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#1
As the title says, I'd be interested to see what everybody else uses.

My set up has been funded by student loans and grants at the moment, I'm currently doing a degree in Music Production.

So anyway here it goes:

Alesis Multimix 8 USB:
An 8 track desk and audio interface, plugs straight into my computer . It can get 8 tracks recording at the same time onto separate channels on the software.

KRK Rokit 6:
A recent edition, my friends dad supplies these to a lot of shops where i live so they were a steal. The frequency range soaks you in sound!

Logic 8 Pro & Mainstage:
Been using Logic for years now and I still can't make a single complaint, I used to use cubase and Reason but I found Logic to be a lot smoother and user friendly

Mainstage is fantastic too for authentic guitar tones

Yamaha Keyboard:
Its a generic old keyboard but it's currently functioning as my MIDI keyboard using an Edirol MIDI interface.

Mics:
Sure SM57 & 58
Paired Behringer C1's

Not an ideal selection of mics, but they're great for recording my Guitar and Vocals as well as getting some stereo recordings of band practices.


Currently thinking about getting a D.I box so I can record some proper bass and get direct in's for other bits and pieces
#2
Pod x3 into cubase sx3...and a guitar....oh and a sm58 i borrow when i need a mic...simple yes...but its great for my needs.


me and a mate plan to get a nice pro tools rig going once were established...

with the digidesign 003 etc....its all so over priced tho...
Last edited by Orethor at Jan 10, 2010,
#4
Quote by supersac
guitar with headphone amp and rock band mic



does this come out well ?
#5
Orethor: screw protools It's really not worth getting unless your using protools HD (which is VERYYYYY expensive) Look at presonus gear, its cheap and has a pretty good rep.

My Gear

HARDWARE:
Pod X3
KRK Rokit 5's
HP A1250n computer
750 gig external hard drive
yamaha psr-540
M-audio keystation pro 88
Presonus Firestudio (purchased )
AKG Perception 220
Alesis DM5 drum kit (used for midi triggering)
Phillips Headphones
Pearl Expert Drums

SOFTWARE:
Reaper (small business license)
Komplete 6 (Guitar Rig 4, Kontakt 4, Absynth, Massive, Reaktor 5, FM8, Battery 3)
Superior Drummer 2.0
Expansions:
Metal Foundry
Lost studios
Drum Kit from hell

Vienna Symphonic Library special edition bundle

I believe thats everything.
Last edited by MetalBass 77 at Jan 10, 2010,
#7
protools le 8
mbox 2 factory bundle
audio technica athpro5v
shure sm58
tbone mb75
tbone sc4400
m-audio oxygen mkIII 49 keys

im thinking about some maudio bx5a nearfeilds

acer aspire ax3812
1tb esata HDD external

peavey vk 212

thats about it so far
jackson dk2 2008
hamer xt sunburst qt
epiphone g400
peavey vk212
morley p wah
behringer pb1000
dige bm
big muff ny
behringer dc 9 comp
member of the Jackson/Charvel Owners Club

£8.50/58fund for a ROCKTRON HUSH SUPER C PEDAL
#8
Orethor: screw protools It's really not worth getting unless your using protools HD (which is VERYYYYY expensive) Look at presonus gear, its cheap and has a pretty good rep./QUOTE]


Yeah i know...nice setup for a snip under £15k lol

i couldnt beleive that the dsp cards on there own cost £5k
#9
Had to post a pic

Hardware:
Macbook Pro
Krk Rockit 6s
Line 6 Guitarport
M-Audio Axiom 49
Peavey Vypyr 120

Software:
Logic Express 9
Garageband 08
Podfarm + Gearbox(all model packs)
Guitar rig 3
Ez Drummer DFH
Cakewalk Studio Instruments
Hundreds of EQ/Chorus/Mastering/effects plug ins

Only thing I need to get now is 4 GB of ram and I've everything I want
Last edited by drawnacrol at Jan 10, 2010,
#10
Lets see my setup:

Hardware:
Digidesign Mbox 2 Factory
M-Audio AV30 Monitors
Sennheiser headphones (I forget which ones, they downstairs right now)
MXL 990 Condenser Mic (I plan on getting rid of it)
Korg MicroKorg

Software:
Pro Tools 8
Line 6 Pod Farm Platinum
Addictive Drums
Melodyne Editor
A crapload of other plugins I don't use in Pro Tools
Reaper
A crap ton of other plugins I don't use in Reaper

Quote by MetalBass 77
Orethor: screw protools It's really not worth getting unless your using protools HD (which is VERYYYYY expensive)


Disagreed. I've found that what I've been able to get out of my Mbox with Pro Tools has been far worth the money. Besides, there are way cheaper setups than the Mbox and the 003s. Check the M-Audio line, sure, its not Pro Tools LE but Pro Tools M-Powered is essentially the same. They run around the same price as the Presonus gear.

