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Re: Studio pics!

Postby TheNavigator » Fri Nov 15, 2013 10:27 pm

Find mine in my signature. :-)

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Re: Studio pics!

Postby Ryan Finley » Sat Nov 16, 2013 8:29 am

TheNavigator wrote:Find mine in my signature. :-)
Yes, it's chaotic, I know... but I love to be here. I'm sitting at this PC now!


Why do you leave for your equipment because degenerated so?
If one maintains the equipment, you can better sell again later.

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Re: Studio pics!

Postby Ryan Finley » Sat Nov 16, 2013 8:32 am

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Re: Studio pics!

Postby Strophoid » Sat Nov 16, 2013 8:42 pm

That's sexy 8-)
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Re: Studio pics!

Postby BriHar » Mon Nov 18, 2013 1:12 pm

Checking out all the studio photos here I notice something missing from practically all - the ubiquitous Lava Lamp.
Check out most major studios from Abbey Road to Studio One, even privat studios like Pensados, Puig, Parsons etc. and you're bound to find one. I asked Alan Parsons about this proliferance a while back, and he thought the question so intriguing, he sent me a free copy of his ASSR DVD set.
Seems if you don't have yer Lava Lamp, then it ain't a serious Studio ;)
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Re: Studio pics!

Postby Ryan Finley » Mon Nov 18, 2013 2:29 pm

Ohh *flower*...

Is there a Lava lamp as a VST?
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Re: Studio pics!

Postby Strophoid » Mon Nov 18, 2013 4:40 pm

No lava lamp here either, but I was planning on making myself an infinity mirror sometime, I think the effect is comparable 8-)
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Re: Studio pics!

Postby JSW » Thu Nov 28, 2013 3:20 am

Hi Guys,

I have enjoyed everyone pics! Interesting to see how everyone gets to the music...surfer is a total inspiration to me for my next rendition of "studio", I really dig his chair and simplicity.

For now, I threw the junk outside my door and snapped a couple pics: 00

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Re: Studio pics!

Postby Strophoid » Thu Nov 28, 2013 11:03 am

Sounds good, but the album is private ;)
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Re: Studio pics!

Postby JSW » Thu Nov 28, 2013 3:46 pm

Strophoid wrote:Sounds good, but the album is private ;)


It's always something :roll: Should work now.
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Re: Studio pics!

Postby BriHar » Thu Nov 28, 2013 4:58 pm

Apart from the missing Lava Lamp ;) Top marks. :D
...yes I think it can be easily done, just take everything down to Highway 61.

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Re: Studio pics!

Postby Strophoid » Thu Nov 28, 2013 7:12 pm

Wow, that looks amazing. Wish I had a room like that!
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Re: Studio pics!

Postby shadowfax » Fri Nov 29, 2013 2:38 pm

[quote="JSW"]Hi Guys,

I have enjoyed everyone pics! Interesting to see how everyone gets to the music...surfer is a total inspiration to me for my next rendition of "studio", I really dig his chair and simplicity.

For now, I threw the junk outside my door and snapped a couple pics: http://s182.photobucket.com/user/jsw-1/slideshow/Studio

Warm Regards,
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very nicely done... :mrgreen:
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Re: Studio pics!

Postby JSW » Wed Dec 11, 2013 11:32 pm

BriHar wrote:Apart from the missing Lava Lamp ;) Top marks. :D


Yeah, no Lava Lamp :lol: I did go back and look at your studio…man you knocked it out-a-da-park, Room in a Room and all. Your build thread over at JohnLSayers was well done, as a matter of fact; it was a build thread like yours that motivated me to build mine. JohnLSayers website is fantastic; I used his most basic design with some of my own modifications for my layout. Can’t say my music can justify my room, but the room is a hoot just the same.

Strophoid wrote:Wow, that looks amazing. Wish I had a room like that!


Thanks! Looking at your studio, I see you are not wanting. I like your set up a lot. I can envision in my future a very small minimalist kind of studio setup with a few diy absorber panels, but not yet. :)


shadowfax wrote:very nicely done... :mrgreen:


Thanks! As you said
“ Hi, interesting to see other muso's studio environments..so here is mine...Kevin”

I agree and in looking at your set up I can appreciate your taste in gear as well as your room tuning to achieve the best sound being recorded and played back…well done to you too.
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Re: Studio pics!

Postby shadowfax » Thu Dec 12, 2013 12:33 pm

Hi JSW..the room tuning has amade a humungas difference and is well worth the effort..it's not too hard to do,
regarding gear I don't have much in the way of outboard and have been looking enviously at all the outboard gear everyone has and wondering if I'm missing something...usually do!!! best to everyone...Kevin

Oh and a soundbooth is a great thing to have...built mine for around 80 quid..
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Re: Studio pics!

