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What to do with $1000?
Old 4th June 2011
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What to do with $1000?

Hey there,

I've got a new studio coming up. My current arsenal includes:

Presonus Firestudio Project
Imac G5 2.0ghz dual core 2gb ram
Audix D2 x2
Audix D4 x1
AKG D112 x1
Shure Sm57 x1
Shure Sm58 x1
Rode NT1-A x1
Cascade Fathead x1

I'm thinking about getting a new vocal mic, and possibly a preamp. These are the ideas I'm throwing around.

Shure SM7b
Neumann TLM103
Mohave Audio MA-200
AT 4060
AT 4047
Rode K2
AKG C414

FMR RNP
Universal Audio 110 Solo

Please advise!!!
Old 4th June 2011
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Originally Posted by Ornithopter View Post

Please advise!!!
I like the mics you listed, with the exception of the TLM103. The FMR mic pre is good but if you dont need a ton of gain, the Presonus should be fine. For $500 Id rather have another mic. Make sure the room you record in sounds good or is well treated.
Old 4th June 2011
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Do you have room treatment and decent monitors?
Old 4th June 2011
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I have a pair of Yamaha HS50m's... sorry forgot to list that. The vocal booth is very well treated, and have o-k treating in the tracking/controls rooms.
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Originally Posted by cdog View Post
I like the mics you listed, with the exception of the TLM103. The FMR mic pre is good but if you dont need a ton of gain, the Presonus should be fine. For $500 Id rather have another mic. Make sure the room you record in sounds good or is well treated.
which of these mics have you used and which one or combination would you recommend?
Old 4th June 2011
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The Shure Sm7 and AT 4050 will cover a lot of ground. I'm trying to save for a Miktek Cv4 though. You may want to look into it, but is a little over your budget.
Old 4th June 2011
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If you want to get your hands really dirty with some nice pre's. Then check out

DIY Mic Preamp Kits - Seventh Circle Audio

You can DIY or you can pay a little extra to get it assembled and then put it in the chassis and power supply. If you want to upgrade your pre's that will put you in boutique land.

As for the mic's

Award-winning microphone engineering from Michael Joly

This guy mods cheap mics and makes them sound beyond their price tag. You should check them out. U87 alternative sounds great
Old 4th June 2011
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What to do with $1,000?

Hmmmmmm.... Put it in the bank!

If you are hurtin' for more mics, the AT 4047 is pretty darn nice and sounds much different than any mic you currently own.
Old 4th June 2011
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Save your $1000.00 towards a new Quad Core iMac

Both in processing power and RAM and with the G5 iMac heat issues
and logic board failures, you're running on borrowed time
on those machines.
Old 4th June 2011
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I love how musicians and recording dudes are.

I have money, how can i spend it??
Old 4th June 2011
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I have money and it's burning a hole in me pocket.

It's too easy to fritter away your savings on "affordable" items,
when it is better in some cases to keep saving and take your
gear to a new level of quality.

My new MacBook Pro Quad is something like 8 times faster
than my 2.0 D.P. G5 tower loaded with 5 GB RAM.

The new software requires a mighty powerful machine
and tons of storage, so you're due for an upgrade.
Old 4th June 2011
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Vegas is calling....
Old 4th June 2011
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I wouldn't buy anything right now, cause since you ask, it seems like you don't need anything in particular right now. You will find out very soon what you need, and then you'll be happy to have $1000 to buy it.
Cause once you think you have everything you need, you always find out that you still need sth. else.
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