Next purchase for Home Studio?

Discussion in 'Recording' started by enjoirock, Sep 24, 2006.

  1. enjoirock

    enjoirock Guest

    Hello all -

    Just wanted to get some opinions on what to get next for the home studio. Have about $1500. I record mostly for myself, but am starting to help friends out. Mainly acoustic guitars, upright bass, upright piano, light percussion, male vocals. Damien Rice/John Mayer style. I'm working with an iso room about 10' x 12' and a 13'x22' control room; all with with 8' ceilings. Rooms have been sound treated.

    I have a few basics:
    - Cubase SX on a PC.
    - Firepod
    - GT Brick
    - Soundelux u195
    - Pair of XML 603s'
    - KSM27
    - Pair of JBL 4311's
    - Two Crown DC300a's (Pretty old - starting to crackle here and there)
    - Mogami Cables throughout

    I've been considering:
    - New amplifier for 4311's
    - Presonus Central Station
    - Vmp-2000eVU
    - Powered Monitors
    - More mics?

    I've been reading threads for about two hours now, and there's just so much out there that I don't really know where to go from here. I really appreciate any replies.

    Thanks,
    -Michael
     
  2. Markd102

    Markd102 Well-Known Member

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    Apr 24, 2001
    Hi Michael

    I'd deffinately be adding another preamp to that list.
    And as much as I love my Sebatron, it's deffinately not my first choice for acoustic instruments. Also you already have a tube pre there in the "Brick".
    I'm going to recommend the other pre that I have which is very clean and clear, and compliments my Seb nicely. That's the Buzz Audio SSA1.1 and it fits in your budget. http://www.atlasproaudio.com/buzz.html
    This is my first choice for capturing the detail of acoustic instruments.
     
  3. enjoirock

    enjoirock Guest

    Thanks Mark! I'll definitely check it out.
     

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