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  • Where we write/record

    Possibly slightly off topic again (sorry blue i promise it isnt becoming a habit!!) but people often ask each other after a recording has been made, what equipment do you have ect.... im sure some people expect big set-ups but i doubt in most peoples cases on here it is

    In my case - its in the spare room

    Here are some pics of where i like to spend my time - feel free to post yours (assuming blue allows it?)

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/edmoc99/sets/72157627052118127/

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    Great idea... there has to be some loophole in the rules as we have a community here. Posting this sort of stuff in another forum would be futile.

    I write anywhere... and record in my basement, but I don't really have a studio. Just an 'area'. I don't think it's really pic worthy.

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    • #3
      Mine's somewhat similar - though nowhere near as tidy as yours stick. Did you do a spring clean or does it always look as neat as that.

      I won't take a pic of mine right now - not until I've tidied up the jumble of leads, FX boxes and miscellaneous audio accessories on the floor and work surfaces
      http://www.surrealisticpenguin.com

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      • #4
        Mine's somewhat similar - though nowhere near as tidy as yours stick. Did you do a spring clean or does it always look as neat as that.

        I won't take a pic of mine right now - not until I've tidied up the jumble of leads, FX boxes and miscellaneous audio accessories on the floor and work surfaces



        Believe it or not this is fairly messy - for some reason i run a tight ship and keep it very tidy - pack everything away after recording - dunno why - i just like to feel...right im gonna record now lets make some mess

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        • #5
          That's a beautiful space. Mine's a disgusting room in the basement--cat puke every now and then, instruments piled everywhere, etc. At the moment, my recording computer is out for cleaning, and I've been gigging a bit, which means I just dump everything in there at 3am after a show, and it's starting to get a bit deep.
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          • #6
            I'm really looking forward to a tidy space (I'm pretty tidy myself) that is "recording ready"... meaning I want to be able to go down to the basement, turn on the computer, get some sounds and go. This is my biggest obstacle right now... usually, by the time I'm done working for the day (have a stressful job), get the three kids (aged 1, 3, and 5) to bed, I'm pretty drained. So by the time 9pm rolls around, the thought of going downstairs, setting up the computer, the mic, the headphones, the cable, etc... I usually choose to just sit on the couch and write rather than record. And this is all contingent on whether or not my wife is done with the laptop for the evening.

            If I had a dedicated and permanent set-up, I think I'd get a lot more accomplished.

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            • #7
              Stick, what is that little Martin acoustic you have?

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              • #8
                And this is all contingent on whether or not my wife is done with the laptop for the evening.


                FWIW, at one point I had my room almost permanent, save for the lap-top. To record, I'd just have to bring the lap-top down and plug everything into it. Not a huge obstacle to recording.

                I've since had to cannibalize that arrangement to put together a PA, but it was convenient, even without a dedicated laptop.
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                • #9
                  Is there a danger to leaving everything set-up, including mics? Other than the obvious (like careless children). I'm talking about dust, humidity, etc...

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                  • #10
                    Is there a danger to leaving everything set-up, including mics? Other than the obvious (like careless children). I'm talking about dust, humidity, etc...


                    I put a bag over my diaphragm mic (crown royal type thing). Condenser mics would probably benefit from care, but they're pretty indestructible. I'd throw a sheet over my keyboard, too.
                    <div class="signaturecontainer"><a href="http://jukejointhandmedowns.com" target="_blank">Jukejoint Handmedowns (my band)</a><br />
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                    <a href="http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/everything-but-the-squeal/id517608194" target="_blank">Find our album on iTunes!</a><br />
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                    • #11
                      Stick, what is that little Martin acoustic you have?


                      That would be this little fella http://www.reddogmusic.co.uk/Guitars-Amps-and-Effects/Electro-Acoustic-Guitars/6-String-Electro-Acoustic/Martin-LX1E.html?origin=googlebase such a different sound to my other acoustics and actually pretty loud..... its my "go away for the weekend" guitar...comes in a nice padded bag too!

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                      • #12
                        I've got one of those little Martins. Mine's black which is rad. They sound great with older strings. Sort of like Dylan's early records.

                        I need to take some proper photos. Here's mine, looking out from the desk via the iMac cam. I built this room in my garage. Room within a room. Makes noise while family and neighbors sleep.



                        I don't have a picture from the other angle. iMac, a PC workstation, a rack of old Urie pres, FMR, API. Event 20/20 monitors (hate them). A simple M Audio midi key controller. Lots of fun noise makers like multiple tamborines, shakers, 6 string banjo, Nashville strung guitar, lapsteel... and the piano in the front room. I run a snake and mikes out there when tracking piano or drums or guest guitarists etc.

                        Thomas Jefferson said... "The day will come when the mystical generation of Jesus, by the Supreme Being as His father, in the womb of a virgin will be classed with the fable of the generation of Minerva in the brain of Jupiter." hmmm...

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                        • #13
                          Believe it or not this is fairly messy


                          Please!!!

                          I'll show you messy......
                          Leonard Scaper

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                          • #14
                            Len, I'll give you messy, but that's a far cry from filthy, which is where my workspace comes in.
                            <div class="signaturecontainer"><a href="http://jukejointhandmedowns.com" target="_blank">Jukejoint Handmedowns (my band)</a><br />
                            <br />
                            <a href="http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/everything-but-the-squeal/id517608194" target="_blank">Find our album on iTunes!</a><br />
                            <br />
                            <a href="http://idlehandsmusic.wordpress.com/" target="_blank">A Month of Songs </a> (Songwriting blog)<br />
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                            • #15
                              Len, do you have to kneel everytime you type?

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