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Hey, guys. I'm just curious what various people have on their audio "wishlists".
I know that by year's end I will either buy:
M149/M5 and an M3000. Still trying to decide.
What are other people saving for?
08-18-2001, 12:22 AM
•Glyph XProject FireWire drive.
But you know all about that!
Just bought 48 tracks of RADAR 24 with 96K cards and lightpipe I/O. Guess I would like to have a lot of hardrives and DVD-RAMs for it...I think I am going to need a lot..I HOPE..Right now it would be nice if FedEx would just deliver it....Wrong address from shipper...Oh Well..
Classic Recording, Franklin, TN
T. Alan Smith
08-20-2001, 10:25 AM
This fall I plan on upgrading my front-end and rounding-out my mic cabinet.
I also may be in the market for a bass rig if I decide to jump in on this private party band. Sold mine awhile back after getting my home studio up-n-runnin'. Any ideas?
08-21-2001, 11:12 AM
Just bought some re-packaged API mic pres. Should be here by tomorrow. WooHoo!!!!!
After that looking for another dedicated delay. I have a t.c. electronic D-two. I like that unit but perhaps I may want a different flavour. Any thoughts?
I like to keep delays separate from my reverb boxes and don't really prefer the combo units.
08-21-2001, 04:22 PM
I'm with you on using a dedicated delay unit. The TC box is very cool, but you may want to check out the Symetrix 606 as well. They're really going for that "PCM42" kind of thing.
08-22-2001, 04:09 PM
My wishlist is getting bigger and bigger;
Novation Supernova Rack
Quasimidi 309 Rack
Two 18.1" LCD monitors
Waldorf D-pole plug-in
Mackie HR824 Monitors
When I win this 200 million powerball, David Klausner and I are going to have to talk!
08-22-2001, 04:20 PM
Scott, if you win the Powerball I'm moving in!
08-23-2001, 09:33 AM
I'd love a Korg MS2000 and an AVALON 747sp. Hey maybe my Sweetwater sales engineer can get me them EXTRA cheap! BTW, Hi Dave!
F7 Sound and Vision
08-25-2001, 05:46 PM
Hi All, My next purchases are: Midi Interface-motu Midi Express, and Nice preamp. Either Universal Audio 2-610 or Great River Neve preamp. Danny
08-26-2001, 08:34 PM
To T. Alan...the Eden bass amps are quite awesome if you have the budget!
T. Alan Smith
08-27-2001, 06:22 AM
Thanks for the advice. I might look at the Traveller Plus(the 400 watt one) with a 2x10 cab. However, I might get more bang for the buck with a GK rig. Time will tell I guess.
08-31-2001, 10:46 AM
I think to upgrade my pc to a faster type.
new motherboard, processor, and larger hard disk.
or another lexicon like pcm 91 or 81 for mixdowns would be nice.
08-31-2001, 12:23 PM
Blue Sky - If you need advice on this PC upgrade, drop an email to me at:
09-03-2001, 11:00 AM
new dual800 G4.
09-10-2001, 10:23 PM
With their prices being so rediculously low at this point I'm trying to figure out what I can sell to get me one before the prices go back up.
09-10-2001, 11:59 PM
As you know, my last purchase was exactly your second option. My next will (hopefully) be the Cranesong Spider - but I'm still like 3rd or 5th on the waiting list, so you'll probably get some more money out of me before it is available. I'm thinkin' maybe a really clean mic pre & maybe some more channels of A/D & a master clock...
09-12-2001, 10:17 AM
Heritage 1000, Baby!!
09-25-2001, 08:18 PM
I sort of feel like I have almost more than I can fully use gear wise...maybe that one mic and pre for the singer I've been searching for...
Can I put a breathy soprano on my wish list and turn her into a trip-hop diva?
09-25-2001, 10:05 PM
Its only a matter of time before my "wish list" becomes my "Got list" :)
A group of people who share the same vision and passion as me to bring uplifting music to the masses.
The right A&R dude.
and now gear:
Yamaha S80 keyboard
A Dedicated Stereo Compressor (Manley Vari MU, Avalon VT 747 SP or Finalizer 96K)
I'm thinking that a Royer ribbon microphone would fit nicely in my stocking this Christmas. I'm also impressed with the new TL Audio 8-channel tube mixer HHb is distributing, but it wouldn't fit into my stocking (or budget).
Time to start dropping hints...
10-09-2001, 11:33 AM
The Neumann Km 184 and Earthworks mics used specifically for over head drum mics. I hear that the 184s are good for smoothing out the sound of drums and the Earthworks are a more true sound. Which is the best?????
ANYONE MAY ANSWER THIS BUTALEXANDER (LOL) SORRY BUDDY I WANT OTHER INPUT
10-09-2001, 11:40 AM
As much as I love Earthworks stuff, the KM184s would be my choice for overheads! Sooooooo beautiful!
You seem to have answered the question yourself...the Earthworks are more realistic and the Neumanns have a specific sound to them. Were you looking at Earthworks omnis or cardioids? I have their omnis which I use for overheads (they also make great acoustic guitar microphones and are really good on just about any acoustic instrument where you want a realistic, natural sound...which is why they're not usually the first choice for vocals, although I've heard some great jazz recordings done with Earthworks microphones for vocals), and they're my personal first choice (I have used the Neumanns as well), but I couldn't say that one is better than the other. Sometimes you want that extra sheen that the KM184's offer, and if I had a pair I'm sure I'd use them as well, depending on the style and sound I was going for.
Sorry I couldn't offer a yes or no...what style of music are you recording?
10-09-2001, 12:08 PM
I'm thinking about going with the omni earthworks if I do decide to go with the earthworks line...my question to be more specific is which of these two mics would be the best over-all mic to get. I have a Neuman TLM 103 now for vocals and sure and AKG for other apps. I'm just wondering if I went with the KM 184 mics would that be the a better mic for many different apps. I record everthing from country to rock to polka music...I live in Michigan which is a big polka state. :D
10-09-2001, 02:00 PM
Sounds fun so far.
My gut reaction is probably still the Earthworks microphones, since you've already got a TLM103 and some other microphones (what Shure and AKG models do you have?). If you're looking for a more colored sound it seems like you could get it from the microphones you've already got. I'd think that the Earthworks microphones would be better overall considering what you've already got. They'll capture whatever you're recording very accurately, and if you did want to brighten things a little or whatever you could always use a little EQ...with the Earthworks you're starting with a clean slate. As I mentioned, I use the omnis, although their cardioids are also very accurate (the first time I saw one, I put headphones on, spoke into it, and rotated the microphone until it was facing almost 180 degrees from my mouth. It sounded just like someone was turning down the volume, no strange off-axis coloration. Uncanny). You do have to treat omnis differently...obviously, since they pick up sound from all around...but you can move them in much closer to the source than you'd typically use a cardiod because of the absence of the proximity effect, which can also help minimize the sound of the room.
So there's my 2¢ worth.
10-09-2001, 02:40 PM
10-10-2001, 01:28 PM
My list has increased DRAMATICALLY over the last couple of years:
some sort of decent controller
Summit TLA50 to put behind the 101 (any thought on this? methinks it should sound REALLY good)
Headphone amp (maybe an S phones.. i dunno. there's not much out there)
and finally some different mics.. we'll see :)
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