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Response to Show NG your instrument! 2011-03-09 14:33:49 Reply

At 3/9/11 02:18 PM, Decibel wrote: Wow, is that a Hardware Equalizer on the top left, life Dada Life's?

Nah, it's just my interface - a Focusrite Saffire Pro 10.

At 3/9/11 02:28 PM, Quarl wrote: fucking yummy set up. clean too. i'm so hungry right now I could eat my monitor.

I'm in love with my new setup. Egad I've been waiting a long time to finally setup a proper dual-monitor span with good studio monitors (had to settle for either/or with my last desk as it wasn't big enough...)

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Response to Show NG your instrument! 2011-03-09 15:37:37 Reply

This thread makes me depressed because my setup is so messy compared to everyone else

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Response to Show NG your instrument! 2011-03-09 16:59:35 Reply

At 3/9/11 12:10 PM, joshhunsaker wrote: just finished setting up the new arrangement...

Why is your keyboard so high?

And damn, Nice clean setup. I'm jelly.

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Response to Show NG your instrument! 2011-03-09 18:39:53 Reply

At 3/9/11 10:07 AM, brokendeck wrote: Is it essentially a custom 350 then? Love the bee-yellow btw. :P

ehhh, I'd still be inclined to call it a parts mutt. A sexy yellow parts mutt ;D

Nice setup Josh, how are you finding the saffire? I picked up the 24 model for cheap, thinking it was the dsp version (it wasn't) I was looking forward to trying out the emulated speaker models on my headphones (which are supposed to be quite realistic from what I've heard), but alas, 'twas not to be. It's still a bitching interface though!!!

Oh and are those the speakers you linked to in that other thread? Very nice :)

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Response to Show NG your instrument! 2011-03-10 11:39:53 Reply

At 3/9/11 06:39 PM, jarrydn wrote: Nice setup Josh, how are you finding the saffire? I picked up the 24 model for cheap, thinking it was the dsp version (it wasn't) I was looking forward to trying out the emulated speaker models on my headphones (which are supposed to be quite realistic from what I've heard), but alas, 'twas not to be. It's still a bitching interface though!!!

Oh and are those the speakers you linked to in that other thread? Very nice :)

The saffire is awesome. Sounds fantastic in terms of I/O and is extremely stable (unlike most m-audio interfaces I've used which suck). It's perfect for what I need really. And yeah, those are the speakers from that ebay auction. They sound pretty dang nice!!

At 3/9/11 04:59 PM, brokendeck wrote: Why is your keyboard so high?

And damn, Nice clean setup. I'm jelly.

It's sitting about the same hieght as before I think. Almost exactly. The funny thing about the setup is how much everything cost. I got everything either on huge sale or used for dirt cheap:

Awesome Desk: $99
interM R150 Plus amp: $60
Saffire 10: $165
Hosa PZM-8 monitors: $136
(2) HP LP2065 computer monitors: $160 (this was a phenomenal deal)
Oxygen 61 keyboard: $150
Main computer rig: $350
Acoustic Foam: $50
D-Link router: $10
Monster Power conditioner: $75
APC Line-R 1200 conditioner: $50
Perma Power AVR: $40

Total: $1345

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Response to Show NG your instrument! 2011-03-10 13:45:50 Reply

I see this mistake very often. Your playing keyboard should be roughly the same height as where your elbows should be, not way up where you have to reach towards shoulder height and so forward. If anything, your typing keyboard and your playing keyboard should switch places.

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Response to Show NG your instrument! 2011-03-10 14:43:17 Reply

At 3/10/11 01:45 PM, brokendeck wrote: I see this mistake very often. Your playing keyboard should be roughly the same height as where your elbows should be, not way up where you have to reach towards shoulder height and so forward. If anything, your typing keyboard and your playing keyboard should switch places.

I'd have to agree with this. Sometimes, improper posture can lead to arthritis and shit in the future. Then again, just playing an instrument can lead to arthritis...


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Response to Show NG your instrument! 2011-03-10 18:02:11 Reply

I don't why I didn't think of this sooner, but I was looking for a way to play my doumbek standing up/walking, and I couldn't think of how to do it without drilling holes and affecting the sound. Two months later I randomly realize I could use rope and duct tape.

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Response to Show NG your instrument! 2011-03-10 18:04:31 Reply

This bugs me every time I see this thread appear.

Look I would be happy to show you my *instrument* but I would be banned and probably arrested considering my age.

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Response to Show NG your instrument! 2011-03-10 18:36:54 Reply

Old thread, but here's my gear minus one acoustic that's at my parents' house.

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Response to Show NG your instrument! 2011-03-11 10:12:36 Reply

At 3/7/11 12:23 AM, Psil0 wrote:
At 3/6/11 07:47 AM, Dannyboi93 wrote: My equipment ;) purely used for the production and performance of techno
Very nice!

Thank you very much ^^

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Response to Show NG your instrument! 2011-03-11 18:01:30 Reply

Wait, what? How long did it take you to think of THAT? My image of your intelligence is ruined...


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Response to Show NG your instrument! 2011-08-18 19:24:08 Reply

At 3/10/11 06:36 PM, picklesandwichh wrote: Old thread, but here's my gear minus one acoustic that's at my parents' house.

i have never seen a see through guitar in my god damn life.

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Response to Show NG your instrument! 2011-08-18 22:44:56 Reply

FL Studio V-10 and some 8 or 9 dollar heapbuds from Walmart xD

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Response to Show NG your instrument! 2011-08-19 05:28:13 Reply

At 3/10/11 06:04 PM, SBB wrote: This bugs me every time I see this thread appear.

