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Old 03-28-2013, 11:57 AM
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Below is my slightly out of focus "portable" recording studio set up in my basement. It's all battery operated. I needed something that would store compactly since I only have a small walk in closet to store my guitar stuff in. When the XLR mics and mic stands are put away, I use the Apogee MiC pictured clamped to the sheet music holder to make practice recordings. I'm a total noob with this and the recordings in the link below are my first attempts with this set up. The playing isn't perfect and the recordings are raw, but overall I think it's a great start. Thanks to all the folks that contribute to this forum.

What's your studio/recording space like?
Basement, in need of a remodel.
What are your goals for recording your acoustic music?
For my personal listening, share with family and for posterity
What kind of music do you like to play/record?
Fingerstyle, mostly Celtic and American Folk, but open to almost anything if it sounds good to me.
Is your studio space treated? How?
Nope. At least not yet.
What's in your mic locker?
2 ADK A6's, Apogee MiC, Zoom H4n
Computer-based or standalone recorder?
iPad, and Mac Mini
Recorder? DAW? Interface? Preamp? FX? Plug-in's? Ext. HD's for storage?
Garageband, Art USB Dual Pre (thanks Larry J), iCloud
Monitors? Headphones? Power amp? Controller/mixer or completely ITB?
Sennheiser HD525 headphones
Cables? Mic stands? etc. Whatever you use.
Just what's pictured.
Favorite mic pattern/placement for recording acoustic guitar?
Haven't experimented with this yet. I think what I have pictured is a spaced pair.
New gear you have your eye on?
None at this time.
How has home recording evolved for you?
iPhone>Zoom H1>Zoom H4n>Apogee MiC>iPad with preamp and dual XLR mics

My recordings with this set up as pictured



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Old 03-28-2013, 06:56 PM
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Home Studio A: Rode NT4 / Rode NT2-A > Apogee Duet > iMac (GarageBand)

Home Studio B: Apogee MIC / Apogee JAM > iPad 2 (GarageBand)

Mobile Rig A: Zoom H2

Mobile Rig B: Apogee MIC / Apogee JAM > iPad 2 (GarageBand)
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Old 03-29-2013, 11:15 AM
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Below is my slightly out of focus "portable" recording studio set up in my basement. It's all battery operated. I needed something that would store compactly since I only have a small walk in closet to store my guitar stuff in (pictured right). When the XLR mics and mic stands are put away, I use the Apogee MiC pictured clamped to the sheet music holder to make practice recordings. I'm a total noob with this and the recordings in the link below are my first attempts with this set up. The playing isn't perfect and the recordings are raw, but overall I think it's a great start. Thanks to all the folks that contribute to this forum. Otherwise I wouldn't have had a clue where to start!

This is exactly the kind of setup I'm shooting for. I'm using Reaper on Windows, and I'm currently writing a tablet based remote control for it so I don't have to constantly go to the PC to start/stop etc.. So, HP Slate 500 running custom software to control Reaper, I'll either make a custom mount for it like you appear to have for yours, or simply lay it on another music stand. What I'm researching now are acoustic and vocal mics. I have a Pod XT Live acting as a preamp as well as an external sound processor for Reaper. Seems to do the job quite nicely, and you can't beat 0 latency when recording. I guess the big ticket item will be the monitor speakers.
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Old 03-29-2013, 11:25 PM
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Musketball, sounds like your set up is coming along nicely. Interesting idea with the remote control. If you decide to mount it, check out RAM mounts. They're what I used to mount the music stand and iPad to my Hercules stand. They have universal tablet mounts too. Rock solid high quality stuff and you can mix and match to suit your needs. I used GPS City when ordering my stuff.

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Old 05-03-2013, 04:35 PM
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Old 05-04-2013, 06:00 AM
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I'm not going to list all my gear. But lately, it's all running into Auria for iPad w/an an Alesis ioDoc as my audio interface.

