#1
So im making a recording studio for my Business Plan Project. I was just wondering what hardware I would need to have like a professional studio. I already have a computer and pro tools but I cant find a big enough mixing board, I just need to know what I would need and some estimates for how much it would cost. I know some about recording but not much.
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#3
Well Im building like a professional one like they have in the expensive studios
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#4
Real Estate.

The most important and most expensive component of your studio will be the building itself.

As they say - location, location, location!

You could be conveniently located in a major metro, like New York - and that'll cost ya.

You could be in some exotic localle, hard to get to but relaxing, say in the middle of Wyoming or something.

It's all what you want to do, and what market you're going for.

As a beginner I'd lean toward the urban market.

You'll also have to invest in clean power, that is a dedicated electric circuit that isn't shared with some other bozo's refrigerator or vacuum sweeper.

Even the plumbing is something to think about. If your lead guitarist is taking a dump, you don't want that on the drum tracks!

A good studio is designed from the ground up - underground, actually!
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#5
Well you've got to take into account what you are going to be recording. If you want to record a whole orchestra, then you'll probably want a big dock off mixer for each instrument (some people use an omni-directional mic but not a great deal of sound is captured), but if you are just recording some bands with an overdubbing method, you'll probably need no more than 8 channels (you could pick a good one up for about £200). Also because you are recording onto a computer, if the mixer has no USB/firewire connection, you will need to buy some sort of USB/Firewire audio interface to get the audio to record straight into protools.

And don't forget the mics!

EDIT: And as far as big mixing boards go, I saw a 46 channel mixer for £75,000, so they are **** expensive!

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#6
yeah I will be recording bands, like rock and metal bands
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#7
Look at the Digidesign D-Command Systems (http://www.digidesign.com/index.cfm?navid=17&langid=141&categoryid=16). It doesn't get much better than this.
As for mics, get some $5000 ribbon mics, Neumann U87 stereo set and some AKG 414 condenser mics.

Edit: Or did I get it wrong and you actually have to buy it?
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Then go for the 8 channel option. Behringer are awesome; cheep and reliable...

http://www.behringer.com/UB1622FX/index.cfm?lang=eng

HOWEVER.

Your better off finding one with 8 XLR inputs instead of some being jacks, as XLR provides a better signal or some crap like that.

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