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Old 1 week ago
  #18541
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Originally Posted by zerocrossing View Post
I read a lot of people who complain that they’re bored and lonely. They miss gigs, etc. The only thing I actually miss is going to an occasional restaurant and shopping for groceries with my daughter. (Somehow we always have a zany high-jinks in the grocery store)

But I’m basically a loner by choice. I spend my days getting the kiddo ready for school, doing house stuff, doing contract work when it comes up, cooking, shlepping the kid to after school stuff, cooking. I’m usually able to get some studio time in, except when my contract work is heavy. Now my wife and daughter are home 24/7, and if they’re not home, it’s to go out with me for walks or bike rides. When my wife’s work is light, she just stops and we have family times, but there doesn’t seem to be a time during the day when I can just have uninterrupted studio time. I tried this morning to get up at 6 am, and I had a little success, but it’s not my style to be bright eyed and bushy tailed. I tend to want to drink coffee and stare into space for a while. I got a little play time in, but was then joined by my daughter for more high-jinks involving the cat.

Any tips? At the onset of this, I thought it would be over by now, but I see that this is now the new normal.
Tip: enjoy it!! I am in the same boat and can relate. Mornings with my daughter in the studio are the best!!
Old 1 week ago
  #18542
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Originally Posted by zerocrossing View Post
I read a lot of people who complain that they’re bored and lonely. They miss gigs, etc. The only thing I actually miss is going to an occasional restaurant and shopping for groceries with my daughter. (Somehow we always have a zany high-jinks in the grocery store)

But I’m basically a loner by choice. I spend my days getting the kiddo ready for school, doing house stuff, doing contract work when it comes up, cooking, shlepping the kid to after school stuff, cooking. I’m usually able to get some studio time in, except when my contract work is heavy. Now my wife and daughter are home 24/7, and if they’re not home, it’s to go out with me for walks or bike rides. When my wife’s work is light, she just stops and we have family times, but there doesn’t seem to be a time during the day when I can just have uninterrupted studio time. I tried this morning to get up at 6 am, and I had a little success, but it’s not my style to be bright eyed and bushy tailed. I tend to want to drink coffee and stare into space for a while. I got a little play time in, but was then joined by my daughter for more high-jinks involving the cat.

Any tips? At the onset of this, I thought it would be over by now, but I see that this is now the new normal.
I'm in the same boat, a 3 and 7 year old around 24/7. My wife works 3 1/2 days a week so I'm on my own to home school and entertain the kids those days, the other 3 1/2 days I fit in as much of my work as I can. I've never been so busy in my entire life, every day is full on from when the kids get up around 5.30 am until they get to bed around 8 pm. I run or do weights for an hour 4 nights a week, have a shower and go to bed, the other 3 nights I watch an hour or so of TV and chill with my wife. There is never a moments time to be bored.

I have spent maybe 10 hours in the studio in the last 3 months. I have no tips for you I'm afraid, I've pretty much given up on the idea of making music again until the kids are back in school/nursery which could be some time away. It does make me a little sad at times but I have made my peace with it. I've had lots of quality time with my family, done loads of amazing walks, made real headway with work on my house and garden and am getting really fit, healthy and strong.
Old 1 week ago
  #18543
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Originally Posted by zerocrossing View Post
Same. I’ve not managed to spark any real desire for making music in my daughter, but I want her to think of it as something that she can access whenever she wants. Of course, she was shut out of it when she was a toddler, for obvious reasons, but since she’s been 5, I encourage her to explore it. My father was sort of the exact opposite. Every now and then I’d find something... like he had a model train set in our basement. When asked why we didn’t set it up and play with it, he responded, “it’s not yours.” As far as I know, it’s still there rusting away. I also came across a magic kit and I got a similar response. Trust me, there was no time when my father used either of these things... not to my knowledge. I never want to be that guy.

If anything, I’d love for her to have more interest in it all. She loves reading and being read to, loves jumping rope and now bike riding. She loves drawing and painting. She loves LEGOs. We’re binge watching the new She-Ra series. (Man, things have improved since I was a kid!) I’m not going to push her. We’ll see. I’m not stressed out about it, but if she does get the urge to do it, I don’t want her to feel like it’s off limits.
Same here when my son was born I downsized my studio and sold a few bits and put lots in storage.the hope was my son would have the gear bug and want too learn but it’s not worked out like that.
He’s too busy playing fort nite or cod he’s had guitar lessons,keyboard lessons the only one he still does is drumming but since lockdown hasn’t had any lessons.and my band rehearsal studio had a major flood during lockdown so all our gears in bits and in storage until that gets sorted.

