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where to compromise

Discussion in 'Recording' started by trikolad, Apr 22, 2007.

  1. trikolad

    trikolad Member

    Apr 22, 2007
    I am building a recording studio

    I have a limited budget

    the things I have some doubts about:
    FF 400
    KSM 105 Neumann or NTK
    ADAM A7 monitors

    the question:
    If I buy a better preamp like telefunken 672 mono
    I have to buy cheaper monitors like Yamaha HS80
    or to give up the Neumann or NTK and maybe use my NT1A for beginning
  2. dementedchord

    dementedchord Well-Known Member

    May 11, 2006
    it's often been said that all design is a compromise... and your ahead of the game just realizing that... congradulations on a good first post.... my only comment and there will be others to disagree is that i would not shortchange myself in the monitor dept...if you look around you'll see lotsa people talking about how thier mixes "dont translate"well... and the need to check on multiple monitors... and while checking on different monitors aint exactly a bad idea... the reason it doesnt translate IMO is it was'nt done on good monitors to begin with.... the two most important things you can do to improve your mixes is invest in great monitors and room treatments.... you'll never really know what you got until then....
  3. tommyj3786

    tommyj3786 Guest

    I would mostly agree with dementedchord. Having reliable monitors and treating your room are priorities. Every decision you make will be based on what you HEAR, so you need to be able to trust what you hear.

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