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"If I could have --------- then my recordings would be perfect.
Old 17th May 2003
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"If I could have --------- then my recordings would be perfect.

Name the one piece of gear you feel would take your work, to another level.
Old 17th May 2003
  #2
I want a secretary!

Or PT HD

Old 17th May 2003
  #3
There is only one
 
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great musicians with killer songs and high creativity.
Old 17th May 2003
  #4
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A well rehearsed band.
Old 17th May 2003
  #5
Gear Addict
 
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SNAP (nearly)
Old 17th May 2003
  #6
Don
Gear Maniac
 
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Some good AD/DA converters..To the next level anyways..of course that would affect everything else..The cycle would continue..LOL
Old 17th May 2003
  #7
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Re: "If I could have --------- then my recordings would be perfect.

Quote:
Originally posted by Jules
Name the one piece of gear you feel would take your work, to another level.
George Massenburg!

Err...Does a person count as a piece of gear?
Old 17th May 2003
  #8
The Distressor's "daddy"
 
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I actually think I would still like to have an older SSL console. (I see people cringing!). A G series I think? I just like the patching and the ready to go EQ on every channel. Working fast is really important so you can get to the basic sound quickly, and then spend your time playing and tweaking the wierd stuff.

I dont think going thru pages of menus on a computer is an intuitive, fast, or comfy way to work. Give me knobs, please.
Old 17th May 2003
  #9
Lives for gear
 
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Re: "If I could have --------- then my recordings would be perfect.

Quote:
Originally posted by Jules
Name the one piece of gear you feel would take your work, to another level.
For me, it would be a great sounding recording space and a great sounding control room to call my own! God knows, I have enough gear at this point...
Cheers,
John
Old 17th May 2003
  #10
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a barn
Old 17th May 2003
  #11
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a bigger mo everything room

close second choices include....

some dandy console (trident, ssl, mci)
atomic squeezebox
more crane song stuff
a soundelux 251
more ad converters (maybe prism)
Old 17th May 2003
  #12
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orville
dpa mics
one of those new trident mini boards, or a tl audio tube tracker
some way to run rtas plugins in logic.
Old 17th May 2003
  #13
Too many things....

Right now:
HEDD
or
PTHD

One day
A classic console:
API, Helios or even second level like Cadac or Audix.
Also some decent mics to record with.
Old 17th May 2003
  #14
There is only one
 
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Quote:
Originally posted by Dave Derr
I dont think going thru pages of menus on a computer is an intuitive, fast, or comfy way to work. Give me knobs, please.
i just use shortcut keys. no menus needed.
Old 17th May 2003
  #15
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PT HD3
my mics back from SPA
Full time assistant engineer (GM would be just fine)
non addictive hyper stimulants that don't burn holes in my gray matter
Full time PT slave laborer/Digidesign Master Tech for when PT starts fugging up.
Old 17th May 2003
  #16
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Re: Re: "If I could have --------- then my recordings would be perfect.

Quote:
Originally posted by paterno
For me, it would be a great sounding recording space and a great sounding control room to call my own!...
Bingo! This is my "ball & chain" also... my soul for a real space!
Old 17th May 2003
  #17
jon
Capitol Studios Paris
 
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Some really well-done, original new music performed by great talent.

More condenser mics and good pres in general.

A couple of Mike Spitz ATR108C tape machines -- each with Aria electronics and swappable 2" 8-track and 1" 2-track heads.

A couple of Pultecs, GML 8200s, EAR comps, Neve comps, Groove Tube Vipres, and 8-packs of 1073s. An EMT 250.

Another 32 channels on the SSL.

A second control room just for myself.

A really great studio manager and accountant.
Old 17th May 2003
  #18
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I lack some microphones, but I'm working on it

dealing some km64, U-67, maybe a Brauner, AEA 84 ...

have nice pre, nice converters ...

May be a 1/2 inche 2 track for mixdown, a couple of Cranesong trackers ...

Let's be frank, it never end

malice
Old 18th May 2003
  #20
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One thing and Only one thing........
Great big bucket loads of TALENT Please........

Anyone with enough talent and the gear I already have, could convince a major to GIVE them the space and the gear to do with as they pleased......

Of course it would mean obscene amounts of talent......
But then you did'nt set any limits.....

I'll just go and polish my toilet seat.,........

Max\
Old 18th May 2003
  #21
Here for the gear
 
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Quote:
"If I could have --------- then my recordings would be perfect."

a winning lottery ticket
Old 18th May 2003
  #22
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yeah man to the winning ticket!!!!



And 6 months to pick Bob Olhssons' brain....
Old 18th May 2003
  #23
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Gotta agree with better bands/musicians
or at least better bands/musicians that are
willing to work with me.

Not that my gear lust isn't high,
some Royers or AEAs, some John Hardy
or Great Rivers, etc.

But drummers who can keep time,
singers who can stay in tune,
etc. would let me work on getting better
faster than getting more cool gear.

(opps, will I get kicked off Gearslutz for
saying this ?)
Old 18th May 2003
  #24
The Distressor's "daddy"
 
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Quote:
Originally posted by alphajerk
i just use shortcut keys. no menus needed.
I wish Shortcut keys could do everything.

Like....Whats the shortcut key for patching drum tracks 1 - 20 panned L-R into tape send 16 & 17 to a dBx sub generator, back thru channel 47 & 48 with the comps linked, on 2:1 attack slow, with -3 dB @ 500 .8 oct BW, +1 @100 1 oct wide? And I want tracks 1 - 20 out of the main buss and I want metering on the drum submix on ch 47 - 48. Oh... and of course tracks 47 & 48 are to be automated, linked to track 47 so I only have to move that one fader.

Im still gonna need to solo that one tom track whose gate opens up with the snare sometimes, so i can mute it with autmation, or tweak the gates sidechain with EQ.

(Laughing)

There are things you can do on a large format board thats pretty immediate and hard to do elsewhere, as quick. Course it aint cheap.... nor portable
Old 18th May 2003
  #25
As far as something tangible goes, I would say a pair of $20K+ Mastering speakers with an acoustically balanced control room to match.
Old 18th May 2003
  #26
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Prepared/inspired players!
More Time!!!
Old 18th May 2003
  #27
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A loving, understanding woman, which is exited, when I tell her: Darling, I just bought a Phoenix DRS-2 preamp ! Yeeha
Old 18th May 2003
  #28
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Better muso's is a a given.. Although can I have mine with talent and songs And please sir a band that listens and puts parts down not for their egos..

Better rooms.. Actually working on this now...Will hopefully have final plan early next week..

More gear but of course really cheap....
Old 18th May 2003
  #29
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More Mr. Bouncy!


Oh, and some more cables and mic stands

Old 18th May 2003
  #30
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I'll sort of mirror some of the above posts, and say "the right producer/engineer" since I generally am only recording my own stuff and would really benefit from another person to work with.

in terms of something tangible, I've got a lot of really insane stuff, the only "gear" thing holding me back from a really great sound is a terrific control room and live room.

and that whole "I need a good producer/engineer" thing.

but I'm working on that. :-)
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