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#1
now don't take this as "if you don't know what you need you don't need it" thread please.

ive got a big check coming in within the next couple of months that is going to be in the $3-4k range.

1. since i have no recording gear, that could be a good place to start, although none of it would be usable in the studio i plan on opening in the next two years.

2. i have been bulding amps and would like to put it towards that, and i am going through electronics books like crazy, and may add being an amp tech/builder to my title.

3. the other thing since i still need to acquire some gear for the studio amp and pedal wise, spend it on that. notable i will most likely want to have a dual rec

i will have cash flow coming in continually after the check. not a ton, but enough to put towards more gear.
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#2
Buy a decent Mac and you will be able to use it in any studio you may build.
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#3
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Buy a decent Mac and you will be able to use it in any studio you may build.


For that much money you could get pretty much any computer with exactly the specs you'd want and it would be great for recording...

Since you don't have much recording gear you should start to build up some.
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For that much money you could get pretty much any computer with exactly the specs you'd want and it would be great for recording...


Let's not get into mac vs pc here, but you are definitely right.

Anyway, if I had that kinda money I'd by a higher-end guitar for the studio and get some decent recording equipment, and maybe an AxeFX or something.
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#6
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For that much money you could get pretty much any computer with exactly the specs you'd want and it would be great for recording...

Since you don't have much recording gear you should start to build up some.

If I was building a studio and wasn't trying to be all ethical using open source software the main spec I'd want in a computer would be "be a Mac".

If you are building amps do you have the gear you need? A scope, a good soldering station, a tone generator, a Fluke, good variable workshop power supply, good supply of resistors, caps, tubes, transformers, chassis etc. Not to mention woodworking gear; router, saw bench, drill press, handtools, etc
You can chew through a few grand on those sort of things without raising a sweat.
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#8
Yeah, get yourself a nice computer (doesn't have to be a Mac, but if that's how you roll then that's how you roll) and a really good interface, a couple decent mics, and a bunch of amp parts and books. I think you could get all that for that price.
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#9
I'd say the specs of the computer are more important than whatever OS it may have. You can get great recording software on Windows or Mac. I know if I had 4 grand to spend I'd get an Intel Sandy Bridge 6-core, 8 gigs (or more) RAM and maybe SLI two nVidia GTX 460s and maybe a couple LCD monitors.
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#10
Get a dual rec that you want, and a nice clean amp - like a fender deluxe reverb or something. You would be set for guitar sounds for at least a little while. Delays and reverbs are often done with plugins, so maybe a good dirt box; something you aren't really going to be wanting to do with software. A tubescreamer style pedal would be good to add to your collection, as well as a fuzz (can't go wrong with an old big box muff).
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If I was building a studio and wasn't trying to be all ethical using open source software the main spec I'd want in a computer would be "be a Mac".

If you are building amps do you have the gear you need? A scope, a good soldering station, a tone generator, a Fluke, good variable workshop power supply, good supply of resistors, caps, tubes, transformers, chassis etc. Not to mention woodworking gear; router, saw bench, drill press, handtools, etc
You can chew through a few grand on those sort of things without raising a sweat.



i have most of the parts/tools listed except for a scope and a variac.

as far as the recording computer and iterface go, i would be over budget.

no as far as axe goes

thinking about picking up a 2ch dual rec anda rockaverb and building a couple more clones to round up the restof the funds.
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#12
Axe fx ii
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1000$ hackintosh rig p.s not mac just google hackintosh
donate 100$
spend the rest on beer :p
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#14
personally i would not spend all that on music equipment, thats a lot of money man you might want to save some. If i were you id just buy a ~$1000 computer (if you dont already have a decent one) then spend maybe $500 on a mic, monitors, mixer, etc.

Especially since you say this will only be temporary man why dont you save the majority of this money for when you build your real studio?
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personally i would not spend all that on music equipment, thats a lot of money man you might want to save some. If i were you id just buy a ~$1000 computer (if you dont already have a decent one) then spend maybe $500 on a mic, monitors, mixer, etc.

Especially since you say this will only be temporary man why dont you save the majority of this money for when you build your real studio?


i have plenty of cash atm, this is more of an investment type thing than 'on a whim' also i will be getting income after the fact, more than enough to support my needs (read BEER).

i will likely picking up one of those Gibson Gator BFG's too. i forgot to mention that. i get two gibsons every year since three years ago, just for fun.
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#16
You get two Gibson a year just for fun? That sounds like a waste of money, you could go to six flags or something "just for fun" and it would be a lot cheaper.