Also, the Mbox and 003s work with all DAWs, not just Pro Tools.
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#11
^ my mBox has been crashing my system for two years now. That piece of equipment is directly related to my system crashes, and ProTools is overrated. You can get a higher quality interface for the same amount of money and get much easier to use DAWs that deliver the same quality as m-powered and LE. I only bought mine because I was taking PT classes in college.
Telecaster - SG - Jaguar
Princeton Reverb, Extra Reverb
P-Bass - Mustang Bass
Apogee Duet 2 - Ableton Suite
#12
Quote by Sid McCall
^ my mBox has been crashing my system for two years now. That piece of equipment is directly related to my system crashes, and ProTools is overrated. You can get a higher quality interface for the same amount of money and get much easier to use DAWs that deliver the same quality as m-powered and LE. I only bought mine because I was taking PT classes in college.

+1 sorry lockwolf, but protools is overated in the way that people think they're stuff will sound better in protools rather then Reaper. If it works for you , more power to ya. But to the average person, thier money could be better spent on other software or hardware items.
#13
Hardware:
Mackie 1604 VLZ-PRO 16 channel mixer (used for the preamps)
Motu Ultralite 8 channel Firewire interface
Proel 16 channel jack-jack loom (sends & returns for the mixer-interface)
Macbook Pro
Rubbish headphones (used for tracking)

Mics:
sE 2200a
Shure SM57
Shure SM58 x3
Red5 5 piece drum mic set (kick, 4 clip on tom mics)
Rode NT5 (stereo pair)
Shure C606 (only used for talkback)

Software:
Logic Pro 8 (with all standard plug ins & midi instruments)
apTrigga 2
Celemony Melodyne
Freeverb
Amplitube 2
Ampeg SVX
iZotope Ozone4 (mastering plug-in)
iZotope Vinyl (vinyl simulator - great for low-fi & completely free)
Magnus @ Smartelectronics Ambience

Waveburner


You'll notice the lack of monitors - this is because I have access to a pair of high end genelics at music college, so I'm putting off buying monitors until I get my rent bond back in july.
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#14
red 5 drum mics good choice
their made in greenock they were students at my college
jackson dk2 2008
hamer xt sunburst qt
epiphone g400
peavey vk212
morley p wah
behringer pb1000
dige bm
big muff ny
behringer dc 9 comp
member of the Jackson/Charvel Owners Club

£8.50/58fund for a ROCKTRON HUSH SUPER C PEDAL
#15
What kinda of computer would specs would you guys think is decent?
“English is the language this article is written in.”
~Captain Obvious On English
#16
Fruity Loops 3.4
Cool Edit Pro 2

Toshiba TE2100
Pocket POD
some guitar pedals and a Crate GX preamp.
No gods, no countries, no masters.
More guitar, less Ultimate-Guitar.
Be Serious.
Shorties represent!
Ibanez SZ520/Ibanez ORM-1/Ibanez RG7321/Pocket POD/Crate GX/Boss HM-2
#17

(not in this photo RNC (really nice compressor) FMR audio, Mbox2, UA-LA 2-610mkII (soon)
Heeeere we go

-Microphones-
sm57 x3
sm7b
Rode Nt5s x2
AT4040x2
Senhieser e604 x3
Senheiser e609
audix i5
audix f15 x2
md421

-Amps-
Peavey 5150
KRANK Rev Jr
Peavey XXX*
Engl e-520
Orange rocker 30*
Orange TinyTerror*
Mesa Dual Rec*
Marshall v8080
*must be notified before session

-Cabs-
Mesa Oversized Slant 4x12 with Mesa v30s
Orange 2x12 v30*
Ampeg 8x10*
*must be notified before session

-Interfaces-
Mackie 1200F
Mbox2

-Monitors-
KRK rkt 5's 2nd gen

-Plugins-
Peavey Revalver
POD Farm
Ampeg SVX
slate 3.0
Superior 2.0
addictive drums
ezdrummer
ozone 3
waves api
waves ssl
waves Rverb,Rcomp,Rvox, C4,doubler,
reaper plugins
blue tube analog track box

-DAWS-
protools le8
Reaper
Cubase 5

-OUTBOARD-
UA-LA 2-610 mkII (soon)
FMR RNC 11773

-MIDI-
USB M-AUDIO keystation 49

-TRIGGERS-
-DDrum pro
#18
I'd be willing to travel to Oklahoma for catharsis to record my band. no joke dude, you are so legit haha
#19
Still no Golden Age mics, Ryan?
Telecaster - SG - Jaguar
Princeton Reverb, Extra Reverb
P-Bass - Mustang Bass
Apogee Duet 2 - Ableton Suite
#20
I am quite new to music tech plus i'm only 16 which means I don't have huge amounts of cash to spend.

