Show us your home studio setup!

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

  1. MrMcSick

    MrMcSick Derp

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    My budget of doom!

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  2. tr0n

    tr0n djent n00b

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    Ooo shiny, will this be for bass and vocals? If it's the same front end used on the ASP8024 console then I'm sure it'll sound loverly.
     
  3. GorillaSalsa

    GorillaSalsa SS.org Regular

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    My little room studio is not the best studio of those posted here (I need monitors desperately), but I don't think it's bad at all. :)

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    (you can see the rest of the photos here)
     
  4. -Nolly-

    -Nolly- SS.org Regular

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    Plan is to use it for vocals/cab mics/DI guitar tracks, and yep, it does have the same front-end as the ASP008 and ASP8024. A bit of a bargain if you ask me :)
     
  5. Josh Bodnar

    Josh Bodnar SS.org Regular

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    Thanks! It took a hell of a lot of work to get this setup! Luckily I dont have much bills right now so I can afford to spend dough on it. Im 19 years old, work at a bar/restaurant making $9/h. So you can only imagine how many hours it took to get this gear. Luckily Im starting to make some good cash recording bands, that alone is starting to become a decent enough income to quit my job and be very comfortable! I just need consistency, so I will keep the job for now :)
     
  6. leandroab

    leandroab Stay Negativeā„¢

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    Shit is class! :yesway:
     
  7. rob_l

    rob_l SS.org Regular

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    Been gone for a while but figured I'd dump the pics in any way...

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    A bit of downstairs room...
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    Computer
    2009 Mac Pro - Dual 3.2ghz Xeons, 32Gb, 4 x 1TB HDs, 3 x Dell24" LCDs

    Mixer/Control Surface & Interfaces
    DigiDesign C|24 w/ DB-25 - XLR & TRS
    HOSA PDR-369 Mic-In panels x 4
    Sound-Construction C|24 Custom Console desk - 12spc rack legs - Oak
    Sound-Construction 12spc. low-boy rack - Oak
    RaXXess 14sp straight oak racks w/ large table tops

    Interfaces
    DigiDesign 003 Rack+
    Presonus DigiMax FS
    Apogee BigBen wordclock
    MOTU 128 Express MIDI I/O
    Samson D1500 RTA Spectrum Analyzer and digital room mgmt.

    Software
    ProTools LE 8
    MPTK v. 2.0
    Hundreds of plugins...
    Bias PeakPro XT


    Routing
    TC Electronic Konnekt x32 digital patch bay
    Samson S-Patch+ x 4

    Monitoring
    Presonus Central Station monitoring controller
    Presonus Central Station Remote Desktop Control
    Fostex PM-1
    Mackie MR5a
    TRUTH 2031a 8-3/4" LFD w 2" ferro-fluid HFD
    TRUTH 3030a 6-3/4" Kevlar LFD w 2" velocity-ribbon HF transducer

    Phones
    Presonus HP60 headphone amp
    Presonus HP4 headphone amp in live room
    Samson S-Amp headphone amp in live room
    Sony 7509hd
    Sony 7502hd
    Sony MDR-V150 x 4
    AKG k240 x 2
    AKG k44 x 3
    AKG k220 x 2
    Sennheiser HD280
    Sennheiser EH150
    VicFirth drum iso headphones
    NADY QH560

    Channel Strips & Microphone Preamps
    Avalon 737sp class A tube ch. strip
    Toft-Audio ATC-2 2 ch. FET strip
    Universal Audio DCS-2 remote 2ch. preamp
    Universal Audio 710 Twin-Finity x 2
    Joemeek OneQ ch. strip w/ optical de-esser
    Joemeek TwinQ 2 ch. strip
    Joemeek SixQ British
    SSL xLogic AlphaChannel x 2 linked
    Focusrite ISA 430MKII ch. strip
    Focusrite OctoPre LE 8x Green-Series preamps
    Focusrite Trakmaster ch. strip
    Presonus Eurekaclass A FET-Transformer coupled ch. strip
    Presonus StudioChannel class A tube ch. strip x 2
    Presonus BlueTube 2 ch. preamp
    DigiDesign C|24 preamps x 16
    dbx 286a x 4 ch. strip w/ enhancer and VCA gate
    Korg TMP-2 tube-preamp/optical compressors

