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Holy crap...

I just have a laptop, keyboard and a guitar.

sometimes that's all you need.

but no, you need more stuff. lots more

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There are very successful producers out there who don't use anything more than a laptop.

Well, I'm not really an audio dude lol

Until 2010, I still wrote music with nothing more than notation software, my guitar and piano. I then found out about virtual instruments and DAWs so now I do that.

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Finally decided to post my time-out corner. Just ignore that dumbass there.

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Gear:

Presonus Eris E5 Studio Monitors

Steinberg UR22 audio interface

ASUS 22-inch monitor

Shure SRH840 Monitor Headphones

Casio Privia PX-110

Cubase Artist 7.5

Not pictured:

Intel Xeon Quad @ 3.4 GHz, 32 GB RAM @ 1600 MHz, various SSDs and 7200s, GeForce GTX 670 OC

Audio Technica AT2020 Condenser mic

CAD Acoustic Shield

iPod touch w/ TouchOSC as a MIDI controller

Edited by Neifion

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Lol, well, they are full-size keys. But maybe it's just some bad forced perspective... or I'm a hobbit. :tomatoface:

Are you very small or are the keys of your piano ultra giant ?? Keys look 2 inches wide.

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Well, this is my setup, as soon as i graduate and work profesionally, i'll be able to upgrade everything (right know i'm a half time worker/college student).

I am just starting, i haven't made anything serious yet (shameful, i know), i'm just waiting to finish college. On the mean time, i'm studying music theory, Fl Studio stuff, and getting practice on the instruments you see there.

It's basically:

'91 Ibanez RG550 MIJ guitar

'92 Fender Jazz MIJ

Focusrite Scarlett 2i4

Yamaha HS50M

Samson Carbon 49

AKG K240 cans (bought them because everyone recommened them here)

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Alot of people seem to be digging those Yamaha HS monitors.

Since i'm a noob, i know my opinion won't matter a lot, but yes, imho, they're great. I bought them because of the good reviews on the net, and because many friends on this kind of stuff only say wonders 'bout 'em. Of course there are a lot more better monitors, but much more expensive. These ones i think are pretty hard to beat in terms of value.

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Guess I'll break the mystery and join the festivities. I cant resist good studio porn.

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Nice and clean :)

also, i would say that the entry level yamaha monitors are probably the best you could get for the price point, of course i didnt buy them because i got a stupid good deal on KRK monitors.

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I'm looking into some different monitors currently. I've been using wharfdales, but they are too coloured, not "reference" monitors.

The yamahas I hear good things about, but they are designed after the famous NS-10's, which from what I've read have never made great main monitors, only for checking for translation. I'm looking at Mackie, KRK, JBL...a whole bunch of different kinds.

Currently my nice pair of speakers are my JBL L112s. They arent "Reference monitors" but they are very transparent, and make a good second set for checking mixes.

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I moved from the Rokit 6's to the Yamaha HS80m monitors and found it to be a good upgrade. They've very flat and are pretty easy to mix with. I liked the KRK monitors but I had a series of build quality issues that made me want to move over to Yamaha.

Flexstyle, I do have quite a bit of stuff in this little room. You're not even seeing the wall that's behind me in that picture. I have another desk with an iMac that I use for doing graphic design stuff. There's also a little CRT and a stack of classic consoles for gaming. It's a good room to spend hours in.

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Guess I'll break the mystery and join the festivities. I cant resist good studio porn.

KRvyAlyl.jpg

Nice and clean :)

also, i would say that the entry level yamaha monitors are probably the best you could get for the price point, of course i didnt buy them because i got a stupid good deal on KRK monitors.

Is that what I think it is on your laptop? :)

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Most of my studio:

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Floor not pictured. We do have a little corner for music in the works though. And I confess I also have another pair of headphones.

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Thought I could entitle these images "God bless this mess" as... well, it's a mess :3

Zone A - core work zone

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MacBook Pro 13"

Edifier R1600T Plus Studio Monitors

Sony MDR-7506 Studio Headphones

Focusrite Saffire 6 USB Audio Interface

Ableton Live 9

Reason 5

Logic Pro X

SampleTank 2.5 + various AUs (mostly freebies)

Sanic Plushie

Zone B - "where all the instruments are" zone

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Korg MS-20 Mini Analog Synth

Korg 707 FM Synth

Yamaha RX7 Drum Machine

AKAI APC20 Ableton Controller

Edirol PCR800 MIDI Controller Keyboard.

There should be also a Korg Electribe ESX Drum Machine but is missing from the bunch as it's gonna have its tubes replaced currently :3

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Just upgraded my monitors from a set of E-Mu PM5s to a set of Yamaha HS8s. SO PSYCHED.

Also been using a lil' iMac alongside everything to do things like multitracking and take-editing.

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In the pic:

- Yamaha HS8 monitors

- 2008 iMac

- Custom-built PC

- dbx 215 graphic equalizer (left over from the PM5 setup)

- dbx 223 crossover (left over from the PM5 setup)

- Akai MPK49 MIDI keyboard

- Novation Launchkey 25 MIDI keyboard

- Novation Launchpad Mini (and I've got another on my shelves right now)

- Numark MixTrack MIDI DJ controller

- Asus UX32VD ultrabook w/ Native Instruments Traktor Audio 2

- Sennheiser E815s mic

- Yamaha MG102c mixing board

- Audio-Technica LP60 belt-driven turntable

Also just upgraded my mic locker, so here's my list of stuff not in the picture:

- Audio-Technica AT2035 x2

- AKG C214 x2

- Studio Projects C4

- Studio Projects C1 x2 (one first-gen, one latest-gen)

- Shure SM7B

- Sterling Audio ST51

- GLS Audio ES-57

- aaaand a Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 to run everything through. :-D

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Current space. Really cramped, uncomfortable, and I have a roommate (really bad for personal reasons), and honestly, being able to fit my piano in here was a miracle. But the important part is I have everything.

Everything:

-Focusrite Scarlett 18i8

-Bose Companion 2 Series III Speakers (Don't have room for real ones)

-AKG k240 Headphones

-MXL-990 Condenser Microphone

-Casio Privia Pro PX-5S 88 key Digital Stage Piano

-Killer desktop (2011):

  • Core i7-2600
  • 8GB 1333MHz DDR3 RAM
  • 240GB Kingston HyperX SATA III SSD
  • 640GB WD Caviar Black HDD
  • EVGA GTX 460 1GB

-Software:

  • FL Studio 11
  • Native Instruments Komplete 8
  • EastWest Quantum Leap Symphonic Orchestra Gold Edition
  • Miroslav Philharmonik
  • ISW Celestia, Juggarnaut, Forest Frame Drums, Resonance: Emotional Mallets
  • MusicLab RealGuitar 3
  • 8Dio Steinway 1969 Legacy Grand, Orange Tree Samples CoreBass Pear
  • Miscellaneous Kontakt Libraries
  • Alchemy: Planet Earth Library
  • Various Free or Demo Synthesizers
  • Lots of oneshots, drumloops, soundscapes, etc.

I remember when I was a little kid (circa 2005) and I didn't own zilch. I borrowed Shariq's laptop and used the installed FruityLoops 6 to make really bad sound. I didn't even know what notes were at the time! How the sucky have risen. C:

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Current space. Really cramped, uncomfortable, and I have a roommate (really bad for personal reasons), and honestly, being able to fit my piano in here was a miracle. But the important part is I have everything

-Focusrite Scarlett 18i20

Why so many inputs and outputs for such a small room? Could be real useful if you decide to do any drum mic stuff I guess. Seems like overkill for general production though.

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