What's in your studio?

Discussion in 'Recording Studio' started by Digital Black, May 25, 2004.

  1. Digital Black

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    Mine is pretty simple for now. Zoom GFX-5, ->ART Tube MP ,-> audigy 2 soundcad,-> cakewalk guitar tracks pro 2 and 3..

    I also have sonic foundry, Acid pro, Nuendo, and fruity loops. some were aquired *ahem* illegitametly. But I mostly use GTP2/3 which i paid for. The other one's i use to get my bearing on in the recording world..
     
  2. Vince

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    Josh, that looks like my rig. thief. :D

    3 Ibanez guitars
    1 Ibanez bass

    Rocktron Chameleon
    TC G-force
    ADA 200w power
    Mesa 4x12 Recto cab
    ART X15 Midi Controller

    AKG C-1000S mic
    Delta 1010 input board
    Blue tube pre-amp
    AMD 64 with Cool Edit Pro, Vegas Pro, and a ton of plug-ins.
     
  3. Vince

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    Thanks for the compliment. It serves me well. Any sound I want, it's pretty fantastic.

    You edited your list. Why'd you get rid of the TC g-major, and why does your equipment "come-and-go" ??
     
  4. Josh

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    I sold the TC because it didn't work well in the loop of my Trademark 120. Now I'm selling the Trademark 120 to get a Johnson Millennium, lol. I used to have the G-Force and I wish I'd never sold it. It was a great studio tool.

    I buy/sell a lot of stuff just to experiment really. I've been through endless guitars and I finally have one that I'm totally in love with (the RGT-3120)....and eventually I'll be there with an amp too, I hope. ;)
     
  5. Vince

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    I went through that a few years ago. I had a huge rig when I was experimenting, and spent a lot of money at the time. at one point, I had 2 Mesa power amps (a 2:90 and a 50/50) in a big-ol refrigerator sized rack system with a Rocktron Chameleon and a Rocktron Piranha, a BBE, AKG wireless unit, rack tuner, etc.

    Financial woes of a few years later and I sold all the non-essentials, keeping only the units I really used and had stored info in (the chameleon and the G-force). I built a simpler rig about a year and a half ago around those two units, and I honestly could not be happier with the sound. That Chameleon is underrated. I've had it for 7 years now, and I'm totally happy with the sounds I get.
     
  6. Chris

    Chris metalguitarist.org Forum MVP

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    How's the G-Force compared to the GNX?

    I'm happy with my rig, but for recording the 2101 is impossible to get to tape. How's the metal tone on the G-Major?
     
  7. Josh

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    The G-Force and G-Major only do effects...they're not preamps. As far as effects quality though, they stomp anything digitech. :)
     
  8. Vince

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    Josh, they stomp everything not labeled "Eventide" :D

    The G-Force is the best effects unit I've ever played or heard. The control on it is absolutely insane and I love what I can do with the unit. The only thing I don't like about the G-Force that lexicon got right with their MPX-G2 is that there's no way to run some G-Force effects before the preamp and still have effects from the G-Force after the preamp (i.e. throw the preamp into an effects loop). It'd be so damn good to have the G-Force wah and pitch shifter running before my gain stage.

    You can always plug the guitar into the G-force and then run into your preamp, but then there's no way to loop back to the G-Force for post-distortion effects.

    As for preamps, if you're looking for a good preamp, these are my personal favorites:

    Mesa/Boogie TriAxis (pricey but solid)

    Rocktron Chameleon (the original or online model, not the POS Cham2000)

    Rocktron VoodooValve (basically the Chameleon with a 12ax7 tube)

    Rocktron Piranha (rackmount copy of the dual rectifier, run this with a BBE
    for sharp Pantera-esque gain)

    I've heard Mesa/Boogie has a new studio preamp that kills too so you might want to check that out as well. All these preamps kill and will get you just about any sound you wish.

    Oh yeah, Digitech sucks. Just thought I'd throw that in there :D
     
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    I enjoy my eventide 7000 it makes my whole mix...sometimes after i've recorded i use it to re amp or re mix certain reverbs into the mix it works well..A good example of what not to do with it...listen to the new Morbid Angel Heretic....when trey solos thats all he uses the mix drops considerably due to this and his choice of set up is so complex you barley hear what he is playing...i do believe it is an overrated toy...because is has a lot of useless programs to forwarn you all......some are cool but most suck!!!!


