June 17, 2007

Postulatin' on a hypothesis...

by Chris Randall

Okay, here's an interesting challenge. Say you had US$2000 to spend, and you wanted to make an analog recording studio with at least 8 tracks of recording. What gear would you choose? Mixing isn't necessary; only recording. And let's assume you already have monitors, microphones and cables. Just the console (if necessary), deck, pres (if necessary), comps, etc.

T3H VERDICT: Yes, of course it is. You have to get a little lucky with your gear finds, but you shouldn't have any real trouble putting together a console and deck for $2K that will record music fine. That is, assuming your songs don't suck in the first place. If they do, that can't be helped.

It is worth noting that I arrived at this conclusion on my own. If you read this thread, the _actual_ verdict is apparently the old maxim "opinions are like assholes, etc."



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Jun.18.2007 @ 10:42 PM
"yeah, derrick may, who made 5 tracks in his life, that's my audio guru too."

thanks for this brilliant post. i was wondering if i should close this thread or not, and yes, i should definitely close this thread. enjoy your tape machine (?!)



Jun.19.2007 @ 9:53 AM
"And believe me, I have _no_ problem baking that shit and using it again. Where's my fucking hair dryer?"

believe me I'm going to know what trash bin that tape stock is going in as soon as we get the stuff baked off and migrated. You get about a 2-4 month period post baking until the binder goes to shit again. so i think i modest count of 100 reels should keep my Fostex model 80 running for the rest of its life. Wheres my food dehydrator...


Jun.25.2007 @ 3:36 PM
"Postulatin' on a hypothesis..."

Is that a "Miller's Crossing" reference? Nice.


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