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Aye guess I just can't see it. How does it sound? Have you analyzed frequency response and decay times? It looks like you have a good enough equipment set.

Ah i get what you mean. Theres no soundproofing in the jam room b/c i don't really record in there (though the room sounds aweaome untreated with acoustic instruments) everything is pretty much d.i.'ed and i use vsti's and loops for everything thats not guitar/bass/vox. I havent tested my room, i bought some arc software and it didnt wanna work so i gave up on that and just try to pay close attention to my meters and check lots of quiet vs loud to make sure nothing gets too lopsided
True but look at the price of acoustic treatment......most members at this forum are just starting out and looking for budget recording equipment and instruments.

I personally could probably benefit from an equipment room for my noisy computer and such, but for the most part, even though I run a higher end production company, I rarely record acoustic instruments anymore. To top it off, I'm way more into video production now compared to even 3 years ago. Most of my work is recording audio and video out on location, then using my computer in studio just to process and edit it all.
This is the 1 on the 4 studios at my college

The boot

1 Side of the rack

and My Humble Apartement Studio Setup

Wanted to share this desk I got a great deal on. On our local classifieds, it was selling for $50. I got it for $40. It had some paint smeared on the front that I was able to lightly sand off while keeping the veneer intact. It is missing the two little 'cups' that go at the tops of the poles, so those could be knocked out of place (bad if I swung the chair dramatically or if my 1 y/o comes around all playful-like.)

HOWEVER, I requested the manual from the manufacturer last night and they already e-mailed it to me, so I was able to place a request for those missing pieces.

This thing is very solid. Made by the same company that makes Studio RTA Creation Station, it has better support do to the metal panels on the sides and across the back. It's actually pretty heavy. The speaker shelves are the right distance apart for having a small nearfield monitor setup. This thing is also very spacious. Wide keyboard shelf, plenty of immediate desk space.

If anyone is interested in this desk, it's called 'Sauder Saturn', and can be had from Wal-Mart for $200.
Ibanez AS93
Fender Marauder
Vox Pathfinder 15R
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I've seen a lot of home studios with this style of desk in the setup. Are they made especially for something (so I can do some googling) or do people just build them themselves because it's the most logical shape for a computer desk?
kcorkcar - love the Ax! I'd play that thing for hours.
Now running an Eleven Rack with Pro Tools 10.3.3 - it's amazing and I'm having ball with it - worth every penny. PT 10 is tops IMO and the Eleven Rack is a work of art!
Quote by strangedogs
kcorkcar - love the Ax! I'd play that thing for hours.

Thanks Man.
When ever I do get a chance to play it, I'm on it for hours at a time.
SamAsh has got alot of gear for a very good price.
The Mixing Desk, feat. FL Studio 8

My giant stack of amps (Peavey Vypyr 15)

My main bitches (Roland TD-4K, Ibanez Gio, First Act Strat Ripoff. its way in the back. [This thing drop tunes like a beast, I had it all the way down to drop A with no problems])

EDIT: Just realized my pics were huge. Sorry.
Last edited by FrauVfromPoB at Dec 1, 2011,
timbit's current shit studio

My studio is extremely ****y. I recently had all of my cables stolen from me so all I have for XLR cables is one 10 footer. Not included in the pictures is a Kenwood amplifier and a Behringer 32 channel mixer(Can't be bothered to remember the name right now.)

You have no idea how hard it was to take this picture... Webcams...
I use Cubase AI4 as my DAW. It's pretty much Cubase 4 but with an AI before the 4. The two speakers aren't connected at the moment as my Kenwood amp needs a couple capacitors replaced so the left channel will work properly.

My mixer is a Yamaha MW10C. Honestly, at the price point and what I wanted to do, if I had my current knowledge I would've gone for an 8 input firewire interface and bought a used mixer. It can do two channels recording at a time, I just have to split them to the Left and right. I found drums easy to do with this setup using three mics. Two overheads on the left and right then the kick mic right down the center.

Here's the top half of my amp closet.

...And there's the bottom half.

The Behringer head is currently connected to nothing. I was using it as a headphone amp. The top silver head is a Traynor G-3. It's my main amp even though it's sketchy as ****. The top plate for the amp is missing so you can see its' bare circuitry. It's connected to the non-original Traynor cab shown in the second picture.
The Valveking is cool. I like it.
The mic pictured is a Shure PG48. Normally I use this mic paired with a condenser but unfortunately all my cables were stolen and now I have one.

Lastly, here's my pedalboard. I really only ever use three pedals on it. The Boss Dual Overdrive, tuner, and Blackstar HT-Dual. I love the Blackstar pedal. It's perfect for silent recording. I take the line from the emulated speaker output on it and go directly into my mixer. Beats the shit out of Amplitube any day. I also have a '77 Ampeg VT-40 but I left it back in my parents house in my home town when I moved. It needs capacitors replaced in it and I cannot afford to do that any time soon. I love that amp to deth.
I haven't really had any gear upgrades for about two years now, just had gear taken away.
My studio itself is 3/4s of my bedroom. The other quarter is mattress. Quite a downgrade from my old studio at my parents place. I had two large rooms, one was my bedroom and across the hall was my jam room. Computer was in the bedroom and the noise making stuff was in the other. I even had a couch. It was awesome.

