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Old 3 weeks ago
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How to spend 5K?

Current studio Gear.

-MacBook Pro 2017 16GB Ram i7
-Duet 2 Interface
-Pro Tools 12, Reason 11, Logic X
-Izotope full suite, Sound Toys full suite, Sugar Bytes randoms, Best available Freeware, more plugins.
-Blue Bird, 58’s, 57’s, AKG D5, Microphone accessories.
- Auralex Producer Max
-Plenty of guitar gear all boutique
-Fender PBass
-Akai MPK52


What I need.
- 16 input interface combination, preferably with 16 pre amps
- extra microphones, cables, stands.



What I’m thinking.
- Apogee Ensemble + Slate VRS8 w/ 1 ML-1 and 4 ML - 2.
- I’d also like to consider other options for $ distribution like is there a control surface I should acquire first opposed to utilizing mouse and keyboard.


What I Do.
- Singer/Songwriter/Production
- Completing music and Production degree stunning Berklee College of Music
- Would like to record more 4-5 piece bands
- Continue to grow my home studio slowly into a full pro studio.


Help me spend my money, I’d love any suggestions. If you have a great recommendation please let me
Hear your testimonies as to why you’d recommend XYZ and also where you believe the money is best spent. I value each of your opinions, please be honest and understand that I am not opposed to any advice.

Cheers!

TL;DR
I want to spend this money, help me make an educated decision.
Old 3 weeks ago
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Kyle P. Gushue's Avatar
Since your in the acoustics forum, its appropriate i suggest you put that 5k into improving the sonic quality of your room.

That said an antelope Orion studio, and a focusrite ISA 424 would give you a nice upgrade in quality as far as gear goes. Or a ua apollo x and an isa. You could also go with a lower quality but good interface like a motu 828 es, or focusrite clarett, and get the digital i/o card for the ISA 424 or 828, or other pre amp with digital out and good built in conversion.

That said good acoustics are necessary. Otherwise you get really good recordings of crappy sounding rooms.
Old 3 weeks ago
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Jens Eklund's Avatar
How to spend 5k?

... invest in BTC and ETH and cash out in 2-3 years.
Old 2 weeks ago
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Originally Posted by Jens Eklund View Post
How to spend 5k?

... invest in BTC and ETH and cash out in 2-3 years.
I know John Brandt is really into it. Is that a common Acoustician's thing?



OP: hire an acoustician you pay in BTC
Old 2 weeks ago
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Originally Posted by JayPee View Post
I know John Brandt is really into it. Is that a common Acoustician's thing?
Acousticians need to make money somehow you know …
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