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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!
 

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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
 

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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)
 

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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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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.
 

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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 ;)
 

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

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

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.
 

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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 ;)
 
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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
 

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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.
 

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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
 


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