How much would you say you've spent on home recording gear?

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How much have you spent on home recording gear?

Over $5,000.00
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7%
Between $2,500.00-$5,000.00
1
7%
Between $1,000.00-$4,999.99
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21%
Between $500.00-$999.99
5
36%
Between $1.00-$499.99
4
29%
 
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How much would you say you've spent on home recording gear?

Post by The Cracks » Wed Sep 20, 2006 11:06 am

Not including instruments and computers, how much would you estimate you've spend on home recording gear?
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Post by tonyoci » Wed Sep 20, 2006 11:10 am

I think you're exclusion of instruments cuts down too much.

For pure recording gear I've bought a PS04, a Toneport and two mics.

Throw in instruments and PC's and I've

* bought a laptop just for music
* a $500 guitar
* a $400 POD XTL
* a $400 MicroKorg
* a $100 guitar
* a $100 bass

+ a ton of other bits and pieces. Everyone of those was bought specifically for home recording :D
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Post by Tonto2 » Wed Sep 20, 2006 11:10 am

Hey Cracks...

Maybe this poll will help you justify (to your wife) spending more for your equipment! :wink: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Just kidding!! :lol:

As you might expect... we're in the low-end category here!
Just recording gear is under $300 US.

:D & :D
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Post by The Cracks » Wed Sep 20, 2006 11:20 am

I thought about adding instruments, but decided that wouldn't be fair to the people who may have played in bands, etc. Same with PC's. I bought a PC that I do home recording on, but I also do my other stuff, like surf porn sites. :oops:

Tonto - At this point, I don't think anything will justify my purchases except signing a recording contract... :wink: (Just kidding. My wife is great about this. She actually likes many of my songs. She knows many of you guys as if you lived next door the way I talk about your work, etc.)
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Post by Howard » Wed Sep 20, 2006 11:20 am

Cracks,

Hard to make a choice. I clicked the less than $500 button, but it takes some explanation:

Home recording gear only: PS-04 $200

I already had the microphone for stage use: SM-58 $100

I already had the Alesis mixer: $100

I already had the computer: used pentium, $100

I upgraded the computer for recording use: $200

So really, $700, computer and all, $600, excluding the computer.

So much of what I do involves many different parts of the gear I have. For example, I could include the mic stands, cables, card reader and extra card (forgot those, add another $75) the headphones I already had... etc..

So it's still under $500 for all I bought specifically for home recording, or what I need, if I only had that, for home recording: PS-04, card, reader. But to record on the computer, I really needed the upgraded sound card, memory, CD-burner, and the Alesis sure is nice.

Will be interested in knowing what those in the $500 to $999 category have.

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Post by The Cracks » Wed Sep 20, 2006 11:38 am

Howard, I think mic stands count as well as the mixer. But then again, after the first $500.00, who is counting? :D
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Post by Unstablxxx » Wed Sep 20, 2006 12:13 pm

This is going to be revealing, since I've never compiled it before... :oops:

I'm going to include everything I have in my set up because it does double duty as a practice facility as well and I consider the entire thing an investment in my sanity.

MRS-802 - $700.00
Yamaha Mixer - $279.00
SM-58 - $99.00
Patch Cables - ~$300.00
Boss GT-6 - $300.00
Furniture - $600.00
CD Player - $200.00
Mic Stands/Guitar Stands - $200.00
KRK Rocket 5 Speakers - $300.00
Piano Bench - $40.00
Roland Juno-D - $600.00 (included because I bought it specifically for recording, even though I haven't a clue how to play it.)
Armin's MRS-Pattern Editor - $30.00
Acoustica Beatcraft Drums - $40.00
Grand Total: $3688.00 (My wife's gonna shoot me!)

Sleeves of CD's $??????
Countless Sets of Strings $??????