    Dynamics Processors
    Avalon 747sp stereo class A compressor & 6 band EQ / mastering processor
    Presonus ACP88 8 ch. comp/lim/gate x 2 (these are necessities for drums and bands - these two units supply dynamics for all 16 io points and outs from the C24)
    Presonus Comp16 x 4
    ART Pro VLA I
    ART Pro VLA II
    dbx 166xl
    dbx 266xl
    dbx1074 4 ch. noise gate
    TC Electronic Finalizer Express
    TC Electronic C300
    Aphex 204 Aural Exciter
    BBE MaxCom Pro w/ 482 maximizer
    Phonic T8200 Multi-Band tube compressor & optimizer
    Mackie Quad-Comp 4ch.digital compressor / gate x 2

    Effects Processors
    TC Electronic Finalizer Express
    TC Electronic MOne XL x 2
    TC Electronic GMajor
    TC Electronic m300
    Digitech TSR-24 (original)
    Lexicon mx300
    Lexicon mx200
    Alesis MIDIVerb
    Alesis PicoVerb

    Guitar Processors
    Fractal Audio Axe-FX
    DigiDesign Eleven-Rack
    Line 6 POD X3 Pro w/ FBV long board
    Line 6 POD Pro
    Line6 POD 2.0
    Digitech GSP1101 w/ Control 2
    Digitech HarmonyMan
    Axon AX100 mkII
    Carvin TN100
    Line6 M13
    BOSS GT-10
    Roland GR-20

    Guitar Amplifiers
    Carvin V3
    Carvin x100b custom-shop reissue
    Carvin Master Tube 3200 Anniv. series
    Laney GH50L
    Peavey JSX
    Peavey Valveking
    Mesa Boogie Express 5:25 1x12 combo
    Marshall Haze 1
    Crate Blue Voodoo 120
    VOX Nightrain

    Guitar Enclosures
    Randall ISOlationCab sealed "silent" 1x12 SM57 mic'd enclosure
    Marshall 1960a
    Carvin x100 4x12 w/ Rocket 50s
    Carvin MTS 4x12 w/ BR12"s
    Carvin MTS 2x12 w/BR12"s
    Crate USA 4x12 Vintage 30s
    Hartke GH-412a Vintage 30s

    Pedals
    Line6 M13
    Line6 M9
    Digitech Whammy II
    Carvin Tone Navigator x 2
    SD Boosta Grande' boost pedal
    SD Lava Box overdrive/fuzz
    SD Pickup Booster
    BOSS Super Overdrive
    BOSS TU2 Tuner
    Peterson Strobostomp
    MXR DynaComp II
    Dunlop Crybaby wah
    Dunlop Crybaby +
    Ibanez Weeping Demon
    Ibanez TubeScreamer TS-808

    MIDI Keyboards, drumpads and Synths
    11pc Roland TD-12 e-drum kit
    Alesis USB-Pro pc kit with Alesis and Roland brains
    Korg PADKontrol drum triggering pad
    Korg X50 slimline synth workstation/ MIDI controller
    M-Audio Axiom 25 MIDI keyboard and drum pad
    Ibanez RG1820 w/ Roland GK-MIDI equipped Double-Edge Pro tremolo

    Power / Protection / Conditioning / Acoustics
    Monter Power Pro 2500 x 3
    Monster Power Pro 2000 x 2
    Monster Power Pro 900 x 4
    Furman PL8 +
    Furman PL8
    Furman M8D
    Furman M8
    Furman floor board x 4
    Auralex SFS SonoColumn and SonoFlat panels and LENRD bass traps

