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Unread 08-01-2012, 06:07 PM   #801
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I am new to Sevenstring.org but i registered more for home production discussions than anything so here's my budget home studio (also a work in progress)




I'm currently using a very average Acer Aspire laptop but as of next week/the week after il be running a Fujitsu Premacy with an Intel i7 quadcore processor, 12GB of RAM, and a terabyte of Hardrive space.

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Superior drummer 2.2 NY avatar/Metal Foundry
I use steinberg and Stillwell pluggin's for all mixing along with Izotope Ozone 5 for mastering
Guitar and bass are tracked with my POD HD Pro and i use a Line6 Ux1 to record vocals through PODfarm with a Shure PG48 mic.

I am currently saving towards a Rocktron velocity 300 Poweramp, a Blackstar 2x12 cab and a pair of KRK Rokit 6's (seeing as my current monitors are starting to die a little)

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Unread 08-03-2012, 12:05 PM   #802
 
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Bought myself this guy as a belated birthday present, sounds incredible!

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Unread 08-03-2012, 07:04 PM   #803
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Unread 08-03-2012, 07:28 PM   #804
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Time to contribute me thinks

Picked up the monitors today. They're ....ing massive


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Unread 08-04-2012, 01:30 AM   #806
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Bought myself this guy as a belated birthday present, sounds incredible!

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Read good things about their mics in Sound On Sound. Not heard em yet. Any sound bites?


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Unread 08-04-2012, 03:58 AM   #807
 
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Read good things about their mics in Sound On Sound. Not heard em yet. Any sound bites?

Yep, it's the SA538 (not the B version). I chose it because I wanted a really airy, harmonically rich large diaphragm condenser for tracking vocals and acoustic instruments. They're not cheap but then compared with other big name LDCs they're definitely on the affordable end of the scale, and all of the clips I've heard of it sounded like it was exactly what I was after, tonally. Bit of a gamble buying a mic without trying it out but I figured I could always return it if it didn't do it for me, but thankfully I'm really really happy with it. I got my singer-songwriter buddy to sing some lines for me to try it out, you can hear the result here:

Charter Oak vocal test - Joe Janiak singing "Shadow of the Night" by Nolly on SoundCloud - Create, record and share your sounds for free

The only EQ involved is a tiny high shelving cut at 20k, with just some compression and ambience (plate reverb, short stereo delay)
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Unread 08-04-2012, 11:25 PM   #808
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No de-esser used in the clip? ^

Sounds great btw!
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Nope, no de-essing. Cheers!
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Hey guys, just joined and only finished my little (bedroom) studio a few weeks back! Enjoy, i know i have been

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That looks almost identical to mine! I use the MKII's, ATH-M50's, and the logitech webcam . Instead of an Axe though I use the HD500 and I have a Blackjack in the same cream white color. Heck, I even had a similar Antec case until I replaced it a few weeks ago with a Corsair.

I always knew I had good taste, but now I feel totally validated!

Good looking setup duder.

*edit same Ipod generation and color as well I need to get a twin picture up sometime soon.
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Unread 08-09-2012, 10:30 PM   #811
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Start on page one. Every time you see an AxeFX or a Pod you drink.
Dare somebody to do this.
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Unread 08-09-2012, 10:38 PM   #812
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Haha! No question about that!
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Unread 08-10-2012, 02:53 PM   #815
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Couldn't help it, ordered one for myself!

It'll go well with the collection...
Had mine for a year now and it's been great!!

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Unread 08-11-2012, 02:56 AM   #817
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Finally bothered to take some pics of mine, desk is incredibly messy at the moment but what the hell, and yea my friends feel the need to do poor attempts of graffiti on my foam piece of wall...

Anyway theres and Axe FX II, using an Eleven Rack as an interface at the moment until I buy a proper one, Tannoy 501a monitors, a Yamaha DTXtreme electric kit to control Superior Drummer 2.0, and Pro Tools 10. And the best bit is the Beyer Dynamic DT 770 Pro headphones, they are EPIC.









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Unread 08-11-2012, 09:29 AM   #818
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@VILARIKA, sweet room! Love the finish on that drum kit.

@amongor, which gator case is that?
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No idea which model exactly, just a standard 4 unit gator case i suppose?
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Unread 08-13-2012, 02:14 AM   #820
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Sick pictures man. And nice set up. I'm actually lookin at those headphones. I was thinkin about pickin them up
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Sick pictures man. And nice set up. I'm actually lookin at those headphones. I was thinkin about pickin them up
The 770s are brilliant. Do it.


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Unread 08-13-2012, 11:20 PM   #823
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They really are another level, every things perfectly clear, and they make my monitors sound horrible.
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Unread 08-14-2012, 08:07 AM   #824
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My desk:

My guitars:

My cheap bass (the previous owner put some gay stickers on it...)


PC specs:
Phenom II X4 975
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Monitors: Logitech Z4 (can't really call these monitors...)
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Guitars: Ibanez RG1XXV (BKP Painkillers wired to 3-way switch, middle SC disconnected)
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"Amp": Kemper Profiling Amp

Cheap (studio-wise, and compared to you all. My gf thinks I'm crazy), but I'm just starting to see if I even want to get into the whole recording/production thing at all.
It's very interesting, but I lack creativity, so I don't have that much material to record and mix
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