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Need advice and gear for building Progect Studio for 9K plz

Discussion in 'Recording' started by OrizonCOmes, May 1, 2006.

  1. OrizonCOmes

    OrizonCOmes Guest

    Hey Everybody. So, I know these types of questions come up quite a bit but I was hoping some of you can point me in the right direction for building a project Studio for somewhere in the area of 9k. I know there has to be a beginners tutorial for home project studios somewhere that breaks down and elaborates on the necessities to getting started (interface, mixer, controller, DAW etc…)---but I cant seem to find any good ones.
    As of right now, I have a Korg Trition PRO and a few good studio monitors. Even though I already got a MIDI controller with the Triton, I am really looking for another keyboard with weighted keys and an extra octave alongside it’s patches/features rather than just getting the rack. Im kinda split between the new Rolands, Yamaha or just the classic Kurzweil but I can wait on that for now if it really imposes on the budget.

    I really want my studio to revolve around the computer system since it seems there usually the first to get hit with the technical glitch.
    I was thinking LOGIC running of a >2ghz G5 with a cinmena display will keep me in business for a while.

    This is what Im totally stumped on.
    The Mixer and Interface?!---For somebody who is doing quite a bit of MIDI alongside micing the occasional vocals, what do you recommend for a Mixer? And waats the deal with this interface?
    The only other things I have to set aside some money for with this first installment is a Good vocal MIC (that will deliver a good sound from an uprigt piano too), a couple libraries, the AD converters of course and a decent beatbox.

    Keep in mind this studio will grow as time goes on so I want it to be expandable but for now I just want to start getting some stuff on paper. Thanks for the help everybody.
     
  2. twon

    twon Guest

    maybe skip the mixer and just choose your interface carefully? what do you want to record? how many channels at a time?
    more info plz

    twon
     
  3. OrizonCOmes

    OrizonCOmes Guest

    The only acoustics that I will be micing is vocals and my upright piano----everything else will be layered patches or samples. Im kind of a newb with this stuff but I guess I will only need to be recording 1 maybe 2 channels at a time since I am a 1 man show.--- :?

    I really dont like mixing with a mouse and its nice having all my signal coming to a main control.
     
  4. twon

    twon Guest

    these will be in your interface.

    from what you have said, you will be using the mixer for preamps and monitoring anyway, you would mix in the box. i think what you want is a mixer with control surface? for example digi002 (but you mentioned logic) or maudio projectmix i/o. this would be your preamps (for the start anyway) and converters and have faders that control what you record into.

    twon
     
  5. stickers

    stickers Active Member

    If you are going with Logic Pro then consider the Apogee Ensamble
     

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