So mine is:

Apple iMac
Apogge GIO interface
KRK Rokit 5's monitors
Blue Icicle XLR to USB converter (soon to have)
Logic express 9
Ez Drummer
Drum kit from hell expansion
Vintage rock expansion
Novation sl-mk 2 midi keyboard
Seinhiser(sp?) dynamic mic for acoustics (really need a new one!)

All my amp sounds and pedals that I use I can easily manipulate using the amp sounds and pedals in Logic's plug-ins, which is handy

Works for me =D

Any improvement suggestions are welcome
Last edited by bass wizard at Jan 13, 2010,
#21
LTD AX-260 (Guitar)
Presonus Firestudio Project (Interface)
Reaper (DAW)
AcmeBarGig VST amps (Amplifications)
Decent Hi-Fi speakers.
#22
Hardware:
M-Audio Fast Track USB
M-Audio AV30 monitors
some headphones
Behringer Xenyx 1002 mixer
Korg Nanokey
guitars, basses, acoustic guitars...
Studio Projeckts B1 microphone
Boss ME 20B bass efect and Zoom g2.1u guitar effect
bass cab and head and guitar amp
electric drums

Software:
Pro Tools M-Powered Essentials
Cubase LE 4( i really dont use it anymore)

Thats about it...
#23
I've got a pretty basic setup right now. I bought all of it on a Social Security backpay check. It's not much, but it allows me to at least record halfway decent demos.

Mbox 2 Mini
Pro Tools LE (7 I think)
AT2020 Condenser Mic
Korg Nano Key Black MIDI controller
ACER Inspire
Some cheap Yamaha keyboard from the 80's that I got at Goodwill
A Pop Filter (bought the cheapest one they had at GC)
An Epiphone Goth G-400
A modified Fender Acoustic
A bass (I can't remember what kind)
A cowbell, a djimbe, a tambourine, eggshakers, and maracas.
#24
Mics
Shure Sm57 several
Shure Sm58 several
Nady Sp-1
Behringer B-1
Custom Small Diaphragm Condenser
Subkick
Cheap bass drum mic
AKG D112

Mixer
Crate CMX62

Interface
Mobox 2 Mini

Computer
Macbook Pro 13.3 inch
Pro Tools LE 8
Iomega 1tb firewire drive

Monitors
Panasonic Stereo (for now)

Drums
Sonor 3001 kit
Gretsch maple snare
Pdp maple snare
Pdp piccolo snare
Pearl steel snare
Rockwood Steel snare
Assortment of cymbals (mostly Sabian)

Guitar Amps
Crate GTD65
Epiphone Valve Jr.
Hayes Custom Tube head
Mesa/Boogie dual rectifier
Laney cab
Crate cab (V30's)


Effects
E.H. Big Muff Russian
Boss Ds-1
Digitech multi effect broard

Keyboard
Casio CTK-611

Guitars
Schecter PT Vintage
Gibson Blueshawk (?)
Gibson SG (1974)
Fender Bullet (1979)
Schecter Hellraiser
Telluride Ts-1 acoustic
Paul Reed Smith Tremonti signature
Squire P Bass
Epiphone Jack Casady Bass
Rickenbacker Bass

Misc
Aliesis DM5
ART cleanbox
AKG K77

It's pretty good for a basement studio.
#25
prs custom 22
1968 gibson sg
1988 us strat with sensor lace
1972 tele delux
gretch country gent
gibson dark fire
ibanez roadstar w. emg 81-85

mesa dual rectifier
deizel vh4
peavey ultra
mesa roadster
epi valve junior
roland cube 30
ampeg b2re
ampeg cab


macbook pro
pro tools m powered
8 channel interface
krk 6s
mackie 808
way too many effects and pedals to list, maybe another time
will post pics soon
#27
Quote by lockwolf
Lets see my setup:

