Improved the quality, for free !

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by Marcus Black, Dec 31, 2004.

  1. Marcus Black

    Marcus Black Guest

    Just wanna share my satisfying moment of clarity. I have a nice studio with great gear and basically I´ve been happy and never had trouble getting the results I want. I´m a producer/songwriter/engineer and the studio is for my personal use only. Still I got these moments when I thought I need this and that piece of gear to improve the quality, and, you know how it goes.

    I started to look around the studio and seriously going through every single piece of gear. Every unit that had not had the power turned on in a year, all those "well, I might need it...after all it has a weird sound that might be useable once in ten years..."-pieces of gear and all gear I´ve never liked 100% had to go. Once decided, no hesitation. I sold everything off and completed the "chain" of important stuff with a good pair of monitors. Have the mics, pres, converters and comps already. I also spent more time with every piece of gear left in the studio to really dig into how they sound, what they´re good and bad at doing. I came to (listening to my gear with "new, fresh ears" through my new monitors) that I don´t need anything new. Thought I needed a new reverb. Wrong, I needed to tweak my existing ones with an open mind for a couple of hours. I used different gear for stuff that I always do in a certain way. And so on. Very refreshing, it´s like having new gear all over. So now I have maximized the performance of my studio and myself operating it and the "need new gear"-urge is gone. And now all the crap is cleaned out and everything left is high-end gear. And I got more space... Happy new year everyone !
  2. Massive Mastering

    Massive Mastering Well-Known Member

    Jul 18, 2004
    Chicago area, IL, USA
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    Good for you. :cool:

    There really is something wonderful about *focusing* on a select group of tools rather than racks and racks of blur...

    And there's nothing like the cleansing feel of a nice "garage sale."

    Except maybe a sack of White Castles... :shock:

    Happy New Year to ya.
  3. davedarling

    davedarling Guest

    good going..........

    I may have to give that a try.

    happy new year - dave darling
  4. redrabbit

    redrabbit Active Member

    Apr 24, 2004
    That is perhaps great advice even for those still "gearing up".
    Avoid temptation before you buy and ask...."will I REALLY need/use it?"..."could it be sitting there for a year, unused, collecting dust?"

    Now, will our wives get inspired and sell all those shoes and jewlery not being used ? ...taking that money and flying us to an exotic island for some quality time??

    :eek: :cool: :lol:


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