Here you can see my final setup at BARNACLES before I moved out. There's been a gradual gear evolution: a few choice new items (MXR 126!) and of course the new computer. Yay! I finally got dual screen action going :-) And my goodness, the SQ80, Jupiter-6 and JX-3P are looking mighty fine and sounding sweet together.
This summer will see a radical new studio layout (now that I've made some decent music with the old setup) with better access to front and rear of all racks, and a tall 19" tower of convertors and patchbay housed in my Deep Beige computer cabinet. I'm also building speaker stands and a new desk to get the mixer out of the corner and into the central sweet spot (or perhaps not: it might be too big to go in front of LCDs - it's a difficult choice whether to instead have it to the side and the QWERTY keyboard and MIDI controller+faderboxes in the prime position like they are now. I need to weigh up priorities, since I'll be mixing ITB). Until then, I'm making the best of the current setup, and have been recording some good sonic experiments which await mixing.
OK, bring on the panoramas...! ...followed by some darker evening shots: (some of which formed one of the panoramas - can you guess which? The numbers help... :-)
computer, seen here still sat in the middle of the room for accessible
tweaking. Even more glamour shots will follow soonish now that I have
CCFLs installed and giving
the studio a lovely warm firey red glow to rub one's hands over.
A few shots of the completed machine up and running, firstly testing the
memory, then copying over files and config from the old studio machine
If you look closely at the two apparently identical screens you'll notice they
are slightly different and the mouse pointer is lower on the left one.
The last photo shows
audentity's dual screen desktop.
And finally, just for the ladies (after all your countless requests ;-) these last pictures show some obscure closeups of the sleek Ferrari-coloured interior during the build process. This thing really is a work of art at all levels from the macro to the micro.
© copyright Malcolm Smith 2011-03-06 - last updated 2011-05-16