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$1k to spend today

Post by junkstar » Mon May 01, 2006 8:47 am

Let's say you had approx $1k to spend on studio-related gear today (a mic, a piece of outboard gear, an instrument, etc) what would you buy?

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Post by A-Barr » Mon May 01, 2006 9:11 am

A pair of AT4050's if I could get 'em that cheap.
These would fill my need for a good all-purpose reliable LDC and having a stereo pair of multipattern mics gives you a zillion configurations to choose from.

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Post by mjau » Mon May 01, 2006 9:27 am

I'd probably go with a quality ribbon mic or maybe a fulltone tape echo.

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Post by JWL » Mon May 01, 2006 9:28 am

Tough call.

Either a new motherboard combo with a UAD-1 for my DAW, or a nice channel strip.

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Post by eeldip » Mon May 01, 2006 9:37 am

a $200 portable recorder and an $800 plane ticket

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Post by cgarges » Mon May 01, 2006 9:48 am

Another Sytek MPX-4Aii.
Another pair of B&W 805 Matrix speakers.
A pair of small nickel-diaphragm omni mics.
An LA3A, if I could find one for a grand.
A few other esoteric mics, if they popped up.

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Post by joelpatterson » Mon May 01, 2006 9:51 am

I'd get a thousand dollars worth of scratch tickets. How could you lose?
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Post by doc » Mon May 01, 2006 10:05 am

Soundelux u195

or

a pair of 414uls on craigslist right now

or

another Sytek

or

I'd dump it into my mci jh428 mixing board that I'm fixing up.

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Post by kayagum » Mon May 01, 2006 10:11 am

Hamptone JFet

More cabling and patchbays.

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Post by Russian Recording » Tue May 02, 2006 7:08 am

realistically:
-get my new studer 1/4" headstack properly setup and tweaked by JRF
-parts to recap my Studer psu and audio cards
-new caps for my Sunfire True MKII Sub
-get my Oktava ML-15s fixed
-new fans for my MOTU HD192s
-rack mountable SATA dual hotswap bay

idealistically:
-Beyer M160
-AT 4047

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Post by kakumei47 » Tue May 02, 2006 7:18 am

a good, hardwired patchbay system that covers all my gear and i/o. i've been dodging this for a while.
or
another sytek. i know a bunch of people mentioned this, but four more channels of decent pres wouldn't hurt
or
a pair of 414ebs
or
fix my broken ampex 350, beyer ribbons, and 797 audio tube mic

who's donating the cash?

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Post by Russian Recording » Tue May 02, 2006 7:21 am

kakumei47 wrote:a good, hardwired patchbay system that covers all my gear and i/o. i've been dodging this for a while.
Yeah, I dodged this one for a while. Except when it came down to it, with all the cabling and tools and materials it actually came to $4000, not $1000. And was worth every damn penny too.

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Post by AstroDan » Tue May 02, 2006 7:37 am

A Rickenbacker 330 or a good stereo parametric EQ.
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Post by matyas » Tue May 02, 2006 10:35 am

Hmmm...... Hard one! Maybe a Sytek and a Shinybox ribbon? Or one of those DAV mic pres that's been getting a lot of hype on Gearslutz (I record a lot of classical music, and it sounds perfect for that) and a pair of Shinyboxes? Or that used pair of 414s or new pair of 4050s I've been pining for? Or a couple of M160s? Or a used R121? Or a console?

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Post by A-Barr » Tue May 02, 2006 10:50 am

Moogerfooger Phaser, LPF, and the Ring Mod.
Not the most practical investment, but the most fun!

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