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Help me choose what is essential and what can wait!
Old 20th October 2013
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Help me choose what is essential and what can wait!

I'm diving into Post Production (games included) from mostly doing music (recording, mixing). I've put together a sort of wishlist for gear I'd want/need for this work (recording, mixing, sound design, etc.). I can finally afford to buy some of this but not all.

Here's a list of what I currently have:

Yamaha HS80m monitors
Avid Artist Mix
Apogee Duet 2
Pro Tools 10/11
Logic Pro 9/X
Kensington Expert Trackball
3x SM57
1x Beta52
2x Sterling Audio ST31 Matched Pair
1x Blue Baby Bottle
1x Senn MKH416
Mic stands/clips
Komplete 8
NI: Damage


Here's the list of gear/plugins/software that I'm looking into:

Behritone ($130)
Sound Forge ($300)
Waves Gold ($800)
SoundToys Bundle ($250)
IR Reverb - Altiverb ($600)
Izotope Trash (Distortion) ($250)
The Glue (Compressor) ($100)
NI: Kinetic Metal ($100)
Fabfilter Pro Series ($300 or $600)
Rode NT4 ($530)
Rhode Blimp ($300)
Rhode Boom Pole ($150)
Zoom H6 ($400)

Sound Libraries:
Sound Ideas 6000 ($995)
Hollywood Edge Premiere Edition ($750)


I'm wondering what people think would be best to buy now and what would be best to hold off on?

Also, definitely would like any more recommendations for gear/plugins.

Thanks so much!
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