Studio

Here are a couple of pics of my current home recording studio, at least since 2006.

Middle and front of CannotBeSilent
Standing at the back for an overview of the space.

Gear…
Here’s where I sit. I’m using a MOTU 828mk2 for the interface, a Behringer HA800 headphone distribution amp, a dbx 1066 compressor. A Behringer BCF2000 controller is there to help with Cubase SX3. As usual, the small speakers (w/subwoofer) are for non-critical listening (TV, games) and mix double-checks. The CD/DVD player is under the desk with the Alesis RA100 amp. An AMD Athlon 64 sits in an Antec Sonata II case, 1GB RAM, 2 200GB drives. It’s quiet, even.

Middle, Left, and Front
Here’s where the Kurzweil K2500XS fits in. Notice the Auralex-faced gobo; the back of it is a whiteboard. My trusty Mackie 1604VLZ is still around.

Studio Front

Here’s the front of the room. From L to R: mandolin and autoharp cases on the floor, Remo 14″ djembe, red Peavey Patriot, Martin D16H (in case) Roland KC500 amp, Sterling ES-335 clone, Pignose G40V tube amp (it’s LOUD!), Crate GX-15 amp, Shure 55S mic (the “Elvis” model), and Fender Squier P-bass.

3 Responses to Studio

  1. Pedro says:

    Hello
    Can you make some comments about the DBX 1066 you have in your rack? I intend in the near future to buy a gate/compressor unit to help on providing a more homogeneous sound level to my recordings. I intend to use it on vocals only. Could you provide me some tips?
    Thanks a lot

    Pedro

  2. Gman says:

    I like your floor screens with the Auralex. Did you build them yourself?

  3. cannotbesilent says:

    Actually, a friend built them for me based on my description. The Auralex is glued to masonite bath panelling; the reverse “good” side of the paneling is white and functions as a set of whiteboards – great for writing down lyrics and other stuff. They do knock down some high frequencies, but of course have no effect on midrange and bass tones.

    Thanks for taking a look at the site!

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