But it sounds like you have an incredible amount of disposable income, so do what you want.
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#17
Start giving me 4k $ twice every year just for fun
you'l enjoy it i promise
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You get two Gibson a year just for fun? That sounds like a waste of money, you could go to six flags or something "just for fun" and it would be a lot cheaper.

But it sounds like you have an incredible amount of disposable income, so do what you want.

Not everybody works at McDonald's.

Some of us actually earn a sizeable chunk of disposable income in a year.
Everyone is entitled to an opinion.

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#19
Who works at mac d?????
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#21
^i know how you feel i am 17 too
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#22
I'd love an oscilloscope and a frequency generator. really.
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#23
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Goddamn. I wish I had that kind of money. Being 17 sucks when you need money.

It sucks just as bad when you're 19. Or 42.

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#24
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Not everybody works at McDonald's.

Some of us actually earn a sizeable chunk of disposable income in a year.


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#25
27" iMac
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a big ass interface
a few SM57s and an SM58
pair of monitors, Genelec or M-Audio are pretty tasty

save the rest, that will give you a nice little studio set up
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You get two Gibson a year just for fun? That sounds like a waste of money, you could go to six flags or something "just for fun" and it would be a lot cheaper.

But it sounds like you have an incredible amount of disposable income, so do what you want.

I think it's more like he works a normal job, but he has less bills to pay for? I have a regular part time job but I save money by not having to pay rent at least for another year or two.
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#27
Quote by shredftw
27" iMac
Logic 9
a big ass interface
a few SM57s and an SM58
pair of monitors, Genelec or M-Audio are pretty tasty

save the rest, that will give you a nice little studio set up


i second this, except just get sm58s because they become sm57s when you take the top off (look it up if you dont believe me)

but if your like most of us you would never buy logic haha
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#28
spend it all on an old vibroverb. ditch the bassman.
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#29
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I think it's more like he works a normal job, but he has less bills to pay for? I have a regular part time job but I save money by not having to pay rent at least for another year or two.

That makes since. But I was more saying spending a couple thousand dollars on gibsons for the hell of it sounds wasteful, not because I work at McDonald's. Which I don't.
Especially when he trying to get a studio started.
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#30
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27" iMac
Logic 9
a big ass interface
a few SM57s and an SM58
pair of monitors, Genelec or M-Audio are pretty tasty

save the rest, that will give you a nice little studio set up

I go with this.

I'm running Garageband, one SM57 and a cheap M-Audio interface and I can get better sounds than a lot of demos I've heard when I work at it.

Don't forget the headphones man. Gotta have some nice studio headphones.
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#31
I'd definitely go with the studio gear. I have a mac and a PC that I built. The mac is nowhere near my music gear, so I've only used it for recording very limited stuff. My PC is my main recording workhorse. You can build a total hot rod PC for like $1k or less that will run any DAW, and any number of tracks you want to throw at it.

But anyway, my point is that mac or PC, plus a handful of decent mics and a good interface will get you a pro level recording setup for maybe $1500 or so. Then you have $1500-2500 left to buy other goodies. I get surprisingly good sounding recordings using a boss BR-800 as an interface into reaper. And considering that I already had the PC, the only gear I had to buy was the BR-800 and mics.

EDIT: A set of decent monitors and headphones will be nice to have as well. Look at the sennheiser over ear headphones. About $100, and they are pretty comfy.
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#32
well, if you're serious, save it (and your two Gibsons a year fund every year)...


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#33
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Buy a decent Mac and you will be able to use it in any studio you may build.


dont listen to him...do not treat yourself to crApple....


Build yourself your own PC, completely upgradable, your own specs, then spend the rest on whatever else you'll need..
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#34
man if i had an extra 4k I'd stock for a couple more builds.

all the things I could get....

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#35
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well, if you're serious, save it (and your two Gibsons a year fund every year)...

...towards a dumble


At that rate he'll have a Dumble in about 20 years.
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Goddamn. I wish I had that kind of money. Being 17 sucks when you need money.

This. Can't get a job, and parents are cool, but don't spoil me. You like squier gear? Cause I'll swap for a Gibson.
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#38
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At that rate he'll have a Dumble in about 20 years.


Not if they keep going up in price. Then it'll be just out of grasp forever.
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#39
get ten old champs and a buncha cables.
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