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Re: Attic Room Studio Build

Postby Eddy Deegan » Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:50 pm

Beautiful :thumbup: :clap:
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Re: Attic Room Studio Build

Postby Luke W » Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:15 pm

Cheers Eddy :thumbup:
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Re: Attic Room Studio Build

Postby blinddrew » Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:26 pm

Yes indeed, looking very good. :)
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Re: Attic Room Studio Build

Postby Arpangel » Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:48 pm

Like the keyboard desk....

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Re: Attic Room Studio Build

Postby Martin Walker » Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:15 pm

How many more 'impressive's can we cram into this thread?

Well certainly another one from me, based on this level of expertise :clap:


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Re: Attic Room Studio Build

Postby Luke W » Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:24 pm

blinddrew wrote:Yes indeed, looking very good. :)

Much appreciated, thanks :thumbup:

Arpangel wrote:Like the keyboard desk.... :think:

It's worked out well, pretty much everything about this build has been focused on saving space and that keyboard shelf has been a real winner there.

Martin Walker wrote:How many more 'impressive's can we cram into this thread?

Well certainly another one from me, based on this level of expertise :clap:


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Cheers Martin, really appreciate it. Although I'm sure if I could probably fill another thread with photos of me frowning at things that didn't quite work out or fit properly!
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Re: Attic Room Studio Build

Postby Folderol » Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:36 pm

{sigh} wish I had something even remotely as nice as that. It doesn't just look like a well designed setup. It looks cosy, and somewhere you'd like to be - even if mentally freewheeling :clap:
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Re: Attic Room Studio Build

Postby Luke W » Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:26 pm

Folderol wrote:{sigh} wish I had something even remotely as nice as that. It doesn't just look like a well designed setup. It looks cosy, and somewhere you'd like to be - even if mentally freewheeling :clap:

Thank you very much. Getting the room clear made a big difference, it does feel very welcoming now I can just sit down and get to work rather than spotting things i need to finish building or installing...
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Re: Attic Room Studio Build

Postby blinddrew » Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:30 pm

I know what you mean there, i'm down to just three more jobs to do...
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Re: Attic Room Studio Build

Postby Luke W » Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:42 pm

blinddrew wrote:I know what you mean there, i'm down to just three more jobs to do...

I do have the patchbay to sort out (I picked it up second hand and it needs de-soldering) but until I add a couple of bits of gear I’m eyeing up I can totally do without it. And now I think about it, little bits like cable/mic storage need sorting... But nothing like piles of cable and old racks scattered around the place anymore, so it at least has the illusion of being finished.

I was catching up with your thread earlier, looks like I’ve missed quite a lot! It’s looking spot on.
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Re: Attic Room Studio Build

Postby Luke W » Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:09 pm

Well, it was all going so well but I've been tinkering with things again. Made up a little MIDI controller to sit next to my keyboard and give me a bit more hands-on control over a few parameters. I really like the intergration that the NI keyboard provides and mostly everything I ever want to adjust or automate is covered, but I've found myself wanting a few faders recently.

Pretty much everything I looked at buying either had a load of controls I wouldn't use, tiny faders, or was just a bit too expensive for my needs. Seeing as I've already got the kit and I like learning things I decided on building one.

It consists of 3 x 10k linear faders in a box, with a Teensy dev board doing the thinking.

The result:
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The parts came to about £50 delivered (annoyingly I had to order from a couple of suppliers each with a delivery cost so it could be made for even less), and it works really well. All built and coded by following guides from kind people on the interwebs, I can take no credit for any part of it!
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Re: Attic Room Studio Build

Postby The Elf » Fri Oct 16, 2020 1:59 pm

That's a really neat piece of kit. Well done! Perfect for orchestral arranging.

And I'm wondering if my own skills are up to it... :headbang: :?
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Re: Attic Room Studio Build

Postby Luke W » Fri Oct 16, 2020 3:14 pm

The Elf wrote:That's a really neat piece of kit. Well done! Perfect for orchestral arranging.

And I'm wondering if my own skills are up to it... :headbang: :?

Cheers :thumbup: That's the plan for it, I gave it a very brief test last night and I think it'll do the trick nicely. The part that I found a bit tricky was cutting the slots for the faders, and I did get it pretty wrong the first time around, but that was a patience problem on my part more than anything. If you were to look at the bottom of the box you'd see a slot cut out that a fader definitely can't follow...

Also, I'll probably have a synth based question or two in the not too distant future, I may drop you a message at some point if you don't mind?
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