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    my room is a converted garage with a storage section off the side... it had horrible carpet in it, so i ripped it up, painted the slab and threw a few rugs down in the main section

     

    that left the side bit

     

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    haven't been sure what to do with this space

     

    my mixer has a fan in it, and my more sensitive mics can pick it up (along with the computer noise) so i wanted some isolation... i decided to build a wall... plaster the walls and put a timber floor down... it's now used for recording vocals and acoustic instruments (guitars... djembe/other percussion)

     

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    i have some of my mics permanently set up in there... i usually have them covered to keep dust from getting to them

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    and here's a few shots of the main area... i recently sold my drum kits but i'll be looking to pick up another roland v drum kit at some stage to trigger bfd2... for now i'm just programming drums or using a keyboard to trigger them

     

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    my mixer (midas venice F24) is actually my audio interface... it hooks up to the macbook pro via 1 firewire cable... i record through it and send all the tracks back out of logic to the mixer for mixdown... that way i can use the mixer's analogue eq... plus stuff like harware compressors on the inserts.. and hardware reverb on the aux's

     

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    my rack... which i'll slowly fill... i use a combination of hardware and plugins

     

    rack.JPG

     

     

    anyway.. that's about it... it's not pretty but it's functional... i have everything set up so i can just plug in and play, which is bloody great.. eg. all the mics are hooked up to sperate preamps... all the compressors are patched into the mixer... i just have to tidy the leads up and i'm done for now

     

    i'll put a timber floor down in the main area at some stage but it can wait... the mixing area sounds good because of all the bass trapping i've built

    thought i'd share

     

    here's a couple more pics

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  • #2

    Wow

     

    That's all I got

    Originally Posted by Frets99
    I held one note through the whole thing and grimaced like I was being taken from behind by a camel.....



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    • #3

      That

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      • Strung_Out
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        That's a pretty awesome music room, Sully! Consider me extremely jealous.

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      Woah... That is seriously impressive!
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      • DeepEnd
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        Impressive. My "studio" is one condenser mike and a PC.


    • #5

      Nicely done!  What do you use for acoustic panels?

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      • Mav64
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        Nobody likes a showoff...

      • mistersully
        mistersully commented
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        stormin1155 wrote:

        Nicely done!  What do you use for acoustic panels?


        i pretty much make them like this

         

         

        although i can't get the same stuff here in australia, so i did the reasearch and ended up going with a product called tontine acoustisorb 3... i use hessian (burlap) to cover them

         

        having all that bass trapping has made a world of difference... making it yourself is definitely the way to go


    • #6

      mistersully wrote:

      my room is a converted garage with a storage section off the side... it had horrible carpet in it, so i ripped it up, painted the slab and threw a few rugs down in the main section

       

      that left the side bit

       

      1

       

      haven't been sure what to do with this space

       

      my mixer has a fan in it, and my more sensitive mics can pick it up (along with the computer noise) so i wanted some isolation... i decided to build a wall... plaster the walls and put a timber floor down... it's now used for recording vocals and acoustic instruments (guitars... djembe/other percussion)

       

      2

       

      3

       

      i have some of my mics permanently set up in there... i usually have them covered to keep dust from getting to them

      4

       

      and here's a few shots of the main area... i recently sold my drum kits but i'll be looking to pick up another roland v drum kit at some stage to trigger bfd2... for now i'm just programming drums or using a keyboard to trigger them

       

      5

       

      6

       

      my mixer (midas venice F24) is actually my audio interface... it hooks up to the macbook pro via 1 firewire cable... i record through it and send all the tracks back out of logic to the mixer for mixdown... that way i can use the mixer's analogue eq... plus stuff like harware compressors on the inserts.. and hardware reverb on the aux's

       

      7

       

      my rack... which i'll slowly fill... i use a combination of hardware and plugins

       

      rack.JPG

       

       

      anyway.. that's about it... it's not pretty but it's functional... i have everything set up so i can just plug in and play, which is bloody great.. eg. all the mics are hooked up to sperate preamps... all the compressors are patched into the mixer... i just have to tidy the leads up and i'm done for now

       

      i'll put a timber floor down in the main area at some stage but it can wait... the mixing area sounds good because of all the bass trapping i've built

      thought i'd share

       

      here's a couple more pics

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      frickin fantastic.  you deserve that, Dave.  it's awesome!

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      • #7

        thanks guys... it's been a journey getting to this point... you should have seen the room when we bought the place

        at our last place i had a tiny little shack up the back yard... when i was in there i could hear both the neighbours next door, and over the back, having a conversation, so it was impossible to really do anything in there

        i wrapped that i've finally got this room set up how i want... i got so sick and tired of tripping over leads and having to spend time getting everything set up every time i wanted to do anything

        having the kemper profiling amp has definitely made life a lot easier too

        one thing i didn't mention is i have an app on the ipad that works as a controller for logic via wifi... so i can go into my vocal room and shut the door, then control the music software with the ipad... it's great to simply be able to hit play/record/stop... that's what i mainly use it for

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        • benzem
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          mistersully wrote:

          thanks guys... it's been a journey getting to this point... you should have seen the room when we bought the place

          at our last place i had a tiny little shack up the back yard... when i was in there i could hear both the neighbours next door, and over the back, having a conversation, so it was impossible to really do anything in there

          i wrapped that i've finally got this room set up how i want... i got so sick and tired of tripping over leads and having to spend time getting everything set up every time i wanted to do anything

          having the kemper profiling amp has definitely made life a lot easier too

          one thing i didn't mention is i have an app on the ipad that works as a controller for logic via wifi... so i can go into my vocal room and shut the door, then control the music software with the ipad... it's great to simply be able to hit play/record/stop... that's what i mainly use it for

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      • #8

        Wow!

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        • mnewb1
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          Very Nice, Dave ...two thumbs up!" id="smiley" src="https://guitarcenter.i.lithium.com/i/smilies/16x16_smiley-.png" alt=":smiley:" title="Smiley Very Happy" />


      • #9

        Awesome...I'm jealous!

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