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staples of recording

Discussion in 'Pro Audio Equipment' started by frob, Jan 5, 2005.

  1. frob

    frob Well-Known Member

    i was just wandering what the staples of your studio would be? this would include the type of music you record the most, basicly if there is something you always pull out in every session or somthing you always use when nothing else will do.

    ps. please omit monitors, stands, gaffers tape, ears, musicians with talent and good accoustics. these sould be a given
  2. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    There are few recordings I have made in the past, that don't have a SM57 on them somewhere for snare or a guitar amp ... I used to use Senheiser 421's on toms a lot but I'm using them a lot less these days .. in place of them I am now using the ATM Pro 35's (soooo convinent) ... Also used almost all the time the D112 or D6 for kick, ... and the U87ai for vocals and room micing ...

    Nowdays I also use the Sebatron vmp 4000e a lot both in tracking and for send return gain managment when processing (pitch correction, eq, compression, gateing) in and out of DAW ...
  3. mikE@THECAVE

    mikE@THECAVE Guest

    Kurt how about a few pics of your studio can you post them?
  4. heyman

    heyman Guest

    Yeah, CMON Kurt. Lets see some Pics !!!
  5. Skeetch

    Skeetch Guest

    These typically find some level of duty on pretty much every session:

    - Great River MP-2NV
    - Brauner Phantom C
    - RNC's
    - DBX 160SL
    - Furman headphone distro
    - Studio Projects B1
    - Studio Projects C4's
    - Canare DA206 cables (pretty much won't record through any other cables these days - I love these wires)
  6. frob

    frob Well-Known Member

    one comment skeetch i love your avatar, but i dont want to hyjack my own thredi would also like to know what type of music you typicaly record.
  7. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    Not much to get excited about ... it's an average home studio, set up in my living room with an adjacent office / den used as a drum iso booth .. 3 - 16 space oak racks of outboard and patchbays and one rack with the preamps ... Mackie SR24 to monitor with.

    NS10ms, Auratones and Tannoy DMT12's ... a computer desk and a Silence Case to house the computer.

    I don't have any pics of it yet but as soon as I install some sound treatments (within the next couple of weeks) I will take some pics and post the links .. mmmm-kay?
  8. Skeetch

    Skeetch Guest

    Ren and Stimpy simply RULE!! Jjjjjooooyyyyyy

    I've been doing a lot of different stuff lately. The typical fare used to be the usual rock/altrock stuff - the usual cadre of local cover bands looking to update their demos, as well as a few original material groups. Been working with two different bands lately, both doing their second albums with me. One is more of an acoustic folk/rock type of thing, the other is best described as "jangly college rock" - an amalgam of styles ranging from Steely Dan, 10,000 Maniacs, jam band elements and some stuff I can't quite place.

    Also just did some music beds and scene cues for a local theatre company. It involved using a blend of samples - ala AcidPro and Sound Forge - and live instruments that included a variety of ethnic instruments. Just finished recording some didgeridoo and Native American flute in fact. For that same project I also recorded a guy doing some electric violin (think Jean Luc-Ponty). Did a few voice overs for various local companies for their training videos - I just did the recording, they brought in their own voice talent. Somehow, I also manage to squeeze in a night or two a week working on my own stuff with a musical partner.

    Also recorded the local Baha'i choir last year as well as a number of solo acoustic artists. I'm also about to start up a vinyl to digital archiving service for folks who want to put their old vinyl onto CD's. Not the most glamorous gig but, hey, it brings biz in the door ya know. '04 was probably my busiest year so far and it's looking like '05 could be busy as well. None of it will ever likely net me a Grammy or a big time reputation, but at least it keeps me sane, er, sort of. :?

    Oh, probably should have listed my Radar24 as a staple. It gets used on every project. I love that machine. It brings me much jjjjjooooyyyyyyy. :D
  9. mikE@THECAVE

    mikE@THECAVE Guest

    How about some pics from audio gaff's studio???? :lol:
  10. AudioGaff

    AudioGaff Well-Known Member

    I no longer have a regular open public studio,
    Check out pages-7-10 for home studio pic's and afew pics of the public studio in this thread below from a while back for my stuff and story. Here is a good reason to use the search function and poke your heads in the archives...

    (Dead Link Removed)

    A few things missing from the list and the pic's that have been since added:

    Apogee AD16 and DA16
    Groove Tubes ViPre
    Two UA 1176 Limiters
    RME Digiface
    P4 XP PC
    Lawson L251
  11. mikE@THECAVE

    mikE@THECAVE Guest

    thanks Gaff I'm interested in your background i respect your opinions and ill see what i can find out :cool:
  12. mikE@THECAVE

    mikE@THECAVE Guest

    allright Gaff you da man 8) I dont like that rapp and hip hop stuff and i could never record people that play that kind of stuff :twisted: :? but then again im 53 so i like the older music styles
  13. AudioGaff

    AudioGaff Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the kind words and comments, Mike! Although I record and mix far less than I used too, I get so much more joy and satisfaction from when I do record and/or mix on only the specific artists and projects I choose, that it makes each time a real rewarding experience just like it did in the early days of my youth.
  14. mikE@THECAVE

    mikE@THECAVE Guest

    I heard that, its not all about money ,its about the music :cool: 8)

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