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If you had $70000 to get Equipments

I'm currently doing a Sound Engineering Course, and my Project is to get Equipments with a budget of $70000.

This doesn't have to Include Studio Acoustic Treatment,
And even regardless of the size of the Room,

It's a Weird Project,
And With No real World Experience,
It's hard.
Please help me. Thanks again!
Regards Norman!

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pcrecord Fri, 08/02/2019 - 06:13
You need to states what kind of recording you will do first.
Is it a studio to record bands or doing orchestra for movies, voice over production. Mastering ?
Once this is stated, you write down the amount simultanious track inputs needed.
Then we can start to talk about mics, preamps, converters, mixers or control surface, monitoring, computer, storage and backups and also instruments ??

Norman Fernandez Fri, 08/02/2019 - 08:05
pcrecord, post: 461763, member: 46460 wrote: You need to states what kind of recording you will do first.
Is it a studio to record bands or doing orchestra for movies, voice over production. Mastering ?
Once this is stated, you write down the amount simultanious track inputs needed.
Then we can start to talk about mics, preamps, converters, mixers or control surface, monitoring, computer, storage and backups and also instruments ??

I'm planning on get a Semi Professional Studio,
Something that isn't a bedroom Setup.

A room dedicated to Music.

Stuff I want to Record,
I could have a Drum Kit, Digital Piano,
Amplifier Speakers.

pcrecord Fri, 08/02/2019 - 08:07
Norman Fernandez, post: 461767, member: 51653 wrote: I'm planning on get a Semi Professional Studio,
Something that isn't a bedroom Setup.

A room dedicated to Music.

Stuff I want to Record,
I could have a Drum Kit, Digital Piano,
Amplifier Speakers.
Ok, but are those going to be recorded live together or one by one ? This will say how many inputs.. you need to start there..

pcrecord Fri, 08/02/2019 - 10:08
Norman Fernandez, post: 461771, member: 51653 wrote: Well I guess if I can't Record all at once,
I'll have to do it separately,
With 70 000$ you can decide either way.

Norman Fernandez, post: 461771, member: 51653 wrote: So inputs means how many channels I require on the Mixer?
With or without a mixer.. Inputs to digital convertion need to be planned.

You can use a mixer with average preamp quality or have many highend preamps.
With 70 000, I would not go for a mixer.. Rather a good collection of highend preamps, some ISA, Some Millennia or Grace design. All those going strait to a converter/interface unit

Something like that :

Interface :
ANTELOPE AUDIO ORION 32 HD GEN 3 : 4 000$

Preamps :
8 channels Millennia HV-3R 5 000$
8 channels Focusrite ISA828 2700$
1 x 4 channels Vintech 473 2 900 $
2 Millennia STT-1 Origin 3 200$ each = 6400$
2 Universal Audio LA-610 Mk II 1800$ = 3600$
Manley VOXBOX Channel Strip 4600

Compressors :
2 LA2A 3800 = 7600$
Empirical Labs EL8-S Distressor Stereo Pair 2900$


Computer 3000$
Table, rack and cable management 1500$
Cables 2000$
Stands 1000$
Headphones and headphone amp 1000$
Controler Icon Pro Audio QCon Pro X 1000$

mics :
2 AKG D112 MKII 200$ = 400$
5 SM57 = 500$
Audix DP7 drum mic kit 1000
Earthworks DK7 Drum Kit System 3000$
Sennheiser e600 Drum Microphone Pack 1000
Lauten Audio Atlantis FC-387 1500$
AKG C414 XLII/ST Matched Pair 2500$
Royer R-121 Studio Matched Pair 2700
Telefunken M60 FET Cardioid Stereo Set 1200$
Telefunken TF47 Large-diaphragm 1900$
Telefunken TF51 Large-diaphragm 1900$

2 x Focal SM9 3-way Powered Midfield Monitor 3000 = 6000 $

Here you go, I'm at 69 000$
rest could go on chairs, 8ch snakes to get places in the room, soda and coffee machine.. ;)

Kurt Foster Fri, 08/02/2019 - 17:57
for your purposes, i would invest in some mid priced clone mics and outboard and a decent simple to use recording system that almost anyone could use walking in blindfolded.




Tascam Model 24, ($1000)

some powered monitor speakers ($1000),

if you went over the top ...

a dozen of the Warm clone mics in pairs and two each of the Pultec, LA2a and 1178 clones ($12K),

a handful of assorted mics like (but not limited to ) ; SM57's 421's d112's / Beta 52's ...maybe one or 2 RE 20's and a SM7b's. ($1500)

a tt / db25 patch bay, 30 tt/bantam patch cords and interface cables to the mixer and the outboard rack. ($1500)

six pairs of headphones and a headphone station system. ($5000 ?)
assorted tables and a small rack to hold the outboard. ($1500)

i'm not including the computer or DAW. you probably have one already, others will want to use their own and you will be getting a new one every few years anyhow.

this will get you going for around $20K. if you get it all in a package you could probably save at least 30%, maybe more. take $50k+ and put it into the bank. you can use it to fill in the gaps as you go.

this system is new gear that will run for years. it's a mixture of some time tested standards and cost effective clones of some of the the most deluxe studio gear ever. it won't break your heart if it gets damaged. the Tascam can interface to any DAW via USB and is also a stand alone production station on which you can record live, overdub, punch in /out and mix all to an SD card.

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