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Old 10-09-2020, 07:33 AM
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Default AGF Members Gear Masterlist for DAWs, Interfaces, Mics, Pres, Comps, and EQs

Some of the most commonly asked questions are about choosing a daw, choosing an interface, choosing microphones, and outboard gear. This post ,and the one following, contains information that will help you begin your research on all those topics.

DAW
DAW stands for “Digital Audio Workstation.” It’s what we call the software (sometimes part of an integrated electronic device) that allows us to record & playback audio, edit & manipulate waveforms, and apply effects to our recorded tracks. Choosing the right DAW is an important step. It would be helpful to explore YouTube videos for DAWs on the list you’re considering and pick one that seems the intuitive to you. Also, if you have a friend who is well acquainted with a particular DAW, that can be a huge advantage.

Digital Audio Workstations
The number preceding each DAW is the number of people in this forum who are using it.
9 Apple Logic Pro ($200)
9 Cockos Reaper ($60 or $225)
7 AVID Pro-Tools ($600 + $200 per year beginning year 2 or $35 month)
6 PreSonus Studio One ($400)
5 Bandlab Cakewalk Sonar (free-$500)
4 Adobe Audition (part of Adobe CC or $21-$31.50 per month)
4 Apple GarageBand (free with Mac OS)
3 Steinberg Cubase ($100, $550 for full program)
2 Audacity (free)
2 Magix Acid Pro ($200)
2 Magix Sound Forge ($60)
2 Reason ($400)
2 Ableton Live ($100-$749)
1 WaveMachine Labs Auria ($50)
1 Universal Audio Luna (free but requires UA Apollo interface)
1 Traction Waveform ($119-$749)
1 Steinberg Nuendo ($975)
1 Acoustica Mixcraft ($150)
1 Magix Samplitude ($400)
1 MOTU Digital Performer 10 ($495)


Interfaces and Convertors
Converters and Preamps are the heart of any digital studio. Converters are what take analog sound and convert it to digital so it can be stored on your computer. They then take the digital information and convert it to analog sound so you can listen. Most often, both processes happen in the same hardware unit, and also most commonly, the unit will have 1-8 preamps. The number of preamps determines how many microphones you can operate at one time through the unit. When all of these functions exist in a single unit, it is referred to as an “interface.” Sometimes the conversion functions are performed by separate boxes and are referred to as “convertors” (A/D, D/A, and A/D/D/A). When choosing an interface, it’s a good idea to assess your current needs and to make some guess about future needs. Be aware that not all interfaces will be able to attach to your particular computer, so always check the connections available for the model you’re researching.

Here is a list of what forum members are using along with the price you can expect to pay in 2020. Also included is the name of the forum member using that unit.

Interfaces
Apogee Duet2 ($695) (alohachris)
Apogee Element 46 ($895) (sdelsolray) (min7b5)
Apogee Ensemble Thunderbolt ($2500) (Doug Young)
Apogee Rosetta 200 (used $400-$700) (Mbroady)
Apogee Rosetta 800 (used $600-$850) (Bob Womack)
Audient ID14 ($300) (Wrighty)
Audient ID44 (700) (Knives&Guitars)
Avid Carbon ($4000) (KevWind)
Avid HD Omni ($2500) (KevWind)
Behringer UMC404HD ($180) (phcorrigan)
Behringer XR18 ($600) (phcorrigan)
Focusrite Clarett OctaPre ($700) (FrankHudson)
Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 3rd Gen ($500) (FrankHudson)
Focusrite Scarlette 2i2 Gen 3 interface ($169) (Bob Womack) (Chipotle) (FrankHudson) (DCCougar) (CASD57)
Focusrite Scarlette 2i4 ($230) (TBman)
Frontier Designs Dakota Montana (used $300) (RRuskin)
IK Multimedia AXE I/O (FrankHudson)
Mackie Onyx / Blackjack ($130) (Rudy4)
M-Audio Air 192/14 ($300) (slowhand)
Metric Halo 2882 ($1600) (DupleMeter)
Metric Halo ULN-2 ($1600) (alohachris)
Metric Halo ULN-8 ($4500) (DupleMeter)
MOTU 16a ($1500) (DupleMeter)
MOTU 24aO ($1000) (DupleMeter)
MOTU 828es ($1000) (gwlee7)
Motu M2 ($170) (slowhand) (ljguitar)
MOTU Monitor 8 ($1000) (DupleMeter)
Motu Ultralite AVB ($650) (ChuckS)
MOTU UltraLite Firewire ($550) (endpin)
RME Babyface ($795) (alohachris)
RME Fireface UCX ($1600) (Mbroady)
RME Fireface UFX ($2300) (gwlee7)
RME Hammerfall DSP 9632 ($530) (runamuck)
Sound Devices MixPre 3M (used $450-$500) (RodB)
Soundcraft Signature 12 MTK ($500)
SPL Crimson ($1000) (runamuck)
Steinberg UR242 ($180.00) (DanR)
Universal Audio Apollo Twin interface ($899) (Bob Womack)
Universal Audio Apollo X4 ($1800) (j3ffr0)
Universal Audio Apollo X8p ($3300) (jim1960)
Universal Audio Apollo X16 ($3500) (jim1960)
Zoom H5 ($280) (RodB) (TBman)

A/D (analog to digital) units
Mytek Stereo 96 A/D ($900) (rick-slo)
Mytek Stereo 192 ADC ($1000) (ChuckS)
RME Fireface 802 ($2000) (Cocobolo Kid)

D/A (digital to analog) units
Bryston BDA-2 ($2845) (Cocobolo Kid)
Lake People RS06 ($750) (ChuckS)
Pro-ject Pre Box S2 Digital ($400) (ChuckS)

A/D-D/A units
IZ RADAR 24 (used $1300-$2800) (RRuskin)
Lucid 88192 (used $800) (sdelsolray)


SDCs (Small Diaphragm Condenser Microphones)
SDCs are the most common microphones used for recording acoustic guitar. SDCs are usually regarded as instrument mics and generally not very good for vocals. They can be used as single mics or paired with another mic (the same or different) to create a stereo image. In general, you can expect a crisp clean and more natural sound from SDC microphones compared to other types of mics.

The “Higher End” and “Lower End” lists are the SDCs most often preferred by both hobbyists and studios. That does not mean you have to choose from those lists to get good recordings. AGF members have offered some less popular mic options with which they’ve had success. The list is organized according to price. Once again, these are year 2000 prices.

Higher End ($750+ for a single mic)
Gefell M 300 ($790, pair-$1840)
Neumann KM184 ($800, pair-$1500)
Earthworks SR30 ($870)
Telefunken ELA M 260 ($1300, pair-$2500)
Josephson E22S ($1430)
Gefell M 295 ($1480)
Schoeps CMC64 ($1650, pair-$3250)
DPA 4011A ($1800, pair-$3660)
Neumann KM84 (vintage and typically $1800-$2000)

Lower End (under $750 for a single mic)
Audio-Technica AT4041 ($300)
Peluso CEMC-6 ($350)
Shure SM81 ($350)
Shure KSM141 ($400)
Lauten Audio LA120 ($420 for pair)
Earthworks TC25 ($500)
AKG C451B ($500)
Beyerdynamic MC930 ($550)
Soyuz 013 FET ($600)
Earthworks SR25 ($620)

Lesser known SDC mics owned and recommended by AGF members
Line Audio CM4 ($125) (Wrighty)
Line Audio CM3 (cardioid) ($125) (ChuckS)
Shure SM137 ($180) (DukeX)
Oktava MK-012 ($220) (DukeX)
sE Electronics SE8 ($250) (RodB)
Audio-Technica AT4041 ($300) (DukeX)
Shure KSM137 ($300) (islandguitar)
Sennheiser e 914 ($380) (DukeX)
3-Zigma CHI TL with SD-C capsule (cardioid) ($500) (ChuckS)
3-Zigma CHI TL with SD-O capsule (omni) ($500) (ChuckS)
AKG C451E (vintage and typically around $700) (Bob Womack)
Peluso P-28 ($1100) (alohachris)
Sennheiser MKH40 (cardioid) ($1200) (ChuckS)
Gefell M296S (omni) ($1640) (ChuckS)

LDC (Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphones)
In general, you can expect LDCs to offer a fuller representation of the audio spectrum in the lower frequencies. LDCs are also the preferred microphone for vocal recording. You can record with a single LDC, a pair of LDC, or a combination of an LDC and another type of microphone.

This is a list of LDC microphones owned and preferred by AGF members. It is organized according to price, and again, these are year 2000 prices.