The iPad has changed everything for my recording. And Auria is my favorite DAW ever. It's back to old school recording. When I buy a new iPad, I'll get the Focusrite iTrack for it because Alesis & my iPad 2 still use the 30 pin connector.
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Old 05-30-2013, 02:02 PM
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I quit recording 8 years ago due to marriage, kids, etc. Now I'm getting back to recording again and trying to rebuild my home studio.


What are your goals for recording your music?
Family project, teach my kids about music, and share with family/friends/church, and have fun!

What kind of music do you like to play/record?
Christian praise & worship, contemporary Christian music, fingerstyle guitar, pop, rock, funk, jazz. I also play keyboard/piano in addition to guitars, and want to record vocals too.

Is your studio space treated? How?
Nope.

What's in your mic locker?
Audio Technica AT2020

Computer-based or standalone recorder?
Computer: an ancient PC laptop with 5-minute battery life (looking to upgrade... maybe on Father's day!)
DAW: Mixcraft, Ableton Live, Cubase

Keyboards?
Akai MPK49 MIDI Controller
Yamaha P120 Stage Piano

Guitars / Pedal / Amp?
Mayes MJ-55 (lutz/mahogany)
Voyage Air VAOM-06 (sitka/mahogany)
Taylor T3 electrics
Zoom G5 multi-effects pedal
Yamaha THR10 amp

Misc?
USB Interface: Steinberg UR22
Monitor: Yamaha THR10 amp (also doubles as USB interface when needed. This is quite a versatile little device.)

New gears you have your eye on?
Shure SM7B
Studio Projects VTB-1 tube mic preamp
A new laptop
Yamaha MX49 keyboard to replace the Akai
Zoom H4N (maybe?)
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Old 05-30-2013, 03:03 PM
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This is my studio, I've ran it for 25 years and renovated it about 5 years ago. It's gone through a lot of changes from all analog 16 track reel to reel to ADAT's and now to a mixture of both analog and digital

What's your studio/recording space like?

a 24' x 24' building

What are your goals for recording your acoustic music?

To make it sound honest and pure. I've recorded many big projects with a lot of tracks through the years but I find the older I get I appreciate the musicality and truth of acoustic music

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

Americana, rock, singer songwriters

Is your studio space treated? How?

Broadband diffusers

What's in your mic locker?

Nueman U87, AKG 414, 2- AKG 451, 2- Sennheiser 421, AT 4041, AT 4047,Milab dc96, Sm 57's, 58's

Computer-based or standalone recorder?

Both

Guitars / Pedal / Amp?

I have an assortment of pedals a Marshall Jmp 50, Fender Concert and Bugera V22

Keyboards? Kurzweil Pc2x

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.

Alesis HD24xr. Cubase 7

Pre's: API 3124+, SCA N72's, Sytek Mpx-4A, Vintech Dual 72

Analog console: Jim Williams modified Soundcraft Delta

Speakers: Genelec 1030A and Genelec sub (forgot the model #)

I'm mostly ITB/Hybrid but I use the console on certain projects that benefit from that flavor.

Favorite mic pattern/placement for recording acoustic guitar?

Cardiod with 2 mics, one at the fingerboard and the other at the body

New gear you have your eye on?

My gear Gas is cured but has now been transferred to guitars

How has home recording evolved for you?

Cost. This stuff used to cost an arm and a leg lol


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Old 05-31-2013, 09:57 PM
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Old 06-01-2013, 04:43 AM
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What's your studio/recording space like?

Small tiled room a bit like a bathroom.

What are your goals for recording your acoustic music?

To have a collection of songs that I made up

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

Blues, country, jazz, ragtime, rock, heavy metal, whatever

Is your studio space treated? How?

Not at all

What's in your mic locker?

RODE NT5, SM57

Computer-based or standalone recorder?

Computer

Recorder? DAW?

Presonus Studio One 2

Interface? Preamp?

RME Fireface UC

FX? Plug-in's?

