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Title: So what's in your studio?
Post by: Pete on September 24, 2010, 05:45:16 AM
I love to see others' workspaces - where they weave their craft. Show us your studio setup and discuss your favorite toys for making all that noise!
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Post by: NielsWK on September 25, 2010, 12:16:35 PM
Still a simple one,  got myself a Vox AC-15C1 combo,  also on its way is a Vox AC-4TV....for my panning delay and such:)
Use Nuendo as recording suite.
Right now I use the onboard POS sound card....hopefully I'll have a better one soon for this thing!
Title: Re: So what's in your studio?
Post by: Pete on September 25, 2010, 01:07:11 PM
I have to take some pictures and post. I've cleaned up a lot and made quite a few changes to my setup.
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Post by: Pod God on September 25, 2010, 01:36:25 PM
I'm actually in the process of turning my sons room into a studio(he moved out last week). Should be fun:)
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Post by: Johnny on September 25, 2010, 02:44:06 PM
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I'm actually in the process of turning my sons room into a studio(he moved out last week). Should be fun:)

That's great man,..my son is next to be moving and this is what I'm going to do too!!
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Post by: Tony on September 25, 2010, 03:23:35 PM
My trusty old 2003 PC went kapput two months ago. Still getting used to mighty Win7 and this new PC. But after visiting vettaville.nl looks like my old XTL and Line 6 Edit are slowly working about. I miss Audacity 1.2.6, but that´s alright, :D
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Post by: Johnny on September 25, 2010, 05:05:55 PM
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My trusty old 2003 PC went kapput two months ago. Still getting used to mighty Win7 and this new PC. But after visiting vettaville.nl looks like my old XTL and Line 6 Edit are slowly working about. I miss Audacity 1.2.6, but that´s alright, :D

What are you using for recording software now man? I'm glad ya stepped up to a new box. Must be fast as hell.

J
Title: Re: So what's in your studio?
Post by: Johnny on September 26, 2010, 09:12:14 AM
I have to post some pics,.but I have a liquid cooled dedicated PC just for recording that never see's the internet. Sound cards are Presonus Fire Studios (firewire) with zero latency into Sonar 8.5 producers out to KRK Rokit 8s and just about every plugin you can imagine,.LOL. Secondary speakers are Altec Lansing 5.1s.  Room has been treated with IK Multimedia ARC- (Advanced Room Correction System). Very useful and if you don't have this,.you should see about getting it. It's a blessing to get your mixes right the first time.
Title: Re: So what's in your studio?
Post by: Pete on September 26, 2010, 09:48:21 AM
I just to take my mixes out to the car several times. The logic being if it finally sounded good in the car it was good to go! LOL!
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Post by: Pod God on September 26, 2010, 10:23:13 AM
Johnny, what do you think of the KRKs. My next purchase will be a set of monitors and I really don't know where to begin.
Title: Re: So what's in your studio?
Post by: SteveG on September 26, 2010, 11:14:19 AM
Still the MicroBR in whatever space I can find......
Title: Re: So what's in your studio?
Post by: Johnny on September 26, 2010, 03:59:30 PM
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Johnny, what do you think of the KRKs. My next purchase will be a set of monitors and I really don't know where to begin.

To be honest,.I think the Yamaha NS10's are the way to go man. They are the standard,.but I wanted to try the KRK8s. I have to say I A/B-ed them against the NS10s when I purchased them and the KRKs have more bottom but that's about it and they are clear and can get loud.  But,.. if you are shopping, go with the NS10s IMO. Oh and also get IK Multimedia ARC. It is floating around for download somewhere!!??.
Alot of guys are using the Behringer ECM8000 condenser mic and getting the same result as buying the plugin. But,.I'm sure it would be more accurate if you got the real deal. One more thing man,.you should get a sub also. Big difference. My mix are usually bass heavy due to not having a sub,..so I'm always adding to much low end,.because that's what I'm hearing from my monitors. I'm going to be adding a sub soon,.so I don't get this issue any longer. 

