Im building a studio and i need some help with equipment selection

Discussion in 'Studio' started by KarateChop, Feb 14, 2017.

  1. fiction

    fiction Platinum Record

    Jun 21, 2011
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    How true!
  2. fraifikmushi

    fraifikmushi Audiosexual

    Jul 17, 2014
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    I think there is something fundamental being left out here:
    What is @KarateChop going to record?
    Bands? Drums? Gits? Then you need more microphones.
    Voice, probably your own? Is it going to be a project studio for your own solo project? Then you don't need as much channels and I would switch the consoles for an analog summing mixer and a daw controller, freeing funds you can invest into monitoring.
    Speaking of monitoring. Don't home in on specific monitors yet. There are two ways to approach this: either you plan and build the room in symbiosis with the monitors, or you build the room first and then choose monitors, after trying them out in your studio
  3. mercurysoto

    mercurysoto Audiosexual

    Nov 23, 2011
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    The bottom of the rabbit hole, next to Alice's
    Sorry if I sound like a party pooper, but I think better planning is required if any (real) purchase is about to happen:

    @KarateChop is listing SSL 40-input desks (plus another console and desk !), but choosing to buy just 2 vocal mics, one analog preamp and one bus compressor.

    What are the other 38 inputs for? Either a bigger and harder-to-put-together mic cabinet needs to be considered, or like said before, a smaller interface. Without a question, pro studios draw the line from home studios not by their input count alone, but rather by the analog mic/preamp/processor collection per input channel they offer.

    Like suggested before, you need to define priorities and necessities before your list could be serious.
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  4. subGENRE

    subGENRE Audiosexual

    Sep 8, 2011
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    This is good advice, because some rooms just cant handle some monitors properly.
  5. dondada

    dondada Producer

    Jan 2, 2015
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    six grand for 32ch io and a bit of dsp seems "overkill" to me. since we still dont know what it is you want to do.
    my guess is you expect a lot of mixing jobs. + some recording so how abput this scenario.
    wait a few months and get the slate 8ch io bundle with 6 mics for 3k. and ad the orion 32 for under 2k.
    that still left you with 1 or 2k for some uad dsp.
    just an idea ;)
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