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SHOW ME YOUR SH*T!!!!!!

Postby fingerpicker » Thu Dec 20, 2007 9:26 am

So I guess that got your attention...

I lead a fairly quiet life now that I have moved back to England from Canada after spending 4 years in Vancouver and Whistler bumming around playing restaurants and bars with my trusted Epiphone Acoustic. I bit the bullet and stumbled onto the treadmill that is the 9-5 and sitting at my desk at work salivating over Digital Village and filling my head with not-so-useless knowledge from this fantastic forum.

So, I thought, let's have a thread that isn't bombarded with technical stuff, reviews or comparisons, I want to keep it simple:

Show me your workspace.

I'm very interested to see people's set-up, be it a table with a laptop with a mic plugged in, or be it an entire room, soundproofed and bursting at the seams with racks, instruments and microphones everywhere... Let me into your house (not literally, atleast until you know me) and let me have a peek. I'm sure it will give me some ideas and raise some questions that I wouldn't normally have thought of.

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Re: SHOW ME YOUR SH*T!!!!!!

Postby audioartist » Thu Dec 20, 2007 1:00 pm

im amateur (not making a living from it) so its a bit shoddy, but what the hell!

i have a 3 tier keyboard rack with wooden planks to hold things on

the lower plank has my korg kontrol 49, the next plank positioned over this has my macbook (early model) and the next plank above this to the left has my motu traveler

the traveler feeds my krk rockit 5 active monitors which are at head level on a shelf above my keyboard stand

next shelf holds my firewire hub, fw hard drive, usb backup hard drive, m-audio midisport interface and a big brick shaped box with manuals for logic studio.

i have a few filing things around with chord books for guitar and piano, a beatles songbook and various sound on sound magazines

a rack of guitars in the corner...1 nice fender acoustic, 1 crappy acoustic from argos that i dont mind battering around for songwriting, 1 electro acoustic casino guitar (not mine but on loan from a friend), a rickenbacker 330 jangly electro acoustic guitar that i dont like the sound of anymore, a cheap electric guitar which was my first at 15! lol and a fretless bass which was given to me in poor condition which i got fixed and now plays like a dream!

then i have a cupboard full of leads, more stands, tools, adaptors and what nots

a few boxes of mics, superlux 7 mic drum set, pair of se electronics Se3's and a behringer b2pro (my one mic regret but its doing surprisingly ok) also an sm57 and sm58

cant wait to finish uni, move out of the family home and get a really nice setup! buts its getting me by so far

www.myspace.com/audioartistrecording

im sure most people on this board have so much gear that they dont have time to be describe it all to you!

so whats your setup?

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Re: SHOW ME YOUR SH*T!!!!!!

Postby Madman_Greg » Thu Dec 20, 2007 1:31 pm


Here is all I have

A PC
Cubase SL
KRK RP8s (sitting on Yamaha NS10Ms, tweeters knackered so they make good stands)
Mackie Satellite sound card
An old Yamaha multi guitar effects unit
Fender Strat Plus
Shaftesbury Bass (early 70s, Ned Callan model)
Takemine Acoustic (budget model)
Mesa Boogie v-twin pre amp
Roland Vg-88
Shure SM58 (single mic stand)

Room untreated and not sound proofed, everything sits on wood coloured kitched work tops

First track recorded this year is on here, myspace , go easy with it as it was my first attempt at this computer recording stuff
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Re: SHOW ME YOUR SH*T!!!!!!

Postby Blink » Thu Dec 20, 2007 1:43 pm

I am running

AMD 4000+ with 2 x 19" Monitors
Audiophile 2496 soundcard
Reason 3
Sonar 6
Yamaha P90 digital piano
M-Audio PCR-30 contoller keyboard.
All running through a little behringer UB-204 or whatever it is
Monitoring through some DT-770 and some logitech PC speakers

I have just got

Dell Vostro 1500 laptop
Edirol UA-101 soundcard
for taking on the road

This is all set up in the living room of our one bedroom flat, so the other half of the band has my Absolute Zeros for monitoring through at her house - which we crank up real loud when rehearsing
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Re: SHOW ME YOUR SH*T!!!!!!

Postby Paul Soundscape » Thu Dec 20, 2007 1:51 pm

Power Mac G5
Protools HD TDM
Control 24
Dynaudio Air Speakers
and lots of plugins

this a pic of the old studio, though now the speakers are on breeze blocks well away from the walls as they are rear ported!
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Re: SHOW ME YOUR SH*T!!!!!!

