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Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« Reply #200 on: July 18, 2014, 08:09:33 AM »
And here's the piano side of the room...

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Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« Reply #201 on: July 22, 2014, 02:55:59 PM »
Love that last picture.....very warm and the painting I like a lot....the whole atmosphere mellows out the somewhat stern looking bronze dude.....pray tell who is he?  Beethoven perhaps.

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Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« Reply #202 on: July 22, 2014, 08:46:41 PM »
Roland HPD-15. I love that instrument!
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Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« Reply #203 on: July 23, 2014, 07:15:42 AM »
Julio- that's a stern looking fellow named J.S. Bach.   My parents had him on a pedestal at home when I was growing up - he fell into my hands.  He's kinda sentimental. 

My orangish Metropolis framed poster isn't showing in any of the shots.   

Got that handsonic off of James Jimmie Johnson from his secret lair.
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Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« Reply #204 on: October 14, 2014, 05:17:21 PM »
Some older photographs from a few years back of my studio emerged in a recent debate.....so I thought I would updated them.

New add ons....wood floor, on top of the Focal Twin Be monitors, an Iron Chef trophy, no not the tv show, a local thing that I won.  Next to that a stain glass fairy my girlfriend made. On the left monitor, a rocket blower for blowing off dust from digital camera sensors with microphone windscreen on top and a little jar that I put my Chinese fortune cookie sayings in.

Oh, almost forgot...a new desk.  KK audio out of LA.

Studiologic 88 weighted Numa piano controller and a John Bowen Solaris Synth.

23" Cinema Display run off the 17" Macbook Pro via thunderbolt....gets really noisy.

Sorry about the grainy quality.....the cheap point and shoot had the widest best lens for the job.




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Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« Reply #205 on: October 14, 2014, 11:33:31 PM »
Very nice setup Julio. I too have a KK Audio desk, except mine is this gigantic thing with lots of room for rack gear.  :o I'll try to get some pictures up. Too bad KK Audio went out of business, they made great studio furniture.

How do you like the Solaris compared to the A6 you had, or your Matrix 12? Right now I too have a Matrix 12, except it's not mine, I'm taking it in for repair for a friend.
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Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« Reply #206 on: October 15, 2014, 06:00:07 AM »
Wonderful desk!  Love how it keeps clutter out and all the gear right there easily accessible.  I have the problem of desk on one end of the room - everything else... on the other end problem... hahahahaha.
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Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« Reply #207 on: October 15, 2014, 06:45:23 AM »
The Solaris is looking pretty ! I'd also like to know what you think of it.

Desk is certainly nice, though perhaps not as deep as I'd like ... I do tend to use some flat, desktop gear and controllers that need quite a bit of space.

And are those 3-way speakers really meant for near field monitoring? They look huge  :)
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Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« Reply #208 on: October 15, 2014, 07:24:02 AM »
Hi Loren.....would love to see some pictures of the desk.  That is too bad KK Audio are gone.

The Solaris is quite amazing, firstly for its programability, as deep as the Matrix 12, though with more access.  Each "module" and it does feel like programming a modular synth has its own dedicate lcd window with mod sources a button click away.  Its complex yet straight forward.  The A6 was complex and just odd to program

The sound is very unique.  Its virtual analog oscillators sound very good as does the filters but for me having the addition of Waldorf Wavetables & Prophet VS waves under the same hood makes the programming that much interesting.  In a way the sound of the Solaris does remind me of A6 which had a certain bite in a good way to the sound.  I have heard it said that the Solaris has a Teutonic edge to its sound....it is bright if thats what is meant.  It is made in Germany, though Design by John Bowen.  Ive only had the synth a few months.....it took 10 months to make it, longer than usual but that was due to a delay from Fatar who made the actual keyboard.

The build quality is fantastic! Never touched a synth that felt like this. Bowen put the best he could find into the construction.

Software has a few issues though nothing serious.....there are only 150 made so far so R&D is still on going with the users being a part of that.
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Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« Reply #209 on: October 15, 2014, 07:35:48 AM »
The Solaris is looking pretty ! I'd also like to know what you think of it.

Desk is certainly nice, though perhaps not as deep as I'd like ... I do tend to use some flat, desktop gear and controllers that need quite a bit of space.

And are those 3-way speakers really meant for near field monitoring? They look huge  :)

Hi Anthony....the Focals are large but I think the wide angle made the whole room look bigger than it is which is 12ft x 11ft.  I think Im at the limit in small room size for these monitors.  Setup in the correct triangulation as they are with sonic reflections dealt with by the hanging treatments the monitors are just right.  :)  The actual sweet spot is about 2 ft back from the desk.    They are designed for near to mid field.

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Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« Reply #210 on: October 16, 2014, 11:13:47 AM »
I say it again...You are not in the little gear category :)

You can buy a really nice car here in Europe with just those 2 synths.

