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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 5:58 pm    Post subject: GT asked for pics of my home studio Reply with quote

took me a few weeks to clean it up enough to take pics

here's my "control room" the plexi "shield on top of my console is so when my jumps up she doesn't hit the buttons... really anoying when i'm recording something


 

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

and here's the tracking room

1st one I'm sitting at the drum kit

so there you have it

now if I can just keep it neat and clean!!! Laughing


 

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice. Looks fun. Makes me want to visit and jam.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

let me know when you'll be "up north" I'll send directions!!
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Even catproof. Damn.

What a nice space. I don't have to tell you to keep using it. Cool

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 8:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks!

my wife thinks I need a new conforter to cover my gojo..... it doesn't match anything.....

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 9:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Super Cool!
Nice layout and comfortable looking.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 9:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DUDE!!!
That's nice for sure.

What console is that?

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 9:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your control room looks much better than the last time I saw pics of it. Nice job. I hadn't seen the tracking room - very cozy vibe. Is that 4-way thing on the ceiling for snake inputs or headphones?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

tmix- thanks!

Lt- thanks 2! Control 24

Sean- thanks 3! I'm getting things dialed in now (go thru enough times... still a few things I'd do differently... but this will worrk for a while)

yes- the ceiling thing has XLR and headphone jacks- I use these mainly when I've got a group of singers doing back-up/harmonies. I originally put in a "post" which also served as a gouple of guitar hangers and had 120 VAC outlet... but it proved to be in the way- before the post I had everything flush to the ceiling and once me and once another person managed to smack a plug with a guitar headstock- dinging the guitar and screwing up the cable/plug and/or jack- so I wen't to this as it gives some protection... gotta work with what ya got!

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, sorry I'm so late stainless. Embarassed

Really cool studio, looks very conducive to creativity.

I've got yet another improvement to Lil' Amp, I'll go pic for pic with you soon.

Very cool, is it easy to wear all the hats in there?

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

more or less..... as long as 20 -30 seconds on chit chat are OK in front of the song!
I'm actually making some more improvements (I hope)_ more diffusers and traps (still too much "room... IMHO) and re-arranged to allow me to get get in/out quicker... plus the ongoing equipment upgrades/adds

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 6:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love the Plexi Shield dude, did you make that?

Also, I don't see a ton of wires, and yet I know there's a ton of wires.

Looks like a lot of thinking went into this.

Got a gear list?

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

plexi shield is storebought

everything is hardwired from 12 x 4 XLR inputs to a 48 XLB patch-bay, and 7 x 2 TRS for headphones or sends, also back to a patchbay

too much gear to list... I haven't had enough coffe yet

Laughing

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 9:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

stainless wrote:
plexi shield is storebought

everything is hardwired from 12 x 4 XLR inputs to a 48 XLB patch-bay, and 7 x 2 TRS for headphones or sends, also back to a patchbay

too much gear to list... I haven't had enough coffe yet

Laughing


I can tell, you couldn't even muster up the final e in coffee.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah... I was struggling to get thru the message.... Wink


Pearl export with additional 10" tom. mainly use a pearl 13" piccolo, but also have the stock Pearl snar, a Tama Rockstar, and a Ludwig marching snare (which has bee modified with floor tom legs so it's easier to use (and with the snare off it can be used as a floor tom. a DW5000 double pedal in addition to the stock Pearl pedal. a modded 16" Ludwig floor tom -> baby kick, an assortment of cymbals

a xylophone and an autoharp..... Rolling Eyes

Hammond M-3, a Leslie M-18 modded to work with any amplified input, Story & Clark console spinet, Korg Trition, Roland PC-200

SWR rd-face head (pre CBS), SWR baby Goliath 2 x 10, TBC 1 x 15, Fender P-Bass (MIJ)

Mesa 440, black-faced Bassman, Champ clone (Daf's amp originally), various speaker options, Mesa Formula, and V-Twin tube pre's... and assorted gadgets