Audio Technica AT-2035 ($150) (TBMan)
Blue Spark ($200) (Dave Hicks)
Rode NT1 ($230) (Bob Womack) (Silly Moustache)
Rode NT1A ($230) (Bob Womack)
ADK A6 ($250) (jim1960)
sE Electronics SE2200 ($300) (RodB)
ADK Hamburg Mk8 ($350) (phcorrigan)
ADK Vienna Mk8 ($350) (phcorrigan)
Sony ECM56-F (vintage $350-500) (RRuskin)
Audio Technica AT4033 ($400) (Doug Young)
AKG C414-TLII (vintage $500-1000) (RRuskin)
MXL Revelation I ($500) (Bob Womack)
Rode NT200 ($600) (Bob Womack)
AKGC414B-ULS (vintage $800-1400) (Bob Womack)
AKG C414 B-XL II ($1100) (jim1960)
Neumann TLM 103 ($1100) (Doug Young) (Bob Womack)
JZ Amethyst Vintage ($1200) (rockabilly69)
Mojave MA-200 ($1200) (alohachris)
Audio Technica AT4050ST ($1300) (Doug Young)
Sony C-37P (vintage $1300-2600) (RRuskin)
Audio-Technica AT5045 ($1400, $2500/pair) (Cocobolo Kid)
Townsend Labs Sphere L22 ($1500, additional cost for more emulations) (Doug Young)
Gefell UM70 ($1650) (gwlee7)
JZ Microphones Globe ($1650) (rockabilly69)
AKG C414 COMB (vintage $1750-2500) (Bob Womack)
AKG "The Tube" (vintage $1800-3000) (Bob Womack)
Pearlman TM-1, recent manufacture date ($1800) (Brent Hahn)
Blue Kiwi ($2000) (jim1960)
Sony C-38B ($2200) (RRuskin)
ADK Z MOD 251 Tube ($3000) (KevWind)
Brauner FET Phantom V ($3000) (KevWind)
Neumann U89 ($3000) (Doug Young) (Bob Womack)
Neumann TLM-170 ($3100) (Bob Womack)
Neumann U87 ($3200) (Brent Hahn)
AKG 414EB (vintage $4000-5000) (Brent Hahn)
Flea 47 ($4100) (Brent Hahn) (jim1960)
Microtech-Gefell UM 900 ($4200) (alohachris)
Sony C-37A (vintage $6000-8000) (RRuskin)
Brauner VM1 ($6500) (Doug Young)
Neumann U47 (vintage $13500-19000) (Bob Womack)


Dynamic Microphones

Dynamic mics usually have a cardioid pattern and are good at rejecting off-axis sounds. These microphones are usually used for live performances but some have become studio staples.

Beyerdynamic TG V30d ($50) (CASD57)
sE Electronics V3 ($70) (CASD57)
sE Electronics V7 ($100) (CASD57)
Shure SM57 ($110) (CASD57)
Sennheiser 845 ($120) (Nama Ensou)
Audio Technica AE6100 ($185) (Nama Ensou)
Sennheiser MD421 ($200) (Bob Womack) (RRuskin)
Heil PR35 ($265) (Nama Ensou)
Electro Voice EV-666 (vintage around $350) (Brent Hahn)
Electro Voice RE-15 (vintage $400-700) (RRuskin)
Beyerdynamic M88 ($400) (Brent Hahn)
Sennheiser MD 441N (vintage around $500) (Brent Hahn)
Sennheiser MD 441 ($900) (Brent Hahn) (Bob Womack)

This list continues into the next post...
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Ribbon Microphones
Ribbon mics employ a figure-8 pattern so they pick up what’s behind them as well as what is in front of them. To the sides is a null area where essentially no sound is collected. Ribbons are often said to produce a warmer sound than SDCs, LDCs, or dynamics.

Sterling Audio ST170 ($250) (TBMan)
sE Electronics VR1 ($400) (gwlee7)
Beyerdynamic M160 ($700) (Brent Hahn) (RRuskin)
Cascade X-15 ($750) (Doug Young)
Fostex M22RP (vintage about $950) (RRuskin)
AEA N22 ($1000) (KevWind) (Doug Young)
Blue Woodpecker ($1000) (jim1960)
AEA R84 ($1100) (RRuskin)
RCA 77 (vintage $1200-2400) (Brent Hahn)
Shure KSM313/NE ($1300) (gwlee7)
Coles 4038 ($1400) (Brent Hahn)
Cloud JRS-34 ($1500) (rockabilly69)
RCA 77-DX (vintage $1500-2300) (RRuskin)
Royer R-122 ($1800) (Cocobolo Kid) (Bob Womack)
Mesanovic Model 2S ($1950) (jim1960)
AEA R88 ($2000) (Doug Young)
RCA 44 ($2800) (Brent Hahn)
Royer SF24 ($4300) (Doug Young)


Preamps
A preamp takes the signal from your microphone or your instrument and makes it loud enough to run into your DAW or other processing gear (compressors, EQs, etc.).

