Thursday, February 08, 2007

Showing Off

I took a couple of pictures of "the studio" (aka my bedroom) so I'd have an excuse to list equipment and software as we computer music people so love to do. Or in case anyone was curious. But definitely in that order.


That's the main space, including such exciting components as:
  • Sony VAIO laptop [2 GHz Core 2 Duo, 2GB Ram, 120GB HD] which is a temporary holdout for an eventual Macbook Pro (ask me about Costco's return policy).
  • EMU 0404 USB 2.0 external sound card. 24 bit / 192 KHz, not that I ever go that high.
  • M-Audio O2 MIDI Controller. Wish list: Novation Remote SL 37, but the O2 is fine.
  • Mackie HR824 Reference Monitors (2). My pride and joy. Prides and joys? Whatever, they're loud and sound incredible.
  • Dell 20.1" LCD. Widescreen.
  • Evolution X-Session MIDI Controller. Lots of knobs, but I don't really use it since I got the O2. Still looks impressive sitting there, though, which is the most important thing.
  • Blue Ceramic Tea Cup. Gets more use than all the rest put together I think.
Since I'm totally "in the box" (i.e. do all production in software, no external sound-making gear), inside that computer I primarily use:
  • Propellerhead Reason 3.0. My faithful companion for many many years, has almost everything I could want.
  • Ableton Live 6. A "real" DAW. I've been experimenting with using it together with Reason, and have had a lot of success so far.
And for fun, when I'm not "working":


  • Numark TTX-1 Turntables (2). High torque, +/- 50% pitch, and they have a tiny light in the back where the cables plug in to help in the dark.
  • Shure M44-7 Cartridges (2). High output for timecode vinyl, which is all I really play on the Numarks these days anyway.
  • Pioneer DJM-600 Mixer. I can make echos and filter stuff with this, making me awesome.
  • Luxman PD272 Turntable. Dad's old record player, which I stole.
  • Shure M97xE Cartridge. Sounds good, pretty cheap, and goes easy on the records. Also has an adorable little brush that wipes dust away the very best it can.
  • Stanton ScratchAmp 2 Sound Card. Connects it all to the computer for digital excitement.
  • Records. Almost all were free off the street, inherited from dad or brothers, or cost $0.99 or less. Pure gold!
So there you have it. Trent's got nothing on me!

1 comment:

Max said...

Where's the BFG9000?