Presonus Studio One Stock stuff

Ext. HD's for storage?

Sure

Monitors?

M-Audio Bx5, Mackie 5"

Headphones?

Audio-Technica ATH M50

Power amp?

No

Controller/mixer or completely ITB?

ITB

Cables? Mic stands? etc. Whatever you use.

Various

Favorite mic pattern/placement for recording acoustic guitar?

A foot or so away from where the neck joins the body. I used to fret over mic placement...these days I just whack the mic in front.

New gear you have your eye on?

Nah. I have enough already.

How has home recording evolved for you?

I started with a Tascams 4 track tape machine

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Old 06-02-2013, 11:22 AM
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Before I answer from my own part, let me say I'm really impressed by of the setups that others have shared. Some are taking this very seriously and I'm sure are providing stupendous results. A big thumbs up!

I'd better explain that much of what I write below refers to the studio I did have, but still might be of interest. I don't have a recording space worthy of its name since I moved house. I successfully recorded 3 CDs of my stuff, and 1 for a fiddle / guitar duet, before the studio was decommissioned. I still have gear, but the room has gone.

What's your studio/recording space like?
No longer extant.

What are your goals for recording your acoustic music?
My goals were to record and mix songs for CD. Mastering was by third party.

What kind of music do you like to play/record?
My own compositions.

Is your studio space treated? How?
Yes; acoustic treatment in the form of 60kg/m3 density mineral wool slabs cut into triangles and piles in each corner of the room for absorbtion purposes.

What's in your mic locker?
2 x Neumann KM-184 and 1 x Audio Technica 4043

Computer-based or standalone recorder?
PC based

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.
DAW is a desktop PC (self-assembled). Program used was Cubase versions 4.0 and 5.0. Audio interface was RME Multiface. No external gear. Plugins were firstly Voxengo and later UAD. Completely in the box. Cables were stock. Mic stands Bayer-Dynamic. Phones Sennheiser. Monitoring JBL speakers with Cyrus amp. Wavelab used for audio hygeine edits. Melodyne for some vocal pitching issues.

Favorite mic pattern/placement for recording acoustic guitar?
X/Y pointing to neck / body joint; 8 - 12 inches.

New gear you have your eye on?
None

How has home recording evolved for you?
It evolved from tape with outboard console and gear to ITB very quickly.
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Old 06-03-2013, 07:56 AM
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Space

Bedroom
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DAW's:

Auria for iPad & most Auria plugs

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Audio Interfaces

Alesis iODock
Presonus Audiobox
Roland Sonic Cell

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MIDI Interfaces

M-Audio Midisport 4x4
Roland Sonic Cell

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3 laptops:

SONAR X2

Cubase 5.0 VST

Digital Orchestrator Pro (still use it for MIDI)

Sound Forge 9.0
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Mixers

Yamaha MG16/6FX mixer
Mackie VLZ 402VLZ3
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Monitors

Alesis M1mk2 monitors
Sennheiser HD280 & Koss K240 phones
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FX

Lexicon 110
JoeMeek VC3
JoeMeek C2
RNLA
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Mic's

CAD 400CS
Rode NT1

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Mic Placement:

CAD in front of sound-hole. That's all.

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Synths

Korg M3m, Roland Sonic Cell,
Yamaha MU100, Kawai K1r
Roland RS9, RS50, MAudio Axiom 61
Korg Triton Le
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Guitars

Guild D60
Guild F65ce
Big Jazzbox made by Mr. Binh w/floating HB
Classical a/e made by Mr. Binh
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Wow what an array of home studios very cool

If anyone is interested in having their sox blown off and possibly getting more GAS check out this thread on GS

http://www.gearslutz.com/board/high-...e-studios.html
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I keep seeing people using ipads to record via garageband. I have an OLDER apogee duet. Can that be made to work with an ipad or do you need the latest duet that I know is specifically designed to do that? Thanks
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