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Old 02-02-2016, 03:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Equipment set up and alternatives

This is the equipment I'm looking at.

Neumann TLM 103 Condenser Microphone

Presonus Firestudio Project

Apogee Duet FireWire Audio Interface

Apogee ONE USB Audio Interface

M-Audio BX8 D2

Yamaha NS-10M Studio Monitor

Native Instruments Maschine MKII

Apple Logic Pro X

Pro tools 12

Propellerhead ReCycle 2.2 Loop Editing Software

Native Instruments KOMPLETE 10 Software Bundle

M-Audio Keystation 49es MIDI Controller

Akai Professional MPK49 USB MIDI Keyboard

I was wondering if I could get the specs on some of this equipment. This is going to be my feature set up so I wanted to know what exactly outclasses what. I would also like to know what I should use as alternatives until I get this set up ready. Also what would be some good studio headphones?
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Old 02-04-2016, 04:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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This is the equipment I'm looking at.

Neumann TLM 103 Condenser Microphone

Presonus Firestudio Project

Apogee Duet FireWire Audio Interface

Apogee ONE USB Audio Interface

M-Audio BX8 D2

Yamaha NS-10M Studio Monitor

Native Instruments Maschine MKII

Apple Logic Pro X

Pro tools 12

Propellerhead ReCycle 2.2 Loop Editing Software

Native Instruments KOMPLETE 10 Software Bundle

M-Audio Keystation 49es MIDI Controller

Akai Professional MPK49 USB MIDI Keyboard

I was wondering if I could get the specs on some of this equipment. This is going to be my feature set up so I wanted to know what exactly outclasses what. I would also like to know what I should use as alternatives until I get this set up ready. Also what would be some good studio headphones?
You've got a lot of duplicates in that list, 2 sets of Studio Monitors for example.

Also, that's a hell of a lot of money to be dropping, to still need advice this basic. What are you actually trying to do?
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Old 02-06-2016, 12:14 AM   #3 (permalink)
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You've got a lot of duplicates in that list, 2 sets of Studio Monitors for example.

Also, that's a hell of a lot of money to be dropping, to still need advice this basic. What are you actually trying to do?
I'm trying to get things together for my own studio.
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I'm trying to get things together for my own studio.
I can see that, but what I'm getting at is, this is a lot of money and you seem to be spending it all at once rather than doing what people normally do, which is get together all of your studio gear piece by piece as your skill improves and dictates that you need better gear.

How much production work have you actually done, and how experienced are you? It's entirely possible to produce perfectly worthwhile music with just a PC and headphones, and if you haven't done that or at least experimented with it, I can only imagine that dropping this kind of money without the experience is a short ride to simply being confused and unable to achieve anything with the gear.
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I can see that, but what I'm getting at is, this is a lot of money and you seem to be spending it all at once rather than doing what people normally do, which is get together all of your studio gear piece by piece as your skill improves and dictates that you need better gear.

How much production work have you actually done, and how experienced are you? It's entirely possible to produce perfectly worthwhile music with just a PC and headphones, and if you haven't done that or at least experimented with it, I can only imagine that dropping this kind of money without the experience is a short ride to simply being confused and unable to achieve anything with the gear.
Well I usually work In the video/sound and music mixing aspects. I also write my own lyrics. So right now my skills are only proned for editing Haven't really recorded anything yet. I'm sorry I didn't say before hand but I'm getting the hear piece by piece not all at once. What programs do you advise for pc use starting fresh? I'm not worri d about th money in any aspect. Just trying to find out what would be a good start.
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Establish exactly what it is you'll be doing.

If you're going to be producing and recording your own electronica, you'll need very little more than an audio interface, one nice microphone, and some studio monitors.

If you're going to be recording a full band, you'll need a room in which an amplifier can be turned up loud, or a kit hit hard, and you'll also need a selection of microphones, both dynamic and condenser, that will suit recording those instruments.

Alternatively, if you're intending on sequencing all of your drum parts using a library like Superior Drummer, then in that situation you could actually use an Amplifier VST like BIAS, Guitar Rig, Amplitube, or something similar, and you wouldn't need to mic up a real cabinet - although opinions differ on whether this offers as good a recorded result.

My advice would be to get some nice studio quality headphones and a good drum library, along with a guitar and a bass, and record/mix something using those, before trying to do too much else with real instruments. You'll save yourself a lot of headaches and develop a lot of skills you can then apply to real gear mic'd up in a room once you move on.
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One good reason to pick up one thing at a time is to give yourself an opportunity to learn how to use it well.

Specs you can get on any dealer site or the manufacturer's site.

Figure out exactly what you want to do first--are you going to be trying to write and play/program your own stuff? Record other musicians? Then start with whatever the minimum is to do it, and only add stuff as you learn to well use the gear you've acquired so far.
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Alright, thanks for the advice guys. Well needed.
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