So I got the go ahead from the lady that after the wedding, I can start building a home studio. I will be doing it piece by piece, so as long as the price isn't too outrageous for each piece, I'm down.
Here is the desk. It should give me plenty of room. I am excited about the rack space.
As far as interfaces go, I have a Firestudio mobile and I'm happy with it. So I'm not planning on replacing that anytime soon. Where I need the real help is studio monitors and other stuff.
Right now, I have the Alesis 320 usb monitors. They are tiny. They sound decent, but so much detail gets lost in them. My buddy has the Yamaha HS80s and they sound great. I've also heard many of you guys say wonderful things about them. I'd have no problem snagging those, but I'm interested in more information on if I really need the 8s. I don't know how the room size will translate and if 5s or 6s will work out better.
I know the 8s have more low freq range, but doesn't the room size/dimension also play a huge part in that? Because of this, I've also been looking into some other monitors like the smaller HS50, and the Jbl LRS series. I plan on measuring the layout of the room and can give more details if that will help, but also keep in mind, I'm very new at this. I just want to be able to record, learn to mix and be able to hear it all. I don't plan on being able to do the kind of stuff Nolly does on a daily basis, but I'd like to. So if I am going too much into those details right now, just tell me and I'll man up and buy whatever.
Budget for speakers: no more than $7-800 for a pair.
So I talked with my brother a little bit and he is going to help me build the computer. So that is taken care of. I still need monitor advice, though.
These are the ones I am looking at. These are mostly the 8in versions and most of these are made in 5s or 6s. Like I said above, I don't really know what size to get. Suggestions on brand are welcome, too!
Tannoy Reveal 601a | Sweetwater.com
JBL LSR2328P | Sweetwater.com
Yamaha HS80M | Sweetwater.com
Behringer Truth B3031A | Sweetwater.com
Also, I wanted to add. The reason I am looking at that particular Behringer model is because of the ribbon driver. Those have always intrigued me.