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Studio Instruments

Discussion in 'Recording' started by pr0gr4m, Mar 5, 2005.

  1. pr0gr4m

    pr0gr4m Distinguished Member

    Feb 9, 2005
    South Florida
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    Most studios have musical instruments be it a grand piano, guitar cabinet/head, whatever. I've got a couple guitars, basses, some drum machines/samplers and a few classic synths.

    I was wondering if there are any sort of standard musical instruments that most studios have that clients would expect. I'm thinking along the lines of something like a workstation synth, or drum kit are maybe specific guitar amps.

    Recently, the work I've been doing has been passed along to me from other studios and I've run into a glitch here and there not having the same equipment as some place else.

    Aside from instruments is there any specific gear (aside from NS-10s) that a studio should consider getting?

    On the top of my aquire list is a B3 and leslie. More for personal use but it would be nice to have one in the studio for whatever.
  2. zacharym

    zacharym Guest

    I don't know that there is really anything you absolutely have to have?

    a hammond with a leslie would certainly make your studio more attractive?

    it's probably good to have a mid level drumset that is versitile...

    you can probably get by with a pretty cheap bass... I have a epiphone eb-0 (it's a nice alternative to the standard p-bass or whatever)

    there are a few standard recording amps that alot of studios seem to have on hand: a roland jazz chorus, fender twin, vox ac30...

    any quality vintage synths would have to be thought of as a bonus?

    I would suggest investing in some of the standard guitar pedals (you never know when someone will crack out something gross and want to record with it) a delay, big muff, tube screamer, tu-2...

    I guess whatever you can get your hands on that other people don't have, gives you diversity and an edge.

    there are certainly people better qualified then me, but I hope this helps?
  3. Marcus Black

    Marcus Black Guest

    You canĀ“t have too many instruments in the studio. Anything that makes a sound. Lots of instruments to play around with = inspiring atmosphere.

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