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Re: recording/music studio

Unread postby nekonoko » Thu May 05, 2011 6:51 pm

skywriter wrote:btw, if you want a freakishly awesome synth grab http://www.jasuto.com . i have it for ipad and it's incredible!


Very cool! I grabbed it and have been playing with it the past hour :)

Also did a little poking around and found a demo of the Z1 that is at least a bit better than those others: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HoVFvQu902g
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Re: recording/music studio

Unread postby skywriter » Fri Jun 03, 2011 6:15 pm

got a pair of Lexicon 300's this week; 300L and M300. Once i score either H8000FW or an Orville i'll take a breather :)
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Re: recording/music studio

Unread postby skywriter » Mon Jul 18, 2011 2:21 pm

first studio picture update!

almost finished. i never took detailed pictures of the build. just too much work :) suffice to say i cranked up some jiggy beats and bass, closed the door and went up a flight. pure silence... golden!

more pix next week as the project bears completion!

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Re: recording/music studio

Unread postby kramlq » Tue Jul 19, 2011 7:12 am

skywriter wrote:first studio picture update!

almost finished. i never took detailed pictures of the build. just too much work :) suffice to say i cranked up some jiggy beats and bass, closed the door and went up a flight. pure silence... golden!

more pix next week as the project bears completion!

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I see the Andromeda A6 gets fairly prominent placement in your new studio. You must be happy with it.

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Re: recording/music studio

Unread postby skywriter » Tue Jul 19, 2011 11:37 am

Yes! I've had it for a week now as part of my "bring back the real analog synths" promotion :) also, the Prophet 08.

Sure sounds sweet! The other keyboard stand not pictured will mount the much maligned OB-12, and the forever nutty FIZMO. All the keyboard synths with most of the knobs get direct attention. The others could be swapped in if necessary or sit in another room attached to audio and MIDI if the sonics warranted it. Considering the synths though... Not likely. The rest will go rack mount in the 28U by 3 rack I will assemble, in place, once the room is finished. Although it has casters to move it around, I am not confident it will fit through the zigzag vocal booth entry.

Btw I did score an eventide Orville, and two Kurzweil KSP8's (with RSP8 and HUB7 and two analog 4port expansion cards :) 16 independent DSP channels!).
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Re: recording/music studio

Unread postby guardian452 » Tue Jul 26, 2011 12:38 pm

skywriter wrote:I am not confident it will fit through the zigzag vocal booth entry.
So you can sing? :mrgreen: Can't wait to hear it when finished!

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Unread postby skywriter » Tue Jul 26, 2011 5:20 pm

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skywriter wrote:I am not confident it will fit through the zigzag vocal booth entry.
So you can sing? :mrgreen: Can't wait to hear it when finished!


if you listen to pop music for the last 15 years nobody has really had to be able to sing. it's all fixed in the mix with software/hardware. nevertheless, as unlikely as i would subject anyone to my tone deaf carping, i would be less likely to impose those methods as well. :)

in other news, 'vocal booth' is the generic term putting any small enclosed area to work that would otherwise be wasted, such as a short hall that serves as both an airlock to double door isolate two rooms is useful for close mic-ing of voice work. 'mic booth' is probably more appropriate to my projects. 'vocal' isn't always singing either as seems to be the modern usage. i am so sick of the auto-tuned, pitch corrected, micro-edited, software production sound.

just finished stuffing all my extra rigid fiberglass scraps inside the speak soffits. thanks heavens for nitrile gloves! the build should be completed within the week! very exciting!

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skywriter wrote:Btw I did score an eventide Orville, and two Kurzweil KSP8's (with RSP8 and HUB7 and two analog 4port expansion cards :) 16 independent DSP channels!).


i've also ended up with one more Lexicon 224 than i need. the first one was DOA, needs recapping, etc... the second one is fine. I'll debug the broken one with the known good one, and the help of schematics and the service manual (thank you mr. internet!). if anyone's interested in a a re-serviced vintage digital reverb (the First!) it'll be ready in a couple of months; $1,500 USD firm.
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Re: recording/music studio

Unread postby guardian452 » Wed Jul 27, 2011 5:29 am

I was expecting a real crooner old school style. :/

I thought you would be in to the modern computerized sounds, with all the synthesizers and computers and stuff in there....

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Re: recording/music studio

Unread postby skywriter » Wed Jul 27, 2011 7:23 am

I'm not opposed to any types of music except hip hop, rap, and most modern pop.
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Re: recording/music studio

Unread postby Oskar45 » Thu Jul 28, 2011 1:03 pm

skywriter wrote:I'm not opposed to any types of music except hip hop, rap, and most modern pop.

Please define modern pop...examples?

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Re: recording/music studio

Unread postby recondas » Thu Jul 28, 2011 2:20 pm

Oskar45 wrote:
skywriter wrote:I'm not opposed to any types of music except hip hop, rap, and most modern pop.

Please define modern pop...examples?
Though obviously not widely recognized, Droll Humor would be a prime example.
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Re: recording/music studio

Unread postby skywriter » Thu Jul 28, 2011 3:31 pm

modern pop is the top-10, etc... i thought every little school girl knew this!
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Re: recording/music studio

Unread postby hamei » Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:53 pm

skywriter wrote:. i thought every little school girl knew this!

Possibly Oskar doesn't hang out with little school girls ....

Me, on the other hand ...

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fillin' the front of my shirt with drool ...
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Re: recording/music studio

Unread postby fu » Fri Jul 29, 2011 3:46 am

^ (it don't mean a thing if it ain't got that) swing (it) baby

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Re: recording/music studio

Unread postby Oskar45 » Sat Jul 30, 2011 6:15 am

skywriter wrote:modern pop is the top-10, etc... i thought every little school girl knew this!

Not exactly the professional definition I'd expected from you, though :-)


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