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Old 17th September 2002
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Jason,

Why not get some roadcases and multipin connectors?
All you'll need to do is remove the lids, plug a few cables and go.
Old 17th September 2002
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"I feel like adding in a tin of chocolate covered expresso beans to the prize"

I'M GOING TO RE ENTER!!!!

Old 17th September 2002
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Jason,

Why not get some roadcases and multipin connectors?
All you'll need to do is remove the lids, plug a few cables and go.
damn, I called Mrs. Cleo - and she kept telling me the same thing, that someone named ELCO would appear in my near future, yet her advice cost me $3.95 a minute

rollz
Old 17th September 2002
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Hey Jay, new to the forum and love this place! I want to jump in on this basement studio line and have a quick question. Do you just want pics, or a little history as well? Gonna run and find the camera now..... back later. Tommy
Old 17th September 2002
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Thumbs up

Hey guys!

Well, I DO have the world's coolest basement studio, I know that for a fact. heh But I don't have any photos of it. I'll haveta try and locate somebody with a digital camera.

Great idea Jay!
Old 17th September 2002
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OK - Here's my entry to this wonderful contest. I have a couple more that I can try and post as well.

This is a real basement studio - self built (complete with humidity and a radon problem - do I get extra points for that?)

- neil
www.rosemarypure.com
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Old 17th September 2002
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Hey Jay, new to the forum and love this place! I want to jump in on this basement studio line and have a quick question. Do you just want pics, or a little history as well? Gonna run and find the camera now..... back later. Tommy
yeah man - photos are necessary, yet the history is the kinda stuff where the bonus points lie
Old 17th September 2002
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Originally posted by nodell
OK - Here's my entry to this wonderful contest. I have a couple more that I can try and post as well.

This is a real basement studio - self built (complete with humidity and a radon problem - do I get extra points for that?)

- neil
www.rosemarypure.com
Are the chicks in your pic really there? They kind of look like a lifesize carboard cutout. Must be the lighting.... ?
Old 17th September 2002
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Nodell - great ****

so far it seems to me he is in the lead...

I can almost tell i'd like to work on a project with that guy - you can tell they get every ounce out of everything in that room....

Nodell - what's your studio's DAW?
Old 17th September 2002
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Are the chicks in your pic really there? They kind of look like a lifesize carboard cutout. Must be the lighting.... ?

yup .... agree .... and the I love Slutz looks fishy to me too.


Jay .... Photoshop re-touching should be at least minus 0.5 points.tut tut tut
Old 17th September 2002
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Jay .... Photoshop re-touching should be at least minus 0.5 points.tut tut tut
yes - while stuff like that is worth a laugh - it does not do anything positive for your entry - just let you room be, and let us see how you use what you have to make music and make those in the room make better music...

and yeah - there is no real point system, that would be too much work - I just know that someone out there really really has put alot of thought into their basement...
Old 18th September 2002
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:eek:

ok, ok

in the interest of full disclosure I admit that the women are cardboard cutouts (aka - photoshop'ed). However, they are part of the band that I play in and have spent plenty of time in the studio. i'll post a couple more pictures of just the space in an attempt to redeem myself. (although I guess all things considered, a .5 deduction is OK)

jay - yeah, i do have a small space and try to get the most out of it. two 12' x 12' rooms - one tracking and one control and hideously low ceilings (about 6 feet).

The studio is about a year and a half old. I built in the basement of my house that my wife and I purchased almost 2 years ago. I had grand plans for the space when I started. I figured a few weekends of work and I would be good to go.

....a year later I was just finishing up

I have been recording tracks for a new cd with the band I play in (i'm a bass player) for over the past year. it's almost sad that it has taken us this long to get the tracking done but when you have a day job it can be tough finding time to do studio 'stuff'. my DAW is ProTools on a Windows NT platform - yes, I'm one of 3 people actually using PT on Windows. The outboard gear is minimal, but worth noting are:

soundelux U195
RNC
Fatso
Lucid 8824
Sony DPSV55

everything else is lower grade stuff but I get by.

the band consists of 2 guys/2 girls (they are the ones in the above photo) with the 2 women being vocals and guitars. (Between their Line 6 amps and my PT setup i'm probably the worst nightmare for some folks that read these groups.)

we are just about finished with the tracking of all the songs and I've actually contacted our wonderful moderator to see if he would be interested in mixing our stuff (Jay Kahrs - I expect your vote in this competition if you want to get the job!heh ). I'm just a novice at this recording stuff and after spending a year on tracking we don't want to take another year to get the mixes done (plus I'm sure someone with more experience than me could do a much better job).

So that's my story (hopefully it was somewhat worth reading)

- neil
Old 18th September 2002
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Quote:
Originally posted by nodell
(Between their Line 6 amps and my PT setup i'm probably the worst nightmare for some folks that read these groups.)

we are just about finished with the tracking of all the songs and I've actually contacted our wonderful moderator to see if he would be interested in mixing our stuff (Jay Kahrs - I expect your vote in this competition if you want to get the job!heh ).
#1 I have no part in the voting or anything. It was just my forum that's getting used. Hell, according to the other Jay I can't even enter the contest because I'm a moderator! How's that for beat? grudge So, I've got no say in anything...