And there's my computer. I built it myself last year. I'm going to half-ass the specs.
16Gb RAM
Six Core AMD Processor
EVGA decent graphics card
360GB HDD(For OS and recording programs)
1TB external(Power adapter was stolen so it's out of service until I can afford a new one)

By the end of 2014, I have a goal to complete my studio setup allowing me to record 16 tracks simultaneously. Probably sinking 1200 into that setup which is a very reasonable goal.

I really half-assed this whole post. I wanted to post it so when I do get my actual studio setup, I can look back and laugh at how terrible my current setup is.
..I was watching my death.
I go back to uni next week. I'll take some pictures of the three studios for you. They are truly epic!
I should probably post something in here at some point, not that it's a particularly exciting mix room and I don't have a live room
Hey, look. Sigs are back.
Alright, time to bump this thread back up for the new year!

My home studio was clean today, so I figured it was a good time to take some pictures to share. Having a two-bedroom apartment is basically the greatest thing in the world when myself and my girlfriend are both musicians. Also, Nashville Craigslist is a dangerous, dangerous place for someone like me - but it also helps my studio kick ass. Gotta love my $100 acoustic treatment score!

This is the most 'full' shot I could manage from the doorway.

My amp/keyboard corner. Also, my framed Umphrey's McGee tour posters from back in NYC. Good times!

Mission command. The second monitor rarely comes on, but when I do need it, it's indispensable. The preamp 'sidecar' on the right will probably be the next thing to expand.

The two-piece drumset, and all the acoustic folk instruments. My cat spends most of his day sitting on the cajon, looking out the window. The Fender poster is a puzzle that my family and my gf's family put together last christmas.

The essential rack of electric guitars and basses, as well as my favorite feature of my studio - a walk-in closet! That closet is the reason why the rest of the room is so clean, which is the reason there are no photos of the closet haha

Close-up of my guitar rack, because this is UG after all.

Close-up of mission control. There are about ten more little marvel comics toys behind the computer, I will continue setting them up in battle scenes around the studio as I have free time to do so.

The acoustic corner, the seagull is hers, the epiphone is mine. There are some extra spot treatment panels under my preamp sidecar, gonna pop those up soon since I'm getting the occasional flutter echo from the back of the ceiling.

Here are some examples of what we've done with the room:
(original song)
(cover, obviously)
Telecaster - SG - Jaguar
Princeton Reverb, Extra Reverb
P-Bass - Mustang Bass
Apogee Duet 2 - Ableton Suite
So, here we go!

Unfortunately (and obviously) these facilities aren't mine. But I have been using them the last three years!

Studio 1

Studio 2

E-cookie for those who know what's on the overheads and understand how bloody exciting it was!

Studio 3

Dynamics Rack

Finally, a small selection from the mic cupboard:

If you want to see more I'm on Twitter a lot! (@tim_mop)
Last edited by tim_mop at Jan 12, 2014,
Quote by Sid McCall

Here are some examples of what we've done with the room:

Nicely done! Your girlfriend has a lovely voice!

Could I get some more talent in the monitors, please?

I know it sounds crazy, but try to learn to inhale your voice.

Chris is the king of relating music things to other objects in real life.
Quote by axemanchris
Nicely done! Your girlfriend has a lovely voice!


Thanks, Chris! At the end of the day, you can have all the mics and rack gear you want, but if the source doesn't cut it, the track isn't gonna work!

This was actually my first one-take recording with two mics, because I didn't even own a second mic stand until a few weeks ago
Telecaster - SG - Jaguar
Princeton Reverb, Extra Reverb
P-Bass - Mustang Bass
Apogee Duet 2 - Ableton Suite
No prob! You got a nice sound out of a simple setup.

Yeah, very true, eh?

Could I get some more talent in the monitors, please?

I know it sounds crazy, but try to learn to inhale your voice.

Chris is the king of relating music things to other objects in real life.
Quote by axemanchris
No prob! You got a nice sound out of a simple setup.

Yeah, very true, eh?



Yeah, I even made a call that I don't think many people would have made - I let the figure 8 tube mic grab my guitar, and put the second mic on the keyboard amp. That helped me keep the low frequencies from the keyboard bass from mucking up the condenser track. My guitar didn't even have a DI out until I had one installed last week, but I still only have two inputs, so it's fun working with limitations.

If only I could get my darn Apogee Jam to aggregate with my Duet for three total inputs. That would be the life!
Telecaster - SG - Jaguar
Princeton Reverb, Extra Reverb
P-Bass - Mustang Bass
Apogee Duet 2 - Ableton Suite
Here's my room:

Computer: iMac 27 3.1gHz
Monitors: Yamaha HS50s
Interface: Presonus Audiobox 2x2
Headphones: Audio-Technica ATH-M50s
Software: Pro Tools 11, Waves Gold Bundle, Toontrack Superior Drummer + The Metal Foundry, Izotope Ozone 5

Ibanez TS9DX
Boss NS2
Morley Bad Horsie II
Korg Pitchblack
TC Electronic Dreamscape
TC Electronic Flashback X4

Amp: Peavey 6505
Cab: Marshall 1960AV
Mics: Shure SM57, Sennheiser E606

Guitars I won't bother detailing here as the pics don't show them really:

The album wall

Samuel Motherf*cking Jackson
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