#1
I got 2,000 dollars to spend on a studio for recording a band.

voice, 2 guitars, 1 bass, and 1 drum kit.

Can u guys help me spen it. or just post with your experience what you would buy.

I alreay have a boss br 1600 multitrack recorder, a br 600 multitrack recorder, a really good pc ,AMD fx 53 proc. 1gig ram dual screen.

What would you use or upgrade to. I wanna make quailty music that i can self promote.
#2
Use it to go to the studio. I can easily recommend you tons of gear in that price range, however the inhibiting factor in this situation is not your gear, but your knowledge. Even if you spent $100,000 on gear it would make no difference - going to a decent studio would sound better. Gear has far less to do with recording than most people think - most of recording profession is performed inside the mind of the engineer - before he even touches a knob or tweaks a fader.
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#3
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I got 2,000 dollars to spend on a studio for recording a band.

voice, 2 guitars, 1 bass, and 1 drum kit.

Can u guys help me spen it. or just post with your experience what you would buy.

I alreay have a boss br 1600 multitrack recorder, a br 600 multitrack recorder, a really good pc ,AMD fx 53 proc. 1gig ram dual screen.

What would you use or upgrade to. I wanna make quailty music that i can self promote.


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#4
thansk for the help, the problem is its stor credit. long story short they broke my guitar 2 times and the insurance company fitting the bill to compensate me.
#6
The transportation company broke the headstock when the music store had it shipped to be worked on, the they fixed it for free and the transportation company broke the headstock a second time. LoL was an epiphone les paul custom 500 dollar guitar
#7
I'm going to assume you have all your instruments already, and they sound great and you get a quality sound out of all of them to begin with.

Now knowledge is going to play a big factor, definately read tweaks guide as someone suggested.

You're going to need your microphones, cables, stands, an audio interface of some sort with some nice preamps, noise isolating headphones of some sort, software, and a pair of monitors. Get my idea so far good.

Right away I'm going to say dedicate half your budget to microphones, I'm assuming you are going to be multi tracking, cause it's a whole other story if you want to go live off the floor.

Monitors: KRK RP5 - http://www.zzounds.com/item--KRKRP5 ($300/Pair)
Audio Interface: Presonus Firepod - http://www.zzounds.com/item--PRSFIREPOD ($400.00)
Headphones: Sennheiser HD280Pro - http://www.zzounds.com/item--SENHD280PRO ($100.00)
Micstands - 5x Boomstands - http://www.zzounds.com/item--MUP7701B ($100.00)

Total So Far ($1000.00)

Rode NT5 Pair - http://www.zzounds.com/item--RODNT5 ($450.00)
Shure Beta 52 + 3X Shure SM57 - http://www.zzounds.com/item--SHUDMK5752 (400.00 Value Pack)
10 Foot Monster XLR Cable x 6 - http://www.zzounds.com/item--MONS100M (150.00)

Of course this is simply a starting point for you to look at, people will probably tell you otherwise, you may want to read through some of the rigs that are given under tweaks guide. There may be things you wnat to factor in and out, perhaps you've already got access to a bunch of micstands, or a bunch of mic cables. Or you want to factor in different software.

Good luck
#8
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I'm going to assume you have all your instruments already, and they sound great and you get a quality sound out of all of them to begin with.

Now knowledge is going to play a big factor, definately read tweaks guide as someone suggested.

You're going to need your microphones, cables, stands, an audio interface of some sort with some nice preamps, noise isolating headphones of some sort, software, and a pair of monitors. Get my idea so far good.

Right away I'm going to say dedicate half your budget to microphones, I'm assuming you are going to be multi tracking, cause it's a whole other story if you want to go live off the floor.

Monitors: KRK RP5 - http://www.zzounds.com/item--KRKRP5 ($300/Pair)
Audio Interface: Presonus Firepod - http://www.zzounds.com/item--PRSFIREPOD ($400.00)
Headphones: Sennheiser HD280Pro - http://www.zzounds.com/item--SENHD280PRO ($100.00)
Micstands - 5x Boomstands - http://www.zzounds.com/item--MUP7701B ($100.00)

Total So Far ($1000.00)

Rode NT5 Pair - http://www.zzounds.com/item--RODNT5 ($450.00)
Shure Beta 52 + 3X Shure SM57 - http://www.zzounds.com/item--SHUDMK5752 (400.00 Value Pack)
10 Foot Monster XLR Cable x 6 - http://www.zzounds.com/item--MONS100M (150.00)

Of course this is simply a starting point for you to look at, people will probably tell you otherwise, you may want to read through some of the rigs that are given under tweaks guide. There may be things you wnat to factor in and out, perhaps you've already got access to a bunch of micstands, or a bunch of mic cables. Or you want to factor in different software.

Good luck


thats pretty good advice. the only thing i'd change is the monster cables. thats a ****ing rip off right there. read tweaks guide and buy stuff incrementally. if you cant get a good guitar tone with a 57 or learn how to setup overheads on drums individually, nevermind trying to do it all at once. its all skill, not gear.

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#9
Thanks for the help. Tweaks article is awesome and the equipmetn list you gave me seems dead on for what i need. Ill update this post on what i get and il post pics okf the studio. I need to find some sound deadning material now. Does the included software with the firepod have a voice editing program, kinda like how 3 days grace lead singer sounds on records? And will i need an external mixer?
Last edited by hendrixstudent at Jun 26, 2007,
#10
Well, I was just looking for a link to some cables, and yeah it may seem like a rip-off but at least you can make a guarantee that you are getting something half decent, but like I said you can get as you wish. Buying incrementally is good, but I just answered the question, the person said they have 2k and wanted to achieve a goal.

Well it depends what you define as voice editing. The effects for 3 days grace vocals are just your regular audio filters. When I think voice editing, I think more along the lines of pitch correction and stuff like that. No you won't need an external mixer. Since you just won't need it. Basically all your mics go into the firepod inputs. You set that up in Cubase, and record, than all the mixing is done right in Cubase.

I am going to say that 70% of your recording quality is going to come from knowledge and skill. So you need to factor that in, that most likely you won't get good results right away unless you really know what your doing. Just take your time, spend time reading and experimenting. But don't get your mind set that you can just get all this gear and plug in and expecting to have things perfect right away.