Postby fingerpicker » Thu Dec 20, 2007 1:54 pm

Well,

Let me start by saying that I was quite looking forward to seeing PICTURES of people's set-ups, but I guess I should have made myself clear on that one, it's the actual visual aspect that I am interested in, just for shoots and giggles... but please by all means list it if you are unable to provide a picture

My set-up is pants at the moment. And when I say pants I mean really pants. I have:

Yamaha Clavinova CLP240PE Electric Piano
Martin 15 series 000-15 Acoustuic Guitar
Squier Stratocaster
Epiphone Acoustic Guitar
Shaftesbury Les Paul Custom
Pod
Laney Linebacker Amp
Yamaha UW500 USB/Personal Studio
Dell 1.87ghz 2gig ram laptop

(very) soon to have:

Cubase SE3 (+ studio case II)
Audio Technica 4033 condenser mic
DMP3 Mic preamp

and then for monitors I am completely torn between HS50M's (with HS10W woofer) and RP5's (with RP10S woofer) (could use some help with that actually).

BUT POST PICS EVERYONE!!!!

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Re: SHOW ME YOUR SH*T!!!!!!

Postby fingerpicker » Thu Dec 20, 2007 1:55 pm

Paul Supersonix Studios wrote:Power Mac G5
Protools HD TDM
Control 24
Dynaudio Air Speakers
and lots of plugins

this a pic of the old studio, though now the speakers are on breeze blocks well away from the walls as they are rear ported!
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drooool.....
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Re: SHOW ME YOUR SH*T!!!!!!

Postby Aftertouch » Thu Dec 20, 2007 2:30 pm

Never exposed myself in pulic before, but here you go!

Close Up


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Re: SHOW ME YOUR SH*T!!!!!!

Postby audioartist » Thu Dec 20, 2007 2:39 pm

woh thats a really nice setup, exactly the kinda thing im looking for when i move out!

2 more years! lol

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Re: SHOW ME YOUR SH*T!!!!!!

Postby fingerpicker » Thu Dec 20, 2007 2:47 pm

YES!!!

That's what I'm talking about. Make me drool people...
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Postby Steve Hill » Thu Dec 20, 2007 2:50 pm

Well you can check out the website (link below) if you want to drool at mine...
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Re: SHOW ME YOUR SH*T!!!!!!

Postby audioartist » Thu Dec 20, 2007 2:52 pm

this is getting a bit too perverted for my liking, lol

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Re: SHOW ME YOUR SH*T!!!!!!

Postby Stuart Churchill » Thu Dec 20, 2007 2:53 pm

Steve Hill wrote:Well you can check out the website (link below) if you want to drool at mine...
Now that is droolable, Steve.
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Re: SHOW ME YOUR SH*T!!!!!!

Postby fingerpicker » Thu Dec 20, 2007 2:55 pm

Steve Hill wrote:Well you can check out the website (link below) if you want to drool at mine...

I do, did and now my tie is ruined, and I think my manager might be getting suspicous as to why I have a giant revolving recording studio on my screen. Oh well....

Very nice Steve, very nice! I love the White piano... does it have black keys for white keys and visa versa?
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Postby Steve Hill » Thu Dec 20, 2007 2:58 pm

fingerpicker wrote: I love the White piano... does it have black keys for white keys and visa versa?

Nah - I can think of a few keyboard players who would be completely and utterly screwed by that! Although I am reminiscing contentedly about 1960s Vox Continental organs, now you mention it!
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Re: SHOW ME YOUR SH*T!!!!!!

Postby fingerpicker » Thu Dec 20, 2007 3:02 pm

Steve Hill wrote:
fingerpicker wrote: I love the White piano... does it have black keys for white keys and visa versa?

Nah - I can think of a few keyboard players who would be completely and utterly screwed by that! Although I am reminiscing contentedly about 1960s Vox Continental organs, now you mention it!

It would take me a few goes to be completely comfortable with it. Hey I know someone who would be completely comfortable with it:

wait for it....

Stevie Wonder!!!!

sorry....
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Postby Aftertouch » Thu Dec 20, 2007 3:06 pm

LOL!
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Postby tea for two » Thu Dec 20, 2007 3:23 pm

stuart churchill wrote:
Steve Hill wrote: if you want to drool at mine...

Now that is droolable


Careful Stu, Steve meant the studio


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Postby fingerpicker » Thu Dec 20, 2007 3:29 pm

LOLOLOL
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Postby Stuart Churchill » Thu Dec 20, 2007 3:58 pm

Here's my very basic "studio".