Hardware:
Digidesign Mbox 2 Factory
M-Audio AV30 Monitors
Sennheiser headphones (I forget which ones, they downstairs right now)
MXL 990 Condenser Mic (I plan on getting rid of it)
Korg MicroKorg

Software:
Pro Tools 8
Line 6 Pod Farm Platinum
Addictive Drums
Melodyne Editor
A crapload of other plugins I don't use in Pro Tools
Reaper
A crap ton of other plugins I don't use in Reaper


I would like to add to my list of gear my Rode NT1-A Condenser Mic. :p
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#28
Mackie HR824mk2 (i have a left and right pair obviously)
KRK System Sub
Firestudio 16 channel tube preamp/input
LA610 Preamp
Trident S20 Preamp
full sized m audio keyboard

sm 57
shure 10a
Akg c414
Rhodes NT2a

and a wall of guitars :P

im currently working on a remix of nin's head like a hole.
Last edited by z4twenny at Jan 23, 2010,
#29
Computer:
Intel Q9550
4gb Ram
Win 7

Finally got a good one

Guitar/Amp:
Epi Les Paul Custom with EMG81's
Randal RH150
VST Plugins haha

MIDI Keyboard:
M Audio Axiom 49

Mic:
Rode NT1-A

Interface:
Lexicon Lamda

Plugins:
Vst Amp Sims
Ampeg SVX
Mark Bass
XLN Addictive Drums
Drumagog
Reaper + Cubase Plugins
Various Mastering/EQ/Comp Plugins

Wanting to sell my amp to get more shit, GAS for monitors
Last edited by seanington at Jan 23, 2010,
#30
Quote by z4twenny
Mackie HR824mk2 (i have a left and right pair obviously)
KRK System Sub
Firestudio 16 channel tube preamp/input
LA610 Preamp
Trident S20 Preamp
full sized m audio keyboard

sm 57
shure 10a
Akg c414
Rhodes NT2a

and a wall of guitars :P

im currently working on a remix of nin's head like a hole.



**** you win, how is that trident compared to the 610 i love how dark the 610 is



i just got a 2-610
#31
Quote by CatharsisStudio
**** you win, how is that trident compared to the 610 i love how dark the 610 is



i just got a 2-610

the 610 is just awesome, its super warm and sounds flat out killer. the trident sounds really good and "flat" in that it doesn't make anything sound alot of one way or the other. i've noticed the sound in it is better for recording guitars in a "non metal" setting or perhaps for texturing, i used them recently in a band project on some overly processed guitars and it subtly added to it by making it feel "less guitar" which is what we were going for. the 610 really makes the guitars pushed out so too much of that and mixes get a little too full. the trident does sound really good for acoustics and vocals and the 610 is good for EVERYTHING!!
#32
Ressurection?

Here's my ghetto-piece-together kit:



Pres/Interfaces/A to D/D to A/DI:

RME HDSP 9652
Behringer ADA8000
Line 6 Toneport GX
Art Z Direct DI


Mics

Samson 7kit
(QTom x 3
QSnare x 1
QKick x 1
C02 x 2)
Audio Technica Pro 686

Speakers

KRK Rokit 5's 2nd Gen

Guitars

Indie ILP with Bareknuckle Nailbombs
ESP LTD EC400 with EMG 81
Squier P-bass w/ Jazz pickup in bridge
Ovation Applause
Fender Tele 72 Reissue

Amps

Line 6 Flextone II (lulz)

Drumkit

Some cheap ass kit I own half of.

DAW

Reaper (paid for)
#33
If we're including guitar gear:

PRS USA Singlecut 245
PRS Santana SE
Epiphone Les Paul Custom
Jackson KVX10 with BKP Warpig & SD Jazz
Encore Acoustic (it was given to me)

Cornford Harlequin
Quote by griffRG7321
become a circumsizer, you get like £60,000 a year + tips.

Quote by Flying Couch
Because I'm not aerodynamic. All the other airborne furniture laugh at me.

LIKE PORTISHEAD?
#34
Computers:
IBM Desktop, 32bit XP,4Gb Ram, 1 TB storage UAD-1 PCIE card(with free plugs + putlec pro)
Macbook Pro
Dual 19' IBM Monitors

Daw:
Cubase Studio 5
TRacks 3

Software/VSTS:
NI Komplete 5
Revalver MkIII
Melodyne
Waves SSL collection
Altiverb 6
Ampeg SVX
Studio devil Bass and Guitar amps

Interface:
Focusrite Saffire Pro 40

Mics:
Rode NT1-A x2
Rode M1
Shure SM57 - x3
AKG C100S x2
Modded Yamaha NS10 monitor as a bass/kick

Midi Controllers:
Frontier Alphatrack
Novation Remote 25 SL Compact
M-Audio Keystation 88
Millenium MPS200 edrumkit

Monitors:
Alesis M1 Active MkII

Amps:
Modded Fender Champion 600
MARSHALL MG30DFX - FAK YEAH!!!!

