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Re: Show Us Your Studio!

PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:27 pm
by hopscotch44
how are you guys getting photos up here?
i see some older posts have blocked images too?

what am i missing

sorry to lower the tone

Re: Show Us Your Studio!

PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:36 pm
by Sam Spoons
I used to use dropbox but they changed the format a couple of years ago and you can no longer display pics hosted on there, only link to them, it could be that is why some older ones are now blocked.

Re: Show Us Your Studio!

PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:50 pm
by blinddrew
I think most people use imgur now.

Re: Show Us Your Studio!

PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:56 pm
by James Perrett
Finally got round to taking some pics of the current studio - it never seems to look tidy so this is about as neat as its gets...

Looking into the recording room
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This is the view from the couch
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The recorder corner
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Re: Show Us Your Studio!

PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:14 pm
by blinddrew
How many tape machines?!

Re: Show Us Your Studio!

PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:38 pm
by Hugh Robjohns
I wondered where the 1980s had gone. Nice to know they're thriving in James' studio! :lol: :thumbup:

Nice!

H

Re: Show Us Your Studio!

PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:51 pm
by James Perrett
My original ambition was to own a studio just like the ones I used to use when I was in bands in the 80's. The collection of gear was built up gradually as I could afford it (or as clients asked for it in the case of some bits of kit). Of course the modern recording setup all fits in a 4U rack case which can be seen sitting behind the ADAT's .

Re: Show Us Your Studio!

PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:27 pm
by Sam Spoons
I had an A77 for a good while, wish I'd never sold it.... Not really any point now but I do miss having the 'mickey mouse ears' (as my wife called them) revolving somewhere.....

Though, if I wasn't trying to de-clutter, another Revox would be a nice thing to have (maybe I could afford a B77 this time around......)

Re: Show Us Your Studio!

PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:20 am
by James Perrett
They're both good machines Sam - there is actually an A77 sitting in the brown case under the mixer which needs a bit of restoring. I bought the B77 before I had really used an A77 so I was pleasantly surprised by how refined the A77 was when I finally got to use one given that it was designed at least 10 years before the B77.

Re: Show Us Your Studio!

PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:57 am
by Jorge
James that is quite an impressive collection of equipment! One question, how do you think having all the racks and electronics in a studio with a low ceiling affects the acoustics?

Re: Show Us Your Studio!

PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:48 am
by James Perrett
The low ceiling isn't great for acoustics but I've tried to lessen the effect by the liberal use of absorbent panels. All the corners on the front wall are also configured as corner bass traps and there are some thicker panels at the back of the studio too.

As far as equipment goes, reflections from the mixing desk are the main issue. There is a definite comb filtering effect if you have your head over the desk. To overcome this I just move my chair back slightly when I want to evaluate a change that I've made. The big Tannoy speakers act almost like a point source so they can be used from only a short distance away which means that reflections from other objects in the room have less effect. The stereo imaging from them can be amazingly focused and I often have to check which speakers I'm using as, on narrowly panned material, I can fool myself into thinking that the sound is coming from the LS3/5a's.

Re: Show Us Your Studio!

PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:18 pm
by BillB
blinddrew wrote:How many tape machines?!

That’s what I thought, but if you look at James’ list of services
http://www.jrpmusic.co.uk/services.html

...it all makes sense.

Re: Show Us Your Studio!

PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:28 pm
by Music Wolf
Far more 'home studio-ey' than Jame's.

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Re: Show Us Your Studio!

PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:55 pm
by James Perrett
BillB wrote:
blinddrew wrote:How many tape machines?!

That’s what I thought, but if you look at James’ list of services
http://www.jrpmusic.co.uk/services.html

...it all makes sense.

I badly need to update that page. I've added a 1" 24 track machine as well as better A/D's since then.

Re: Show Us Your Studio!

PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:03 pm
by BillB
I think it makes the point quite well: anything old to anything new :ugeek: