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PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 2:11 am 
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Hello All.
If you would have the opportunity to invest some money into your studio that has the following equipment so far:
Motif ES 7
AW16G
MG16/6FX mixer
ART MPA Gold MIC preamplifier
Yamaha HS 80 monitors.
Shure and Sennheiser Mics.

What is it that you would add to it .

I am going to buy some studio furniture (Argosy Dual 15 Keyboard workstation)

Thanks guys. All help is greatly appreciated.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 2:32 am 
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Depends on the situation obviously, but i'd probably go for some acoustic room treatment.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 5:07 am 
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Decent closed back headphones, A Large Diaphram Mic if you don't have one yet. I really like my sub in my monitoring system. I don't let it work very hard, so as not to overly colour my perception as I mix, but i wouldn't want to be without it now.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 6:14 am 
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Hi,
I'd be looking at a headphone amp with 8 outputs (I have a Behringer that works great), a few pairs of Sony 7506 headphones, and some extensions so your artists can wear them wherever they sit, and the girlfriends can have some too :) Individual volume for everyone is a very nice bonus. The 7506 are industry standard and will keep you happy. They're also great for getting bass levels dialed in.

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Behringer-P ... 1125806.gc
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Sony-MDR-75 ... 1126810.gc

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 6:17 am 
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Oh yeah, I missed that you didn't have the large diaphragm mic. That's a must have. You don't have to spend a bundle. If you're just having fun and recording with your friends and such, you can get by easily for under $200. And like everything else, you can mortgage your house, or bust out your wallet if it's fat and spend a gazillion dollars... LOL

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 6:26 am 
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Thanks Beerosaur.
good advice. 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 6:34 am 
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what about power conditioners or external compressors. Who sells the large diaphragm mics? which one is good to have?


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 7:06 am 
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An SM-57 is a studio mainstay (I have 5 of 'em) at least two for stereo. A ribbon mic , a tube mic , a pair of LDCs and SDCs outa cover you in most sits.

A breath controller and an external usb HD for the Motif are a definate plus.

A software DAW will also integrate well with your setup for mastering and running soft synths from the midi out of the ES.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 8:59 pm 
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What kind of budget are we talking about?

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Romeo Sierra Bravo wrote:
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what's that ? :lol:

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Something that people without oil have to take into account.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 12:56 am 
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It looks as if I could spend up to 5 grand.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 5:49 am 
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Ahhh, a whole new animal then! With 5 grand to spend...buahahahahaha!

mics, headphone amp, headphones, acoustic treatment and this:
http://solodeals.com/Digidesign-Digi-00 ... ce=froogle

The Digi003 will be the best money you ever spend on recording stuff... ever! And if you get a good handle on it, it's cake to make a few dollars on the side with it. BONUS!!

You'll come in under $5000 and have a bitchin' studio.


PS. Better get a nice @#$%#@ chair, cuz you won't be getting up from your studio for weeks!

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 5:59 am 
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8) beerosaur :wink:
I want to spend someof the money on studio furniture that most off all hides cables. My wife is getting upset to say the least LOL.
However, considering the set up I have at this time and not being able to pull up any more information on the site you send me..............what would it improve?

I am pretty happy with the ES and by now, after the usual steep learning curve, can actually work the darn thinsg after my liking.
I will post a pic of what I have soon, but I believe you see pretty much in the Avatar how the walls etc look.
Sound improvement is on my mind................or should I go for the 4418 ?

Difficult time for me to decide and lots of beer :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 3:34 am 
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Leob,
The Digi003 will basically replace your AW1600 and interface it all with Protools LE on your computer. It records much, much clearer than the AW1600 and the editing is a breeze when you have two computer monitors to look at rather than a little screen. The 003 gives you 18 simultaneous ins/outs, phantom power, killer mic preamps and headphone sends for your headphone amp and your control room :) You'll install a PCI card in your computer to handle all the analog/digital conversions and it's super clean. I don't remember what the track count is up to now, but it's ATLEAST 32 audio tracks and unlimited MIDI tracks.

Here's another description of the 003:
http://www.8thstreet.com/product.asp?Pr ... Interfaces

And here's one for the software you'll get with it...(it's mac and PC compatible depending on which version you install):
http://www.macmusic.org/software/view.p ... n/id/1414/

This software is what's used in almost every major studio, they of course have a much more expensive setup, but if you learn this, you can pop into any studio and know what's going on and even work their stuff once you stare at it for a couple of minutes.

A word of warning though, this thing needs a pretty modern computer. This software and hardware mean business Leob, it's serious, professional grade stuff and it wants ALL of your computer resources. Ideally, your computer will do nothing else but protools. Mine isn't even online...nothing but protools and some other audio apps which I only run one at a time. You may end up spending the remainder of the 5 grand on a pc or upgrading yours! LOL, but totally worth it man :) If you have a newish computer, you should be ok... but look carefully at these two links if you're considering it. They are pretty specific about the Windows versions and computer hardware that it'll work with.

http://www.digidesign.com/index.cfm?lan ... emid=30489
http://www.digidesign.com/index.cfm?lan ... emid=28565

Hope this sheds a little more light on it. And don't be intimidated by all this, once you have it all hooked up and going (the hardest part) it's a piece of cake to work and you're always welcome to call if you get stuck. You will not regret this purchase (if you are compatible!) I promise! If you're not compatible and you buy it, you will jump out of your window,hunt me down and kill me.

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Romeo Sierra Bravo! hahahahahah, just saw that...

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