A quick look at my home studio…

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  • Nice studio space! Thanks for letting us into your world for a few minutes, very cool!
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  • RivieraRiviera Frets: 11
    Thanks for the video. It’s interesting seeing different studio setups.
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  • WazmeisterWazmeister Frets: 7150
    edited July 14
    Nice video, really enjoyed that. We need more of this kinda stuff.

    Also nice to hear a fellow Black Country accent :)
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  • axisusaxisus Frets: 20571
    edited July 14
    Damn! I'm soooo envious!!! I have no bloody space at all in my house. Depressing.

    You have amazing kit there, I'd be happy with just a bit of space.
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  • thecolourboxthecolourbox Frets: 6702
    Enjoyed that, thanks for sharing that.

    And as Waz said, great to hear the dulcet tones of the Black Country! I'm over in Brummy Land these days and I need to hear a touch of yam-yam now and again :)
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  • spark240spark240 Frets: 1741
    Nice video, really enjoyed that. We need more of this kinda stuff.

    Also nice to hear a fellow Black Country accent :)
    You are welcome to pop in....;-)



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  • spark240spark240 Frets: 1741
    If you guys could kindly "like" the vid that helps the old YT algorithm push it up the rankings ;-)


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  • PolarityManPolarityMan Frets: 6143
    Duly "liked"! I also love seeing other peoples spaces. You manage to cram a hell of a lot in there!
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  • MusicwolfMusicwolf Frets: 2207
    OK

    Here's a quick, 2 minute, tour of my home studio.

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  • spark240spark240 Frets: 1741
    @Musicwolf - that's not a studio bud....that's showroom ;-)


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  • MusicwolfMusicwolf Frets: 2207
    spark240 said:
    @Musicwolf - that's not a studio bud....that's showroom ;-)

    @spark240 - It's only looking that way because a lot of the clutter is packed up ready for band rehearsal.  Most of the time it's a shit-hole, but it's my shit-hole and I like it that way =)
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  • PolarityManPolarityMan Frets: 6143
    Musicwolf said:
    OK

    Here's a quick, 2 minute, tour of my home studio.

    How do you use the x-touch?

    I have a bcf2000 hooked up and havent really found a nice way to work with it so I tend to just end up mousing in automation. 
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  • PolarityManPolarityMan Frets: 6143
    also hjow do you guys keep your palces so tidy? Id love to do a vide of mine but its always a total shambles. 
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  • thecolourboxthecolourbox Frets: 6702
    Spark, when you say the 2012 Mac Mini occasionally struggles, is that with particularly complex projects or just for "normal" projects (whatever normal means)? Say if you had a drum vst, bass vst and let's vst, with a couple of guitar tracks and a couple of vocal tracks, would it cope with that? With plugin effects on the tracks and the master.

    I only ask because I've been wanting a studio computer for ages rather than battling with my laptop, but struggling to justify the new M1 minis being more than three times the price I could pick up a 2012 mini. Obviously the new ones are going to be better but are they that much better for a simple soul such as me?
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  • MusicwolfMusicwolf Frets: 2207
    How do you use the x-touch?

    I have a bcf2000 hooked up and havent really found a nice way to work with it so I tend to just end up mousing in automation. 
    I'd say that for 90%+ of the time I'm not using the automation, I'm just using the faders and pan like a tradditional mixer.  Having the physical faders means that I'm using my ears rather than my eyes.

    When I do use automation I tend to work one fader at a time so I'll just put the track that I'm focusing on into write mode, make my changes (tidy up with the mouse if I feel the need), then return the track into read and move on to the next element.

    The transport and asignable function buttons are useful for navigating a project, switching to cycle mode and muting the main monitors etc.  Once you know where the buttons are it's much more convenient than reaching for the mouse.  I don't think that I've ever used it for EQ as I do like to drag the curve using the mouse.

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  • MusicwolfMusicwolf Frets: 2207
    also hjow do you guys keep your palces so tidy? Id love to do a vide of mine but its always a total shambles. 
    The secret is in the use of camera angles ;)

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  • spark240spark240 Frets: 1741
    Spark, when you say the 2012 Mac Mini occasionally struggles, is that with particularly complex projects or just for "normal" projects (whatever normal means)? Say if you had a drum vst, bass vst and let's vst, with a couple of guitar tracks and a couple of vocal tracks, would it cope with that? With plugin effects on the tracks and the master.

    I only ask because I've been wanting a studio computer for ages rather than battling with my laptop, but struggling to justify the new M1 minis being more than three times the price I could pick up a 2012 mini. Obviously the new ones are going to be better but are they that much better for a simple soul such as me?
    Yeah what you describe is fine, no issues, ...its when I have say 25 + tracks loaded with FX and in particular if I start using heavy CPU synths, I mean there are ways round it but with editing the YT vids and recording with OBS and so on it was time for me to upgrade a little.


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  • spark240spark240 Frets: 1741
    Most its about having a constant setup , mine is untidy in my vid as Im running 2 Macs at the same time at the moment, plus Im always tweaking something an moving stuff, but thing like screens, monitors, rack gear and interface are all pretty fixed.


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  • duotoneduotone Frets: 596
    Enjoyed that, cheers for sharing.
    Have given you a thumbs up on YouTube.
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  • PolarityManPolarityMan Frets: 6143
    Musicwolf said:
    How do you use the x-touch?

    I have a bcf2000 hooked up and havent really found a nice way to work with it so I tend to just end up mousing in automation. 
    I'd say that for 90%+ of the time I'm not using the automation, I'm just using the faders and pan like a tradditional mixer.  Having the physical faders means that I'm using my ears rather than my eyes.

    When I do use automation I tend to work one fader at a time so I'll just put the track that I'm focusing on into write mode, make my changes (tidy up with the mouse if I feel the need), then return the track into read and move on to the next element.

    The transport and asignable function buttons are useful for navigating a project, switching to cycle mode and muting the main monitors etc.  Once you know where the buttons are it's much more convenient than reaching for the mouse.  I don't think that I've ever used it for EQ as I do like to drag the curve using the mouse.

    One thing I found was that the navigation made the faders less useful as it banks around in 8 track increments it doesnt line up nicely with the faders. To get around this I created some templates where I bus everything to 8 tracks at the start of the project but even then I found I actually do a fair bit of balancing at a sub-bus level...I do actually have another 8 faders available on my keyboard but haven't worked out how to get those to work in conjunction with the bcf ones so that they bank around together. 
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