Show us your home studio setup!

Discussion in 'Recording Studio' started by -Nolly-, Aug 22, 2010.

  1. -Nolly-

    -Nolly- SS.org Regular

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    I thought there was a running thread on this already, but a search is showing up nothing, so here goes! As well as posting pictures of your recording setup, it'd be cool if you say what you're planning on adding/upgrading. If you want to sing the praises of your favourite hardware/software then feel free to do that too!


    Right, to kick things off here's my rig, which I'm currently recording the Red Seas Fire album with:

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    So, we have:

    iMac 27" i7 processor 8gb RAM, running Logic Pro 9
    PreSonus Firestudio interface
    Adam A7 monitors
    Axe-FX Ultra
    Radial Pro-RMP reamp box
    Vovox and Evidence Audio cabling

    Not in picture:
    VHT 2/50/2 power amp
    Diezel RL412 cab with V30s
    Audient MiCo preamp
    Shure SM7b mic (such a great mic)

    Also, these are my current tracking guitars, at least until my Rico Jr's arrive:

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    Blackmachine B2 and Dæmoness custom Cimmerian 7. Both with Bare Knuckle Rebel Yell bridge/VHII neck pickups (the best IMO).

    Finally, this belongs to my drummer but has a semi-permanent residence here for practises and for occasions such as this coming week, when we will be tracking drums for the Red Seas Fire album:

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    Roland TD-10 electronic kit. Iron Cobra pedals not pictured.


    Software-wise, I couldn't function without the Toontrack drum software, and the Lexicon reverbs rock my world. Recently grabbed a copy of Trilian bass, and I'm loving that to pieces.
    As far as hardware goes, the Axe-FX is where the whole journey into recording started in earnest, so that is incredibly important to my setup. It was when I got the Adam A7s that my mixes began to improve considerably, so they get a massive thumbs-up from me.


    So, over to you, look forward to seeing your rigs!
     
  2. Parka Dez

    Parka Dez SS.org Regular

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    I haven't got many detailed pictures of my studio, so this video will help.

    - Apple Mac Pro 8-core 2.8Ghz, 4GB RAM
    - Pro Tools 8
    - Digi 003
    - Little Labs Redeye
    - Superior drummer
    - Adam A7's
    - Tonnes of samples, plugins etc

    Mic's

    - Shure SM57's and SM58's
    - Audix i5
    - Audio Technica AT4033a
    - Senheiser e609

    For the album I borrowed a Shure SM7 and a CharterOak SA538B. Both amazing mics for what they do.


    Guitar Gear

    - Fractal Audio Axe Fx
    - VHT Poweramp
    - Zilla V30 cab (purple tolex for tone)
    - Marshall V30 cab
    - Blackmachine b2
    - Blackmachine b6
    - Ibanez RGT2020

    All guitar loaded with Bare Knuckle Pickups.


    For a few more pics of the studio check out the band's tumblr.

    The Safety Fire
     
  3. Prydogga

    Prydogga Giddyup.

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    Good first two posts I'd say :lol:
     
  4. John_Strychnine

    John_Strychnine I Was Once Groove.

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    Gloat time..

    My mixing/writing room..

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    Main Studio room...with a band in, bit messssy.

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    Drum room..

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  5. elscar

    elscar SS.org Regular

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    Macbook 2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    2GB RAM (about to upgrade so I can run Pro Tools properly)
    Running Logic Studio 8 and Pro Tools (barely)
    Superior Drummer

    Line 6 POD X3 Pro (recording direct via USB)
    There's also a Furman power conditioner in the rack atm, currently saving for a Carvin TS-100 poweramp :)
    Marshall JCM-900 Lead 1960 4x12 cab.

    Guitar wise I have an Agile Intrepid 828 with stock pickup:
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    Also have an Ibanez RG7421/7621 which I'm planning on sanding down and staining:
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    I also have an Ibanez RGR08 6er (which I don't seem to have a picture of)
     
  6. Rashputin

    Rashputin I am Rash

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    My "studio" is pretty much my bedroom. This pic is from last year, but not that much has changed.

    X3 into M-box 2 (Pro Toos)
    17" intel Laptop
    KRK Rokit monitors


    I replaced the JP7 with a koa Carvin DC727. I also use a '75 strat, a '55 Gibson acoustic and my Taylor. I use the micro cube for when I'm too lazy to fire up pro tools. I don't have any new pics, but here are a couple of the V I'm building and the koa DC727.

