I've never seen anything but 8-) on the Dynaudio BM6A's.
And I quite like them myself wish I had your budget.
I'm doing an upgrade to my studio. I've pretty much figured out the new plug-ins, addt'l drives, computer monitors, etc. Also some cosmetic stuff, new producers desk and the like.
I need some suggestions on speakers for, obviously, film & video audio post production. I'm trying to keep it under $2,000.00 if I can. I've been looking at the Genelec 8030 Triple Play set-up; I've used Genelecs before and liked working with them. What are all of you using in this price range (up to $2,500.00 if I must). It must have a sub!
Also, anyone using a switching system for powered monitors? I'm a gunna need one o' dem thar thingies 'ez well.
Peace to all,
A craftsman knows how to avoid mistakes,
An artist knows how to use them. - Randy Thom
Thanks Golli, I'll check 'EM out.
My "budget" entails selling just about everything I own of value that I'm not going to need and putting myself into hock up to my eyeballs in an effort to get the business off of the ground. My reel is looking/sounding good, and I've missed out on some good gigs because I was under-equipped and didn't have a high speed broad band internet connection. So I'm taking a big chance. Fingers crossed and breath held... here I go!
Forgot to tell you that I demo'ed the BM15A's, a week ago..............WOW. A bit over your budget though (and mine :x ).
Wish you the best of luck.
check out a bunch of speakers....basically it boils down to whatever sounds good to you. personally, i have been a big fan of tannoy and have used them for years. i have a pair of lgm 12's and i wouldn't part with them for anything in the world. i got dv toolkit by the way and my distributor sent me a movie he wants me to post....sweeten the audio, mix and create some m & e tracks. i charged him 3k for the job.....hope i didn't undercut myself.
If you are into the mix on that film already, you probably realized you under bid considerably. Small houses out here get $250 per hour for mix time, making a three day mix, $6000. thats not counting editorial, foley, ADR, print master, and foreign. I don't know what prices are like in N.Y., but I gotta think they're comperable.
As far as monitors are concerned, it's all what you are used to. My 5.1 consists of Event 20/20 bas and the 20/20 sub. I know these speakers, so my mixes translate. Don't forget the Auratones.
Charles Dayton C.A.S.
Twisted Avocado Studios
i know i underbid, but i'm not a post house, i'm working out of my home and right now just trying to get a few films under my belt. post is a new world for me, been a recording engineer for 20+ years but for music production. so far have posted 3 films, 2 of my own and one paid client. so far so good the client was so happy he's sending me 3 more movies to do. i raised my price a little and he's still cool with that. as far as speakers go, i agree, whatever you're used to. i'm used to my tannoys....have had them for 15 years and they've never let me down. right now getting used to the dv toolkit software, also have Avid express and digi 002 rack. 8 channels of Neve mic pres, 4 channels of gml eq's, Avalon compressors and a nice mic collection so adr and foley are a breeze, and so is scoring and dialog editing. it's the sweetening and movie mixing i need more experience with. any advise is always welcome.
Im on the fence currently about this as well. I cant decide between a pair of BM6A's or Mackie HR626's. I like the THX pm3 cert feature of the Mackie series, and it also seems that they would sit nicely atop a console. Which would be better suited for post work?
You might consider JBL's. I believe the LS series are pm3 as well. JBL used to be the standard choice of movie theaters. If you are going to get your studio certified by Dolby to do print masters, then pm3 matters. If not, then not. Don't know much about DynaAudio.
They're pricey, but you may want to consider the Lipinski Audio L-505's. www.lipinskisound.com
They also make a subwoofer, and if $$ is no object (after all your movie projects pay off! ;-) you may want to buy (or rent) 5 of them, for a true surround experience. Give them a listen, at least, you may be surprised.