September 21, 2005
it all arrived today!
Everything I ordered to complete my recording studio arrived in one shipment from UPS at 5:00 PM today. (I must have been one of his last stops--- that's what happens when you live in the hinterlands.)
I managed to tug all the stuff out of the boxes and haul it to the music room, but by the time I finished doing that, I was browning out and running short of breath again. I had to lie down and rest.
I have NO strength or stamina anymore.
I'll hook it all up tomorrow. From what I see, I bought more power than I need. Looking at that big-ass, 150 watts per channel receiver and the knob-encrusted dual CD recorder, (BOTH with remote controls) I wish I had shopped up a little on the speakers I bought. They are fine speakers, but they look kinda puny set up with that other stuff.
Maybe I should have shopped DOWN on the receiver and the CD recorder. Maybe I'll get to test-drive it later today.
Hell, it looks like everything I need for me.
I jump into this site once in awhile...to get grounded I guess. I don't usually post to blogs unless something gets under my skin.
I am not a doctor...but I did stay at a Holiday Inn last night. Your malaise could be anything from low thyrod...gall bladder problems...to only God knows what. My advice...get off your butt...and move it to a doctors office. Get some tests run...if for nothing else some friggin peace of mind. Don't wait...don't fart around...move on this now. A persons health is everything. Don't screw around with it.
First rule of audio gear: Spend at least half your budget on speakers.
First go see a gotdam doctor, then I want the first copy of the "Bejus Live" Album.
Big fancy speakers are nice for a concert, or even home stereo system (if your neighbors don't mind), but since your stated purpose is for recording studio use, big and loud is not what you need. Small/medium studio monitors are what all the big boys use. The current fave is Genelec, but they cost to high heaven. Used JBL monitors should be affordable. Good quality home speakers should also work fine.
Phil Spector was known for his trick of doing all his final mixes on a pair of really cheap Auratones. Almost every studio I've ever been in has a pair of these sitting up on the mixing console. The theory being: if it sounds good on Auratones, it'll sound good on anything.
This article has lots of good stuff...
HW-- I agree. All I need the speakers for is playback. If I like what I hear, I'll burn it to a CD and listen to it on my GOOD speakers.
I just need speakers to check my work and do some mixing, and I'll do most of that through headphones anyway.