Good match and quality?

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by Asger, Oct 27, 2004.

  1. Asger

    Asger Guest


    I´m planning to buy equipment to build up a home recording studio and thougt that this would be the place to post the topic to get some usefull opinions about what to get.

    Is this a good setup that will work fine together and of a quality that i will be satisfied with when im getting more exipirenced?

    Mixer: Allen & Heath WZ16:2DX
    Monitors: Genelec 8040A
    Audio Interface: M-Audio Delta 1010

    Im a newbie so any help would be fantastic! (alternatives welcome)

    Thanx for taking the time to answer my question! (if someone ever will :D )

  2. LittleDogAudio

    LittleDogAudio Active Member

    Sep 24, 2004
    Do you have any mics?

    That would be the first place I would start.

    Let us know.

  3. Asger

    Asger Guest


    Shure SM57
    Shure SM98
    AKG D112
    Neumann TLM103
    AKG C 1100 S

    So before getting other mics i want to buy the other things so i can get started.

    But im sure you will see a "Need some mic choosing help!" topic sooner or later with my name on. :)

  4. LittleDogAudio

    LittleDogAudio Active Member

    Sep 24, 2004
    Your basic setup looks like a fine start. Maybe a decent pair of headphones.
    More importantly.
    Learn your recording space ie: what mics sound cool- in what rooms. If this is a home setup, then try every room in the house. Vocals in the bathroom, gtr in the stair-well, drums in the living room ect ect...

    Focus on using what you have to hone your skills. Read everything you can get your hands on and ask as many questions as you need, right here on RO.

    Hope this helps,

  5. Asger

    Asger Guest

    Okay. Its great to hear from one who have the expirience that i dont that my choises are not all bad! Thanx for your help :cool: .

    But one final question. Will I be happy/satisfied with this setup in 5 years. or should i ask: Would you be?

  6. Davedog

    Davedog Distinguished Member

    Dec 10, 2001
    Pacific NW
    Thats a very subjective question...who can say what will be happening in 5 years.The mics will always be they'd last...the board may change as you grow...the delta will probably be able to be replaced in a year as technology grows and quality goes down in price...the Genelecs are timeless.
  7. johnny16

    johnny16 Guest

    I've been buying and selling gear for the past 5 years now and haven't kept many items. Unless you find the sound that you like, you will continue to experiment with new gear and that would mean letting go of some of your equipment. My suggestion is to buy your gear used on ebay from reputable seller with good feedback. If you don't like the item, sell it back on ebay. Many project studio owners are going this route these days. There is a lot of gear out there but most will not meet our personal requirements so we just need to get informed and then try it out for ourselves.

    ~ Johnny

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