PRS custom 24, completely blasphemized fender strat and tele (more appropriately "Stellacasters"), Ric 612, Dean heritage resonator, Xavier 55, no-name parts lobotomy, Guild D-25, Talylor 614, Shobud Maverick pedal steel

Protools LE 8.0- G5, 002R, presonus Digimax, Control 24, JBL LSR and Tannoy Proto-J monitors (Tannoys powered by a Crown D-72, Prsim MMA-4XR, ART Dual MP, BueTube pre, Bellari RP583 compressor, Lexicon MPX200, Fostex 3050 delay, BBE Sonic Maximizer, TC Helicon Voice Works, Altec-Lansing 1653A EQacyive EQ's (2), DOD830 EQ, Presonus HP60 headphone amp, Tascam CD-A500 CD/casette, Tascam TSR 1/2" 8 track R-to-R

AT-4040, 2110, AE3300, Shure SM57's and 58's, Jolie modded Oktava MK-319's (pair), and Jolie modded MXL-990, Karma K-6, K-58, MXL-990, AKG D1000, Senn e-90... whatever the guitar cab mics are

and I'm sure I missed a few things... man, that's almost scary!!! Shocked

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, if the coffee is still hot, what's the top ten of all your gear?

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

in no particular order-

PRS, Prism, modded Oktava's, M-3, Bellari RP583, Control 24, Taylor, Shobud, JBL's. Mesa 440

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hell stainless,

Let's just turn this into an interview.

When, and what got you started into playing music?

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

are you putting me on?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

stainless wrote:
are you putting me on?


No, I really think it would be cool, from one hobbiest to another, I mean if you feel like it. If it's too dorky, awkward, or contrived then forget it.

Just the fact that you went to all the trouble to make your own studio, makes it worth delving into!!

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sigh... OK... this could end up having more comic relief than anything

Like many people, I started in an elementary school music program- I wanted to play drums.... but of course those went first... then sax... they went 2nd, so I played trumpet... in retrospect I wish my parents had been more involved in PTA... I think there was a connection between PTA and the kids that got to play drums and sax!

I played thru junior high, and was signed up for 1st year stage band/jazz band as a freshman-in the 8th grade my folks bought their first house, a little small tract home in Hayward, CA. New neighbors, new friends... 2 doors down lived the Emersons, the dad was an electronics techfor one of the airlines... had 6 kids, all played an instrument, the whole family getting together on a Friday ofr Saturday night and playing songs, some fun... most kinda cheesy. They had a son, Michael who played guitar... (as did a sister... but i thought she was lame... I digress) Mike taught me a few chords and a kid from school offered to sell me a Victoria electric for $10.00 - I got my dad to agree to let me go 4 weeks without my allowance so I could have the money all at once to buy the guitar.... by the time high school started I was listening to Miles Davis, B B King, John Mayal and the Blues Breakers, Yardbirds, as well as the beginning of the Psychedelic Sound just getting started across the bay... needless to say my interest in trumpet waned and by the end of the first quarter I was basically booted out of band for not practicing on my trumpet... my dad was pissed and threatened to take away my guitar.... That Christmas they bought me a Rickenbacher 12 string, and I had an old Gibson Maestro amp.... I had a hell of a time tuning the 12 string... and while I liked the Byrds... I was more into blues, so I took off the harmonic strings... and much to my fathers dismay i finally got him to agree to let me trade the Ric to a kid at school for a red Fender Mustang!!!

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I mentioned on here that my grandfathher (mom's side) played piano, touring with the Dorseys and playing in Stan Morgans band for a few years, but I didn't see him all that much as a kid... and what little I remember of his playing then was a duet with my grandmother (tea for two... or something like that)... so he really (unfortunately) had little influence..... My dad on the other hand, liked, as my grand ma (his mother) would say "them colored singers...." Fats Domino, Ray Charles, Little Richard, and later on the Righteous Brothers... it was HIS music that had an early influence on me
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oh.. I just realized GT was taking about the plexi shield on the board... I was thinking it was the folding shield I have for the drums (and don't much use anymore... yes I made that... looks much better from a distance, but it works... keeps the cat off the faders and buttons
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