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View Poll Results: What do you prefer for producing?
Hardware Synth 15 11.36%
Software Synth (Reason, Fruityloops, etc.) 82 62.12%
A mix of both (Please sepcify.) 33 25.00%
Others (Please sepcify.) 2 1.52%
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Unread Jan 29th, 2010, 07:08 AM   #101 (permalink)
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Default My studio

-pc/Fl studio 7xxl/lots of plugins
-MOTU ultralite mk3
-nEar 08 by ESI
-Novation k-station
-KORG micro korg
-yamaha djx 2
-zoom rythmtrak rt-323
-Electribe EA-1
-Roland A-30
-Percussions
-Shure sm57 (mic)
-V-amp 2 (behringer)
-electronic guitar/electronic acustic guitars
+hell of cords
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Unread Jan 30th, 2010, 07:19 AM   #102 (permalink)
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Logic pro 7
Imac 2gig 2.3 processor
Bx5as
Edirol ua-25
pcr-m50 midi keyboard
Various vst fm8, Nexus, Predator etc
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Unread Jan 31st, 2010, 07:32 AM   #103 (permalink)
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Unread Feb 10th, 2010, 01:48 AM   #104 (permalink)
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once again, PICTURES!!! i love seeing everyones setups





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Unread Feb 26th, 2010, 03:57 AM   #105 (permalink)
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Unread Mar 11th, 2010, 03:30 PM   #106 (permalink)
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Software:
Ableton Live 8
Reason 4

Soft Synths:
NI Massive, FM8, Absynth

Hardware:
M-Audio Axiom 49
KRK RP8G2's
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Unread Mar 12th, 2010, 06:48 AM   #107 (permalink)
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Ableton Live 8

Soft synth:
Sylenth1
Nexus

Hardware synth:
access virus b
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Unread Mar 17th, 2010, 01:06 PM   #108 (permalink)
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Sequencing/MIDI:
Ableton Live 8
Numerology 2 (modular step sequencer environment)
Elysium (hex-grid visual sequencing environment)

Instruments:
Alchemy
Scanned Synth Pro 2
Absynth 5
DrumSpillage
Blue

Effects (non-Live):
CamelSpace
Eos
Aether
TAL Dub II
Mike Norris Spectral plugs

Surely I'm missing some things, but those get the most use.
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Unread Apr 16th, 2010, 01:10 AM   #109 (permalink)
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I'll take a few fotos once I'm not embarassed by how unorganised and dirty the studio is.

Hardware for production
PowerPC G4 mirroured drive bay
Compaq presario cq50 (does DJing too)
Presonus Audiobox
M-Audio easy keys 49
M-Audio Axiom 61 (quite the upgrade from above)
M-Audio BX8As
Sennheiser HD280

Software (production)
Ableton Suite 7
Reason 4
Logic 8
Various VSTs

Hardware for Playing out
Compaq laptop
Audiobox USB (really need to get something better)
M-Audio 49 (I take it with me, it's light, but would like an axiom 25)
Vestax Vci-100
Numark DM3001X mixer
Vestax PDX 2000s
Shure Whitelabel
Sony MDR V700

Software for Playing out
Traktor Pro 1.something (eventually upgrading to scratch)
Albeton Suite 7 (when I get the NI connectivity interface)

2 sharper image stockton series desks.



Future plans for hardware:
RME Fireface 800
Faster MacPro
Axiom 25
Blue baby bottle mic
Analog mixing console
BX5As for full freq. range
Maybe anther set for surround

Future plans for studio:
Finish and insulate ceiling
A lot more sounddeadening foam
Finish vocal booth (it's going to be small)

what will complete all of this? MONEY!!! restoring an old Ford takes some of that money.
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Unread Apr 16th, 2010, 02:48 PM   #110 (permalink)
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I also forgot to add that I subwoofer or two would be nice.
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Unread Apr 19th, 2010, 08:26 PM   #111 (permalink)
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The Abora Recordings Studios:

Synths & Piano:
Moog Little Phatty
Novation Supernova II
Roland JP-8000
Roland Juno-106
Roland RD-300S

Audio/MIDI Equipment:
2 x KRK RP8 Rokit studio monitors
1 x KRK RP10 subwoofer
M-Audio Firewire 410 audio interface
Alesis Multimix 8 line mixer
Motu MIDI Express XT

We have several releases coming out soon from our in-house, locally-based artists, hence all the equipment. It's easier for everyone to work through our studio than spend thousands on their own gear. Most of this stuff was just collected naturally over time.
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Unread May 18th, 2010, 05:11 PM   #112 (permalink)
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Cubase 5
M-Audio Key Rig 49
Waveterminal ESI 192L
Alesis M1 Active Mk2
Nexus 2
Vengeance Sample Library
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Unread Jun 1st, 2010, 09:12 AM   #113 (permalink)
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Hi everybody,
It's my first post here so howdy. I use lots of stuff, but a lot less hardware than I used to have. So here it is:
Hardware (in studio):
2x E-MU PM5 monitors
Mackie VLZ mixer
Mac Pro (Quad Core, 8gb RAM, MacOS 10.6), 250gb SATA, 1.5TB SATA
2TB external drive (Time Machine backup)
Sennheiser HD280Pro Headphones
Beyerdynamic DT770 M Headphones
Access Virus TI Desktop
M-Audio Axiom 25

