#1
I searchbarred it and nothing came up, but if you can find one, let me know.

Okay. Let's imagine each of you has a large, soundproofed room that was specifically designed for your specific needs and applications. You also each have as many instruments (guitars, amps, effects, etc...) as you wish. Now, you have $15,000 to spend on recording gear. What do you get?

I would do this but seeing as I am a n00b who does not understand much of the recording process, I will maintain observer status in this thread.

Go!

P.S-Please be aware I have a history of starting threads I believe have potential for win, but end up failing pretty quickly.

edit: due to popular demand, I am removing the $15K budget. You now have unlimited money. I can do that, though. I'm just that cool.
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Armstrong to moon bass.
Sorry.

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#2
Well i don't know anything about recording devices but sure as hell know about good amps! And those would be Marshall's !
#3
i dont think i like this game
good concept though
Gear so far:
Dean Vendetta XMT
Roland Microcube

Infiltrate the system and rot it from the inside-out.
#5
Crap. I have failed again.

*bangs head against keyboard*

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Quote by phlip999
Armstrong to moon bass.
Sorry.

Quote by 0RI0N
I just glanced and thought his name was tampon.


#6
Quote by treepoop
Crap. I have failed again.

*bangs head against keyboard*

adfhakldsfgjhaskdfjhalkjsdfh


its not a fail
its just i have no idea what i'd get
too many possibilities
and i also dont know anything about recording gear

edit: btw you are the Harbinger of thread death
Gear so far:
Dean Vendetta XMT
Roland Microcube

Infiltrate the system and rot it from the inside-out.
Last edited by Shaggy_420 at Jan 6, 2010,
#8
a bunch of Shure sm57's, Shure sm58's, Shure pg81's, Shure sm7's, AKG C3000's , Sennheiser MD421II's, a good soundboard, a custom made recording computer, good software, mic stands, cables, good monitors, pop filter, re-amp, and some other compressors and processors and shit.
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He came to a horrible end... but a beautiful finish.
#9
Mac Pro 8-core
RME Fireface 800
an 8 channel ADAT pre of some sort
Adam A7s (or Event Opals, or some other really nice monitors)

a bunch of nice mics,
probably a pair of C414s, Oktavamod 012s, SM7B, etc...

and a really ****in nice desk and chair.
#10
I'll give it a go

8 x Sm57's for drums (personal preference)
2 x AKG C1000 for overhead's for drums
Alesis DM5 and Ddrum Bass drum trigger
1 x Sm57 for recording guitar
1 x T.Bone SCT700 + popsheild for vocals
1 x Presonus Tube Preamp
A new computer with 3 x Firewireports and varied tech specs, and MABYE a midrange soundcard.
1 TB External harddrive (Firewire)
1 x PreSonus Firestudio
$300 on leads, power supply etc etc
Headphone's and headphone preamp
Maybe some DSP units. I'm sure there's one or two other things I left out that maybe essential but thats pretty much what I'd roll with on 15k really
Last edited by Exhume2Consume at Jan 6, 2010,
#11
1 digedesign 003 rack
1 command 8
2 Genelec 6010A Bi-Amplified Monitor
1 blue kiwi
1 blue dragonfly
1 akg D112
5 senheisser e609 tom mic clips
2 shure sm57
2 senheiser md421
2 senheisser hd25
1 shure beta 52
2 SE 4400
2 rode nt5
yahmaha stage custom
zyldian a customs

i gave up budjeting them

but i can add to that
jackson dk2 2008
hamer xt sunburst qt
epiphone g400
peavey vk212
morley p wah
behringer pb1000
dige bm
big muff ny
behringer dc 9 comp
member of the Jackson/Charvel Owners Club

£8.50/58fund for a ROCKTRON HUSH SUPER C PEDAL
#12
I'd love to get a Studer A800, a Neve desk & a largely analogue system, but alas, $15k isn't quite enough for this.

