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Discussion in 'Production' started by Phat_Sam, Oct 21, 2010.

  1. Phat_Sam

    Phat_Sam Well-Known Member

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    Been saving money up to start a small home studio and I've spent loads of it already! Wow. It really takes its toll on your wallet.

    So far, I've spent £600

    £80 on new RAM for my MacBook (4GB)
    £139 on a Focusrite Saffire 6
    £245 on 2x KRK Rokit 5s
    £122 on Logic Studio (Student discount baby! Awwww yeah!:slayer:)

    And I'm thinking of getting the Komplete 7 package. Was looking at it all last night. Looks fuckin amazing for the price you pay.

    Also, when I have the money... I might be getting a dedicated Mac Pro. I can only dream as of yet though!

    Suppose my question is this: What gear have you got, what more do you intend to buy and how much have you spent?

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  2. kama

    kama benkama.net

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    tbh I never expect to break even, not even close.

    FL 150€
    Alesis M1 MkII 300€
    PSP mixpack2 200€
    Midi keyboard 200€
    EMU 1212m interface used 100€
    Mixer Yamaha MG12/4 used 90€
    Emu E4X 300€
    AKG K141 cans used 70€
    =1400 €, give or take, plus cables plus whatnot.

    +400 CDJ-800 used
    +250 Hercules RMX dj console

    But I've already made, let me calculate the numbers here, 20€ from selling my music :teeth:

    I'm also dreaming of a dedicated music machine and Komplete 7 but that's very far from reality right now.

    ---------- Post added at 16:14 ---------- Previous post was at 16:11 ----------

    Now that I think of it, I'm at a point now where I can make tunes without longing for anything else for the setup. Better get working then, at my regular 0.08 € / track I would have to sell 17500 tunes to break even. :-D
     
  3. Catastrofik

    Catastrofik New Member

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    Yeah i recently upgraded too. went from a pc to a mac.
    Mac Pro Qaud Core - 8GB ram
    2 24" cinema displays
    M-Audio Profire 610
    M-Audio Midi keyboard
    just using some sony speakers and some kam speakers right now (Saving next for KRK's)
    using Logic Studio with Massive as my main pluggin right now but looking at that komplete 7 for next month (your right it does look awesome)

    Spent around 4 grand so far and thats not too mention my decks...

    2 cdj1000 mk3
    djm 800
    2 technic 1210's
    sennhiesser hd25 headphones

    LOVING the setup right now!!
     
  4. Robmobius

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    I was thinking about getting Komplate also, looks like a very good deal.

    Just spent a fair bit of bread on an Access Virus TI synth. Ouch! But I'm glad I did. :)
     
  5. Phat_Sam

    Phat_Sam Well-Known Member

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    Haha... arent we all suckers!

    @Kama: Who said anything about breaking even?! Lolllllllllllz. To be fair, I get paid for writing music for film and theatre too so I do see a little bit of a return. My "business" (if you can call it that) is still in its baby stages! haha
     
  6. elmaruk

    elmaruk slannndaaaaaaar

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    umm

    KRK Rokit 5's - Lovely cones by the way, definatly great for there price.
    MPK 25 Keyboard - Can't recall how much his was, around 200 i'd say
    Alesis iO2 - Cheap shit
    and Cubase of course, thinkin of forking out when they bring out a new one tho.
    Producing on Laptop thats pretty shite.

    Looking to buy a dedicated music PC this year with a Saffire 6, www.music-pc.com, check em out...there sick.

    Looks like well have the same setup soon sam ha, except the PC - Mac
     
  7. Freek

    Freek Lets get freeeeeeky

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    my studio pc i built from scratch and cost me around £900
    mbox 2 pro around £500
    akg perception around £200
    2 x shure sm57 £80each
    alesis m1 active monitors £200
    very old 32 channel mixer £80 off ebay
     
  8. Busdriver

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    Davis speakers (not studio speakers but good quality. Do the job before i get some Krk or others)
    Harman/kardon amplifier
    Quad core 3ghz proc
    4g ddr3 ram
    E-mu 1820 soundcard
    Korg X50 synth/midi keyboard
    Dual LG w2361v for screens
    Akg K272HD Headphones
    XP 64
    Cubase 5
    Komplete 6
    + Fx vsts and some vst synths

    And of course a big desk to arrange all that in a great shape.

    For epic gear porn go to www.gearslutz.com.

    Don't forget that the more you spend time looking for stuff and working so you can afford them, the less you produce.
    A lot of audio geek on gearslutz admit that they have thousands $ worth of gear and never produce a full track.
     