Presonus RC500 ($400-1000 used) (rockabilly69)
Audient Mico ($450 used)
FMR Audio Really Nice Pre ($500) (RRuskin)
Focusrite ISA One Digital ($600) (rockabilly69)
Black Lion Audio Auteur Quad ($800) (midwinter)
Speck MicPre 5.0 ($800) (ChuckS)
Focusrite ISA Two ($900) (midwinter)
Neumann V476b ($900-1500 used) (nsureit)
Presonus ADL600 ($1000-1350 used) (rockabilly69)
Summit Audio 2BA-221 ($1000) (KarenB)
Ted Fletcher TFPro p10 ($1000 used) (nsureit)
Daking mic pre II ($1100) (gwlee7)
Universal Audio LA-610 ($1100-1600 used) (midwinter) (rockabilly69)
Great River MP2-MH ($1200-$1500 used) (rick-slo) (Doug Young)
Pendulum SPS-1 ($1200-$2000 used) (alohachris)
Sebatron VMP 2000e ($1400) (DukeX)
AEA RPQ ($1500) (Doug Young)
BAE 1073MPF ($1500) (rockabilly69)
dbx 786 ($1500-1850 used) (sdelsolray)
*Manley Langevin Dual Vocal Combo ($1500-1800 used) (KevWind) (rockabilly69)
Spectra Sonics 101 ($1500 - $3000 used) (RRuskin)
*Empirical Labs EL-9 Mike-E ($1700) (Cocobolo Kid)
Hardy M1 2 channels ($1700) (jim1960)
Neve Portico 5012 ($1700) (rockabilly69)
Sebatron Axis 200VU ($1800) (jim1960)
Sebatron VMP 4000e ($1900) (midwinter) (rockabilly69)
*Trident 80B ($2000) (nsureit)
A-Designs Pacifica ($2100) (alohachris)
*Louder than Liftoff Silver Bullet ($2100) (gwlee7)
Drawmer 1960 ($2200) (rockabilly69)
Great River MP-4 ($2200 - $2400 used) (RRuskin)
Demeter VTMP-2c ($2300) (jim1960)
Great River MP2-NV ($2300) (alohachris)
A-Designs MP2A ($2600) (KevWind)
*HendyAmps DaVinci ($2850) (jim1960)
Gordon Model 5 + Gain Control ($2900 + $300) (ChuckS)
Pendulum Audio MDP-1a ($2900 used) (sdelsolray) (alohachris)
API 3124+ ($3100) (alohachris)
Millenial STT-1 ($3150) (alohachris)
Neve 1073 CV ($3300) (alohachris)
Manley Voxbox ($4200) (rockabilly69)
Great River MP-2 (price n/a) (DukeX)
Millenial HV3 (price n/a) (alohachris)
NPNG DMP-2NW (price n/a) (rick-slo)
True Systems P2 (price n/a) (Cocobolo Kid)

500 series Preamps
API 312 ($750) (jim1960)
API 512c ($850) (midwinter)
Great River MP-500NV ($900) (RRuskin)
Heritage Audio HA73jr ($900) (midwinter)


Compressors
A compressor reduces the dynamic range (in simplest terms, the difference between the loudest and softest parts of a track) of the audio you run though it.

FMR Really Nice Compressor ($185) (KarenB) (RRuskin)
Allison Research Gain Brain ($250 used) (RRuskin)
AudioScape Buss Compressor ($700) (jim1960) (gwlee7)
Drawmer DL 241 ($850) (midwinter)
AudioScape 76A ($900) (jim1960) (gwlee7)
AudioScape Opto ($1000) (jim1960) (gwlee7)
Drawmer DL441 ($1150) (midwinter)
AudioScape V-Comp ($1400) (jim1960)
dbx 165A ($1600 used) (RRuskin)
IGS Tubecore Mastering Vari-Mu Compressor ($3200) (KevWind)

500 series Compressors
AudioScape V3A ($800) (midwinter)
API 527 ($1050) (midwinter)


Equalizers
An equalizer allows you to manipulate specific frequencies or a specific range of frequencies. Just about all allow you to boost, some to cut, and many impart a tone upon the music that runs through them.