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Post by: Pod God on October 04, 2010, 06:53:04 AM
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Johnny, what do you think of the KRKs. My next purchase will be a set of monitors and I really don't know where to begin.

To be honest,.I think the Yamaha NS10's are the way to go man. They are the standard,.but I wanted to try the KRK8s. I have to say I A/B-ed them against the NS10s when I purchased them and the KRKs have more bottom but that's about it and they are clear and can get loud.  But,.. if you are shopping, go with the NS10s IMO. Oh and also get IK Multimedia ARC. It is floating around for download somewhere!!??.
Alot of guys are using the Behringer ECM8000 condenser mic and getting the same result as buying the plugin. But,.I'm sure it would be more accurate if you got the real deal. One more thing man,.you should get a sub also. Big difference. My mix are usually bass heavy due to not having a sub,..so I'm always adding to much low end,.because that's what I'm hearing from my monitors. I'm going to be adding a sub soon,.so I don't get this issue any longer. 



Thanx for the info Johnny. I'm really wondering if I should invest in monitors or just get a really nice set of headphones. Seems I can only mix with the cans on most of the time anyway with the kids in the house and I wouldn't have to treat the room.
Title: Re: So what's in your studio?
Post by: Johnny on October 04, 2010, 07:07:17 AM
That's a good idea if that's what you need to do. Just to set this straight,.when I mix I don't mix loud at all,.I mix at a low volume. This goes for Danny Danzi too,.we both mix at low volumes. It's not needed to mix at a volume that is crazy loud. A lot of guys mix with head phones,..but you need a good set phones that don't color the sound. I forget what Danny uses for phones. I would PM him and ask,.because he told me the phones he does use,..he gets good results. I know it's alot of funds to get monitors and a sub and get the software to treat the room,.but it's worth even if you buy a piece at a time,.because the end result is good solid mixes,....that don't change between any type of stereo, car stereo,.home theater and so on. It will sound the same on all players and you won't be going back and forth from you car or whatever saying,."shit" it has to much of this or that and also wasting time and CD's. Once you get it sounding good in the studio using ARC and a good set of monitors and a sub,..it will sound good anywhere. It's a big time saver.
Title: Re: So what's in your studio?
Post by: sky1962 on October 12, 2010, 02:40:30 AM
This is my room. 12' X 12', I record just using the Podxt - USB - PC.

Title: Re: So what's in your studio?
Post by: sky1962 on October 12, 2010, 02:52:54 AM
Some more pics
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Post by: Johnny on October 12, 2010, 04:16:02 AM
Sky,..wowooo bro! nice room and vey neat and clean too. you should see my work station,..I have friggin wires everywhere and crap laying all over the place,..LMAO!!!  HEY,.but it works!! I love the gold top man. Very nice.
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Post by: TPB on October 12, 2010, 05:26:00 AM
Boy everything is so neat My place has wire all over, okay charging the camera this is fun seeing where everyone records
Tim
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Post by: Pete on October 12, 2010, 05:30:49 AM
Sky I love how clean/efficient you space is. What REALLY makes me drool is your collection of Strats!   8)
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Post by: sky1962 on October 12, 2010, 12:57:48 PM
Thanks for the comments here. I must confess, I'd dusted and Vacuumed before hand, and behind the camera was quite a mess ::)
Problem is when you tidy up, you cant find anything afterwards.
I am a bit of a tidy freak though. :-[
Cheers
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Post by: sky1962 on October 12, 2010, 01:48:46 PM
Thanks Pete, I love me Strats.
Title: Re: So what's in your studio?
Post by: Pete on October 12, 2010, 02:00:44 PM
I am a nut for strats - all kinds from the real, traditional Fenders to superstrats. Mostly what makes up my collection.
Title: Re: So what's in your studio?
Post by: Johnny on October 13, 2010, 04:34:08 AM
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I am a nut for strats - all kinds from the real, traditional Fenders to superstrats. Mostly what makes up my collection.