Hardware (Live):
Macbook (Dual Core, 4GB RAM) 120gb
320GB external drive
Korg NanoKontrol
Novation Zero SL MkII

Software:
Cubase 4
Ableton Live 8
Traktor (for DJ sets only)
Native Instruments suite
AudioDamage Plugins
iZotope Plugins

I've used lots of gear in the past however including Korg EA-1, Roland JP-8000, Access Virus Classic, Yamaha AN200, Yamaha MG16/4, Alesis MMT-8, Korg DDD-1, Korg DW8000...
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Unread Jun 8th, 2010, 02:08 AM   #114 (permalink)
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To a certain extent, it's not what you've got but how you use it. Learn your favorite synth (hardware or software).

Most of my production is done using stock Logic 9's plug-ins. The ES2 is an amazing softsynth that can provide you with diverse sounds and incredible programming options. I also use the ESP. That said, layering is the key to getting fat and/or huge sounds. Also, take the time to learn how to bus different time-based effects. This will help your mixes tremendously. Don't be afraid to use Stereo Imaging; it will add a great deal of depth to your sound, especially when combined with layering.

I have a Yamaha S90ES which I use for its amazing piano samples and a Gibson Les Paul Studio running through a Mesa/Boogie Dual Rectifier head. I occasionally use Logic's Amp Designer or Guitar Amp Pro to give me a tone I can't achieve with my hardware.

I can't post links until 15 posts so I'll add pictures later

Google Nando - Third Person to check out my latest release being featured on Roger Shah's Magic Island vol. 3

Cheers!

-nando

Oh and I use a tambourine, too

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Unread Jul 5th, 2010, 09:42 AM   #115 (permalink)
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It's been a while since i updated this - and in that time i have changed my tune and decided that Hardwrae is the way to go as far as live performance, and since i want to be able to do that i have started building a hardware/live PA setup. i now have in my possesion:

- Quasimidi 309 [for synthetic analogesque drums - 808/909 style, and basslines, acidlines and leads]
- Access Virus Ti Polar [main workhorse for most synth sounds, also some sound processing and FX and main keyboard]
- Roland sp808ex [sampler with very large capacity to provide drumloops and other sample playback]
- Yamaha Rm1x ['sequence remixer' - basically a sequencer to store the programs, control surface to do the live midi controlling and also some rompler synth/drum provision too]
- Alesis MultiMix 16 FXD [mixer to run all the different gear through - and to provide some other FX]

i still need a compressor to run the whole lot through and a delay unit to plug in to the external FX send loop, as well as some stands to mount all the gear on. hopefully i should be able to afford to pick up those other items soon.

in the mean time i'm busy loading sets of samples onto zip disks for the sampler, putting midi loops onto old 3.5" floppies for the sequencer and converting all my unes that i want to play live so that they dont rely on any softsynths or plugins.

i still use software quite happily for tunes i dont intend to perform live...
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Unread Jul 11th, 2010, 05:24 PM   #116 (permalink)
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A lil' update:
  • Mainboard: ASUS P5KPL-AM SE
  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 2,4 Ghz
  • RAM: Kingston 2 x 2048 MB DDR2
  • HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 500GB, 8MB Cache
  • GPU: PNY GeForce 9800GTX+ (512 MB)
  • PSU: BeQuiet Straight Power Quad Rail 650W
  • Screen: Fujitsu-Siemens AMILO L 3190W
  • DVD-RW: Sony NEC Optiarc AD-7241S LS
  • Sound/DAW/Mixing: Edirol M-16DX
  • Audio-Controller: M-Audio Axiom 49
  • Monitoring: M-Audio Studiophile DX4
  • Headphones: Beyerdynamic DT-770 Pro
  • Microphone: the t.bone SC450
  • OS: Windows 7 Home Premium (64bit)
  • Primary Sequencer: Reason 4
  • Secondary sequencer: Cubase 5
  • Editors: WaveLab 6, Recycle 2
  • Plugins: Chris Hein Guitars, Spectrasonics Omnisphere
  • Instruments: Harley Benton HBL400BK
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Unread Aug 2nd, 2010, 05:34 PM   #117 (permalink)
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Logic 9
FM8
Massive
ES2
Ultrabeat
Microtonic
Absynth


I *almost* exclusively use Massive since it's easy for me to use, and Ultrabeat is much better than I thought at first
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mc-808, sh-101, xoxbox, yamaha dx-200, and 2 kp3 kaoss pads
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My hardware setup is near complete!
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phin your setup is looking mad!
defiantly loving it
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