I think my gear obsession started because as a child we were very poor so I always wanted gear but could never afford it.i only started getting gear later in life when I could afford it or get loans so now I’ve got a studio fully stocked in storage which I hoped my son would use and never be the kid wishing he had a sampler or synth.

Who knows maybe one day he will get the gear bug and if he does he’s got a load of gear too use it’ll just be very very vintage by the time he can use it and I hope I can remember how too use them lol if not I’ll make him a member of gearslitz so he can ask u kind people to help him
Old 1 week ago
  #18544
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Originally Posted by Syphax View Post
Tip: enjoy it!! I am in the same boat and can relate. Mornings with my daughter in the studio are the best!!
I am enjoying aspects of it. Taught my daughter to ride a bike. We’re binge watched She-Ra on Netflix. (Man cartoons have gotten better since I was a kid) In some ways this has been great for me. I love being a home-school-TA. However, now that school is out for the summer, the Zoom classes she’d attend are over and I was using them to grab a bit of alone time in the studio. That’s sort of my meditation. Medication. I get crabby when I’m kept from it.

This morning was good, though. (See also: not good) I got up at 5 AM, full of anxiety because my friend stupidly went to visit his step mom and stopped for a bite to eat in a restaurant and he just got a call saying that one of the wait-staff working during his visit just tested positive For Covid 19. He and his husband are two of our closest friends. If there’s a movie that has more explosions than dialog in it, we have a standing date. His husband officiated our marriage. Anyway, when it was clear I wasn’t going back to sleep, I grabbed a solid hour and a half in the studio and just made synth patches all morning. That was good, though it’s not assuaged my anxiety. I think I’ll try making the morning thing a habit.
Old 1 week ago
  #18545
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Originally Posted by TornadoTed View Post
I'm in the same boat, a 3 and 7 year old around 24/7. My wife works 3 1/2 days a week so I'm on my own to home school and entertain the kids those days, the other 3 1/2 days I fit in as much of my work as I can. I've never been so busy in my entire life, every day is full on from when the kids get up around 5.30 am until they get to bed around 8 pm. I run or do weights for an hour 4 nights a week, have a shower and go to bed, the other 3 nights I watch an hour or so of TV and chill with my wife. There is never a moments time to be bored.

I have spent maybe 10 hours in the studio in the last 3 months. I have no tips for you I'm afraid, I've pretty much given up on the idea of making music again until the kids are back in school/nursery which could be some time away. It does make me a little sad at times but I have made my peace with it. I've had lots of quality time with my family, done loads of amazing walks, made real headway with work on my house and garden and am getting really fit, healthy and strong.
That does sound scarily like my world. Although, I’m lucky that my one kid is a late-ish sleeper. She usually wakes up somewhere between 7 and 7:30. I’ve made an effort to hitting the hay a bit early and trying to be up by 6 at the latest. So far, so good. Get your kids to start sleeping in! Black out shades!? Benadryl? Whatever it takes man!
Old 1 week ago
  #18546
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Originally Posted by zerocrossing View Post
I am enjoying aspects of it. Taught my daughter to ride a bike. We’re binge watched She-Ra on Netflix. (Man cartoons have gotten better since I was a kid) In some ways this has been great for me. I love being a home-school-TA. However, now that school is out for the summer, the Zoom classes she’d attend are over and I was using them to grab a bit of alone time in the studio. That’s sort of my meditation. Medication. I get crabby when I’m kept from it.

This morning was good, though. (See also: not good) I got up at 5 AM, full of anxiety because my friend stupidly went to visit his step mom and stopped for a bite to eat in a restaurant and he just got a call saying that one of the wait-staff working during his visit just tested positive For Covid 19. He and his husband are two of our closest friends. If there’s a movie that has more explosions than dialog in it, we have a standing date. His husband officiated our marriage. Anyway, when it was clear I wasn’t going back to sleep, I grabbed a solid hour and a half in the studio and just made synth patches all morning. That was good, though it’s not assuaged my anxiety. I think I’ll try making the morning thing a habit.
if you want to watch a really good and funny cartoon on netflix watch paradise pd ..its brilliant but dont watch with the kids
Old 1 week ago
  #18547
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Originally Posted by djwaxxy View Post
if you want to watch a really good and funny cartoon on netflix watch paradise pd ..its brilliant but dont watch with the kids
I’ll put it on my list. I’m behind on Archer and Rick and Morty.
Old 1 week ago
  #18548
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Originally Posted by zerocrossing View Post
I am enjoying aspects of it. Taught my daughter to ride a bike. We’re binge watched She-Ra on Netflix. (Man cartoons have gotten better since I was a kid) In some ways this has been great for me. I love being a home-school-TA. However, now that school is out for the summer, the Zoom classes she’d attend are over and I was using them to grab a bit of alone time in the studio. That’s sort of my meditation. Medication. I get crabby when I’m kept from it.