On the other hand, Vic McGhee sold three of our Eljam CD's for $35.00... So, I'm well on my way to making my money back. :lol:
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Post by Unstablxxx » Wed Sep 20, 2006 12:15 pm

Hey wait, Cracks.... there are two overlapping answers:

$1000-$4999
$2500-$5000
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Post by Zoetrope » Wed Sep 20, 2006 12:19 pm

Well, my old Yamaha cassette 4 track cost around $400 back when I got it, but it was a gift, and likewise the PS-04 was free (thank you Samson!!! :heart: :heart: :heart: ) so that messes up the numbers a bit. Still, I'm sure at this point I've gone a bit over a thousand once you add up all the bits and pieces.

If I were starting from scratch though, here's what I would get:
Dell computer: $300
iAxe or Vtone: $100
Toneport UX2: $200
Studio Projects C1: $200
cables, picks, strings, blank Cds/DVDs, etc.: $60
microKorg: $400

Total: $1,260.00
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Post by tonyoci » Wed Sep 20, 2006 12:30 pm

What about a bass Mr Z.
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Post by Zoetrope » Wed Sep 20, 2006 12:36 pm

It was a long long time before I got a bass, and I hardly ever use it, but sure, let's toss in my Ibanez bass guitar for $170. I suppose if I were really starting from scratch I'd toss in those $100 Edirol speakers that Tomas likes too.
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Post by Riffmaster » Wed Sep 20, 2006 1:24 pm

MRS-8-$300
POD 2.0-$150
Acid4.0-$40
Digitech GNX-3000-$350
Line 6 Toneport UX-2-$200
P4 2.8 Ghz pc-$300
Cables-$100 Shure SM-58 mic-$100
Therapy i'll surely need from all this-priceless
Looks to be around $1500 give or take
Oops..forgot a couple things
Peavey bass-$150
Assorted headphones-$150
Steinberg Wavelab-$100
Beta Monkey Drum loops-$120
Noises Lee hates loops-$50
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Post by Omegaman » Wed Sep 20, 2006 1:57 pm

HPXW6000=free
M-Audio 2496=free
Rode NT2 (bought several years ago for VO) ,$300
AR AV570 speakers <$80 (need to be refoamed so another $30)
SM58 I had
just purchased boom arm $39


so less than 500, not counting software I already had for VO
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Post by tonyoci » Wed Sep 20, 2006 2:08 pm

Excuse me !!!! You WON that card - it wasn't free - some poor sucker paid for it :D
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Post by Omegaman » Wed Sep 20, 2006 2:30 pm

ah yeah I seem to remember something bout that , had something to do with pancakes, or sryup or something.... yes I remember him well. :twisted: okay so what did the original purchaser pay?

but the question was how much I spent correct?



and the HP XW600 was also won on an online forum, heck I didn't even know I was entered in a contest, but just by posting a question I was entered. yeah I thought it was a scam at first. (really put a dent in my ability to say I never win anything!)

I have also added stuff to the pc, ram, media HD, firewireport, but that's for video not technically home recording.
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Post by The Cracks » Wed Sep 20, 2006 3:05 pm

Unstablxxx wrote:Hey wait, Cracks.... there are two overlapping answers:

$1000-$4999
$2500-$5000
Okay, get him out of here...there's nothing wrong with the poll. Everything is as it should be. The poll is just fine... :oops:
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Post by Sungodv » Wed Sep 20, 2006 3:07 pm

What I would say vs. what I actually paid are two different things.... Just kiddin'....... 8)
My vote has been cast and I am in the ever growing $500 to $1000 group.

With that said, I have a lot of things bought as a result of this new found hobby........

* Guitars - $600 + and counting....
* Software - $15
* Books - $20
* Phantom Power supply - $30
* MXL Mic $75
* Pop filter - $25 (I recommend raXXess steel screen.)

Also, there is a lot on the "To Buy" wish list like:

* MicroKorg or similar
* M-Audio Uno for Midi
* M-Audio or KRK Studio Reference Monitors
* Laptop for recording (would be nice to have everything set up on a table like Mr. Oci - and laptops are soooo quiet.) I have 3 right now but, the newest is running a Celeron....I may buy a Mobile P4 and slap 'er in there but, I would really like a Wide Aspect Laptop so I can undock Acids effects, etc. and still have room to view the tracks.
* Powered USB hub if I start using a laptop.
* A nice Guitar Multi Effects pedal
* The list goes on and on......
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