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50k fantasy studio

Post by joelmoore » Thu May 14, 2009 6:34 pm

Let's say I have a rich uncle that's gonna be dead soon. And he's told me I'm his favorite nephew. And let's say I'm going to spend it all in one place regardless of conventional wisdom.

What would your 50k studio be made of?

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Post by rwc » Thu May 14, 2009 7:18 pm

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Post by rty5150 » Thu May 14, 2009 7:51 pm

investment grade gear like neves and old telefunkens...

granted that'll probably be more than 50k, but since we're dreaming out loud...


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Post by jaguarsg » Fri May 15, 2009 2:01 am

rty5150 wrote:investment grade gear like neves and old telefunkens ...
+1

urei 1176 blue stripes and rev Fs, LA-2A's (original), rca ribbons, 6386 vari-MU limiters, and a bunch of vintage instruments ...

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Post by rty5150 » Fri May 15, 2009 2:09 am

jaguarsg wrote:
rty5150 wrote:investment grade gear like neves and old telefunkens ...
+1

urei 1176 blue stripes and rev Fs, LA-2A's (original), rca ribbons, 6386 vari-MU limiters, and a bunch of vintage instruments ...
hell yeah, some fairchilds and pultecs while your at it!!!


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Post by jaguarsg » Fri May 15, 2009 2:15 am

rty5150 wrote:hell yeah, some fairchilds and pultecs while your at it!!!
fairchildren might eat up all the 50k at once. :cry:

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Post by joelmoore » Fri May 15, 2009 4:23 am

Good suggestions so far. Any thoughts on Consoles? Tape Decks? Mics?

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Post by standup » Fri May 15, 2009 5:22 am

50k might get you through leasing a space, designing and building out a studio with isolation, HVAC, wiring and a control room...

But if you did that you'd have something few people have, and nobody can go down to banjo center and buy on credit.

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Post by mikeyc » Fri May 15, 2009 5:27 am

--250 SM 57s

--1 DeLorean

That should do it.

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Post by syntax » Fri May 15, 2009 5:47 am

Agreed. Space is a rare and beautiful thing.

Buy two of these (http://www.mhsecure.com/v5mm/ULN-8.html), cabling, and spend the rest on the space.
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Post by joelmoore » Fri May 15, 2009 6:05 am

I'm kind of hoping for more gear suggestions. Let's assume that space and operating costs and all that kind of thing are not an issue.

I mostly want to build it to record my stuff and my friends stuff. But I want it to sound as good as possible for around 50k.

For the record: This studio is not intended to be a commercial venture.

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Post by rty5150 » Fri May 15, 2009 6:14 am

joelmoore wrote:Good suggestions so far. Any thoughts on Consoles? Tape Decks? Mics?
question is: what dream gear do you have already? if this is just a fantasy, then the fantasy "should" be fairly limitless. :D

for me, i'd like a nice solid console like a trident 80b, a couple of 1176ln's, la2a's, a pair of 3124+, about 4-8 1073/1081 modules. a pair or 414's, finding a telefunken u47 and elam 251. a pair of km84's. good solid drum mics like the d112, md421, sm57 variety. and a protools hd rig with a control 24 just for mixing. toss in a pair of ns-10s and tannoys. maybe an sm7b and there you go. should be cose to the $50k budget in some way(probably more).
great modern studio with classic gear.


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Post by beefy » Fri May 15, 2009 6:40 am

I'd spend 2 to 5 thousand on a console and the rest on ev microphones. Re 10s 11s 15s 16s 55s maybe some pls. I might put ten thousand aside and hire some teckies to fix up an older consoles I'd pick up cheap.

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Post by Sean Sullivan » Fri May 15, 2009 7:22 am

Console: Audient ASP8024 that's for sale on Gearslutz for $15,000 that includes all the cabling and two 96 point patchbays.

Compressors: Chandler TG1, Purple Audio MC77, pair of Distressors
Reverb: a plate of some kind
Monitors: Focal Twin6 Be monitors
Preamps: Chandler TG2, API 3124+, pair Vintech X73i, Avalon U5
Microphones: AEA R84, Royer SF-12, Neumann U87, pair of Gefell UMT-70S, 4 AKG C414EBs, Shure SM7B, Telefunken ELA-M 251, Sennheiser e602, couple SM57s

I think, if I bought some of that stuff used, I'd have about $4000 left to spend on a used Digidesign HD rig and a computer. Hopefully, the used HD rig would have an iLok with some decent plug-ins. If I had any money left over, I'd grab the following plug-ins:

Sonnox Transient Modular
SoundToys EchoBoy
Massenburg DesignWorks Hi-Res EQ V.3
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Post by jaguarsg » Fri May 15, 2009 7:59 am

mikeyc wrote:--250 SM 57s

--1 DeLorean

That should do it.
still need some money to get the plutonium from the libyans for the flux capacitor ...

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