This morning was good, though. (See also: not good) I got up at 5 AM, full of anxiety because my friend stupidly went to visit his step mom and stopped for a bite to eat in a restaurant and he just got a call saying that one of the wait-staff working during his visit just tested positive For Covid 19. He and his husband are two of our closest friends. If there’s a movie that has more explosions than dialog in it, we have a standing date. His husband officiated our marriage. Anyway, when it was clear I wasn’t going back to sleep, I grabbed a solid hour and a half in the studio and just made synth patches all morning. That was good, though it’s not assuaged my anxiety. I think I’ll try making the morning thing a habit.
Definitely therapeutic, studio time is. ... COVID-19 is scary. Invisible and shaping our world heavily. ...I really hope your friend is okay. But, it has given me lots of time to spend with my wife and 6 month old daughter. They are great. Here is a picture from my morning (when she isn't making music with me, she is giving advice. I call her my "studio assistant" in such cases:
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Old 1 week ago
  #18549
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Originally Posted by zerocrossing View Post
I’ll put it on my list. I’m behind on Archer and Rick and Morty.
I used to love archer but went weird when a certain terrorist group Who had the same name Became infamous..Rick and Morty has been getting better and better your in for a treat ..another really good one too look out for is..the jellies it’s brilliant it’s about a family of jellyfish who find a black baby in a trash can and adopt him ..my and my son absolutely love it funniest show ever no matter how much u watch it.musics great too and each episode features a famous rapper.
Old 1 week ago
  #18550
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Old 6 days ago
  #18551
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How to find UR to post pics?
Old 6 days ago
  #18552
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URL code

I want to participate and upload pics to share of my home studio hobby
I keep getting error message asking to post //;; URL?
How to find it on my pics?
Please help
Old 6 days ago
  #18553
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I want to participate and upload pics to share of my home studio hobby
I keep getting error message asking to post //;; URL?
How to find it on my pics?
Please help
Click on MANAGE ATTACHMENTS below the posting window, it's a blue button. Upload your pictures to gearslutz for your post. Or you can host them on a separate web service and link them with html.

What you're probably trying to do is add a file attachment, so do the first thing.
Old 6 days ago
  #18554
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My home hobby
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Old 6 days ago
  #18555
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This morning was good, though. (See also: not good) I got up at 5 AM, full of anxiety because my friend stupidly went to visit his step mom and stopped for a bite to eat in a restaurant and he just got a call saying that one of the wait-staff working during his visit just tested positive For Covid 19. He and his husband are two of our closest friends. If there’s a movie that has more explosions than dialog in it, we have a standing date. His husband officiated our marriage. Anyway, when it was clear I wasn’t going back to sleep, I grabbed a solid hour and a half in the studio and just made synth patches all morning. That was good, though it’s not assuaged my anxiety. I think I’ll try making the morning thing a habit.
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Old 5 days ago
  #18556
<moderator message - ok guys, I'll let a simple recommendation to take enough vitamines be. but please keep all Corona Virus discussions to the special subforum? thanks!>
Old 5 days ago
  #18557
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<moderator message - ok guys, I'll let a simple recommendation to take enough vitamines be. but please keep all Corona Virus discussions to the special subforum? thanks!>
Is there anyway to filter this thread of all text such that we can get the pics only?

It's a frustration when all you're after is a quick frappè that all the porn is so diluted by text.

A pure image version of this thread would be bute!
Old 5 days ago
  #18558
< moderator message - @ lectrojape ah no, I'm sorry to disappoint you. the software isn't that clever. this thread has become a bit of a hangout "lounge". I'll go over the last few pages to see if there's anything that needs to go, when I have some time. @ genesisfan hello and welcome to gearslutz please note that you can also post your pictures of your studio here -->link - we can make an exception for your post here nice gear! >
Old 4 days ago
  #18559
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My latest iteration. Definitely the happiest and most productive I've been with this setup in a long time.

Nice selection of gear, nice atmosphere!

Not quite getting the ergonomics though. How do you use the Digitone and the DSI synth when they are down so low? And how to do you sit at the laptop in a comfortable way?

Wouldn't a desk be better?
Old 3 days ago
  #18560
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My throwback FX rack is coming along nicely. Like a cabinet full of odd and interesting spices.

Have a Quadraverb incoming, for the bottom row. Will relocate the Mixer as this rack fills up.

Old 1 day ago
  #18561
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Nice selection of gear, nice atmosphere!

Not quite getting the ergonomics though. How do you use the Digitone and the DSI synth when they are down so low? And how to do you sit at the laptop in a comfortable way?

