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Old 02-02-2013, 03:24 PM
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What's your studio/recording space like?

My man-cave music room.

What are your goals for recording your acoustic music?

To achieve the best possible results I can as an avocational guitarist working in a home studio.

What kind of music do you like to play/record?

Solo instrumentals on guitar and uke.

Is your studio space treated? How?

Wood floor, small circle (6' or so) that consist of 6 homemade 4' x 2" x 3" bass traps/acoustic panels, 2' x 2' trap on ceiling right above recording seat.

What's in your mic locker?

2 Shure KSM 137 SDC
1 Shure Beta 57 Dynamic
1 Audix SCX 25 (soon to arrive)


Computer-based or standalone recorder?

MacBook w/ GarageBand

Recorder? DAW? Interface? Preamp? FX? Plug-in's? Ext. HD's for storage? Monitors? Headphones? Power amp? Controller/mixer or completely ITB? Cables? Mic stands? etc. Whatever you use.

Apogee Duet 2, Shure SRH 440 headphones, Mogami cables

Favorite mic pattern/placement for recording acoustic guitar?

Like them all, although probably Spaced Pair the best

New gear you have your eye on?

Apogee Quad would be cool! Then I could have mics all over the place. Love to have some better mics as well: Gefall, Neumann, Schoeps

How has home recording evolved for you?

I've gotten very interested in doing the best recording I can in my home studio. Its caused me to learn much more about equipment and recording techniques/processes, and also has prompted me to do a lot of experimenting to see what works best. Fran and others here have been a huge help in improving my knowledge base, and I'm very grateful to have access to such expertise.
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Old 02-02-2013, 04:40 PM
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Mics:
Rode
NT2a
NT4
NT5 set
M3 Set
NTG2

Audio Technica
AT-3035 Matched Set
ATS-500

Audix
M-1255HC
F-15 x 3 ( for Location stuff)
HP2

Recorders:
Zoom R16
Zoom H4n
Roland R44 ( not the Edirol Version , The actual Roland Made in Japan version)
Macbook Pro

Mic Preamps:
TL Audio 5051
Focusrite Twintrak Pro
Self Made Stereo Mic pre (9 Volt Powered)
Self Made Mono Mic Pre (9 Volt Powered )
Stereo Phantom Power Supply that runs on 9 volts
Am Building an 18 volt powered one

Mixer = Mackie 1202VLZ3 Modified( Upgrades from a Japanese tech guy I know)

Software :

Presonus Studio One
DSP Quattro
Bias Peak
Cubase 5
Sound Devices Wave Agent
VOX
Audacity

Plugins:
Here I have to Plug someone , Eareckon ,..... You MUST get this stuff
http://www.eareckon.com/

I have the Whole analogue suite and the Reverb
The CS87 Strip is one of my Go To plugs .


I basically record other people . I want to record me , but still trying to get that aspect of my life working right .

I do location recording , Mastering , and have done some Internet Commercial stuff here in Japan .

http://www.gnee.co.jp/

The Videos on this website I did the Boom Work, Sound Recording and After processing on the Voiceovers , The Background music and After Voiceovers was added by the Videographer .

Location recording , and After processing involves Gathering the Sound , then Removing all the Extemporaneous noise like AC Units , Electrical , anything that gets in the way of the dialouge .

Then Wave Agent to retag the files with proper Video Timing and Frame rate info .



But I am jealous of Dougs Shoeps .......

I have to get some Peluso mics

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Old 02-03-2013, 09:13 AM
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What's your studio/recording space like?

Spare bedroom, smallish but I record and edit with DAW there, and also use a stand-alone recorder for different room locations or remote recording.




What are your goals for recording your acoustic music?

I like the creative process and have done a few CD projects for other bands and also a few CD projects for acoustic bands Iím playing with. I pen a bunch of my own stuff and like to record versions so I can remember them later. Iím working on an entire concept project based on an ďinterestingĒ portion of my Dadís life in rural West Virginia. Iíll most likely distribute it openly, I find the whole concept of marketing rather distasteful. Itís almost as if music took a turn for the worse as soon as someone (Edison?) figured out a way to record and market it. Recording is the best example of the two-edged sward that I can think of.

