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$4000 Budget

I was wondering what the best way would be to spend $4000 to set up a home studio. Many mics will be needed to record drums. Also, there will be two rooms, a tracking room and control.


anonymous Tue, 01/25/2005 - 06:47


SM57 (x3) for toms & guitar amps $300
Audix D6 bass drum mic $200
Rode NT1-A (x2) for overheads, vocals, and acoustic instruments $400

Microphone sub-total $900

Recording equipment:

Digidesign 002R $1,200
PC $1,000
Presonus Firepod 10 $600
Assorted cables and adapters $200

Recording sub-total $3,000

Grand total $3,900

Depending on what you want to do, this might or might not work.

RockSkar Thu, 01/27/2005 - 22:29

Can I play?

This is all stuff that I just found on ebay and is available with "Buy it Now" for that price + shipping. I'm assuming 10% shipping here where shipping wasn't listed.

10 Channel recording:

Recording Essentials:

Box of 10 Mic Stands $120+12 shipping = $132

Aardvark Direct Pro Q10 Audio Interface comes with Cakewalk 9 NEW! Free Shipping $624

(There's another one for $479, c/w Cubase 9)

Computer system - You should be able to buy something that will work for what you need (nothin' pretty) for about $500.

Drum Room:

8 Ch. 20 Ft XLR Snake Cable and box $75+15shipping = $90

8 Channel Gold XLR Cord set (for the drum mics to go to the snake!) $21+8 shipping = $29

Bass drum mic stand = $10

Guitar/bass/vocal/misc room:

Dbx 386 Dual Tube Mic Preamp W/ Digital Out (to go to the Aardvark inputs 9 and 10) $325+15 shipping = $340

8 Ch. 20 Ft XLR Snake Cable and box $75+15shipping = $90

8 Channel Gold XLR Cord set (for the mics to go to the snake!) $21+8 shipping = $29 You want to look professional by leaving all your mic stands and cords set up and only have to move cords around on the snake when changing between guitar and bass.


Nady SP-5 Dynamic Cardioid Microphone NEW!!!!$7.75+8shipping = $15.75 (Get 2 of these for general purpose/talkback)

BRAND NEW SAMSON CO2 Condenser Mic $44+9shipping=$53 (general purpose/acoustic guitar/3rd drum overhead)

2 Nady SCM900 Large Diaphram Studio Condenser Mics (PAIR) $85+$15 shipping (For drum overheads)

NEW MXL V67G large dia. condenser mic/mnt full warranty $89+15=100 (For vocals)

AVLEX AVS21 DRUM / INSTRUMENT MICS with clips (For 3 toms) $129+1-shipping=$139 !…

NEW SAMSON Q-SNARE Mic w/ FREE drum rim mic mount $39+9shipping=$48

* BONUS KICK DRUM MIC BOOM STAND * PACKAGE $56.50 +$6.99shipping=$63.50

2 SHURE SM57 SM/57 SM57 Mic Microphone dynamic BuYNoW $65+6 shipping (Get 2, there are 2 available...for guitars) =$142

2 Shure SM58 Mic NEW! FREE S/H!...............SM58 $89 (For basically 2, 4 available) = $188