Wouldn't a desk be better?
It sure would! This also happens to be my living room in my apartment so given the limited amount of space, this was the best I could come up. Definitely not ideal, but it works with a little bit of acrobatics.
Old 21 hours ago
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So I've spent the last 9 months completely changing my studio around. I came to the realisation that I played my instruments with keyboards way more than my modules so I have ditched all my modules and replaced them with synths with keyboards. I have downsized a bit to 5 synths but I still needed more room so I built a complete new front desk from an oak kitchen worktop and various bits of timber I had kicking around in my shed. I also ran some cables to have a couple of synths on the back wall.

I build cupboards under the desk which houses the Mac, audio interfaces, amp for monitors etc. Having the Mac and amp which has a small fan in a cupboard is great as it makes the room almost silent. The studio is pretty small, around 8' x 7' floor space but it's all fit in nicely and doesn't feel at all cramped.

Gear wise I have tried to exchange like for like or add very immediate instruments so I don't have too steep a learning curve which can kill creativity when you change a lot of gear in a short time, Behringer D for Subsequent 37, Peak for Bass Station 2, MC707 for System 8, Microwave 2 and Shruthi for Pro 2 etc.

So far, so good. I am enjoying a far more hands on approach where I can just jump on an instrument and play without having to load up my DAW. It has meant that if I get 10 minutes free I now go and play where I wouldn't have before.
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Old 17 hours ago
  #18563
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I'm thinking along the same lines @ TornadoTed . I have a humongous synth patch rack. Without computer librarian/programming tools, rack based synths - in volume - are not convenient; certainly not for sound design. Many's the time I've considered just re-racking them on relay racks in the machine room and free up the studio space for more close up acoustic work.


Hm... I think, I just decided :-)
Old 16 hours ago
  #18564
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Originally Posted by Syphax View Post
Definitely therapeutic, studio time is. ... COVID-19 is scary. Invisible and shaping our world heavily. ...I really hope your friend is okay. But, it has given me lots of time to spend with my wife and 6 month old daughter. They are great. Here is a picture from my morning (when she isn't making music with me, she is giving advice. I call her my "studio assistant" in such cases:
Sooo adorable! I miss when my little guy was that age.
Old 16 hours ago
  #18565
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Originally Posted by TornadoTed View Post
So I've spent the last 9 months completely changing my studio around. I came to the realisation that I played my instruments with keyboards way more than my modules so I have ditched all my modules and replaced them with synths with keyboards. I have downsized a bit to 5 synths but I still needed more room so I built a complete new front desk from an oak kitchen worktop and various bits of timber I had kicking around in my shed. I also ran some cables to have a couple of synths on the back wall.

I build cupboards under the desk which houses the Mac, audio interfaces, amp for monitors etc. Having the Mac and amp which has a small fan in a cupboard is great as it makes the room almost silent. The studio is pretty small, around 8' x 7' floor space but it's all fit in nicely and doesn't feel at all cramped.

Gear wise I have tried to exchange like for like or add very immediate instruments so I don't have too steep a learning curve which can kill creativity when you change a lot of gear in a short time, Behringer D for Subsequent 37, Peak for Bass Station 2, MC707 for System 8, Microwave 2 and Shruthi for Pro 2 etc.

So far, so good. I am enjoying a far more hands on approach where I can just jump on an instrument and play without having to load up my DAW. It has meant that if I get 10 minutes free I now go and play where I wouldn't have before.
Very neat and organized. I like it!
Old 16 hours ago
  #18566
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Originally Posted by patrick_j View Post
My latest iteration. Definitely the happiest and most productive I've been with this setup in a long time.

I like that everything is setup nice and neat, but my back is KILLING me at the thought of the awkward positions I would have to contort myself into in using the equipment.
Old 14 hours ago
  #18567
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My latest iteration. Definitely the happiest and most productive I've been with this setup in a long time.

Scoosh the desk/cabinet down a foot to the left, and rotate the Moog/Waldorf CCW 90 degrees. Then I'll be able to sleep tonight in peace.
Old 14 hours ago
  #18568
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While the last studio is neat and pretty, I personally embrace the chaos.
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Old 6 hours ago
  #18569
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While the last studio is neat and pretty, I personally embrace the chaos.
It's fascinating what makes people tick, I hate chaos and mess, I like everything neat and tidy and streamlined but I know loads of people who are the complete opposite.

There was one producer I used to engineer for sometimes who would bring crates and crates full of stuff, percussion, instruments, drums, pedals and scatter it all over the studio to the point where it was like an assault course with stuff all over the floor, it used to exhaust me but he thrived on it. He loved the idea of someone just picking something up at random and being inspired by it.

Creating the environment to feed our creative side is what it's all about.
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