What kind of music do you like to play/record?

Acoustic- based, usually including guitar, mando family, bass , and banjo.

Is your studio space treated? How?

It has lots of angles and is fairly dead due to carpeting and beds.

What's in your mic locker?

Consumer stuff. Rode LDCs and MDCs, Avantone SDCs, AKG C-1000, SM-57, MXL LDC, a few others.

Computer-based or standalone recorder?

Both. Depends on why, where, who, and what.

Recorder? DAW? Interface? Preamp? FX? Plug-in's? Ext. HD's for storage? Monitors? Headphones? Power amp? Controller/mixer or completely ITB? Cables? Mic stands? etc. Whatever you use.

Zoom R24, Mackie Onyx Blackjack, Art Tube pres, Reaper on PC, Event 20/20 monitors, Beyerdynamic DT-770 and Sennheiser HD-280 Pro headphones, various accessories of both store-bought and homebrewed nature.

Favorite mic pattern/placement for recording acoustic guitar?

Normally single point SDC, but Iím playing with spaced pair SDCs for acoustic guitar.

New gear you have your eye on?

I try to keep gear lust under control, I love the concept of doing the best with as little as possible.

How has home recording evolved for you?

I started with a 3Ē reel to reel about 50 years ago! Iím still working on itÖall the changing specifics can be seen at:

http://www.bluestemstrings.com/pageRecording1.html
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Old 03-07-2013, 02:20 PM
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Thanks to Rick for pointing me in the direction of this thread... I love looking at everyone else's setups.


Here's where I spend my hours slaving away:







Mics:
Blue Mouse
Blue Bluebird
Blue Yeti
Oktava MK-319 (Genuine Russian)
Sennheiser MD421
Audio Technica AT4073A Shotgun

Recorders:
27" iMac

Mic Preamps:
ART Voice Channel
Firestudio 26

Software :
Logic Pro 9


I mainly do voice over work, so that's what everything is sort of designed around. But I record guitar for fun sometimes.
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Old 03-09-2013, 06:10 PM
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I have a very modest recording setup. Excluding the computer I spent Less than $360 on my setup. I am getting a pair of used Samson C02 SDC mics for $35

Computer

Lenovo Laptop with Intel i3/4G RAM/500G HD (not dedicated DAW computer)

DAW

Reaper/Audacity

Mics

Blue Yeti
Samson C01 LDC

Monitors/Interface

Samson GT Monitors with built in 2 Channel interface

Headphones

Monoprice 8323
AKG HP40



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Old 03-10-2013, 12:54 PM
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What's your studio/recording space like?

Recording is a new endeavor for me. Have been enjoying the journey and the process. Learning a lot and the helpful AGF Forum and been a joy.



What are your goals for recording your acoustic music?

To share my music with friends and family.

What kind of music do you like to play/record?
Beatles, folk, jazz, classical.

Is your studio space treated? How?
My room is on the small side, a compromise at best, but the price I have to pay for living in a condo. My room is treated with GIK Base Traps on ceiling and walls and 3 moveable GOBOS to be used as needed.

What's in your mic locker?
2 Schoeps CTC6.4

Computer-based or standalone recorder?
Computer - Apple MacBookPro

DAW?
Apple Logic

Interface?
Apogee Symphnony I/O 2x6

Preamp?
A Designs Pacifica

Ext. HD's for storage?
2 Lacie 6TB Raid Arrays (1 is a Backup)

Monitors?
Focal CMS 50

Headphones?
Ultrasone Edition 8

Cables?
Mogami

Mic stands?
K&M 259

Favorite mic pattern/placement for recording acoustic guitar?

Still learning, but XY and Spaces pair seems to work the best for me.
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Old 03-11-2013, 12:07 PM
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I'm embarrassed to describe my setup after seeing all the nice setups here...

What's your studio/recording space like?

Just a regular living room or home/office room depending on what's available when I want to record.

What are your goals for recording your acoustic music?

To share with friends and family. Realize the vision I have for my songs that I can't communicate as a solo act.