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  7. KoenDercksen

    KoenDercksen Quantum Realm

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    My home studio is also located in my bedroom :lol:

    Computer:
    Acer Aspire 9414 laptop, 1.86GHz dualcore T2130, and 2GB of RAM
    Running Reaper, Addictive Drums, Absynth, and PodFarm for recording

    Hardware stuff:
    Line 6 UX2, couple of cables, a VOX AD30VT-XL which I don't record with and only play clean on :lol: , and a Philips amp+speakers (speakers are FB 561, really old haha). And a Sony CD player. Oh and a cheap 30 euro's mic. and an Evolution UC33e. AND Sennheiser HD380 Pro's.

    Guitar stuff:

    OLP fat strat, Schecter Hellraiser C-1 FR with stock EMG's (81tw/89). Also a Dunlop GCB-95 wahwah and a marshall footswitch :D

    I will be upgrading to an AxeFX ultra with the atomic reactor soon, BUT I'm only 16 yet so it's gonna take alot of saving up.. already halfway there though.
     
  8. -Nolly-

    -Nolly- SS.org Regular

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    Wicked, great responses guys!
    Very jealous of your setup Browne, I'd love to have that much space. Don't think you can really call it a home studio but I'll let you get away with it ;)
     
  9. Prydogga

    Prydogga Giddyup.

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    I approve of the level of mac use in this thread, when it's not 12am, and daylight is about, I'll get some pics going. Great stuff gents.
     
  10. Customisbetter

    Customisbetter WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot Contributor

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    Here is a humble (more like homely) setup...

    Things of note...

    I NEED a new interface. Ill likely be getting a Firestudio or Firepod here shortly...

    Macbook is setting under some shit and isn't shown, but i occasionally use Logic Pro and iMovie for videos...

    PC-side I use Reaper and Steven Slate Drums (NO METAL FOUNDRY!?!?)

    I use a SM57 to mic my cab which is setting behind my RG7421...

    Yes thats a Unicorn. :lol:

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  11. leftyguitarjoe

    leftyguitarjoe Correct-handed

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    I have more of a "budget setup" hahaha

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  12. Customisbetter

    Customisbetter WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot Contributor

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    We have the same monitor! :cheers:
     
  13. Cadavuh

    Cadavuh Bounce The ....

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    Hey Nolly what do you use that reamp box for? Run recorded tracks through different axe fx patches?
     
  14. -Nolly-

    -Nolly- SS.org Regular

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    I do that if I'm mixing for a band and they've sent me raw DIs, but it also means I can reamp through the Axe-fx->VHT->cab->mic. It's not really feasible to do all my tracking at high volume with the amp blaring behind me, so I'm tracking with the Axe-fx direct, then reamping when I've got the takes all down. Also, I'll be borrowing amps to try and nail the tone I want.
     
  15. IbanezJ2GA

    IbanezJ2GA SS.org Regular

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    Nolly your setup is killer that would be my dream setup but a bit low on funds :( The only thing that you need to do is get a new desk ;)
     
  16. blackenedblood1

    blackenedblood1 newb

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    i have one of the most budget bedroom djent recording setups there is:

    -ibanez RG7321 with d sonic in bridge
    -pod xt recorded direct through USB
    -regular macbook
    -50 dollar 2.1 computer speaker setup
    -software includes reaper and dfh, thats it
     
  17. jsousa

    jsousa SS.org Regular

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    pretty cool stuff guys
     
  18. Wolfster

    Wolfster SS.org Regular

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    Hey Nolly/Dezmond,

    Im thinking of buying some Holy Diver pickups. Im looking for a warm tone, good for fusion, but with enough gain to play prog metal. When I contacted the guys at Bareknuckle, they suggested I get the Holydiver pickup for that sound.

    You've tried before I seem to remember. what are they like?

    P.S sorry for the off topic reply.
     
  19. singularity

    singularity Play clean.

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    In this picture:

    Apogee ONE USB Audio Interface
    DiMarzio Instrument Cable
    Gibson Les Paul Classic (Ebony)
    MacBook Pro 13" running Logic Pro 9
    Bose Around-Ear Headphones
    iMac

    Not pictured:
    Shure SM57
    Fender '65 Reissue Twin Reverb Amp
    Ibanez Prestige S5470 (Satin Oil)

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    I'm looking to eventually purchase S2.0 and expansions, an Axe-Fx Ultra, and some proper monitors. That's really all I need...I could easily afford it right now but I like keeping things simple. The results I am getting sound solid...it's more about knowing your gear than having one million blinking boxes at your disposal.

    Here are some of my recordings: http://soundcloud.com/the-john-hammond-scream
     
  20. Customisbetter

    Customisbetter WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot Contributor

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    ^Love the simple setup :agreed:
     

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