Postby JSW » Thu Dec 12, 2013 5:22 pm

shadowfax wrote:Hi JSW..the room tuning has amade a humungas difference and is well worth the effort..it's not too hard to do,


Yeah, it's hard to imagine how it will sound until you go through the process. It made for an interesting bit of education for me.

shadowfax wrote:regarding gear I don't have much in the way of outboard and have been looking enviously at all the outboard gear everyone has and wondering if I'm missing something...usually do!!! best to everyone...Kevin


In looking at my pics :lol: it gave me a different perspective of my gear. I'm stuck with Yamaha drivers that will not work in the Window 7-8 environment, I think as I downsize and simplify my life in the future, the 'Studio' will be boiled down to the essence. There has definitely been more outboard gear I've wanted, but for me this is a hobby, there has been no monetary gain, it's all been an expense, my ROI (return on investment)= priceless. The quality of my gear is high enough that the weak link is me. All that is really needed are the essentials. I guess my point here is, It really is about making the music, the building, acquisitions of gear, etc is great fun, but it's about making the music.

shadowfax wrote:Oh and a soundbooth is a great thing to have...built mine for around 80 quid..


Yes, that caught my eye, my work-arounds include: putting a guitar amp outside the room with a mic, singing into the broadband absorber at the rear of the room, and running some extra cable to reach into the near by tile bathroom for 'short' reverb or open the shower door for 'long' reverb :lol: it works like *flower*, but I've tried it.
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Re: Studio pics!

Postby shadowfax » Thu Dec 12, 2013 5:47 pm

Yeah..bottom line is the music...gear is nice but it can sidetrack us muso's a bit...as an example regarding the room treatment..before, if I tapped a pencil on my desk I could hear the short reverb around the room..after If I did the same thing..no reverb and if I opened the door leading to the hallway I could hear the reverb in the hallway whilst sat at my desk..the isolation is mega...hope you could follow that convoluted explanation...Kevin
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Re: Studio pics!

Postby Strophoid » Thu Dec 12, 2013 6:05 pm

I agree that gear can distract you from using what you already have. I'll be the first to admit my shopping list usually grows instead of shrinks when I buy something new ;)
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Re: Studio pics!

Postby shadowfax » Thu Dec 12, 2013 6:16 pm

yeah..we're all suckers for some nice new gear/software/..wish I could afford to start on my wish list which gets longer by the week...Kevin
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Re: Studio pics!

Postby JSW » Thu Dec 12, 2013 6:45 pm

when G.A.S. flairs up, I take pencil to paper and draw out new configurations for my current equipment and how the new stuff would improve things, then my frugal/creative side kicks in and I hopefully find a kool workaround, or just dig deeper into some software and learning a new trick. With luck, the G.A.S. will pass.......that's why I built an air make up/exhaust system into the room. :P
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Re: Studio pics!

Postby shadowfax » Thu Dec 12, 2013 6:59 pm

Ok..whats G.A.S...s'pose I should know but just can't think of what it might be at the mo..regarding digging deep into software..wish I could, I'm barely scratchin the surface of my stuff cause I'm such a donkey with it..everytime I try something I screw something up..so dare'nt touch anyhting...Kevin
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Re: Studio pics!

Postby JSW » Thu Dec 12, 2013 7:30 pm

you quack me up...with the quality your getting, it's hard to believe. If you really want to go wild with the software, do a 'save as' with a new project name and have at it, how can ya learn if ya ain't screwin' it up?

G.A.S. = gear acquisition syndrome :ugeek:
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Re: Studio pics!

Postby shadowfax » Thu Dec 12, 2013 8:02 pm

JSW wrote:you quack me up...with the quality your getting, it's hard to believe. If you really want to go wild with the software, do a 'save as' with a new project name and have at it, how can ya learn if ya ain't screwin' it up?

G.A.S. = gear acquisition syndrome :ugeek:


your so right...however, just today tried to get deeper into Jamstix and now cubase is frozen and Jamstix has lost its drums..being helped by Ralph at Rayzoon as we speak..their support is superb...

I'm very flattered that you think I'm getting quality but if you heard each individual track in isolation you'd die laughing..really
anyway, I'm regularly screwing it up but I aint learning too much :(

G.A.S..why didn't I know that :oops:
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Re: Studio pics!

Postby BriHar » Fri Dec 13, 2013 10:07 am

I used to be very prone to GAS, but after the 2 year hiatus while the house and studio were being built, I've since become quite proficient at talking myself out of it. I can't think of a single piece of outboard gear I feel I want. A few weeks ago I was considering buying a new guitar, but I couldn't sufficiently persuade myself I really needed it. Maybe it's an age thing. Then again I always tell myself I haven't really pushed the borders of what I've got - I seem to be becoming a gear (incl.plugins) minimalist.
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Re: Studio pics!

Postby shadowfax » Fri Dec 13, 2013 10:11 am

Looks liked you've reached the muso's equivalent of Nirvana...OOOooohhhmmm
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