite cheap

Speck ASC $475 or $545 depending on the version
Kurzweil Rumour $550

And why not throw in an RNC. They are cheap enough.
Old 1st April 2004
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I'll try...

Radar 24= $9600

Used Mac G4+monitor=$1000

Digi002=$1100

Tascam converter thingy from (tdif to adat light pipe)=$200

Used ghost 24 le=$3200

Dynaudio Bm6a (I want Adam s2a's not in the budget)=$1960

Chandler TG 2=$1450 (yes I know where to get it) : )

Waves gold bundle= $900

2x sm57 used=$100

I would put any money left over on a soundelux u195
Old 1st April 2004
  #112
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MCI console (how come no one needs a console in here?)
Nice 2" 16 track machine
some cool pres (v72, v76)
Some bang for the buck mic's (Peluso, Stapes)
all of the regular mics (sm57's etc)
a Neumann m269
a linx card
redsrtipe compressor
1176
and some clean compression.
and if money allows a good ribbon mic.
Old 22nd April 2004
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This thread doesn't seem to die. Figured I'd chip in and revive it. Prices are mostly "used"...

Monitering:
- Mackie HR824 Nearfields ($900)
- Benchmark DAC-1 ($750)

Mobile Recording Platform:
- Computer: Apple Powerbook G4 (G5 when they come out) with Firewire ($2500)
- Program: Either Logic 7 (due this summer) or I'd buy an M-Box for PT LE along with Waves Gold ($1000 either way NIB)
- I/O: 2x Mobile I/O 2882 - 8 mic preamps and A/D converters per box. The preamps aren't much to write home about but (according to those who have all this equipment) are cleaner than Digi002 and the A/D is around the quality of Lucid. Pretty amazing box, use them regularly at school.

Mics/Misc:
-Neumann U87 ($1600 used)
-Soundelux U195 ($800 used)
-2x Royer R121 ($1100 apiece)
-2x Josephson C42 ($950 matched pair)
-Shure SM-7B ($200)
-Sennheiser MD-441 ($300)
-Sennheiser MD-421 ($200)
-Shure SM57 ($60)
-Sennheiser e609 Silver ($100)
-Audio-Technica ATM-25 ($100)
-SansAmp Bass Driver DI ($160)
-Cables/stands/etc - $650 (using Quiklok stands)

Basically this mic arrangement would give me the ability to do justice to anything that wanted to be recorded. Lacking in quality LDCs and SDCs but what are you gonna do with $20k...plus the high quality dynamics can make up for this, especially going straight to digital. This also gives me four go-to vocal mics (U87, U195, MD441, SM-7B), none of which would rival a 47 or something but should be enough tonal palette to cover a very wide range of singers comfortably.

Mic Preamps / Outboard:
API 3124+ ($2150 used)
Drawmer 1969 - 2x tube mic pre + 2x tube compressor ($2500)
Distressor ($1300)

Drum tracking would probably go as follows:
U195 (into Drawmer 1969) - Front of Kit
ATM25 (into Drawmer 1969) - Kick close mic
MD441* (into API) - snare top
SM57* - snare side
C42s - Hihat and Ride
R121s (into API) - Overheads
U87 (into API into Distressor) - Room (mono)
e609 Silver* (have it and love it) - Guitar
MD421* - Guitar
SansAmp DI - Bass
SM-7B - Scratch Vox
* indicates that these mics can be swapped any which way depending on the kit and personal taste. Lots of versatility.
Also I'm not a fan of micing toms but if they need to be close-miced than I can sacrifice the FOK and room mics (U195/U87)


The only real major components that I'm lacking are a great A/D (Lavry level) and an analog EQ. However I'm not a fan of EQ on the way in (phase distortion) and so can live with doing that in-the-box. As I mentioned earlier, the 2882s have decent A/D - they trash the Apogee Rosetta in the VT studio.

Total Price = $19,960

Thoughts?

Dave
Old 21st May 2004
  #114
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I think instead of protools for the money you can't beat Ensoniqs Paris, so 3pci boards,with 3mecs,and 3 controllers for $2k(?)
For a real board maybe a neotek for $8k,
2 distressors and an 1176 for comps $4500
a Lawson l47mp $2k,( 4 57's and a d12e used $325 )
$300 for oktava o12's, $2k for some adam monitors
whatevers leftover for a Mac g4 and monitor, wow this is toughheh
daniel
Old 21st May 2004
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Here's my hip-hop studio where ****s could come in with there mpc/asr-10/motif ect and record, mix and master tracks. this would be at an independent level


MICS : $1,445.00
Sure SM7B
Sounddelux U195

PRE’S : $2,825
Great river 1 nv me
Avalon 737sp me

COMPS $1500
Emperical Distressor
Dbx 160 used

EQ: $1075
Api: 550b

EFFECTS $2295
Kurzweil KSP8

SOFTWARE $2499
Samplitude Sequoia

CONTROLLER: $2693
Mackie Control + 2 xpanders

MONITORS: $2499
dynaudio bm15a

AD/DA CONVERTERS: $1,925
mytek adc
benchmark da

HEADPHONES $79
extreme issolation headphones
another pair i cant be bothered looking for

the rest for cables and other ****.

