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Re: Show Us Your Studio!

Postby ConcertinaChap » Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:19 pm

That time I came round with the Mixcube (which I can still see there) you were in a small space, might have been a cellar? Can't quite remember. Anyway, looks a lot more impressive now, I have to say.

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Re: Show Us Your Studio!

Postby Folderol » Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:35 pm

I'm not so much jealous of the kit some people have
... but the amount of space ! :blush: :tongue:
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Re: Show Us Your Studio!

Postby jaminem » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:57 pm

ConcertinaChap wrote:That time I came round with the Mixcube (which I can still see there) you were in a small space, might have been a cellar? Can't quite remember. Anyway, looks a lot more impressive now, I have to say.

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Hi CC, yes that's your mixcubes twin - invaluable mix reference (thanks Mike) I was in the box room when we met, but we moved since then and I sacrificed my requirement for 'must be in walking distance to a pub' for 'must have somewhere not in the house where I can make music without restrictions'
We found this place with an already semi converted double garage and I've spent the last 3 years building it into the above. The missus has an office upstairs that we just finished.

It's getting there now and being able to build the treatment directly into the walls really helped- that's a massive bass trap behind the corner bookcase that also acts as a dead corner for singers to have their backs to, for example - It works really well...

Next job is to convert the storage behind the brick wall into a 'loud room' or Iso booth...

...if I can stop going to Gardiner Houlgate guitar auctions every time they have a sale on...
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Re: Show Us Your Studio!

Postby jaminem » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:00 pm

Folderol wrote:I'm not so much jealous of the kit some people have
... but the amount of space ! :blush: :tongue:

If you mean me, yes it's great! But came at a cost...
It's worth it though even if we're looking at another year without a decent holiday...
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Re: Show Us Your Studio!

Postby ConcertinaChap » Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:03 am

jaminem wrote:if I can stop going to Gardiner Houlgate guitar auctions every time they have a sale on...

Hah! Yes, Gardiner Houlgate can be addictive. I sometimes go along to their auctions to watch the concertinas go for quite considerable sums sometimes.

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PS you'll see my half of the Mixcube pair in my picture too. Explanation: a pair of Mixcubes used to be quite a lot cheaper than two Mixcubes bought separately - the differential is less now but still present. So me and J bought a pair between us.
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Re: Show Us Your Studio!

Postby hopscotch44 » Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:27 pm

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
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Re: Show Us Your Studio!

Postby Sam Spoons » Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:36 pm

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.
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Re: Show Us Your Studio!

Postby blinddrew » Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:50 pm

I think most people use imgur now.
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Re: Show Us Your Studio!

Postby James Perrett » Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:56 pm

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!

Postby blinddrew » Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:14 pm

How many tape machines?!
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Re: Show Us Your Studio!

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:38 pm

I wondered where the 1980s had gone. Nice to know they're thriving in James' studio! :lol: :thumbup:

Nice!

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Re: Show Us Your Studio!

Postby James Perrett » Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:51 pm

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 .
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Re: Show Us Your Studio!

Postby Sam Spoons » Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:27 pm

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......)
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Re: Show Us Your Studio!

Postby James Perrett » Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:20 am

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.
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Re: Show Us Your Studio!

Postby Jorge » Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:57 am

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?
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