home project studio assembly in progress

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  1. vkgphil

    vkgphil Active Member

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    here is where i am at -- see pic

    I am wondering what to go with to interface the mixer with the pc and have not settled on software yet

    the M Audio preamp is for a keyboard midi controller not shown... havent figured that out just yet either
     

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    Wow! Nice monitors - nice set-up!

    Coooooooool!

    Now, let's HEAR something!!!!! O0
     
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    its very clean sounding, pristine almost. the sub adds a lot of punch but you cant over do the bass eq at all... i can get as loud as i need to but its not stage volume by any stretch! :D

    now if i only had four arms
     
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    Alot to like about that set-up.

    Also, the double FLAT SCREENS is NICE!
     
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    here is what sits on the other side of same room...

    where we are currently holding our rehearsals. this used to be a dining room btw

    first view everything just about. we have those two mackie powered monitors and a yamaha board to pretty much only mic the bass drum and the vocals. our guitarist has a hot rod deluxe. i have half my peavey stack sitting there with my bass pod xt pro

    the other shot is my space. note my hot rod amp is covered, yes i do get my guitar ya yas out on occasion, esp to annoy the crap out of my drummer. if you followed any of my threads you know that is a 'hobby' of mine (po'ing the drummer that is)
     

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    and since you might want to see something closer of the axes currently in use

    fender 12 string strat -- beautiful looking and sounding
    eppy casino -- for beatles covers
    strat -- yeah yeah yeah
    gretsch chet atkins tennesean -- that sucker is at least 40 years old, not sure what year it is
    sg standard of course
    fender jazz bass

    between the guitarists and my collections we have over 30 at our disposal... heh heh

    this is the site of our now three night a week mayhem

    my neighbors actually like us... for now
     
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    and now the pics

    whoops
     

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    [quote author=vic108 link=topic=15028.msg193470#msg193470 date=1189981159]
    Alot to like about that set-up.

    Also, the double FLAT SCREENS is NICE!
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    yah and that is a directv box sitting there so i can watch tv on one side while i work on the other... or just spread it all around. its pretty cool to have multiple windows open at once where you can see em
     
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    Man, some sweet geetars there!

    I'd love to try out that Epi..!!!!!!!


    Cool pixs!
     
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    im thinking its time for a mac... damn pc is giving me fits >:(
     
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    vkgphil, sorry to hear that, what's illin the PC?

    I've heard that some high end recording software runs "neck and neck" and sometimes "better" on Windows than Mac even tho Apple has been traditionally considered a more solid multimedia platform.

    I like your rig, plenty to work with. But you can't do much if your not happy with your PC. What OS version, general specs for your PC (processor speed, RAM, HD space). How many recording tracks would you like to record at one time, budget considerations, etc.

    If your Windows PC is not dedicated to music only, that might be an issue. Windows PC's get tons of add on's and supplimental downloads which can corporately bogue down your PC. So if you can keep your studio machine separate from other uses, that "might" help stabilize your windows XP experience. There is a list of things you tend to want to do to a PC if your using it for recording. You don't need an internet connection, you don't want virus protection running/scanning, you don't want screen saver, etc, etc that normal users want installed and running on your PC.

    Furthermore, if windows is giving you enough trouble, you might want to do an OS wipe and fresh install (win95 was worse). It's a pain, I hate doing it, but, it can do wonders to stabilize a windows OS.

    Perhaps if you do a fresh OS install, then setup a musician account and a serarate personal use login, that might help keep your login session more stable for recording. :)
     
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    Cool set up Phill
     
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    vkgphil Active Member

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    yeah thought about that reformat thing. that pc isnt really used for much else right now. prolly would wanna still maintain internet access for ease of dl/upload of stuff but shouldnt need any office/productivity apps at all. i had read up somewhere about the background drain on resources.
     
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    What're you using for microphones? I saw a SM58 and something inside the bass drum.

    Maybe defrag the PC? I'm using a mac for audio stuff with no complaints (motu traveler and logic express 8 are the main parts)
     
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    I found that if I let the hard drive fill up too much, high end/audio programs suffer. I constrained the system page file size which helps stabilize hard drive I/O activity. I set the max to their suggested size, then also set the min to that same size instead of letting windows adjust it as needed. When used as music studio, there's a whole list of things to check/adjust, but here's some basics.
    You don't want any background crapola running like; screen savers, no power savings, no internet connection, no anti-virus protection running/scanning in the background, etc. Best to start with a clean boot, and make sure the drivers and I/O settings are correct/optimal.

    How much free disk space vrs entire disk space?

    Hope you had a Merry Christmas.
     
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    Very nice Event monitors! It seems that there is no real difference between using Mac or PC for anything.. I know how to keep my PC set up right and clean and it runs flawless. Mac takes less knowledge to keep clean but on the same note ive had many Mac computers run completely unstable due to not being set up right. So you really should pick one computer and learn to keep it running right (PC is way cheaper too so go with that. hehe..). Take the money you save by staying away from Mac and use it to get a better interface or a really nice mic pre. =)
     
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    Shucks, I've been waiting for a response so long I pretty much forgot about it.

    [quote author=1Way link=topic=15028.msg202626#msg202626 date=1198788821]
    I found that if I let the hard drive fill up too much, high end/audio programs suffer. I constrained the system page file size which helps stabilize hard drive I/O activity. I set the max to their suggested size, then also set the min to that same size instead of letting windows adjust it as needed. When used as music studio, there's a whole list of things to check/adjust, but here's some basics.
    You don't want any background crapola running like; screen savers, no power savings, no internet connection, no anti-virus protection running/scanning in the background, etc. Best to start with a clean boot, and make sure the drivers and I/O settings are correct/optimal.

    How much free disk space vrs entire disk space?

    Hope you had a Merry Christmas.
    [/quote]
    Then again, we all know how the holiday season can be. :roll: ;D
     
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    They say having a second hard drive in your computer dedicated to only your audio recordings helps a great deal.
     
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    ditch the pc and get a mac much better for recording for the most part but pricy!!!!! but eavin the smallest Mac notebook will be better than a good new PC!!! (just a note the only Mac I own is an orignal iMac and i use it to prop the door to my stuido open when it gets too smokey in there) yea yea i smoke in my stuido!
     

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