Anyway, Line 6 amps eh? I thought the guitar sounds on the rough mixes you sent sounded a little processed. Maybe I will use some of those DI tracks you have. I've got a handful of cool amps here but I don't know if the guitar players are gonna be into that.
Old 18th September 2002
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#1 I have no part in the voting or anything. It was just my forum that's getting used. Hell, according to the other Jay I can't even enter the contest because I'm a moderator! How's that for beat? grudge
Jay - nothing but love to you and your room - yet you are beyond the basement, and you are a moderator here - it's just kinda like the sweepstakes rules of McDonald's monopoly, "no McDonalds employees or any affiliates of those such employees can win"

either way - you still rock out what you have mucho hard core
Old 19th September 2002
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OK here's a couple more of my space (nothing photoshop'ed in these)
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Old 19th September 2002
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Old 19th September 2002
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Quote:
Originally posted by nodell
we are just about finished with the tracking of all the songs and we don't want to take another year to get the mixes done (plus I'm sure someone with more experience than me could do a much better job).
man, we should make his album a basement studio mixing contest.
Old 19th September 2002
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AJ, when are we gonna see a pciture of your space?
Old 19th September 2002
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Yeh! Come on MOUNTAIN MAN!
Old 19th September 2002
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AJ, when are we gonna see a pciture of your space?
well, i about to be tearing it out so.... there are pics on my site. really dark ones, just like i work. but my digital camera broke so i cant take any more right now.
Old 19th September 2002
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Excuses man... nuttin' but excuses. OK, I did the legwork and now the world can see (without having to look at your site) Alphajerks control room!
Old 19th September 2002
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Lots of these pictures are so DARK... you can't see half the stuff in them!

There should be points taken off for that.... I mean there could be a POD or two stashed in there somewhere and you wouldn't know. tut
Old 19th September 2002
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there is NO pod in my studio. if there was, i have a nice sledgehammer that would quickly take care of the situation.

thats why i didnt post the pic of it... too dark. and its changed a bit from that pic anyway.
Old 20th September 2002
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My setup has changed a bit too. Actually a lot. I now a rack where the JH-24 is in that picture and the monitor DAW is over the center of the console among other things. I also got a ton of new gear since I took that picture. I'll take another one in a few weeks when I think about it.
Old 20th September 2002
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Alpha,

why tearing it out? if it is cool to ask...
Old 20th September 2002
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thinking of either going remote, finding a larger place, moving or all of the above.

im really contemplating selling the house and a studio in the house is a hard sell to 'normal' people.
Old 20th September 2002
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I was desperate to find a house / flat with a studio connected to it.

Just the vibe that

a) It worked

b) There was a history of recording / loud music there

c) A history of security

Counts for A LOT in my book, you may find adds in studio mags will interest a LOT of folks...

For the right person, it could raise the value of the property to a 'non haggle' level for you.

But I don't know the US market at all. In London, anywhere you can do drums is golden.. If you can live there too, it's a miracle.
Old 20th September 2002
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But I don't know the US market at all. In London, anywhere you can do drums is golden.. If you can live there too, it's a miracle.
It's the same in Nashville - housing here is typically a single family home on somewhere between 1/4 acre and maybe 5 acres in the expensive parts of town. But basements aren't uncommon. Anyway, a whole lot of the home studios in town use drum pads - V Drums or at best, DDrums.

I had a basement in my old house, sio there was enough isolation for me to use live drums. But I really moved out here to a 10 acre lot in the country so that there would be no neighbors to bother with loud music (and then I built a building that doesn't allow sound in or out...).
Old 20th September 2002
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with my place however, the ceiliings are too low, the sound cannot be contained from the rest of the house. sure i have done drums from midnight to 6am without the neighbors [what are those] even knowing.... BUT i had to kick my wife and kid out of the house to do it. so living here and recording here are competing issues. for a single person, it would be great i suppose.

i have been in "home" studios where it was built onto the house and massively soundproofed but it takes a LOT of money to fully get the job done... something i dont want to put into a room. id rather just put the money into making it sound great over containing sound.
Old 20th September 2002
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don't have any pictures, but....

our studio is currently in the basement of a bowling alley. the fact that right in the building above us is a bar, a liquor store, a pizza joint and, oh yeah, a bowling alley *almost* makes up for the slight problem that we keep hearing these loud noises like someone dropping a bowling ball on the floor. at least it has a door onto the private underground parking garage, perfect for load-in.

but it's not a commercial studio so we haven't had to solve the isolation from sustain booming noises problem yet. we just work early on evenings/weekends or use a lot of directional dynamic mics.

ch.
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