Pete,.that's all I've been playing since I was a kid man. Just can't put mine down. Love it!
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Post by: Pod God on October 13, 2010, 09:02:14 AM
Nice collection Sky. Love the strats 8)
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Post by: Lippy on October 13, 2010, 01:33:27 PM
Yeah nice strats Steve.
See you went for the Biffy Clyro strat then.
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Post by: TPB on October 13, 2010, 06:41:05 PM
Old strat I redid new pots new paint Humb in the rear

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Post by: TPB on October 13, 2010, 06:43:03 PM
Can not figure how to put more than one pic
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Post by: TPB on October 13, 2010, 06:45:01 PM
another
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Post by: TPB on October 13, 2010, 06:47:04 PM
Enough I am tired
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Post by: TPB on October 13, 2010, 06:49:34 PM
last one
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Post by: Johnny on October 14, 2010, 05:34:21 AM
Tim, nice collection bro! Next time,.flip the darn pics right side up,..LMAO!!
Title: Re: So what's in your studio?
Post by: TPB on October 14, 2010, 09:20:47 AM
So how do you post multiple pics in one post was going to do the Mixers and amps but got tired doing one at a time The double pics were upload with nothing in the comment box and a error message.
Tim
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Post by: Johnny on October 14, 2010, 10:37:09 AM
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So how do you post multiple pics in one post was going to do the Mixers and amps but got tired doing one at a time The double pics were upload with nothing in the comment box and a error message.
Tim

When you click on the (Additional Options) button,.you'll see,on the right, next the to the (Browse) button,.it says (more attachments) Click on that!! You can upload up to 4 attachments per post. 
Title: Re: So what's in your studio?
Post by: ESD on October 14, 2010, 12:24:59 PM
Ever sit and think....holy crap, my studio is totally trashed!  I really have some cleaning to do before I post anything in my room...lol.  Sky and Tim, you guys both have very nice studios to work in!!  I'll probably get dragged across the coals for this (I'm probably the only guy on this site too)...but I really don't like Strats!  Ok, let me have it....I said it....it's out there...start throwing stones!  Actually I have one Strat, and It's really hard to beat that tone, and you guys that own one know what I'm talking about.  I'm just a sloppy player I guess....I'm always hittin' the volume knob, or my pick is landing right on the middle pup....the thing is just difficult for me to get comfortable with.  But I do love the tone.  Now that I have solidified my "black sheep" moniker, It's off to clean my studio.  Oh by the way, you'll all get your chance for revenge...I'm a Peavey guy, so it shouldn't be too hard to throw some payback my way...lol.

Jeff
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Post by: sky1962 on October 14, 2010, 01:32:45 PM
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Yeah nice strats Steve.
See you went for the Biffy Clyro strat then.
I did Dave, Its a nice guitar, I have wired the tone pot to the bridge pup and put a better 5 way switch in, Its good. I may change the pups at a later date, But i'm happy with the sound at the moment.
Title: Re: So what's in your studio?
Post by: Lippy on October 14, 2010, 01:48:39 PM
At the moment,even as I work on my entry for the Halloween competition,my work area is a total shit tip! ;D
There is guitar mags,c.d.s,pens,string cleaners,plecs and anything else guitar related all over.....time for a clean up I think :'(
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Post by: Lippy on October 15, 2010, 10:29:49 AM
Ok I've tidied up a bit!
Here is my MAN ROOM  ;D
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Post by: Pete on October 17, 2010, 07:02:45 PM
Love the space and the toys, Lippy!  8)
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Post by: WIG on October 19, 2010, 11:49:18 AM
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I just to take my mixes out to the car several times. The logic being if it finally sounded good in the car it was good to go! LOL!

