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What recording gear are you adding in 2013

Discussion in 'Recording' started by audiokid, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. audiokid

    audiokid Staff


    Neve Portico II MBP is hot on my list. That thing looks awesome. Anyone here have one?
    The New Antelope Audio Orion 32 is on its way. Its a 32 channel AD DA USB/MADI converter. Stay tuned for updates on this!
    SPL Neos will be here in two days. What can I say but OMG.
    Audix 3 1/2 monitors. I need smaller ones and these look right.
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    NI Massive .
    FabFilter Pro L demo is soon over so I'm sold on this.

    How about you?
  2. gdoubleyou

    gdoubleyou Well-Known Member

    Will be ordering my Apollo this week, received some bass traps and panels from Acoustimac.
  3. thatjeffguy

    thatjeffguy Active Member

    2013 will be my year of austerity. Will not be purchasing anything new unless business really takes off... I would actually like to turn a profit this year!
  4. Davedog

    Davedog Distinguished Member

    I already added at then end of 2012. Business builds, add more, business tanks, add less. Chris look into the Burl stuff. Seriously.
  5. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    Thanks Dave, the Burl Mothership looks pretty awesome. Anyone using their converters?

    gdoubleyou, I've never heard of Acoustimac, I'll look online.
    Looks like we're going to finally start hearing some member opinions on the Apollo. A few members have them on order now. Please share once you are settled in with it.

    Jeff, hope things pick up for you indeed. Where you live makes up for it!
  6. BobRogers

    BobRogers Well-Known Member

    I'm pretty happy with my basic gear situation right now. I might build some gobos for the studio, and I might redo my daughter's bedroom so that it could be used as a mixing room. If I did that, I'd need to split my current one-room system into two, and that would mean at least conversion for the mixing room. Something like the babyface would be fine, but maybe I'd go higher end.

    If things unexpectedly get flush, I'd be interested in some more Royers, and I want to look into the Peluso's...and some sort of 1073 inspired preamp has always been on my wish list.
  7. Else Logic

    Else Logic Active Member

    Just starting out, I'm searching for a reasonably priced good quality mic,
    maybe an sE2200a II, or an SM7B.
  8. DonnyThompson

    DonnyThompson Distinguished Member

    At least one ribbon mic, and if I can afford it, two. ;)
  9. MadMax

    MadMax Well-Known Member

    Things are sketchy at this time, but the "plan" is to add 2-4 channels of Pacifica, a Hammer, Nail and a few mic's... another R84, maybe a pair of 4038's and another 44bx if I can find one at a decent price.

    I may try to add another 16 channels of Aurora converters, letting me completely dedicate 48 channels of hardware I/O to mix mode... which might finally allow me the freedom to look at some sort of active summing.

    I'd consider a CLASP if it weren't for needing a good, clean 2"... and the part time tech to go with it.

    The next big item on the wannagottaneedahave list is the funding to get the co-op label off the ground.
  10. moonbaby

    moonbaby Mmmmmm Well-Known Member

    Just got a Lawson AIR mic, and a Sound Devices USBPre2. I want to add an Empirical Labs mic-E and a new laptop next month. that is IF I don't get tempted by a vintage 335 at the Orlando guitar show later this month!
  11. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    Oh ya:
    Gibson ES-335 | Vintage ES-335s
  12. moonbaby

    moonbaby Mmmmmm Well-Known Member

    "Oh, ya" is correct! And the blonde ones are my favorites - already have a blonde ES-333. I have a friend with a 1966 ES-335 TWELVE STRING that he will sell me for $2K....I'm gonna run out of nickels before I get the recording rig finished if I keep this up!
  13. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    Gonna build some more gobos. I need a good small tube amp. Just a five watter and a good two by 10 which I'll probably build myself. Other than that, I don't need much....cept for a good console/control surface......and maybe a couple more 57's........maybe tack on a nice preamp but that's about it............and maybe a good hardware compressor. Nothing fancy. Maybe a Drawmer MX 30 and that's about it............I could probably stand to get a patch bay after that..........
  14. kmetal

    kmetal Kyle P. Gushue Well-Known Member

    beyer m160. ugh the 335, i've been talking to my friends about an old one for like 8 years. there's a vintage guitar shop about an hour away that has 12 on stick at any given time. gotta corral the 2500, any play until i find it.. m160 is my next purchase, used, ill have to try it, new i'll have to guess. we'll see.
  15. moonbaby

    moonbaby Mmmmmm Well-Known Member

    You'll dig the m160. I have had several over the years, still have a 160/130 combo. Be careful buying used! These mics are kind of delicate, test it carefully! Plug it in with NO phantom,listen to it over 'phones. It should NOT sound nasally in any way. Smooth, but not a lot of output, that's OK. Make sure the "tone" is right, those little ribbons in those mics get outta whack with rough handling. Enjoy!
  16. ClarkJaman

    ClarkJaman Active Member

    I would like to get a pair of pencil mics. Maybe Royer MA-100s... Right, Christ? Lol. I also have my eye on the BLA Auteur Preamp. I think it might be a good first external preamp. I probably won't buy anything from February-August. No big projects during that time. I don't have any ideas for the Fall yet.
  17. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

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