    Pro Tool HD
    Mac g5 (1 trigabyte)
    waves p bundle
    yamaha NS-10.genelec 1030 a monitors
    Damagecontrol engineering preamps :agreed:
    Daking Eq's/pre amps
    Forcusrite station
    console 24 board fully loaded.
    eventide Orville
    eventide Dsp 700s
    Every CROWN Mic Made (heheh!!)c310 399,312 etc..
    Rode tube NT4 mic
    various shure work horses sm's 57 etc..
    HHB 830 Cd burnner
    HHB Fat man compressor
    Digitech Helicon (for Vocals)
    Carvin Pa's speakers,mixers,mikes,cables,etc....I like Carvin stuff :lol: :yum:
    an empty wallet because I am broke after buying all this crap heheheeh!!!!
     
  10. Josh

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    I edited mine again. :D One more piece coming soon, hopefully.
     
  11. Digital Black

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    I just got one and it's great!. I'm having trouble editing patches with my computer through a midi hookup. Allthough I've got about 7 great newly made patches already. I think the chorus sucks though-Imay look for an external one. It's hard to get a lush sound without it getting to warbley...
     
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    Capital One???? that's all I need Hehehhehe!!!
     
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    Pfft, I defy anyone to get a nastier distortion than the 2101. Granted it may suck for direct recording, but imho the distortion tones on it are the best around.
     
  14. Jerich

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    Just wait till you all hear the new company that has all the old designers and builders from Line 6..they all quite and started their own company..I am working with them right now as a test piolet...and let me tell you they will be blowing the doors off of the guitar community you just have to wait till the rest of the testing is complete..I am useing one in my studio right now and it is amazing...I have been recording with it for over a year..I will have mp3's on my bands web site later this week ..still waiting to get affirmation on copyright stats...have to protect Mee SELF....go to their web site and check them out own yeah did i mention i have went through every pre amp out there ADA mp1/Kitty Hawk Quatrro/Lee Jackson gp-1000/Engle Brown series/Soldano x models/Every digitech and still have a 2120.the hiss drives me nuts on that one, and most of these i still have in my studio incase a guitar player wants to go vintage Heheh!!! and these Damage Control Engineering pre amps are about the best FN Chit you can get...they are twin tubed 12ax7rh preamps ....www.damagecontrolengineering.com......tell em...alll......
     
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    Dear god Chris, we have to get you to play a Mesa/Boogie.
     
  16. Josh

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    Mesa sounds great, sure...but you have to turn it up to eviction levels or it sounds like ass. That's why I don't have mine anymore...because in an appartment it was rather impractical.
     
  17. Chris

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    I've played a bunch. And the reason that I prefer the 2101 is: What Josh said. ;) Yeah, recto's sound fantastic, but not at a level that I can use in my apartment.

    I love the 2101, and it's magical volume knob. :D
     
  18. Hyper-Rob

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    Great thread, I have to throw in my 2cents... here's what I got-

    Mackie board
    pro tools digi002 rack
    G4 titanium power book
    Samson power amp (freebee)
    Alesis Monitor One's (again... freebee)
    tons of 57's (can you have too many?)
    some other miscellanious mics incl. sennheisser, shure, akg, and EV
    joe meek VC1Q (hey, it was free too)
    Pre Sonus Bluue Tube stereo (go ahead, find another tube stereo pre with a pad, and phase invert for $99.. I dare you)
    Pre Sonus compressor
    Sans Amp Bass DI
    various guitar goodies like an old Zoom 9002 (from back in the day, man)
    Zoom ps02 palm-top recorder- great riff sketch pad I must say

    onto the guitar rig-
    12 space shock mounted flight case with:
    Furman power
    Marshall jmp1
    Mesa simul class 2:90
    DMC GCX switcher
    sliding tray with boss- flanger, chorus (ce-2), octave, noise suppressor, and dd5 delay
    line6 filter pro
    TC G-major (the pedals and the filter pro route through the GCX, the TC is in the JMP's loop)
    and a 2 space drawer
    (shure marcad UHF wireless coming as soon as I raise the 2G's)

    Floor-
    DMC Ground Control Pro, and a Boss TU-2 Tuner (just can't beat that thing.)

    Cabs-
    Marshall 1960B Vintage, and Rivera R412T (went with the M100 heads)

    Guitars-
    Schecter C7+ (red)
    Schecter 007 Elite (black)
    Larrivee OM-02 acoustic
    Bastardized washburn N2 w/EMG's and a warmouth neck... boo yah.

    I'm sure I forgot some things....
     
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    oooo N2.. Yummy!
     
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    i was doing mixing at this stage in time--console 24 and yamaha ns-2 in plain sight along with the Genelec and makies...avalon 747 etc...on..on..on..
     

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