3nity

$15K for studio gear.
« on: November 20, 2011, 09:24:47 PM »
A friend of mine called me today asking to help him set his new studio.
he has 15K to spend on nice converters/software/mics, mic pres and monitors.

At this price range what are your sugestions on gear?
Im about to propose for Linx converter Aurora 16..ive read really good things about them.
Gonna match them with a protool HD core card and protool hd.

For mics on my experience ...still not sure though...maybe Neumann.
Mic preamps maybe some nice diy ..
Monitors??? maybe some nice focals..

All advice would be greatly apreciated.
Thanks
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Rochey

Re: $15K for studio gear.
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2011, 09:54:26 PM »
Tell him to spend 10k on the room acoustics and 5k on equipment!
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Re: $15K for studio gear.
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2011, 09:57:19 PM »
And another 10 grand on wiring.
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3nity

Re: $15K for studio gear.
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2011, 09:59:37 AM »
Actually those 15K its just for gear.
The room and acoustics are taken care by someone else!  ;)

Keep coming your comments and sugestions..
Life is a path, death the destination.

abechap024

Re: $15K for studio gear.
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2011, 10:03:27 AM »
Room Acoustics > Mics > Pre-amps > Convertors

Then who knows what kind of comps/eqs he wants. A lot can be done TB now-a-days. Maybe a couple hardware compressors to track with. Gssl and 1176 :)

Unless he is one that prefers all analog gear.  ;D
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Rob Flinn

Re: $15K for studio gear.
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2011, 10:58:53 AM »
What are you guys talking about, at least $10k should be spent on plugins  ;)
regards Rob

Rochey

Re: $15K for studio gear.
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2011, 11:26:14 AM »
and the other $5K on anti virus ;)
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mulletchuck

Re: $15K for studio gear.
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2011, 11:37:31 AM »
tell him to check out my Chuck's Racks thread.   That whole package was ~$5500 including shipping.   2 API pres, 2 Neve pres, 2 1176s, a GSSL clone and Jeff's VC528 fader stage.  All inside a single 11-slot 51x rack, and another 11-slot sittin' ready to go.   mind you, that was for kits only, nothing pre-assembled. 
www.youtube.com/mulletchuck for all my recordings

3nity

Re: $15K for studio gear.
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2011, 12:28:41 PM »
However i built 4 x access-312 for 550$.. 2 x 1272 for 250$....
1 x 1084 EQ for only 450$..so its kinda relates to the $$ you want to pay.
nice pix on your thread though...

Thanks
Life is a path, death the destination.

mulletchuck

Re: $15K for studio gear.
« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2011, 01:15:00 PM »
However i built 4 x access-312 for 550$.. 2 x 1272 for 250$....
1 x 1084 EQ for only 450$..so its kinda relates to the $$ you want to pay.
nice pix on your thread though...

Thanks

yeesh, you must've had parts left over from other builds!   Yeah, i went with complete kits for everything so I wouldn't have to think.   If your friend has any build experience he might be able to save the way you did, but if not and he's willing to put in the time, then kits are the way to go.   Each channel is roughly $500 in my box when all is said and done.
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3nity

Re: $15K for studio gear.
« Reply #10 on: November 21, 2011, 01:18:12 PM »
Good!
So we set our eyes on the Lynx converters with a HD card to go with protools 10 HD
For monitors i have our dear friend Bluzzi (1084 guy) who recommends the Focals ...

Thats for now!

Life is a path, death the destination.

mrclunk

Re: $15K for studio gear.
« Reply #11 on: November 21, 2011, 01:46:11 PM »
You totally sure you guys need PT HD? Its a vast investment...

Maybe PT Native or Even PT 10.LE would be a better route.
With the new macs you can record with small buffer settings these days.
Just saying as i didn't realise the tiny latencies achievable until recently.

Personally i'd rather put the money into mics & outboard.



3nity

Re: $15K for studio gear.
« Reply #12 on: November 21, 2011, 01:54:03 PM »
Well you are right..
But they plan on have a bigger studio i run on PTLE and im happy but they have a bigger goal.
however im pretty happy with my 002 rack running ptle 8.

Life is a path, death the destination.

mulletchuck

Re: $15K for studio gear.
« Reply #13 on: November 21, 2011, 05:21:33 PM »
that's right.  Clients are still very ignorant, and they want all the shiny flashy LEDs over sound quality any day of the week. 
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3nity

Re: $15K for studio gear.
« Reply #14 on: November 21, 2011, 05:36:24 PM »
On the other hand.
I plan to build them some preamps, eqs and comps.

Microphones still not decided..AKGs or geffells.
Thnaks
Life is a path, death the destination.

3nity

Re: $15K for studio gear.
« Reply #15 on: November 21, 2011, 08:50:04 PM »
Prootols would work with any card and converter now isnt it right??
Thanks.
Life is a path, death the destination.

Re: $15K for studio gear.
« Reply #16 on: November 21, 2011, 08:58:19 PM »
It will, the difference is in the latency, HD systems are super low, and native (no PCI card) are at the will of the buffer.

Brolik

Re: $15K for studio gear.
« Reply #17 on: November 22, 2011, 02:54:16 PM »
look into the HD Native rig to save some money over the full bore HDX systems. The HD Native will set you back a few grand less than the HD Core/Accel card setup, but runs totally on the computers processing, which works better with the release of each new, beastly Mac Pro model.

Re: $15K for studio gear.
« Reply #18 on: November 22, 2011, 10:13:45 PM »
look into the HD Native rig to save some money over the full bore HDX systems. The HD Native will set you back a few grand less than the HD Core/Accel card setup, but runs totally on the computers processing, which works better with the release of each new, beastly Mac Pro model.

I can vouch for HD|Native being awesome, I actually prefer it over TDM rigs now cause of how well it handles RTAS plugins, I only run into problems when using too many instances of AutoTune (sorry) and/or virtual instruments otherwise it's fantastic.

pucho812

Re: $15K for studio gear.
« Reply #19 on: November 23, 2011, 12:49:38 AM »
look into the HD Native rig to save some money over the full bore HDX systems. The HD Native will set you back a few grand less than the HD Core/Accel card setup, but runs totally on the computers processing, which works better with the release of each new, beastly Mac Pro model.

I can vouch for HD|Native being awesome, I actually prefer it over TDM rigs now cause of how well it handles RTAS plugins, I only run into problems when using too many instances of AutoTune (sorry) and/or virtual instruments otherwise it's fantastic.

and rtas has been made obsolete with pro tools 10. with pro tools 11 you willl be required to have new all new digi hardwear as it will obsolete the current crop of avid/digi hardware.  there is not much that pro tools really does more of or better then other daws.  I used to be  have to stay current with latest releases of pro tools but now it's not as necessary. Your better off holding off and getting a used hd system on the cheap it may not be pro tools 10 but will still be a great system,
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