Orban 672A ($200-600) (RRuskin)
Audioscape MEQ-A ($900) (gwlee7)
Audioscape EQP-A ($1100) (gwlee7)
Warm Audio WA273-EQ ($1500) (Mike McKee)
Kush/UBK Clariphonic MS ($2000) (jim1960)
*Neve Shelford 5051 eq/comp requires special chassis ($2250) (nsureit)
Speck ASC (price n/a) (RRuskin)

500 series Equalizers
Kush/UBK Electra 500 ($550) (jim1960)
Wunder Audio Allotrope ($950) (midwinter)
Elysia Xfilter ($1000) (jim1960)


500 Series Chassis
A chassis is where 500 series gear is housed. The gear in the chassis share a power supply and can be placed in any order that suits the user.

Lindell 506 ($230 used) (RRuskin)
CAPI 511-VPR DB25 Rack Bundle ($299 for DIY kit, $100 for psu) (jim1960)
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To all you thieves out there the list entries that are associated with my name actually reflect the mics owned by the studio where I work. I'm fortunate enough to have access to a large mic closet.

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To all you thieves out there the list entries that are associated with my name actually reflect the mics owned by the studio where I work. I'm fortunate enough to have access to a large mic closet.

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Well that certainly changes my plans for the weekend.
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Wow did you manually go through posts and compile all this data?

I've got the RME Babyface Pro, which is the updated version of the Babyface. All the inputs are built into unit, so no messy breakout cables. It has two XLR inputs with preamps, and two line level inputs. I've thought I should get an additional external stereo pre, which would give me 4 inputs.

I love its small form factor and the fact that it runs totally on USB power. RME's Total Mix software is really good. I do all my casual music listening through it and my studio monitors.
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Well that certainly changes my plans for the weekend.
Har-har-har! I love it!

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Ribbon Microphones
Ribbon mics employ a figure-8 pattern so they pick up what’s behind them as well as what is in front of them. To the sides is a null area where essentially no sound is collected. Ribbons are often said to produce a warmer sound than SDCs, LDCs, or dynamics.

Sterling Audio ST170 ($250) (TBMan)
sE Electronics VR1 ($400) (gwlee7)
Beyerdynamic M160 ($700) (Brent Hahn) (RRuskin)
Cascade X-15 ($750) (Doug Young)
Fostex M22RP (vintage about $950) (RRuskin)
AEA N22 ($1000) (KevWind) (Doug Young)
Blue Woodpecker ($1000) (jim1960)
AEA R84 ($1100) (RRuskin)
RCA 77 (vintage $1200-2400) (Brent Hahn)
Shure KSM313/NE ($1300) (gwlee7)
Coles 4038 ($1400) (Brent Hahn)
Cloud JRS-34 ($1500) (rockabilly69)
RCA 77-DX (vintage $1500-2300) (RRuskin)
Royer R-122 ($1800) (Cocobolo Kid) (Bob Womack)
Mesanovic Model 2S ($1950) (jim1960)
AEA R88 ($2000) (Doug Young)
RCA 44 ($2800) (Brent Hahn) (RRuskin)
Royer SF24 ($4300) (Doug Young)
Actually, I don't own an RCA 44. I have a B&O Modified by Stephen Sank with RCA 44 ribbon stock. B&O is the forerunner of Royer.
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If it's not too late, I'd like to mention a couple more things.

1. I've got an Apogee One with a $50 outboard phantom supply that makes it a two-mic-input interface. Darn good, tiny, portable, USB-powered.

2. Best sounding a/d converter I own, weirdly enough, is a TC Finalizer Plus set on Bypass with the Lookahead defeated (which is either difficult or impossible on the fancier Finalizers).

Also, anyone who has standalone converters is going to have preamps feeding them. My first go-to are my API's.
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Wow did you manually go through posts and compile all this data?
I had an idea for this list as a useful resource and asked for responses in other threads over the past few weeks.

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Actually, I don't own an RCA 44. I have a B&O Modified by Stephen Sank with RCA 44 ribbon stock. B&O is the forerunner of Royer.
So that's heading into one-off territory, yes?

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If it's not too late, I'd like to mention a couple more things.
I'd add them if I could but I really am right up against the 10K character limit. I had to remove language to make the post fit.
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I had an idea for this list as a useful resource and asked for responses in other threads over the past few weeks.



