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Room to Improve #1683681
08/14/05 09:05 PM
08/14/05 09:05 PM
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Los Angeles,CA,UNITED STATES
BrianK Offline OP

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BrianK  Offline OP

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I ran into this concept with my neighbor; he wanted a U47 - but they cost SO MUCH money! He was balking, saying "I know it will actually bring me business, but will it be enough to cover what I'd have to spend?"

I mentioned that he had found SIX RCA-77 ribbon mics over the years that rarely got used more than one or two at a time. He sold a bunch of them on ebay and was able to afford the U47! And it brought in business... definitely a selling point for the studio.

So - what can you get rid of? Either to find something that will make your recordings better - or bring in work?

(Mine is compressors - I have a bunch of great ones, but very few preamps and mics.)


Relax and float downstream...
Re: Room to Improve #1683682
08/14/05 10:59 PM
08/14/05 10:59 PM
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Hollywood, CA
J.J. Blair Offline

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Just a quick note, and I point this out in my article this month, having a marquee mic, like a U47, will bring more business than a clone. Rightly or wrongly, that is the reality of a major market town like LA.


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Re: Room to Improve #1683683
08/15/05 08:03 PM
08/15/05 08:03 PM
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BrianK Offline OP

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Can't wait to read that mic article - it will certainly get some justified attention.


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