Post Your Digital Audio Studio

Macman45

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I'm interested to see what people are using. I'll kick this off with mine:

Imac 27" ( Won't post specs but maxed out 32GB RAM)

Software:

Logic X
Audacity for occasional SFX splitting

Hardware ( Pictured )
Novation SLK MKII
Yamaha USB Mixer / Input Board
Genelec Powered Studio Monitors
Asus BRD Writer
Segate 4TB USB 3 ( Storage )


Not Pictured:
Fender Stratocaster Vintage 1990 American, LSR
Martin D35
Fender Precision Pro American
Gibson SG Standard
Yamaha Compass Electro / Acoustic 12 String
Rode Pro Studio Microphones
Promise Pegasus R4

Am currently looking for a sound assistant...I have somebody coming today for a kind of informal interview....I can't manage everything by myself!

So what do you use, and how do you use it?
 

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Diastro

macrumors member
Jul 12, 2010
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Veldhoven, the Netherlands
Main rig
27" iMac (mid-2011, i5 2.7, 16GB, 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD)
Focusrite Saffire PRO 40

Monitoring:
Yamaha HS80M
Schiit Magni headphone amp
Sennheiser HD 600
Sennheiser Momentum
Shure SRH840
Shure SE535

Controllers:
Novation Impulse 61
Maschine Mikro mk2

Microphones:
Rode NT2A
AKG Perception 220
Oktava MK 012 MSP4 2x
Shure SM58 2x
Shure SM57 2x

DAW/software/plugins:
Logic Pro X
Propellerhead Reason 7
Native Instruments Komplete 9 Ultimate
Native Instruments Maschine
Fabfilter
ValhallaDSP
Slate Digital

Instruments:

Art & Lutherie CW Cedar antique burst
ESP LTD MH-250NT w/ Duncan SH-5
Petrof upright piano
Lots of percussion

Honorable mention:
Synology DS713+ NAS
Razer Deathadder 2013 (most comfortable mouse ever)
MacBook Pro (has since been sold in favor of an iPad mini retina)

 
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Diastro

macrumors member
Jul 12, 2010
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Veldhoven, the Netherlands
Nice setup, are you purely a keyboard player, or do you play guitar as well?
I'm by no means a professional or seasoned instrumentalist, but I do play both keyboard/piano and guitar, in addition to drums and percussion. As you can see my studio isn't a recording facility, it's more of a production and mixing space, so by having instruments and a great MIDI controller at hand the workflow never really slows down if cool ideas come up.
 

spoonie1972

macrumors 6502a
Aug 17, 2012
545
47
Toronto
Main Rig
Dual 2.93 64gb ram mac pro, VSL slave. Lots of Kontakt libraries.
macbook pro running logic

Monitoring:
BM6A mk1
Behritone C50A
KRK 10S Sub (barely ever used)
AKG 240M headphones
Presounus Monitor thingy

Controller:
Triton Classic

Microphones:
Bunch of crap. Borrow when I need something good

Input gear and converter stuff:
API 512c x2.
Great River NV500 x2
FMR PCB6A (aka distressor lite)
Motu 828 mk3 hybrid, mkII, mk1, Yamaha/Steinborg UR22 (when mobile).
Mytek Stereo 96 AD/DA
Lucid 2448 AD/DA

Instruments and stuff:
Gibson Les Paul Studio
Lots of random percussion
Tama StageStar with Bliss and Zildijans, and a fancy kick pedal worth more than the kit LOL (dw9000)
Marshall 5010 SS
Mesaboogie Son Of Boogie 60W combo

I'm sure there's more but that's the gist of it.

old pic.

 
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Macman45

macrumors G5
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Jul 29, 2011
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Main Rig
Dual 2.93 64gb ram mac pro, VSL slave. Lots of Kontakt libraries.
macbook pro running logic

Monitoring:
BM6A mk1
Behritone C50A
KRK 10S Sub (barely ever used)
AKG 240M headphones
Presounus Monitor thingy

Controller:
Triton Classic

Microphones:
Bunch of crap. Borrow when I need something good

Input gear and converter stuff:
API 512c x2.
Great River NV500 x2
FMR PCB6A (aka distressor lite)
Motu 828 mk3 hybrid, mkII, mk1, Yamaha/Steinborg UR22 (when mobile).
Mytek Stereo 96 AD/DA
Lucid 2448 AD/DA

Instruments and stuff:
Gibson Les Paul Studio
Lots of random percussion
Tama StageStar with Bliss and Zildijans, and a fancy kick pedal worth more than the kit LOL (dw9000)
Marshall 5010 SS
Mesaboogie Son Of Boogie 60W combo

I'm sure there's more but that's the gist of it.
Now I know why I can't find stuff when I need it....it's out on loan...:) Nie setup though.
 

MWPULSE

macrumors 6502a
Dec 27, 2008
706
1
London
This is what I'm running atm, I'm much more of a hardware kinda guy really... :)

Computers
Mac Mini 06 (custom upgraded)
2.33Ghz C2D/250GB/320GB/2GB
(various HDDs/NAS/Network switches/Airport express)

Retina MBP 13
2.3Ghz Haswell/512GB/16GB

Monitoring
KRK RP5 G2
Creative Subwoofer
Samson C Control

I/O
MBox 2

Wares
Protools 7.4
Reason 4 (via Rewire)

(on a side note, I have Reason 7, Logic Express, and MainStage 3 all running on my laptop which sometimes I will use via MIDI Networking)

Keys
Yammie Motif Classic 6
Yammie EX5
Korg MS2000BR

Channel Stuff
Alesis 3630 Stereo Compressors
Lexicon MX200 MFX
TC Electronics G-Sharp MFX
TL Audio Ivory 5001 Quad Pre

My mixing desk is a Yamaha MG14/2

Outta shot I have a Vox AD30VT, and a Fender Jazz, Squire Tele.

In the next year or two, imma ditch the mac mini (it will be my Media server) and the MBox 2, and go all out on making a more integrated solution with a MOTU 828x (not even released yet I don't think?! :S) and a coupla Octopre MKii. Will be putting everything in customed racks with patch on the back, so it can be modular to an extent. This will effectively get rid of the mixing desk, and plug everything directly into Protools/applicable DAW, to use for external processing.

I also have some Technic high quality hifi/cinema speakers in the attic which I will be either using as secondary monitors, or coupled with the mac mini in an alternative room powered by a 7.1 amp.
 

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fastlanephil

macrumors 65816
Nov 17, 2007
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Hardware

2011 27” i5 iMac, TB HD, 24GB memory. (Slave)

2012 2.6 i7 Mac Mini Fusion drive 16GB memory. 22’ HP monitor. (Master) Screen sharing of iMac via TB.

2009 13” MacBook Pro.

iPhone 4s.

iPad Air 32GB,

1TB Newertech MiniSTACK hard drive for Mac Mini backup. 1 TB OWC Elite Pro HD for iMac Backup. 2 TB OWC Elite Pro HD for Vienna Ensemble Pro. 500 GB OWC FW 800 drive for storing my sample libraries, effects and other odds and ends

Matching Apple Magic Mice and Apple wireless keyboards for iMac and Mac Mini.

Yamaha P-140 digital piano and M-Audio Axiom 49 controller.

Event TR-8 monitors sitting on my KEF K dual sub stereo speakers.

Yamaha CLP 555 digital grand piano with frank Sinatra doll that sings the beginning of Witchcraft.

DAW Desk is a a diningroom table imported from Vietnam. 6" was cut off the legs, front support board moved to the middle of the table for more leg room. Stands for iMac and HP monitor made from 2x10 fir. An old piece of treated 2x8 props up the Axiom 49 when it sits on the back of the Yamaha P-140. Keyboard rack with pull out tray from my old computer hutch is used as a utility table and rack for Axion 49 when I work with just the Yamaha P-140.

Not Shown.

IK Multimedia iRig Keys Lightning.

Martin D-16, Fender American Telecaster Natural Maple, CME UF6 61 key controller and a cheap trashy trumpet that replaced my rented trumpet which inspired me to switch to the F. horn and trombone which the school provided.

Shure Beta 58 and a cheap condenser microphone. Tascam US-122mkll audio/midi interface. I rarely use a microphone.

Assorted pedals, mini mixers and a old suitcase full of junk.

Software

DAW Hosts

Sagan Technology Metro 7, Studio One 2.6 Producer, Sibelius, DP6.5

And

Vienna Ensemble Pro 5, Audacity

Samples And Effects

IK Multimedia

Sampletank 2.5 XL, Miroslav Philharmonic, Sonic Synth, SampleTron, SampleMoog, Amplitube 3, Classic Studio Reverb, t-RackS Classic.

Garritan

Garritan Personal Orchestra, Garritan Stradivari Violin, Garritan Concert And Marching Band, Garritan Jazz And Big Band, Garritan Steinway, Garritan Instant Orchestra, Garritan World Instruments, Garritan Harps.

SampleTEKK

Seven Seas Grand, The Big One, Black Grand MK ll, Blue Grand, White Grand MKll, White Grand, Rain Piano, 10CC Choir, BOB, Carillion, Orchestral Instruments, Pump Organ, Accordion, Tubed Wurly, Marimba, Organ Tonewheel, Worra’s Prophet

Assorted

Kontakt 5 with factory libraries,
Abbey Road 60’s Drums,
Retro Machines, Infinite Instruments,
Cinema Sessions
Art Vista Virtual Grand Piano
Art Vista Back Beat Bass
Audio Bro full LA Scoring Strings with Sordino
CineBrass Core
CineWinds Core
Signor Paganini Solo Violin
VSL Bass Clarinet
VSL Epic Orchestra
Sound Iron Olympic Elements
SoundIron Micro Choir
EastWest Symphonic Orchestra(Silver)
East West Spaces
ValhallaDSP's ValhallaVintageVerb.





 
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Macman45

macrumors G5
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Jul 29, 2011
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Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
Hardware

2011 27” i5 iMac, TB HD, 24GB memory. (Slave)

2012 2.6 i7 Mac Mini Fusion drive 16GB memory. 22’ HP monitor. (Master) Screen sharing of iMac via TB.

2009 13” MacBook Pro.

iPhone 4s.

iPad Air 32GB,

1TB Newertech MiniSTACK hard drive for Mac Mini backup. 1 TB OWC Elite Pro HD for iMac Backup. 2 TB OWC Elite Pro HD for Vienna Ensemble Pro. 500 GB OWC FW 800 drive for storing my sample libraries, effects and other odds and ends

Matching Apple Magic Mice and Apple wireless keyboards for iMac and Mac Mini.

Yamaha P-140 digital piano and M-Audio Axiom 49 controller.

Event TR-8 monitors sitting on my KEF K dual sub stereo speakers.

Yamaha CLP 555 digital grand piano with frank Sinatra doll that sings the beginning of Witchcraft.

DAW Desk is a a diningroom table imported from Vietnam. 6" was cut off the legs, front support board moved to the middle of the table for more leg room. Stands for iMac and HP monitor made from 2x10 fir. An old piece of treated 2x8 props up the Axiom 49 when it sits on the back of the Yamaha P-140. Keyboard rack with pull out tray from my old computer hutch is used as a utility table and rack for Axion 49 when I work with just the Yamaha P-140.

Not Shown.

IK Multimedia iRig Keys Lightning.

Martin D-16, Fender American Telecaster Natural Maple, CME UF6 61 key controller and a cheap trashy trumpet that replaced my rented trumpet which inspired me to switch to the F. horn and trombone which the school provided.

Shure Beta 58 and a cheap condenser microphone. Tascam US-122mkll audio/midi interface. I rarely use a microphone.

Assorted pedals, mini mixers and a old suitcase full of junk.

Software

DAW Hosts

Sagan Technology Metro 7, Studio One 2.6 Producer, Sibelius, DP6.5

And

Vienna Ensemble Pro 5, Audacity

Samples And Effects

IK Multimedia

Sampletank 2.5 XL, Miroslav Philharmonic, Sonic Synth, SampleTron, SampleMoog, Amplitube 3, Classic Studio Reverb, t-RackS Classic.

Garritan

Garritan Personal Orchestra, Garritan Stradivari Violin, Garritan Concert And Marching Band, Garritan Jazz And Big Band, Garritan Steinway, Garritan Instant Orchestra, Garritan World Instruments, Garritan Harps.

SampleTEKK

Seven Seas Grand, Blue Grand, White Grand, Rain Piano, 10CC Choir, BOB, Carillion, Orchestral Instruments, Pump Organ, Accordion, Tubed Wurly, Marimba, Organ Tonewheel, Worra’s Prophet

Assorted

Kontakt 5 with factory libraries, Abbey Road 60’s Drums, Retro Machines, Infinite Instruments, Cinema Sessions, Art Vista Virtual Grand Piano, Art Vista Back Beat Bass, Audio Bro full LASS library including Sordino, CineBrass Core, CineWinds Core, Signor Paganini Solo Violin, VSL Bass Clarinet, VSL Epic Orchestra, Sound Iron Olympic Elements, SoundIron Micro Choir, East West Symphonic Orchestra(Silver), East West Spaces, ValhallaDSP's ValhallaVintageVerb.





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Since the grand is digital, I guess the cover is just for show? I like the doll too:)
 

genshi

macrumors 6502a
Jun 27, 2007
665
79
Portland, Oregon
I recently moved and had to drastically downsize my studio, so I am slowly rebuilding it up again. Here it is in it's current state:

Hardware, Interfaces & Controllers:
Apple iMac 27" 3.5GHz Quad-Core i7 with 32GB RAM
Ableton Push
M-Audio Ozonic (not shown/no longer in use)
M-Audio Projectmix I/O (not shown/no longer in use)
M-Audio Trigger Finger
Midiman Surface One (prototype)
Native Instruments Komplete Audio 6
Novation Launchpad (not shown/no longer in use)

Software:
Ableton Live 9 Suite
Madrona Labs Aalto
Madrona Labs Kaivo
Soniccouture Pan Drum
Soundiron Olympus Elements
Sound Guru The Mangle
u-He Zebra 2
Valhalla Vintage Verb

Synths, Samplers & Filters:
Akai MPC 2000 Studio Plus
Arturia MiniBrute
Clavia Nord Lead
Doepfer Dark Time Sequencer
DSI Evolver
Dubreq Stylophone S2
Electrix FilterFactory
Electrix WarpFactory
Ensoniq ESQ-1 (not shown)
Ensoniq Mirage
Korg MS-20 Mini
Moog Sub 37 Tribute Edition (pre-ordered!)
Moog Theremin (Big Briar branded)
Roland JV-2080 (fully expanded with 8 sound expansion boards)
Roland JP-8000
Teenage Engineering OP-1
Waldorf Micro Q
Waldorf MicroWave XTk
Waldorf MiniWorks 4-Pole filter

Guitars:
Danelectro '67 Hornet Reissue
Gibson Les Paul Studio
Gretsch Junior Jet Bass
Ibanez Artcore AS73B
Takamine Acoustic/Electric

Guitar Pedals:
Blackout Effectors Twosome
Blackout Effectors Whetstone Analog Phaser
Dunlop Crybaby GCB95F Classic Wah (fasel)
Dunlop DVP3 Volume (X)
EarthQuaker Devices Organizer
Empress Effects Vintage Modified Superdelay
Empress Effects Tremolo
Fulltone OCD
Moog EP-2
Strymon blueSky Reverberator
Strymon El Capistan dTape Echo
TC Electronic Polytune Noir

Misc:
Acoustic B20 Bass Amp
Blue Digital Spark microphone
Bugera V22 Guitar Tube Amp
Custom Made African Tongue Drum
Ebow
Djembe
Doumbek
Hohner Melodica
Makala Ukulele
Recorder
Sony MDR-7506 Headphones
Tibetan Singing Bowl
Toy Accordion
Zoom H4n (for field recordings/sound gathering)
...and a box of Brian Eno/Peter Schmidt "Oblique Strategies" (for occasional inspiration!)

 
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Macman45

macrumors G5
Original poster
Jul 29, 2011
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Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
I recently moved and had to drastically downsize my studio, so I am slowly rebuilding it up again. Here it is in it's current state:

Hardware, Interfaces & Controllers:
Apple iMac 27" 3.5GHz Quad-Core i7 with 32GB RAM
Ableton Push
M-Audio Ozonic (not shown/no longer in use)
M-Audio Projectmix I/O (not shown/no longer in use)
M-Audio Trigger Finger
Midiman Surface One (prototype)
Native Instruments Komplete Audio 6
Novation Launchpad (not shown/no longer in use)

Software:
Ableton Live 9 Suite
Madrona Labs Aalto
Madrona Labs Kaivo
Soniccouture Pan Drum
Soundiron Olympus Elements
u-He Zebra 2
Valhalla Vintage Verb

Synths, Samplers & Filters:
Akai MPC 2000 Studio Plus
Arturia MiniBrute
Clavia Nord Lead
Doepfer Dark Time Sequencer
DSI Evolver
Dubreq Stylophone S2
Electrix FilterFactory
Electrix WarpFactory
Ensoniq ESQ-1 (not shown)
Ensoniq Mirage
Korg MS-20 Mini
Moog Sub 37 Tribute Edition (pre-ordered!)
Moog Theremin (Big Briar branded)
Roland JV-2080 (fully expanded with 8 sound expansion boards)
Roland JP-8000
Teenage Engineering OP-1
Waldorf Micro Q
Waldorf MicroWave XTk
Waldorf MiniWorks 4-Pole filter

Guitars:
Danelectro '67 Hornet Reissue
Gibson Les Paul Studio
Gretsch Junior Jet Bass
Ibanez Artcore AS73B
Takamine Acoustic/Electric

Guitar Pedals:
Blackout Effectors Twosome
Blackout Effectors Whetstone Analog Phaser
EarthQuaker Devices Organizer
Empress Effects Vintage Modified Superdelay
Empress Effects Tremolo
Fulltone OCD
Moog EP-2
Strymon blueSky Reverberator

Misc:
Acoustic B20 Bass Amp
Blue Digital Spark microphone
Bugera V22 Guitar Tube Amp
Custom Made African Tongue Drum
Ebow
Djembe
Doumbek
Hohner Melodica
Makala Ukulele
Recorder
Sony MDR-7506 Headphones
Tibetan Singing Bowl
Toy Accordion
Zoom H4n (for field recordings/sound gathering)
...and a box of Brian Eno/Peter Schmidt "Oblique Strategies" (for occasional inspiration!)

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How do you find Ableton now? I had a free copy with my Novation, but found the interface was awful. Since I use Logic anyway, I ditched it, only keeping Automap which is useful.
 

genshi

macrumors 6502a
Jun 27, 2007
665
79
Portland, Oregon
How do you find Ableton now? I had a free copy with my Novation, but found the interface was awful. Since I use Logic anyway, I ditched it, only keeping Automap which is useful.
I love it, always have. I skipped version 7, but have owned all other versions since 1.5.

But the Live 9 Suite is really extra nice. The thing that separates Ableton Live from other DAWs is the Session view, which I know some people can't get into, but it's incredibly powerful once you know how to work with it; it let's you play your DAW live, like an instrument and record the results into the Arrangement view (the traditional linear DAW view.) Coupled with the new Ableton Push, it is an incredibly powerful and intuitive combination; makes creating music a pure joy!

Some context with where I am coming from, so you know I'm not just an Ableton Fanboy: I started doing music back when you could only record onto reel-to-reel tape, and by the mid-2000s I was the Senior Audio Editor at AVID/M-Audio, so it was my day job to use Pro Tools, Logic, Cubase, Acid, Ableton Live and other software (like Recycle for Rex files) to create and edit our sound libraries; but at the end of the day, with all of that experience, I went home to Ableton Live because it was fast and intuitive...
 
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Macman45

macrumors G5
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Jul 29, 2011
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Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
I love it, always have. I skipped version 7, but have owned all other versions since 1.5.

But the Live 9 Suite is really extra nice. The thing that separates Ableton Live from other DAWs is the Session view, which I know some people can't get into, but it's incredibly powerful once you know how to work with it; it let's you play your DAW live, like an instrument and record the results into the Arrangement view (the traditional linear DAW view.) Coupled with the new Ableton Push, it is an incredibly powerful and intuitive combination; makes creating music a pure joy!

Some context with where I am coming from, so you know I'm not just an Ableton Fanboy: I started doing music back when you could only record onto reel-to-reel tape, and by the mid-2000s I was the Senior Audio Editor at AVID/M-Audio, so it was my day job to use Pro Tools, Logic, Cubase, Acid, Ableton Live and other software (like Recycle for Rex files) to create and edit our sound libraries; but at the end of the day, with all of that experience, I went home to Ableton Live because it was fast and intuitive...

:) I'm from the same generation....Reel to reel, 4 and 8 track tape...How the heck did we ever get stuff done?:) I must be missing something with Ableton though...I find the menus badly organised and the interface a little "Childish" if that's the right word....I guess I'm so used to Logic now that I wouldn't want a change, but I got a discount voucher from them recently and I know I can try it again for free....Might give it another shot and see what's what.
 

spoonie1972

macrumors 6502a
Aug 17, 2012
545
47
Toronto
I've got about 6 hours into ableton. Until I'm setup with my new band to do a live show, I probably won't spend more time in it.

It certainly is very, very powerful. I'm just set in my ways, I guess.

Heh, reels. I sure miss the 827's and the like, dolby SR is fantastic. Don't miss the price, though!
 

Doc C

macrumors regular
Nov 5, 2013
187
107
Need Advice

Sorry to jump in here, but I can't create a new thread, and it seems like there are a lot of people active in this thread who might be able to answer my question (and it seems like the original issue has been beaten to death...)

My 15 yr old seems to have a bit of talent for manipulation of digital files (audio/photo/video) as well as musical talent (plays electric guitar, electric bass, piano, and a bit of sax, plus is learning to work with a couple of DAWs), and is exploring the idea of a career in that direction. The problem is that nobody around us has any idea what that entails, where to go, what to do, who to talk to, etc.

I am looking for some advice, specific places to look (Google isn't helpful as it is a bit of information overload until I have more direction), and anything else that he might need to know.

Private message is fine

Thanks

Oh - also - does anyone have any experience with the Nektar p6? We were thinking of picking one up to use instead of the Roland digital piano (two younger sons aged 12 and 10 also both play both guitars and piano, and so they all want to be able to go out to community centres, retirement homes, etc and perform). They play everything from Stairway to Heaven to Sultans of Swing to Viva La Vida but don't have a drummer, so they need something that can add a drum track.

For reference, if it matters, we don't have a complex setup like most. It only consists of a Mac Mini with a TV for a monitor, Roland Digital Piano (?model), a Tascam USB/guitar interface, a Roland USB/Midi interface, and a bunch of reference speakers from our old home AV system.

Any guidance towards how to slowly build the system for them is also appreciated.

Thanks
 
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Marty62

macrumors 6502
Mar 11, 2010
394
0
Berlin formerly London
MAIN SYSTEM:
Hex Core 3,33GHz/32gb/840 EVO 750Gb/Apricorn Velocity Solo/Inateck 4004 USB3.0
2 x 23inch Apple Cinema Displays
Logitech K750/MX1000
UAD DUO PCIe/UAD Satellite Quad/RME FF800
SSL Nucleus
SSL X-Desk
Adam A7X
Genelec 2029 & Sub
JBL Control 1 - Mono check box
AKG 270's/Sony MDRV6 Pro/Sony MDR V750's

MOBILE SYSTEM:
Macbook pro 8,2 / Quad 2,4Ghz / 8Gb / 1TB Lacie Thunderbolt / Mackie Satellite FW interface / Bose Mini Computer Monitors

HARDWARE:
Access Virus Ti2
Roland JP80
Waldorf Blofeld desktop
Arturia MiniBrute
Novation Nova
Oberheim Matrix1000
Roland JV2080 ( 4 x cards )
Korg TR Rack
Korg Triton Extreme
Korg Wavestation SR
DSI MoFo
DSI Tetra
Doepfer Dark Energy
Moogerfoogers
Korg MS20 C
UA 6176
Self made 1176
Lexicon MPX-1
Line 6 Delay /Modulation racks
Self made Roger Foote comp

SOFTWARE:
Logic 9 / Logic X / Reason 6.5 / Pro Tools 10.3
UAD
Arturia V collection 3
NI Komplete Ultimate 9
Tone 2 Gladiator / EleXtra
Pianoteq
Korg Legacy collection
URS Eq / Comp
Soundtoys native
Spectrasonics Omnisphere/Trillan/Stylus RX
IK Sampletank XL/Miroslav/T-Racks singles
Steven Slate Drums / VCC /VTM

GUITARS:
Nash Telecaster custom
'94 Jap Strat & Lollar pups
Martin Acoustic
Fender P-Bass Deluxe
Yamaha - something !

Almost every stomp box ever made, mostly self made clones.







 

JTMusicVA

macrumors newbie
Mar 26, 2014
11
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Woodbridge, VA, USA
My humble DAW.....

I was in PC world with a kick-ass machine, but grew tired of the crashes and whatnot that frustrated me to no end :(, then I scored a beefed-up 2007 24" iMac (6.1):D for practically pennies. 4GB RAM, external FW800 1TB HDD, OS X 10.7.5, Logic Pro 9, tons of soft-synth and effects plug-ins.
I know it doesn't compare to what some of you guys have posted Mac-wise, but, it's working quite nicely for me as it is and I got it at a steal price.

Audio interface is the Lexicon Omega,
ART DI/O A/D/A Tube-driven converter,
keyboard controller is the M-Audio Oxygen 61,
Monitors are Mackie MR5s and Audio-Technica M50 headphones fed from Focusrite VRM box, (and then there are Prodipe Pod3 desktop speakers... not bad for what they are...)
Hardware synths include the Alesis QS6 and QSR, and the Novation X-Station 25. Also there's the BOSS DR-660 drum machine.

I LOVE the iMac over the PC, in that it never crashes, is secure, seems faster, you guys know the tune.....

 
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Macman45

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Jul 29, 2011
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Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
I was in PC world with a kick-ass machine, but grew tired of the crashes and whatnot that frustrated me to no end :(, then I scored a beefed-up 2007 24" iMac (6.1):D for practically pennies. 4GB RAM, external FW800 1TB HDD, OS X 10.7.5, Logic Pro 9, tons of soft-synth and effects plug-ins.
I know it doesn't compare to what some of you guys have posted Mac-wise, but, it's working quite nicely for me as it is and I got it at a steal price.

Audio interface is the Lexicon Omega,
keyboard controller is the M-Audio Oxygen 61,
Monitors are Mackie MR5s and Audio-Technica M50 headphones (as well as Prodipe Pod3 desktop speakers... not bad for what they are...)
Hardware synths include the Alesis QS6 and QSR, and the Novation X-Station 25. Also there's the BOSS DR-660 drum machine.

I LOVE the iMac over the PC, in that it never crashes, is secure, seems faster, you guys know the tune.....

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Looks good, and now I don't feel so bad about my cable mess....:D
 

williamh

macrumors regular
Feb 24, 2006
107
8
I'm an active TV composer and here is my humble simple setup.

Mac mini 5,3 (fully upgraded with SSDs)
TC Electronic Studio Konnekt 48 FW interface
Genelec 1029A nearfield monitor (I have this pair for decades)
Korg Triton Pro X master keyboard
Various HDDs & SSDs via thunderbolt
 

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Sackvillenb

macrumors 6502a
Mar 1, 2011
572
2
Canada! \m/
how to post images?

So, I'm in the process of upgrading my home studio, it should be really nice once we're done (in a week or two I'm hoping), and I'd love to post a picture of our new and improved setup :) However... this is a silly question... I don't know how to upload images onto these forums??
 

Sonic

macrumors regular
Aug 4, 2006
206
63


computer
mac pro tempo card+768Gb/6Tb/12/8x2.8, rMBP 512/16/4x2.6
apogee duet

monitoring
allen and heath zed14 mixer
mackie 824 mk2's

synths
moog voyager select
korg polysix
korg ms20 mini
2 x monotrons

fx
eventide h3000 d/se
lexicon pcm70 mk2
focusrite platinum channel
custom valve channel

other stuff
rode NT2, shure sm58
'90 usa telecaster
squier strat
old valvestate 100 amp
rubbish boss guitar effects box
2 x technics 1210's and rane SL3 DVS, crane stand

software
logic 9
plugins include oxford, arturia synths, sonalkris, waves, etc
 

jakesaunders27

macrumors 6502a
Jan 23, 2012
896
5
United Kingdom
Mac Pro - spec in signature
20" Cinema Display

Focusrite Scarlett 18i6
Patchbay
Carillon Rack PC

Roland MA-20 Monitors
Shure SRH 440
Shure SE215

Ableton Live 9
Pro Tools 11
SoundToys Plugins
Waves Plugins

Novation Launchpad
Korg M50
Novation Bass Station

Load of guitar effects pedals,
More random synths and bits.

Will post a pic in the bit!