Originally Posted by jindrich
Feliz año nuevo Armando y que tu próximo lustro sea tan fructífero como lo ha sido el último.
Regarding your newer setup.. I'm not so sure. Because you're mixing two workspaces: composing/arranging and engineering.
Sure you've seen how guys with big setups like PGabriel, MassiveAttack, MikeOldfield... etc have always separated those workspaces, which have completely different workflows and requirements.
Composing is IMO for trying out ideas and should allow for (constant) quick changes. Keyboard, mouse, and DAW controller on hand is always handy, as it is to have some small but functional mixer, as a Tonelux, X-Desk/Panda, Cadac Live1.. etc, with some pres, synths and fx always patched in and ready to run.
But you're using a 4K for the mixer instead (!), which is a huge PITA to reset.
On the other hand, when tracking and mixing, you want to concentrate on the TONE, and the less disturbing elements around the better, plus you always want to rest your feet on the desk, right?
Anyway, a setup has to suit each person's preferences and methodologies, so I guess in the end it works for you.
But you forgot to leave room for the Nespresso machine ;-p
Happy new year.
Hey Jindrich, have a happy new year! Hope everything is going great with you.
Well, regarding my set up, that's the whole point of this! I need to cover those 6 things: Composing, arranging, programming, performing, tracking and mixing!
That's my kind of production for the last 12 years, 90% of my projects are being done this way, some times I even track my own drums je je.
That is why I finished with this set up, I love the sound of the 4000, but I hate to have my controller on one side!
Those guys you mentioned are artists, not engineers. I need to cover all production aspects (I know, I'm a control freak, but nobody has complained
My whole idea was born many years ago when I saw a mix magazine showing Hans Zimmer's workstation, then I saw Michael Cretu's set up, this guy had everything at the same spot, with a very nice custom made workstation, and I said YES! That's what I want.
Best regards and again, happy 2013!