So that's heading into one-off territory, yes?



I'd add them if I could but I really am right up against the 10K character limit. I had to remove language to make the post fit.
Maybe start a brand new thread with a similar title.

If you immediately create a number of posts with something like "holding for content" written, they will be available for your list content to add, edit, and will be all at the top of your new thread.

Now you can copy and paste the list from this thread, category or subcategory, with one category dedicated per post instead of all of them stuffed into a single post and then overflowing. You will have room to grow in each category/subcategory.

When you create your first series of posts which will exist for your list categories, you may wish to create a couple extra empty posts in case some new category or division is needed in the future. They'd be lost if added months later, 5 pages into the conversations. If pre-planned, you can then edit each of your personally created posts as you need forever.

Not sure if the above makes sense, but your comment about the limit made me think about it more since I maintain another type of list on the forum. From time to time I do make changes and additions. Thankfully, I just checked and I'm well under the 10,000 character limit.
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Maybe start a brand new thread with a similar title.

If you immediately create a number of posts with something like "holding for content" written, they will be available for your list content to add, edit, and will be all at the top of your new thread.

Now you can copy and paste the list from this thread, category or subcategory, with one category dedicated per post instead of all of them stuffed into a single post and then overflowing. You will have room to grow in each category/subcategory.

When you create your first series of posts which will exist for your list categories, you may wish to create a couple extra empty posts in case some new category or division is needed in the future. They'd be lost if added months later, 5 pages into the conversations. If pre-planned, you can then edit each of your personally created posts as you need forever.

Not sure if the above makes sense, but your comment about the limit made me think about it more since I maintain another type of list on the forum. From time to time I do make changes and additions. Thankfully, I just checked and I'm well under the 10,000 character limit.
That's an interesting job description. How much does it pay? I'm pretty sure breaking into Bob Womack's workplace would be more profitable. I just need to trick him into giving me the address.

But seriously, I appreciate the suggestion; however, it does sound like a lot of work. This list came about from separate posts I made on the individual categories over the past few weeks. It started with the DAW list which people seemed to think was useful, so I expanded it to other purchase decisions that people often ask about. I'm hoping an admin will pin it but if not, we can always bookmark the thread and share it that way.
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I think you have provided a great source of info and should be thanked for all the work . So

Should you decide to continue , possibilities could occupy your time well through the holidays

Off hand I can think of a few

Computers

Monitoring systems.
A. speakers
B. headphones

Outboard processing units.
A. analog
B. digital




I find the lists interesting and keep being surprised by gear I have not heard of

In any case thanks again for all your work.
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That's an interesting job description. How much does it pay? I'm pretty sure breaking into Bob Womack's workplace would be more profitable. I just need to trick him into giving me the address.
Oh, I'd say that we are a pretty bad bet. Our campus has its own police force, believe it or not.

Thank you for aggregating all this info for the community!

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Thank you for aggregating all this info for the community!
I was happy to do it and I'm glad others see it as a useful resource.

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Should you decide to continue , possibilities could occupy your time well through the holidays

Off hand I can think of a few

Computers

Monitoring systems.
A. speakers
B. headphones

Outboard processing units.
A. analog
B. digital
I thought about it but let's see if people make use of what I've already done.
Speaking of headphones, I've been going back and forth in my head for months about what might very well be a really stupid purchase. Yesterday I convinced myself to go for it and tomorrow a pair of Focal Clear Professional headphones will be showing up at my door. I'm really hoping all I keep hearing about these isn't just hype.

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The thing that surprised me most was the diversity is the DAW and interface categories. I had no idea there was so many DAWs out there, and I assumed many people here were using the same interfaces but the reality is that very few are.

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Oh, I'd say that we are a pretty bad bet. Our campus has its own police force, believe it or not.
That's good info to know. If you have anymore information to help me plan this heist, please pass it along. You have no idea how badly I've wanted my own vintage 47. And if I come across a 67, that's going in the loot bag too. I'll look for your reply after I do some research on countries without extradition agreements with the US.
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Speaking of headphones, I've been going back and forth in my head for months about what might very well be a really stupid purchase. Yesterday I convinced myself to go for it and tomorrow a pair of Focal Clear Professional headphones will be showing up at my door. I'm really hoping all I keep hearing about these isn't just hype.
I have read about the Focal's but don't know anybody using them. Will be interested to see what you think.

For mixing I use Senn. HD 600 open back
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