Look I would be happy to show you my *instrument* but I would be banned and probably arrested considering my age.

I'm sure everyone would love to see your hairy banjo


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Response to Show NG your instrument! 2011-08-19 06:42:06 Reply

Here's some pictures of my shit:
laptop/monitor
bass/ukulele/keyboard

i moved it all into my room (pictured is a section in the dining room). no monitors or anything yet, just a pair of cheap sennheisers and a 5.1 surround sound system with a subwoofer. not exactly a professional setup, but it all gets the job done to a certain extent.

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Response to Show NG your instrument! 2011-08-19 07:04:17 Reply

I have an Ibanez BTB205 bass, an Epiphone Les Paul Special II guitar and an M-Audio Oxygen 49 midi keyboard. I'm running a PC and using FL Studio, Ableton Live and Pro Tools.


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Response to Show NG your instrument! 2011-08-19 11:42:01 Reply

a 4ft didgeridoo, acoustic guitar, accordion and fl studio 10, i'm to lassy to uploads pics. I mispelled cuz mischpeeling iz cools


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Response to Show NG your instrument! 2011-08-19 12:15:51 Reply

Goddamn it, everyone is so fucking prepared!! And I don't have a camera!

Instruments? Err...

Emu Xboard and CME UF8.

Beside I prefer software instruments.


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Response to Show NG your instrument! 2011-08-19 12:25:16 Reply

At 8/19/11 12:15 PM, Computer112 wrote:
CME UF8.

hey, me too! Sucks, doesnt it?

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Response to Show NG your instrument! 2011-08-19 12:32:56 Reply

I don't know what those things are but I hate software, its so boring sitting in front of a computer and using an fvking touchpad/ mouse to sequence everything


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Response to Show NG your instrument! 2011-08-19 13:06:57 Reply

This is my Yamaha psr E413 and I love it!

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Response to Show NG your instrument! 2011-08-19 22:05:23 Reply

At 8/19/11 12:25 PM, JPRixdorfer wrote:
At 8/19/11 12:15 PM, Computer112 wrote:
CME UF8.
hey, me too! Sucks, doesnt it?

CME UF8 isn't the best hammer controller, comparing to one from Yamaha or M-Audio. I just like its key, feel exactly like grand piano keys.


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Response to Show NG your instrument! 2011-08-19 22:09:11 Reply

At 8/19/11 12:32 PM, dontpanic01 wrote: I don't know what those things are but I hate software, its so boring sitting in front of a computer and using an fvking touchpad/ mouse to sequence everything

Boring doesn't make your music better and it only helps to waste more of your breath, time and money.

Not every musician has enough money to buy a grand piano or violin while I can get the library sample with half the price of those.


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Response to Show NG your instrument! 2011-08-19 22:28:32 Reply

This is where I've been spending a lot of my time recently

(sorry, fisheye was designed for iphone 4, and I have a 3GS lol)

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Response to Show NG your instrument! 2011-08-19 22:37:46 Reply

At 8/19/11 10:28 PM, jarrydn wrote: This is where I've been spending a lot of my time recently

I'm surprised to not see any acoustic treatment. Now why would an acoustically intelligent person like yourself not have that? Just curious

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Response to Show NG your instrument! 2011-08-19 22:48:01 Reply

At 8/19/11 10:37 PM, LogicalDefiance wrote: I'm surprised to not see any acoustic treatment. Now why would an acoustically intelligent person like yourself not have that? Just curious

Yeah, I was agonizing over it for a while. For ages I've been wanting to stick in some dirty big bass-traps, but over the past year or two I've managed to cut out a lot of the issues that have been plaguing this room. The whole room has been arranged around the speaker positioning. The speakers are more or less in the most ideal place in this room.

I've decoupled the speakers acoustically from the desk with some nice dense foam blocks (poor mans MoPAD :P). I've also blocked up all the ports on my monitors and my sub to reduce the bass extension.

Standing waves were a bit of a problem for a while, but since the last overhaul, they seem to have disappeared. I put it down to utilizing the corner spaces of my room a bit more effectively...there must be some funky diffusion or something going on.

I also just got a nice set of KRK cans which I've been using to reference, and mixing on either those, or my monitoring setup, results in a nicely balanced mix either way. The only thing holding me back now is my actual technical ability hahaha!

I'll probably be buying some smaller drivers at some point as well...I think 8 inch drivers might be a bit too big for this room.

I will be designing and building a proper studio space when we build a house, and will fully incorporate acoustic treatment into the design :)

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Response to Show NG your instrument! 2011-08-20 12:35:30 Reply

At 8/19/11 10:09 PM, Computer112 wrote:
At 8/19/11 12:32 PM, dontpanic01 wrote: I don't know what those things are but I hate software, its so boring sitting in front of a computer and using an fvking touchpad/ mouse to sequence everything
Boring doesn't make your music better and it only helps to waste more of your breath, time and money.

Not every musician has enough money to buy a grand piano or violin while I can get the library sample with half the price of those.

I agree with you 100%, it ridiculous how much instruments cost, but you can get an okay guitar, keyboard and/or a hand drum for an affordable price, it doesn't hurt to have at least one instrument. Being able to play something in real time can help with composing rhythms and melodies. And lastly you don't need tons of expensive toys to be a great musician


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Response to Show NG your instrument! 2011-08-20 12:58:04 Reply

HUGE upgrades to the studio. Will take pictures as soon as I can figure out how to organize it. My "Executive" desk sucks for this because I can't even fit half this stuff on it. Damn single tier desks. I might have to crudely fashion a really tall second tier for it. Either that or buy a new desk.

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Response to Show NG your instrument! 2011-08-20 13:32:18 Reply

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