Pedals:
Modded Jim Dunlop CryBaby Wah
Modded Dallas-Arbiter FuzzFace

Guitars:
Epiphone LP STD (Modded to '59 spec)
Tanglewood acoustic
Yamaha Pacifica
Yamaha RBX100 Bass
EPILPSTDYamahaRBX100BassTanglewoodTW28/STRFenderchamp600CubaseStudio5Saffirepro40AlesisM1ActiveMKIIMAudioKeystation88RodeNT1AShureSM57KeeleyModTS9MackieMCUwww.myspace.com/cuthbertgriswald
#35
Computer:
2.33 Dual Core Intel laptop with 2GB Ram

Interface:
Tascam US-428 audio interface/control Surface

Mics:
Shure BG 2.0
Radio Shack Dynamic Mic

Speakers:
Cerwin Vega bookshelf speakers

Keyboard/Organ:
Baldwin Elka 18

Amp:
Vox AD30VT-XL

Basses:
Memphis Short Scale Bass
Silvertone Full Scale Bass

Guitar:
Denstone Strat Copy
Kona Acoustic/Electric

Drums:
2 x Rock Band drum set for midi triggers

Software:
Cubase 5
Guitar Rig 3
Battery Drums
Revalver
Tonnes of free plugins and amp sims
Lefty Strat Copy w/ GFS Lil' killer rails + Crazy wiring
Lefty Kona Thinline Acoustic/Electric
Righty-to-Lefty Silvertone Bass
Righty-to-Lefty Memphis Short Scale Bass
Vox AD30VT-XL

Tascam US-428 USB Interface Mixer
Guitar Rig 3
Last edited by GeToChKn at Jan 28, 2010,
#36
Quote by MetalBass 77
Orethor: screw protools It's really not worth getting unless your using protools HD (which is VERYYYYY expensive) Look at presonus gear, its cheap and has a pretty good rep.
10K + to expensive But I agree PreSonus is a ++ in my books, good range from USB to Firewire
If we wish to make a new world we have sufficient material at the ready. The first one, too, was made out of chaos

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#37
DAW - Reaper, Nuendo 3, Ableton 6

Monitors - JPW Gold Monitors (I love them )

Software - Revalver
Waves Mercury, Z-Noise, API Bundles
Guitar Rig 3
Ampeg SVX
Toraverb
Elysia mpressor

Guitars - Vintage VJ6EMR, Yamaha ERG 121

Pedals - BOSS Metal Zone, Digitech RP55

Amps - Tiny Yamaha practise amp!


All the free plugins
#38
Quote by muckypup
DAW - Reaper, Nuendo 3, Ableton 6

Monitors - JPW Gold Monitors (I love them )

Software - Revalver
Waves Mercury, Z-Noise, API Bundles
Guitar Rig 3
Ampeg SVX
Toraverb
Elysia mpressor

Guitars - Vintage VJ6EMR, Yamaha ERG 121

Pedals - BOSS Metal Zone, Digitech RP55

Amps - Tiny Yamaha practise amp!


All the free plugins

almost 16,000$ in plugins, yet you have a tiny yamaha practice amp If you have Warez, theres no point in posting your setup. It's not really "yours" Just cause you have 16,000$ in plugins, doesnt mean your recordings will sound like it
#40
Massive bump since I don't want to make a new thread dedicated to mah awesome desk :p



What you can see:
Mbox 2
Presonus Tube Pre
Korg MicroKorg
M-Audio AV30 Monitors
dbx 226XL Compressor
Lexicon MX200 Dual Effects Processor

Other gear not pictured:
Rode NT1-A
MXL 990

Software:
Pro Tools 8
Line 6 Pod Farm Platinum
Addictive Drums
Melodyne Editor
Tons of other plugins
Reaper plus lots of free VSTs

The desk its sitting on is a pair of older giant home theater speakers (the kind you see stacks of at a secondhand store for about $10 a speaker) and a 3/4 inch piece of board screwed on top of it. It beats the crap out of the price of a new desk :p
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