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Meh, could be better... not bad for a beginner.
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Pretty good set-up... just a few more needs.
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Old 14th November 2009
Gear Nut
Wake's Avatar

Rate my rig!

Hey guys, I'm new to this forum and by way of introduction I'd like to say that this seems like a pretty cool e-hangout.

I'm mostly an electro-pop artist and SO far I've got;

Mac 2.67khz 8-core with 16gbs ram and 25, 23, and 19 inch displays running Snow
Logic Pro 9 studio
Virus Ti2 Keyboard
Moog Little Phatty St. 2
DSI Tetr4
Korg MicroKorg XL
Yamaha CS1x
Korg Electribe ER-1
Yamaha RGAX2 Elec. guitar
Baby taylor acoustic
Focus Rite liquid mix 16
Kore 2 with Komplete 5
Sylent1, Omnisphere, Nexus, Ozone 4.
Karma k-58 mic, SE reflexion filter
KRK Rokit 5s G2
M-Audio Axiom 49
Audiokontrol 1 interface
Behringer 6 channel mixer.

I think the first thing that needs upgrading is my mixer/interface situation. I was thinking the project mix? Thoughts?

Eventually I'd like to get a Korg SV-1 88 and a guitar with active pickups.
Old 14th November 2009
Lives for gear

also might want a sub to accompany those rp5s And maybe a nice vocal mic. Maybe a nice acoustic one too. Few nice pres and a new interface and you could probably do anything!
Old 14th November 2009 | Show parent
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-1 for the sub - get a proper pair of full range monitors. I'm a huuge fan of Adam's speakers in general - but I'm also convinced I need to give Focal and Barefoot a listen at some point. K&H also make some great monitors, although I prefer the options from Adam personally. The KRKs are good for the price though...

I wouldn't go for the Project Mix either - prosumer nonsense IMO. Get a good 'box with plugs on it' (RME/Metric Halo) so you know you're paying for good converters and reliability, as opposed to the marketing/feature-set which most of these 'multiple things in one box' solutions seem to orientate around.

If you want something with moving faders, get a box with moving faders - your interface should be kept separate IMO. A Mackie control or something from Euphonix + a good interface will give you far more bang for your buck. It'll cost you more, but that's because it's proper gear.

Just my 2c. I quite like your collection of synths/bleepy things...
Old 15th November 2009 | Show parent
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Wake's Avatar

I'd love to get some more opinions.
Old 30th November 2009 | Show parent
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Wake's Avatar

Ok so I sold the axiom 49 and behringer mixer and added;

Mackie Onyx 820i mixer w/ firewire interface
M-audio dmp3 pre for my new...
shure sm7b
sennheisser HD 600 cans
UAD-2 Solo flexi with the Empirical Labs FATSO plugin.

I Need another plugin and I still have about 250 in credit on the the UAD site.. I was thinking the SPL transient designer or the the Neve 88RS channel strip.

Anyway, on my list of possible adds...

Mackie Universal Control Pro
Korg SV-1 for a piano style keys and sounds OR i an AKAI 88 key controller for considerably less money and stick to my electrik piano/acoustik piano/kontakt sounds.
a UBK fatso hardware unit.
eventually a DSI poly evolver PE
Old 1st December 2009
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Originally Posted by Wake View Post
I'm mostly an electro-pop artist...

You absolutely NEED funky, dirty, grabby, nasty little hardware compressors in your rack. Don't spend more than $300 per, preferably closer to $75 per.

There are too many to list but just hop on ebay and odds are if it was made before ~1992 and costs less than $300 you should get it. If you hate it you can simply resell it for exactly what you paid (or slightly more if you know how to write a good ad).

Plugins simply will not give you the kind of attitude and spank your genre lives for.

Gregory Scott - ubk
Old 1st December 2009 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by u b k View Post
You absolutely NEED funky, dirty, grabby, nasty little hardware compressors in your rack. Don't spend more than $300 per, preferably closer to $75 per.
Alesis Nanocomp

Audio Arts 1200

Orban 412a

Valley People Dynamite

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