  9. Phat_Sam

    Phat_Sam Well-Known Member

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    Haha. Yeah was gonna say... cracking choice! ;)
     
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  10. richie_stix

    richie_stix gomby plz

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    ha ha...

    new pc - £400
    monitor/tv - £200
    (i would have bought these regardless though!)
    2nd hand hi-fi - £15

    err,

    ableton live... 'free'

    so ner ner
     
  11. ARTFX

    ARTFX www.artfx-studios.com

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    AMD Athlon II Dual Core PC with almost 5 Ghz processor power, 8 Gb of ram (black dragon), 3 Tb harddisk space, 2 Gb video card,. Saving money to buy an AMD 6-core PC which was totally free!
    EMU 1616 PCi soundcard with the Microdock - 350,- Euro's.
    M-Audio Axiom 49 (2nd gen) - 259,- Euro's.
    Alesis M1Active 520 monitors - 239 Euro's.
    Reason 5, FL Studio 9 XXL - 550,- Euro's.
    Korg Kaoss Pad 3 - 320,- Euro's.
    Shure Beta 58A mic - 169,- Euro's.

    That's about it. Still saving money for more stuff like a hardware synth and a new PC.
     
  12. BLoodstaiN`

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    Okay let's see:

    - Reloop Digital Jockey Interface edition + traktor LE
    - Traktor Pro
    - CDJ-350 x2 (maybe a third one in the near future)
    - Behringer DJX 750
    - 2 x 100 rms wat speakers (20 years old and my dad made 'em back then About 1m high & 0.5m Wide)
    - Laptop to spin with in Midi

    - FL studio 9 Producer's edition
    - A Desktop Quad core Put together by myself (Because i'm doing the "producing", still in the early stage of, and the laptop is from my mate from our dj team)

    Sounds pretty stupid, i've got pretty expensive gear though i can't make a decent song yet, Though i'm on the way! ;D
     
  13. richie_stix

    richie_stix gomby plz

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    limitation breeds creativity
     
  14. Phat_Sam

    Phat_Sam Well-Known Member

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    THIS^
     
  15. BLoodstaiN`

    BLoodstaiN` Member

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    I'm humble and i admit, Cba though, I'm motivated to learn, so one day it'll come to it's right purpose
     
  16. RevTech

    RevTech Butthole=output transduce

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    Mixers: Mackie 402-VLZ3, Gemini PMX-140
    Microphones: MXL 4000, MXL 538S
    Turntable: Stanton T.92
    CD Turntable: Numark CDX
    Synthesisers: MicoKorg
    DrumPads: Ion iED04
    Headphones: Technics RP-DH1200
    Effects: UltraGraph FBQ 6200, Pod 2, Tube amplifier
    Monitors: Tannoy Reveals
    Audio interface: M Audio Fast track Ultra
    DAWS: Fl Studio 8 and Cubase 5

    I'd say it's complete pretty much!
     
  17. dexter

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    laptop, second hand, 1 gig ram, shitty processor.. uhh ableton live.. some free plugs.. krk 8's.

    had a midi keyboard never used it, got an m audio usb mixer from a friend for burger king, i use it sometimes but not really.. thats about it..

    i like a mouse and a screen, hardware doesnt suit me, oh i have a korg esx1 under the bed i never use
     
  18. Protoplasym

    Protoplasym Nuskool

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    My next addition will be:

    http://www.symbolicsound.com/cgi-bin/bin/view/Products/Pacarana


    I will be buying the fastest Lappy I can get my hands on next Jan or Feb and that's what I'll run Kyma X on. Should be interesting... to leave my entire studio alone for a couple months and to simply run Kyma X on a lappy and this Pacarana alongside that.

    I have plans on making Remix Packs at some point in the future and I'm thinking Kyma is going to be 'the' perfect solution for making ANY kind of sound I've ever wanted to make.


    I think roughly $4500 for 'that' kind of uninterrupted RAW Processing Power is a steal... especially considering the old Cappyberra (dunnohowtospellit) cost almost twice that 'and' was considerably slower.
     
  19. djdevz

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    Mac Mini 2GB RAM
    M-Audio Keystudio 49 Midi Keyboard
    Sennheiser HD-25 Monitor Headphones
    Dell 19" Monitor

    Logic Pro 9
    Native Instruments Massive, and a demo of Kore 2
    Load of free plugins n samples...

    Now that's a student budget!
     
  20. Protoplasym

    Protoplasym Nuskool

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    Feck... nevermind. I just got off the phone with Symbolic Sound and Kyma X 'still' isn't a VSTi... so it can't be used as such. Because of that... getting audio rendered through Kyma via Midi riffs sent from your native DAW sounds like too much work for me at this point.


    As soon as Kyma X is considered a VSTi by Cubase and Live, I'm gonna be ALL over it!
     

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