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    What Should I Buy For My Studio?

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    Up until now I've used a gateway and fruity loops to make beats. I now want to build a studio, what do you guys think i should buy. I want your opinions on everything from keyboards, to rack items, to computer. Please list the price you think ill have to pay if i buy it all new. I want at least 3 keyboards, a mpc, a new comp, and some rack items.
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    Thats alotta cash man. I never reccomend buying tons a gear, you should get a few peices learn them thoroly THEN expand. Maybe you should just start with an MPC 2000XL fully expanded and a Motif ES 6 (or synth of your choice). Get a new PC some software, then when you feel you have run out of sounds (which i dont see why).. buy some racks.
    I see your fear. I see your greed. Only when I plunge... will you see me. Prick.

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    You want 3 Keyboards off top?

    I think you rely ought to slow down playboy. lol

    Check out a Guitar Center so you can go listen to some boards yourself to see what fits your musical taste, ya dig.

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    Get a motif.

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    It sounds like you just want equipment for equipment's sake. You could easily blow $20.000 on those things, so think for a moment what you're really lacking, and then do a little research what might suit that need. If you just go and buy all that stuff, chances are you'll be selling some of it in eBay after a couple of months, and just end up losing money in the process.

    A question: what's the "gateway" you've been using to make beats?

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    Gateway is an American computer manufacturer...

    I use one, it's ok.
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    Here's all you need:

    A nice expandable synth because you'll be able to create your own sounds unlike regular "keyboards", make sure you get a synth or workstation/synth;

    BUDGET STUDIO:
    Synthesizer:: Alesis QS6.2> $600 (you can expand with new sounds)
    Software:: Cakewalk Home Studio> $150
    PC (1GHz,512Mb Ram)
    Soundcard:: (Terratec DMX 6fire) $100
    Computer Speakers:: (Altec Lansing 5.1 Speaker System, 6-Piece)> $100

    -- The Alesis has a built in sequencer, so it may seem redundant at first to buy sequencer software, but with the software you can download/use numerous effects, Dxi instruments and virtual instruments. Also the computer speakers sound excellent with a budget home studio. Also, just upgrade your computer which shouldn't be much at all.

    MY STUFF:
    Synthesizer: Triton LE w/ Sampling Option> $1200-1400
    Software: Sonar XL, Acid, Fruityloops
    PC (1GHz, 1Gb Ram)
    Soundcard: Emu 1212M PCI Interface> $200
    Monitors: Fostex PM05 Powered Monitors> $250

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    No No No, go the the store yourself! play with the stuff yourself! do the research yourself! find your needs out yourself! then make the decision yourself! whats good for everyone else may not be good for you! duh! it's not hard...everybody is gettin lazy these days with everything, first with beat, now people don't want to do research about gear themselves?? pretty soon you will want us to make your beats for you too. Sorry for going off but damn people, some things you can do yourself...

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    that's very true, i'm just trying to prevent him from blowing your money by buying a $5000 synth and not using it to its fullest potential and then losing motivation....but like you said he needs to get out there just giving him an idea of what to look at...

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