    Microphones
    Rode NT1 Anniversary
    Blue BlueBird
    MXL 9000 tube

    Both the live and control rooms have been thoroughly treated with the highest grade Auralex tile systems available - The SonoFlat and SonoColumns, as well as multiple "Roominator" sets. Rest assured that you will get the absolute best representation of your source material - Ine the vocal booth even the sheet music stand is treated. Thorough ; )



     
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  8. Mindcrime1204

    Mindcrime1204 SS.org Regular

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  9. techjsteele

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    This is my favorite setup I've seen in this thread. Simple, yet efficient. I'm jealous!
     
  10. darkinners

    darkinners my fingers are lame

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    this is your home studio:eek:
    I am speechless :bowdown:
     
  11. -Nolly-

    -Nolly- SS.org Regular

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    Rob, it's a very impressive setup, but I have to ask..
    Do you honestly ever choose to use, say, your Presonus Eureka over the Avalon, UA and Joe Meek pre's? Same with the POD 2.0 over the X3?
    Also, how come only low-end monitors and only 3 mics?
    If it works for you, then that's great, but for the money you've spent there I'm kinda shocked you didn't get a Pro-Tools HD rig and some top-class monitors and mics..
     
  12. John_Strychnine

    John_Strychnine I Was Once Groove.

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    This setup is relaly awesome, but there is one thing i really don't get...

    All this awesome equipment, but you're putting all through the AD/DA convertors on the Digi 003 ....

    I'm quite intrigued why you haven't bought anything thats up there with the avalon/focusrite etc. Convertors make the biggest amount of difference to the sound, if you have good AD/DA convertors you can pretty much plug a radioshack microphone in and it will sound great.

    Buy some Iz ADA Convertors and you won't believe the difference.

    The studio i work at has 2 Otari I Radars (that only run in 16 bit/48khz) and it makes the RME Fireface 800 sound like an overpriced joke.
     
  13. rob_l

    rob_l SS.org Regular

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    Hey guys, these are the pics from right after the patch bays were wired. At the time I was upgrading to this new setup, and went with a trade-up from the 003 to an HD3 Accel rig. Three HD IOs an HD MADI and still using the Big Ben. Believe me. It don't get much better than this. :) Considering its just the "extra room" on the second floor, not a baaaad home job... ;)
     
  14. tr0n

    tr0n djent n00b

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    Can I ask why you opt to use the Big Ben? Is there anything wrong with the clocks in the HD3 interfaces? It seems to me that if you feel an interface needs an external clock then there's no reason to actually buy the interface in the first place...
     
  15. Cadavuh

    Cadavuh Bounce The ....

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    ^I think he just likes to buy stuff.
     
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    If you have the means...


    Good to see ya back around Rob :metal:
     
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    Prime Crazy Robot Guy

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    Awesomeness. :scream:

    Haven't heard from you in a while.
     
  18. synrgy

    synrgy Ya ya ya I am Lorde

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    So, I just did some rearranging.. Trying a stab at a hybrid studio/living room setup, since I hate wasting space in my tiny-ass studio apartment with multiple work-stations..

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    The shelves under the desk are on wheels, so I can pull the whole thing back towards my couch and lounge while I work. :cool:

    You can't really tell by looking, but all the cables are tied up and managed rather nicely so I don't run into issues when I try to move the thing around.

    The sad thing is, this only represents a cross-section of my gear. :lol: What I can't wait to do is get my busted studio monitor fixed (the working one is half-behind the TV here) so I can ditch those stupid Altec Lansing speakers.. If only there were an authorized Event repair facility closer to me than fucking Gaithersburg.. :wallbash:

    Also somewhere in this picture is likely my :ninja: kitteh.
     
  19. Customisbetter

    Customisbetter WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot Contributor

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    doesn't work broski
     
  20. DomitianX

    DomitianX Oxygen Converter

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    The only change since these pics were taken is I upgraded to Rokit 8s.
     

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