Hello friendly users of Homerecording.com,
I have spent enough time in other people's studios that I finally decided to start building my own. At the moment I have around $1700 to start buying gear with. I have messed around with a lot of gear but have been out of the game for a bit. I was hoping some of you would have some recommendations for good combinations of gear to get a home studio started.
For the present (and near future) I'm probably gonna be recording rock bands but I would like to be able to branch out.
I am definitely going with Pro Tools as my DAW as I have been working with it for a while and am familiar with it.
I have been looking into M-Audio gear such as the Profire 2626 (but maybe not so expensive).
I have heard positive and negative things about profire interfaces so I'm not entirely sure. Is this interface on par with the M-Box and the 003 say?
Also have been debating between getting M-Powered or straight up Pro Tools 9.
I definitely need some guidance in the Mic department (for recording drumsets, guitar/bass amps, and vox).
Of course I'm willing to spend more money, but I am generally looking for some gear that could get my studio off the ground for around 1700.
Any and all suggestions are welcome! (Also let me know if there's a better place to post this thread on the site!) Thanks.