Fender Strat c 1970
Westone bass
Eros acoustic
Rode NT1
Shure Unidyne 3 type 545 c 1960
Maine PA amp
12" speaker make unknown
15" speaker, possibly Goodmans or Celestion
Yamaha PSR 410
Sony hi fi amp
Soundcraft Spirit Absolute Zeros
Lexicon MPX100
Behringer 1204 pro mixer
Alesis DM5 kit
Zoom 2020 guitar FX
Sennheiser HD515 cans
AKG K66 cans
Intel 2.8 GHZ PC
1 GB RAM
Emu 1212m
Cubase VST 32
Joe Meek VC3Q pre amp

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Postby snipsnip » Thu Dec 20, 2007 4:01 pm

Loving the fabric on your bass traps!!

I will put some pics up once i find my card reader.
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Postby Stuart Churchill » Thu Dec 20, 2007 4:03 pm

snipsnip wrote:Loving the fabric on your bass traps!!


'Twas once a duvet cover.
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Re: SHOW ME YOUR SH*T!!!!!!

Postby RegressiveRock » Thu Dec 20, 2007 4:12 pm

stuart churchill wrote:Westone bass

I had one of those. Never seen the strings closer together on a five string and no matter what I did the action was higher than mount Kilimanjaro. Sounded alright though.
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Re: SHOW ME YOUR SH*T!!!!!!

Postby Stuart Churchill » Thu Dec 20, 2007 4:15 pm

RegressiveRock wrote:
stuart churchill wrote:Westone bass

I had one of those. Never seen the strings closer together on a five string and no matter what I did the action was higher than mount Kilimanjaro. Sounded alright though.

Yeah, mine sounds good, but take a closer look at the head, it's broken and has odd, badly fitted tuning keys.
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Postby RegressiveRock » Thu Dec 20, 2007 4:23 pm

stuart churchill wrote:
RegressiveRock wrote:
stuart churchill wrote:Westone bass

I had one of those. Never seen the strings closer together on a five string and no matter what I did the action was higher than mount Kilimanjaro. Sounded alright though.

Yeah, mine sounds good, but take a closer look at the head, it's broken and has odd, badly fitted tuning keys.

I believe people often mod them. The stock pickups they ship with don't have a good reputation and are often swapped out for something less dull sounding. (I also owned 2 of their guitars).

Looks like this one underwent some accidental modification at some stage.
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Re: SHOW ME YOUR SH*T!!!!!!

Postby snipsnip » Thu Dec 20, 2007 4:28 pm

ok - nothing that exiting, but it does me... for the time being.

Planning to replace the deltas with apogee in jan, and replace the 5050 with a voxbox or 6176.

3x delta 1010
TLA 5050
2 x TLA 5021
Mackie 24:8
Dynaudio BM6's

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Postby Conory » Thu Dec 20, 2007 4:32 pm

Steve Hill wrote:Well you can check out the website (link below) if you want to drool at mine...

I did the circular tour, I'm seasick now

I'm not at all jealous because if I had that I'd have to justify it and have paying customers (shudder)

I've got enough spiders and webs under my desk to populate an Addams Family film set.

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Postby ParlourSound » Thu Dec 20, 2007 4:43 pm

Ok, Here a picture of mine..

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Postby Stuart Churchill » Thu Dec 20, 2007 4:56 pm

RegressiveRock wrote:

Looks like this one underwent some accidental modification at some stage.

It was broken when I bought it for £5. I did the "temporary" repair. That was about 7 years ago.
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Postby jaminem » Thu Dec 20, 2007 5:05 pm

http://www.reverbnation.com/whitedogproductions

heres my sh*t, photo's on the Photo page.
Lots of my stuff in the loft...

Full list
PC - Core 2 Quad Q6600, XP/Vista dual boot, 2GB, 1TB HD, RME HDSP9632, Alesis IO26, Cubase SL2.2, UAD-1, TC Powercore, Recycle, Soundforge 6, Battery2, Drumkit from Hell, Halion String edition, Waldorf attack & PPG, Midex 8, Axiom25
Mackie HR824, Roland VX5050, Bass pod pro XT, Joe meek VC1Qcs, Joe meek VC3Q, Yamaha MG10/2, Faderport, Epiphone les paul standard, Warwick streamer stage 1, Warwick Corvette 5-string, Frankencaster, Aria pro 2 horrible supa strat, Joe Meek JM47, TB800 tube mic, RM700 ribbon, SE1a, SM57, Cornford harlequin, Ashdown C210T, Boss bass flanger, cry baby wah, CE2 chorus, Compression sustainer, tech21 bass compressor, bass overdrive, Super distortion, OD3 overdrive a million cables i don`t use, tambourine, cabasa

The stuff i've sold is an even longer list!!
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