Now all i need is 35000 aus and a sae course and i'm set!!!.
Old 21st May 2004
  #116
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alternatives

heres my 2 cents fwiw.
ive owned high end equipment, but ive also helped friends put
together a pretty decent sounding set up for less than 2k.
it CAN be done. in a time when mega studios worth millions are
having revenue problems i think if your a little songwriter like me its more important to enjoy the journey than obsess over equipment. so what i would do is take the 20k to a banker ,
get a guaranteed return. when i had 2k in appreciation i would get the following and still have 90 per cent sound quality.
its the last ten that costs imho.
amd xp system - 400 $
delta 44 maybe used - 200
powertracks multitrack software - does 24 bit and 48
digital audio tracks - who needs more ? - 29 $
(or N track - 60 $)
a few inexpensive Ev used mics or E series - 400 $
maybe a nice cad gxl condensor - 100 $ ??
build 4 diy mic pre's using ultra low noise transistors
(which is what i have done) - parts cost 50 $
used stereo receiver - 50 $
pair of yorks - 200 $
leaving about 500 $ for other things to make me happy -
maybe add some cheap yard sale guitar amps. for 10 $ each.
i have a couple that sound great.
i think it can be done for a poor mans daw.
but you have to shop wisely.
Old 21st May 2004
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Quote:
Originally posted by manning1
heres my 2 cents fwiw.
ive owned high end equipment, but ive also helped friends put
together a pretty decent sounding set up for less than 2k.
it CAN be done. in a time when mega studios worth millions are
having revenue problems i think if your a little songwriter like me its more important to enjoy the journey than obsess over equipment. so what i would do is take the 20k to a banker ,
get a guaranteed return. when i had 2k in appreciation i would get the following and still have 90 per cent sound quality.
its the last ten that costs imho.
amd xp system - 400 $
delta 44 maybe used - 200
powertracks multitrack software - does 24 bit and 48
digital audio tracks - who needs more ? - 29 $
(or N track - 60 $)
a few inexpensive Ev used mics or E series - 400 $
maybe a nice cad gxl condensor - 100 $ ??
build 4 diy mic pre's using ultra low noise transistors
(which is what i have done) - parts cost 50 $
used stereo receiver - 50 $
pair of yorks - 200 $
leaving about 500 $ for other things to make me happy -
maybe add some cheap yard sale guitar amps. for 10 $ each.
i have a couple that sound great.
i think it can be done for a poor mans daw.
but you have to shop wisely.
Hmmm....is this post appropriate for the Gearslutz forum?
Old 21st May 2004
  #118
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well barf i think its fun sometimes to compare a junk equipment studio and its possibilities with the high end.
its just fun really. ive recorded in both over many years.
for example if you want to hear what a ten dollar diy mic pre (mind you using excellent low noise parts) sounds like
try my site soundclick.com/bmanning and listen to songs like limeyrap ( a comical song) up in the sky, or the dress,
or the smooch song or the siamese cat song( everyone laughs at the last line of this one), now compare to take my love done in a commercial large facility. i would argue there is not a ton of difference. normal consumers in fact have told me they cant hear much difference. in fact ive had more plays on the net and sold more cassettes of the rinky dink diy mic pre made songs than some of my others. so i think there are many factors at play like the song itself. its all just about having lots of fun for me anyway.
Old 21st May 2004
  #119
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This is what I'd do if I had 20 grand for studio gear (which I will never have, ever):

Digital Gear

PC Budget - $700

8 Channels of ADA via ADAT - $2250
http://www.mercenary.com/lucadforad.html

MAudio Lagoon ADAT PCI Interface - $329
http://www.8thstreet.com/product.asp...dio_Interfaces

UAD-1
Studio Pak (to get your first card and all your licences) - $899
http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/UAD1StudioPak/
Project Pak (to get another card for additional power) - $399
http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/UAD1ProjectPak/

Waves Native Master Bundle - $675
http://www.8thstreet.com/product.asp...egory=Software

Samplitude Pro v 7.0 - $1000

Mics
Soundelux U195 - $1150
http://www.mercenary.com/soundeluxu195.html

Shure KSM44 - $699

(2) Josephson C42 - $800
http://www.cascademedia.net/cgi-bin/...ml?id=nZzyk2kn

Shure SM7 - $200 (used)

(4) Shure SM57 (used) - $225

AEA R84 Ribbon - $1000

Audix D6 - $170

Earthworks TC30K - $1,150.00

Preamps

GREAT RIVER ELECTRONICS MP-2NV Mercenary Edition - $2150

AVALON DESIGN AD2022 - Dual Mono Pure Class A Preamplifier - $2250

Sytek - $800

Compression

(3) RNCs – $525

(1) Distressor - $1300

Monitoring

Mackie HR824 - $699
http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/HR824/

Cabling - $1000 or so.
Old 21st July 2005
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i would get:

4 API'S 512 in a lunchbox
2 John Hardy'S
2 Great Rivers


spent the rest on the room

cheers

alex
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