Alesis HD24 Hard Disk recorder
Midas Venice 320 32-Channel Analog Mixer
A couple of Neve mic pres
Mac Pro (Running Logic Pro & Waves Mercury bundle)
Event Opal Monitors

Mics:

AKG D12 (Assuming I could find one)
Shure Beta 57 x2
Neumann KM 184 x4 (2 Stereo Pairs)
Sennheiser MD241 x5
Sennheiser MD441
AKG c414 x2
Shure SM57 x5
Sennheiser E906 x2
Neumann U87 x2
AEA R84

I'd probably spend a bit on outboard EQ & compressors as well (Probably a UREI 1176 & Teletronix LA-2A for compression, not sure on EQ)

I didn't add all of that up, but it's probably well over $15k, lol.
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#13
You could spend 15k easily these days though, and spending it wisely is easier said than done at the same time
#16
Macbook Pro spec'd out
Ableton Suite 8
Korg padKontrol
Akai MPK49
Akai APC40
Akai MPC5000 (just because)
Apogee Duet
Rode NT2 x2
SM57
KRK Rokit 8s
Gibson Hummingbird

I'm easy, what can I say?
Telecaster - SG - Jaguar
Princeton Reverb, Extra Reverb
P-Bass - Mustang Bass
Apogee Duet 2 - Ableton Suite
#17
assuming i still have my computer and protools...

1X Neumann U87 - $3500
2X (matched) Rode NT5 - $450
3X Sennheiser MD421 - $1140
Yamaha Subkick - $370
AKG D112 - $250
2X Sure sm57 - $200
Blue Kiwi - $2000
2X Royer R-122 - $3575
2X Neumann KM184 - $1700

Total = 13000ish.

the rest of the money (plus a lot more i would need to scrape up) would go toward preamps that worked well with the different mics, plugins for protools, and a whole bunch of cables.

i'd also very much like to throw in a matched pair of Earthworks TC30's but that's putting me over budget.
#18
Id spend most of my money on a linux cluster system with awesome processors, then go about confinguring and setting up a multithreading DAW. Don't think it has been done, but I'd be happy with just the cluster
#19
Quote by nynejoe
Id spend most of my money on a linux cluster system with awesome processors, then go about confinguring and setting up a multithreading DAW. Don't think it has been done, but I'd be happy with just the cluster


Problem there is, ou'd be stuck with sucky Linux apps.
#20
Why? I run almost any windows app on my ubuntu machine now.

edit: the problem is making use of multi threading in a daw. But there are way for that as well. net jack etc... And some daws use ditrsubuted computing. Sure setup would be a bitch, but well worth the time imho
Last edited by nynejoe at Jan 7, 2010,
#21
Interface. 500$
2 awesome condencers 500$
4-5 hi quality dynamics. 800-1000$
monitors 2000$+
Expensive cables. 2000$+


im dreaming...

EDIT: you said unlimited.........1000 mics, and enough interfaces to record at least 50 of them (daisy chaining). And of course, a computer capable of running all tah shiturz.
Last edited by GisleAune at Jan 8, 2010,
#22
Okay, now that were talking Unlimited:

Hardware
Pro Tools|HD 3 Accel ($14k)
Pro Tools|HD 192 I/O ($4k)
Pro Tools|HD 192 AD Expansion Card ($1300)
Digidesign C24 ($10k)
M-Audio DSM2 ($1500 for pair)
Fully Loaded Mac Pro ($16kish)
Blue The Bottle Mic ($6k)
Blue Bottle Caps ($4k)
Audix Studio Elite 8 Drum Mics ($2500)
4 Shure KSM32/SLs ($2k)
2 Shure SM57s ($200, mainly to use as hammers but whatever)
Tube-Tech MP 1A ($3500)
UA LA-3A ($3300)
Total for that: $68300ish

Software:
Waves Mercury ($12k)
Auto Tune ($800)
Guitar Rig 4 ($200)
Line 6 Pod Farm Platinum ($300 though I already have it)
Celemony Melodyne ($550)
Total for software: 14k

Grand total: $82300 (before tax)
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#23
Well if we're talking unlimited - I'd just buy out Abbey Road studios.
Quote by griffRG7321
become a circumsizer, you get like £60,000 a year + tips.

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Because I'm not aerodynamic. All the other airborne furniture laugh at me.

LIKE PORTISHEAD?