Show us your home studio setup!

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

  1. JohnIce

    JohnIce Singlecoil Enthusiast

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    Apologies for the small instagram picture, but I just spent a day and a half tearing down my setup and redoing it from the ground up for the sake of cable management. About 30-40 cables (including 15 USB cables) vanished from sight :)

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    Mikeitloud SS.org Regular

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    Miscreant SS.org Regular

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    Some poor picture quality, but here's my little slice of heaven (can't figure out how to post inline photos from google drive!)
     

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    illimmigrant A Different Logic

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    ^^ Nice! How did you get your ceiling panels so close to each other? I barely had room to squeeze my hand through with a screw driver to tighten the brackets to the ceiling.
     
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    Miscreant SS.org Regular

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    I'm not sure. I mean, I measured multiple times, marked my drill holes, drilled then inserted the brackets. Once that was done, I just slid the panels onto the brackets.

    I mean, it took some work. I wouldn't say it was a piece of cake. But it wasn't insurmountable. I then sort of just jimmied the panels together. The brackets are likely a bit bent....

    **I should also add that this setup is in the alcove of a small, 330 sq/f apartment I share with my girlfriend. Needless to say, she is a remarkable human.
     
  6. illimmigrant

    illimmigrant A Different Logic

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    That's pretty sweet of your girlfriend.
    The ceiling brackets are my one complain. They are just too flimsy and easy to bend, and the washer they come with, the one that's supposed to hold the panels up, is narrow enough that if you angle it a bit, it can fit through the brackets. I almost dropped a panel a couple of times because of that.
     
  7. Miscreant

    Miscreant SS.org Regular

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    Yeah, I wont' deny that I was a bit dumbfounded by the bracket system. I do remember thinking, 'There has to be a better way...'
     
  8. JohnIce

    JohnIce Singlecoil Enthusiast

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    That looks awesome, Miscreant :) Hanging the guitars behind the monitor looks really cool.
    Here's mine in higher res than before :) The crazy shadows in the photo make it look pretty cluttered but it's actually quite minimalistic.
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    I've got a bunch of other fun gear that I never use so I decided to just stow it away. No sense in hoarding it all in the same spot where you're trying to make music :)
     
  9. Miscreant

    Miscreant SS.org Regular

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    You've got a solid vibe in that space. Looks really good.

    And your high-res pictures inspire me to take better pics myself.

    Speaking of-anyone know how I can directly post pics into the thread from google drive? i couldn't figure it out, as the URLs weren't working...
     
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    Mobile studio, kinda :rolleyes:

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  11. Rap Hat

    Rap Hat the:pawn.project

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    Man, I'm jealous of you guys with clean, organized studios! Mine is currently 10x messier than when I last posted pics, cables tangled, shelves of unused gear, guitar parts and tools everywhere... But it's my studio, and the fact that I can get home after work and instantly start recording is all that matters.
     
  12. illimmigrant

    illimmigrant A Different Logic

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    I like keeping the area tidy just because it feels nice being in there when it's clean and organized, but don't you dare open up a drawer...or the closet for that matter hahaha.
    As far as the cables go, zip ties and binder clips help keep everything coiled up and clean in the back.
     
  13. JohnIce

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    Yup. Cable management makes a huge difference to the overall feel of the room. If you can't get them entirely out of the way, just zipping them together into one straight line looks way better than having them all wild..

    I'm currently using gaffer tape to stick everything to the underside of the desk but I think the material is too smooth, so it comes off after a while. Might have to look into one of those cable racks you screw in instead.
     
  14. TonyFlyingSquirrel

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    Velcro strips stapled to the underside of the desk can go a long way. Just staple one strip, lay cable, lay the other strip, and they're up and out of the way.
     
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    Old photos, but my bedroom is literally 15 feet from the control room.



     
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    illimmigrant A Different Logic

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    ^^^ Nice!
    What desk is that? looks sweet.
     
  17. KingAenarion

    KingAenarion Resident Studio Nerd

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    There are SO many things in that control room picture that make me cringe.
     
  18. Solodini

    Solodini MORE RESTS!

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    Such as?
     
  19. KingAenarion

    KingAenarion Resident Studio Nerd

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    At first glance

    - Monitors that are not designed to go sideways on their sides

    - The angle of the monitors means that, as far as I can tell, the optimal mixing position is quite far back from the sitting position where the keyboard is

    - The only thing that I see that resembles acoustic treatment (top right) is placed far too high on the way to counter early reflections from the mixing position. (The concept of the reflection free zone is crucial in mixing treatment).

    Order of importance in mixing room treatment - Reflection Free Zone > standing waves/axial modes pre-critical frequency > RT60, and the only thing that panel would do is reduce RT60 in its position.

    - Complete lack of reflection free zone attempt around the mixing positions rear.

    - Distance to wall and corners of mixing position.

    - The mix position in front of a window...

    Not really a cringe factor, but all those lovely microphones through presonus preamps/converters and Digidesign preamps/converters.

    Just so many things that could have been executed better in easy ways really.
     
  20. Ben.Last

    Ben.Last Formerly Lern2Swim

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    You must be tons of fun at parties.
     

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