I have the best wife in the world. We have a fairly small house, and one of its rooms is already a dedicated office for my main business. Recently my wife gave me the gift of a second room to be dedicated almost exclusively as studio space. She’s been incredibly supportive of my new venture, and don’t think I don’t appreciate what a rare and wonderful thing that is.
While the studio is still a work in progress, I’ve now at least got a space that is compact, efficient, and effective for the various activities I perform in there–whether it be messing with electronic music genres, recording an eight part “faux” choral piece, or just practicing my piano, it’s serving me well. Here are a couple of pictures of the layout:
Here are the specs as they currently stand:
27″ iMac quad core i7 processor, 8 GB RAM.
Yamaha Motif XF8 Workstation Keyboard w/ Firewire Expansion (Used as Audio Interface)
M-Audio Axiom 25 MIDI Keyboard Controller
M-Audio Profire 610 Audio Interface (Currently Used Only as Mic Pre-Amp)
Microphones : Sure SM27 Condensor, Sennheiser e835 Dynamic
Speakers : Logitech 2.1 computer speaker system (Next on the list is to get real monitors)
Headphones : Audio-Technica ATH-M50
Software Sequencer / Instruments / Effects:
Steinberg Cubase 6, Spectrasonics Omnisphere & Stylus RMX, Toontrack Superior Drummer 2.0, Native Instruments Komplete 7, Steinberg Halion 4 / Halion Sonic, Waves Ren Comp, Doppler, Morphoder.
Obviously there’s no end to the amount of learning to be had by the equipment I currently own. And thankfully spending has died down quite a bit of late, but I’m really feeling the lack of true studio monitors these days. That is the next purchase on my list–although it could still be a while before that plan comes to fruition.
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