Sure you don't have plenty of 500usd synths and I don't see the usual suspects, wavestation, jd-800, waldorfs etc.
What happened to the Juno-60? That was a huge loss IMO. A synth with great warmth.
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Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« Reply #211 on: October 16, 2014, 05:53:46 PM »
Very nice setup Julio. I too have a KK Audio desk, except mine is this gigantic thing with lots of room for rack gear.  :o I'll try to get some pictures up. Too bad KK Audio went out of business, they made great studio furniture.

How do you like the Solaris compared to the A6 you had, or your Matrix 12? Right now I too have a Matrix 12, except it's not mine, I'm taking it in for repair for a friend.

Loren... I would be grateful for any leads to a tech you may know when the time comes.  I have a short list of names but no actual reassurance . My M12 is working just fine albeit form day to day it can be an M9 or M7 and back to a M12, though usually most things are stable......Thanks so much.
 

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Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« Reply #212 on: October 17, 2014, 12:06:58 PM »
Loren... I would be grateful for any leads to a tech you may know when the time comes.  I have a short list of names but no actual reassurance . My M12 is working just fine albeit form day to day it can be an M9 or M7 and back to a M12, though usually most things are stable......Thanks so much.


For what it's worth I took it to Advanced Musical Electronics:  http://www.advancedmusical.com/

They have been around forever it seems. I remember back when I worked for Oberheim the owner Ruth use to come by at least once a week for parts and such, they always had a close relationship with Oberheim.
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Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« Reply #213 on: October 18, 2014, 03:06:00 AM »
Thank Loren!

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Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« Reply #214 on: October 25, 2014, 02:05:17 PM »
Here's my ridiculously over the top studio. Hmm, maybe I should change the name to that from now on.  ;D Sorry about the picture quality, taken with my iphone and I don't feel like making anything better for now.


Desk is by KK Audio, the keyboard is the Korg Oasys. Monitors are custom made with a Yamaha M85 amp attached.


Keyboards here are Prophet VS and Korg Z1, box up in the left corner is an old Oberheim DSX sequencer.


Here is my eurorack and Blacet modular, with Alesis AirFXs off to the right.


Rack on left from top to bottom, TC Fireworks, MOTU 24i/o, Ursa Major Stargate 323, Sony R7. Rack on the right  Presonus Central Station, MOTU 2408mkiii, TC Reverb 4000, Lexicon M300, MOTU 308. Below that are a T-Resonator and an Alesis Wedge.


Left rack, Clava Nord Rack 2X, Roland XV-3080. Right rack, Oberheim OBMx, Emu Proteus 2000 which will soon be replaced with my Emu Morpheus now that it is working again.


On the left is an old obviously dirty (since cleaned) 8 core Mac Pro with UAD2 quad on top. In the rack, 2 MOTU midi timepieces, Waldorf Microwave 1, Korg Wavestation A/D, Emu Proteus/3 world, Oberheim Matrix 6R, TC Powercore.


Last but not least, Juice Goose powerstrip, Roland SPF325 Flanger, Sony D7, Lexicon MPX1, Presonus VXP, Presonus Eureka, Oberheim Digital Echoplex.
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Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« Reply #215 on: October 25, 2014, 02:50:21 PM »
Thats great the everything has been brought within reach more or less.  The modular at one side and the VS & Z1 at the other.  Also like the racks at desktop level are angled.  The KK desk has consolidated your equipment in a very accessible way......thats what a good desk is for.

Curious about your monitors.....they are very deep (physically).

P.S. Thanks for taking the heat off me ;) ;D
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Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« Reply #216 on: October 25, 2014, 03:11:47 PM »
Actually I just went back in this thread to see your older studio setup.....nice evolution.

Also looked at the the traffic coming through this thread......91,606 today.  3 years ago I mention it was at 53k.  As you suggested Loren it must be the link to Gearslutz you made.  The question is how to make ambient music as popular as gear....no, bad idea ::) 

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Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« Reply #217 on: October 27, 2014, 12:14:52 PM »
Loren Loren Loren...  I love your studio.   :-*
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Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« Reply #218 on: October 27, 2014, 12:22:41 PM »
Wow great space Loren!!! I would love to come over and check it out on one of my NAMM trips  ;D
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Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« Reply #219 on: October 27, 2014, 12:27:49 PM »
Curious about your monitors.....they are very deep (physically).

They are made locally, called Exacta, hand made by a guy named Ken Goerres. I bought them off of Paul Haslinger when he upgraded to a bigger floor mount versions. Brian Lustmord also uses these monitors. They are by far the best monitors I have ever owned. They are two ways, I also have a Hafler sub that you can't see in these pictures which helps with the low end.
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