$10,000, build a studio, go...

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by starmusicdigital, Sep 11, 2004.

  1. if any of you had 10 grand what would you put together, as a good setup for mastering, or just plain old recording a band?
  2. David French

    David French Well-Known Member

    Jun 19, 2002
    There are thread on this from the past. You should do a search for them.
  3. boheme6

    boheme6 Guest

    I'm not even sure you understand the humorous irony of your signature...

    you spelled 'retarded' wrong.
  4. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    Jul 2, 2002
    77 Sunset Lane.
    I would first invest in room design and treatments. Equipment is of no use if you can't accurately hear what you are doing with it. $10,00 grand will get you a good start on making your room acceptable.. you will probably need another $90,000 to go with it. Mastering is not a game for the weak of heart .. it takes a lot of talent and very deep pockets..
  5. David French

    David French Well-Known Member

    Jun 19, 2002
    boheme, that is hilarious!
  6. Jan Folkson

    Jan Folkson Guest

    I've got more than 10k worth of lumber in my room. We've all got to start somewhere though, as Kurt pointed out the room would be a good place to begin.

    Good luck.
  7. grega60438

    grega60438 Guest

    Just to give you an idea of a DIY studio.
    I spent much more than $10k for a DIY studio.
    I completed building a home studio about a year ago. Just the build of the studio itself took a year and lots cash. The labor cost was really high. As KF stated the space itself is extremely important.
    Check out the following link for the space:
    Then the equipment to go in that expensive space has been very high $$$
    Monitor Audio S10 transducers and FB212 sub $4k
    Monitor Amp $1k
    Avalon 737 preamp $1.3k
    Mackie controller $1k
    MOTU896HD $1.3k
    Aardvark Q10 $0.8k
    (3) powercores including Master X3 $2k
    Sony Oxford bundle: Dynamic, Inflator, EQ $0.8k
    (2) sync master displays $1.8k
    Software $3k
    (2) DIY computers $3k
    cables $1k
    Headphones and distribution $0.8k
    DI and adapters $1k
    Musical equipment(guitars, keys etc...) at least $10k
    Some of the equipment is used or really good deals.
    IMO out of everything, the 3 most important items in order:
    1) space
    2) speakers
    3) A-D

    Greg Alcorn
    Alcorn Studios
  8. grega60438

    grega60438 Guest

    Just did my receipts and I documented $17,639.00 just last year on recording equipment only. And that was being frugal purchasing used and Ebay when possible.
    It's a good thing we all love this!

    Greg Alcorn
    Alcorn Studios

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