LOL!!! That's my method of choice too!  But I only go by my wife's Chevy Cavalier stock stereo, seems to be the best 'middle of the road' sound. 
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Post by: sky1962 on October 31, 2010, 10:11:44 AM
Lovely Collection Dave.
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Post by: Stereophony on January 14, 2011, 08:37:04 AM
Just recently moved into my own space, complete with comfy sofa. Just need a set of monitors to complete the job.
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Post by: Johnny on January 14, 2011, 08:46:04 AM
Andy!! Very cool man. Looks real good bro. Congrats. 
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Post by: Lippy on January 14, 2011, 09:08:07 AM
Cool Andy you finally got a man room!
Welcome to the club! :thumbup:
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Post by: Pete on January 14, 2011, 11:23:29 AM
I have a pair of Samson Resolv 6.5s for sale.
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Post by: Stereophony on January 16, 2011, 02:08:51 PM
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I have a pair of Samson Resolv 6.5s for sale.

Sorry stingx, only just seen this. How much are they going for?
Title: So what's in your studio?
Post by: Pete on January 16, 2011, 03:32:23 PM
Just remembered you're in the UK. Might not be worth it. I don't use these any more and would live to get rid of them. Let me look around the 'bay and CL and see what people are selling them for and then drop accordingly for the GM discount.
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Post by: Stereophony on January 16, 2011, 03:43:43 PM
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Just remembered you're in the UK. Might not be worth it. I don't use these any more and would live to get rid of them. Let me look around the 'bay and CL and see what people are selling them for and then drop accordingly for the GM discount.

Thanks bud!  :thumbup:  Problem with posting to the UK is that they sting us with import duty which if you are not careful can be stupid money. I had a tent shipped here once, cost $150 US they charged me more than half that in import duty. The courier collects the money too, so if you don't pay it you don't get it.
I think that if you class the item as a gift then no import is due but they will scrutinize it. Anyway, get back to me and we can do some quality mathematics ;)
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Post by: macman on January 22, 2011, 06:51:32 AM
Here is my man cave, just one of my guitars in the shot. Not the best Pic but gives you guys an idea!
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Post by: Pete on January 22, 2011, 07:14:58 AM
I have a corner desk setup pretty much the same. Is that a Tascam unit under the right speaker next to the fax machine?
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Post by: macman on January 22, 2011, 07:38:56 AM
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I have a corner desk setup pretty much the same. Is that a Tascam unit under the right speaker next to the fax machine?

Close Pete!
That is my Boss BR800 which doubles as my USB audio interface feeding my Samson Active monitors. It is such a nice unit I recorded a lot of Dream Evil guitar straight into that, as a standalone recorder it is awesome and seems cool as a USB interface for playback etc.

Cheers M
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Post by: Pete on January 22, 2011, 07:46:42 AM
Speaking of Samson, I need to get an idea on what a used pair of Resolv 6.5s would fetch as Stereophony seems interested in them.
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Post by: Johnny on January 22, 2011, 08:33:43 AM
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Speaking of Samson, I need to get an idea on what a used pair of Resolv 6.5s would fetch as Stereophony seems interested in them.


I don't know Pete, but I did a search on them and it seems they are only $299 new (pair) unless I'm looking at the wrong speaker? Are they the active ones? The Resolv 6.5 found here are $299 new.
http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/ResolvA6  If they are passive then I don't know! If they are the ones above,.maybe $100 to $150 used I would say? I think that's a fair price. 
Title: Re: So what's in your studio?
Post by: Pete on January 22, 2011, 08:53:34 AM
No mine are discontinued now for a while. This is them, Resolv 65a:

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Just not sure these are worth shipping out to the UK.
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Post by: Johnny on January 22, 2011, 10:08:16 AM
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No mine are discontinued now for a while. This is them, Resolv 65a:

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Just not sure these are worth shipping out to the UK.


Not a clue bro,..sorry man. Try to search them....
Title: Re: So what's in your studio?
Post by: Naifuzan on January 23, 2011, 09:53:57 AM
I made some impulse purchases on thomann today. Had some spare change lying around so I got two Yamaha HS50's and a line6 pod studio KB37.
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Post by: Tony on January 28, 2011, 01:32:02 PM
^^ Thomann? Great cyberstore,  :thumbup:

Lets hear that kb37 thingy,  :cheers: