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Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« Reply #100 on: February 28, 2008, 12:41:16 PM »
I couldn't help but add to the great studio shots!



My studio is pretty minimal but very effective.  Keep the images coming!

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Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« Reply #101 on: February 28, 2008, 01:37:55 PM »
Hey Nathan, we haven't seen you around here in a while -- welcome back (under a new name)
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Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« Reply #102 on: February 29, 2008, 08:48:47 AM »
Hey Mike!

Things have been quite busy with me so it's been hard to keep up on the forums.  I have been reading the forums when I get some freetime.  I think I lost or misplaced my old ID when the upgrade occured so I created a new one.  Thanks for the welcome back!

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Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« Reply #103 on: February 29, 2008, 10:51:05 AM »
Nathan, welcome back, what size monitors are those, that looks awesome!

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Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« Reply #104 on: February 29, 2008, 10:57:28 AM »
Thanks Paul!  The monitors are Behringer Truth B0231's.  Basically they are generic Mackie HR824's.  For $300, they are a great deal!

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« Reply #105 on: February 29, 2008, 11:32:05 AM »
I bet Paul meant your 2 screens ... they look great !
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Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« Reply #106 on: February 29, 2008, 12:00:13 PM »
Good catch!  They are 22" Widscreen monitors from Westinghouse.  They would not be the best for gaming, but for audio and graphics, they work great!  I bought some VESA pole mounts to attach them to the A frame.  The monitors can rotate 360 degrees if I wish but for my purposes, they sit as they are.

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« Reply #107 on: February 29, 2008, 07:36:00 PM »
The monitors are Behringer Truth B0231's. 

Behringer Truth, not thats an oxymoron if I have ever seen one.  ;D

Basically they are generic Mackie HR824's.  For $300, they are a great deal!

Great deal because they have no development costs to consider so they can sell stuff super cheap, as all they do is rip off other companies designs. True story, about a year ago I was on their job forum, of the 20 or so jobs they were advertising at the time 3/4 of them I kid you not were for photo copying.  ::)
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Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« Reply #108 on: March 01, 2008, 12:37:01 PM »
Copy-boy at Behringer  ::) wow I thought that was the CEO's title.

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« Reply #109 on: March 03, 2008, 08:10:44 AM »
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Great deal because they have no development costs to consider so they can sell stuff super cheap, as all they do is rip off other companies designs.

I hear ya, but if they can get away with it and I can save a few bucks, I can't complain.  There is something to say about quality though.  Even though they rip others off, their overall product quality can't compare to the real stuff.

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« Reply #110 on: March 03, 2008, 12:20:14 PM »
I forgot to mention my favorite Behringer product, the Behringer MIC2200 Ultragain Pro also known as the "fake tube" preamp. All the glow of tube electronics but none of the warmth.  ;D

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Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« Reply #111 on: March 04, 2008, 12:32:10 AM »
Behringer stuff is embarrassing, I've had some bad experiences in the past with mixing boards, microphones, processors and the Truth series speakers.

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Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« Reply #112 on: March 04, 2008, 06:53:29 AM »
I really like my Behringer BCR2000.
Think that's all I have apart from a couple of their cheap patchbays.
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Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« Reply #113 on: March 04, 2008, 09:48:16 AM »
I forgot to mention my favorite Behringer product, the Behringer MIC2200 Ultragain Pro also known as the "fake tube" preamp. All the glow of tube electronics but none of the warmth.  ;D

http://www.record-producer.com/learn.cfm?a=2838



In a similar vein, I really enjoyed this little article about an expensively packaged
preamp that was essentially functioning on a few $3 chips inside:
http://www.record-producer.com/learn.cfm?a=4350

Packaging can certainly be deceiving. Its clear with software, but I wonder how much high-end hardware is also just a handsome case !


And thanks, Loren, for pointing out this site, I didn't know it.


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Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« Reply #114 on: March 04, 2008, 09:59:13 AM »
When you purchase software, let's say some DAW application that costs $1,000 or so, you don't expect to open the box and find any material object with a value close to $1,000 contained inside.  It's apparent to most people when they're opening up the box that the contents will probably be just a few dollars or so worth of plastic discs and paper booklets.  What you're paying for is the development of the application, programming and other overhead costs at the software company, plus their profit margin.

I would argue that in some cases, the same is true when you're buying certain physical products, which is that you're paying for design and development and testing.  If I opened up the most expensive piece of audio gear I ever bought, I wouldn't expect to find any magical semiconductors or fairy dust or solid gold connectors.  I'd expect to see a fairly normal circuit board, and better-than-average quality connectors and knobs, and a nice solid case, and that's it. 

My big, heavy, solid Avalon compressor might feel like it's full of gold bullion and uranium, but I think they mainly just spent an extra couple bucks worth of aluminum for the case, and bought nice, big, solid knobs so it would give the impression that what was inside was really extraordinary.   
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Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« Reply #115 on: March 04, 2008, 04:58:45 PM »
I remember reading a review of an Avalon preamp where the guy concluded that he would rather have an ugly case and better internal components   ;)
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Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« Reply #116 on: March 04, 2008, 05:26:30 PM »
That heavy, machined aluminum if REALLY beautiful and posh, though!

Nah, seriously I consider my Avalon compressor to be really good gear.
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Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« Reply #117 on: March 04, 2008, 05:37:57 PM »
Yep, its certainly good gear.
But i personally prefer the black look over the silver:

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Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« Reply #118 on: March 04, 2008, 05:42:31 PM »
I don't think they make a Mercenary edition of the 747 which is the one I have.  I do like that black, though.

The thing that doesn't come through in the picture is that the front panel is 1/4" thick aluminum, and the part surrounding the VU meter is about an inch thick block of aluminum that sticks out in front.  And they weigh a ton! 

What they should've done to impress people is use steel instead of aluminum, because it weighs even more and costs less.  Better yet, use lead or tungsten or something.  Sell a 500 pound compressor!
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Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« Reply #119 on: March 04, 2008, 05:46:59 PM »
Yep, use heavy metal and sell them Avalons by the pound  :)


On the aluminum thing, my Virus Indigo has 1 cm thick solid aluminum ends.
Its heavy too for a 3 octave keyboard synth.
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