What kind of music do you like to play/record?

Singer/songwriter originals. A few covers.

Is your studio space treated? How?

No.

What's in your mic locker?

MXL 990.

Computer-based or standalone recorder?

Computer.

Recorder? DAW? Interface? Preamp? FX? Plug-in's? Ext. HD's for storage? Monitors? Headphones? Power amp? Controller/mixer or completely ITB? Cables? Mic stands? etc. Whatever you use.

Mbox 2 Mini plugged into my MacBook Pro using GarageBand. This weekend I replaced the Mbox 2 Mini with a PreSonus AudioBox USB 2x2. Backup everything to portable hard drive and USB flash drive. Headphones are Apple EarPods. XLR cable for the mic, Musician's Gear tripod mic stand with telescoping boom.

Favorite mic pattern/placement for recording acoustic guitar?

4-5 inches from the 12th fret rotated 45 degress toward the sound hole.

New gear you have your eye on?

None at the moment.

How has home recording evolved for you?

Started about 4 years ago. My recordings started off very simple with a single vocal track and single guitar track. Over the years I've gotten much more proficient with GarageBand, adding complexity and detail to my songs, and now each song has multiple vocal and guitar tracks - and sometimes strings - in the final mix.

The SoundCloud link in my signature has a bunch of stuff I've recorded with this setup if anyone is inclined to check it out.

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Old 03-14-2013, 04:47 AM
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What's your studio/recording space like?


Very small back bedroom!

What are your goals for recording your acoustic music?

Just to keep having fun. That's the only reason I do it.

What kind of music do you like to play/record?

I tend to play folk, country, country/blues and even pop. Whatever I hear that makes me think "I want to do that!"

Is your studio space treated? How?

No, if anything I have made it worse by covering the walls with acoustic instruments such as banjos that resonate when I'm playing in there.

What's in your mic locker?

One single Audio-Technica at2035 condenser mic with pop screen, spider mount and boom mic stand.

Computer-based or standalone recorder?

Sold my Gibson Chet Atkins SST and used the money to buy a 2014 27" iMac top spec and upped the RAM to 32GB. This has a Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 plugged into it
With line 1 for the Mic and Line 2 going into my K&K pure mini transducer pickup I have in my baby Taylor. Line 2 is pure guitar, line 1 is a blend of guitar and vocals.
This runs into Reaper and the only things I use are slight compression and the aether reverb. Playback and monitor through AKG K242 HD studio headphones. The headphones are great!

Favorite mic pattern/placement for recording acoustic guitar?

Don't have one, just have the mic placed above the soundhold near my head.

New gear you have your eye on?

A vocal booth for when noisy friends come to record!

How has home recording evolved for you?

Only had this setup for 2 months, so now I'm getting used to a Mac instead of a PC and using a DAW.
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Old 03-22-2013, 06:59 AM
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wow why the delete ? I thought your studio was great I especially liked the Martin Logans
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wow why the delete ? I thought your studio was great I especially liked the Martin Logans
Perhaps you may not want the world to know where they can find multi thousands of dollars of goods.
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Perhaps you may not want the world to know where they can find multi thousands of dollars of goods.
just like the time, despite your excitement with your guitar collection -- you stop listing them in your signature
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Old 03-22-2013, 01:56 PM
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Perhaps you may not want the world to know where they can find multi thousands of dollars of goods.
Perfectly understandable per se . It does seem though that the "goods" might be hard to locate, with 1 post on a new user name and no location listed, but I spose anything is possible.
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just like the time, despite your excitement with your guitar collection -- you stop listing them in your signature
I never did list mine, not sure why really, just never actually occurred to me to list them. I am quite fond of em' though.

I was just curious how you liked the MP2 compared to the 737 ?
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...the Gear Lust is overwhelming me!!!

At the moment...my setup is Taylor 514CE + Blue Bluebird + Maudio Pro 3 + Cubase 5.5 on a...brace yourselves...PC.

I'm beginning to get good results http://youtu.be/8DfgSb7xLf0 but am learning everyday!

I'll post photos if I ever get the man cave cleaned up

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