For years I’ve wanted to have my own home recording setup, a songwriting suite where I can, at any time, record my songwriting ideas for either future reference or for pre-production purposes. I remember looking at the home studios of my friends and thinking to myself “one day, I too can have this”
Now, with the final piece of the home studio puzzle purchased and installed a fortnight ago I have achieved my dream. Here’s a couple of piccies for you.
The engine room
The main keyboard (with Barry in the background)
At the moment I’m using:
- 27″ iMac using Logic Pro 9
- Presonus Firbird audio interface
- Fostex monitor speakers
- Rode NT3
- Rode NT1000
- M-Studio MIDI keyboard
- Some Casio digital piano
- Alesis SR16 drum machine
- Line 6 POD X3
I must admit, the learning curve I’m experiencing has been very, very steep and there have been times that I’ve thrown my hands up in air in frustration convinced that I’m “never going to get this” but if there’s one thing I’ve learnt from all of this is that you learn a lot about yourself when you’re faced with a huge challenge.
I’m going to put some home recording experiments online very soon so feel free to send me feedback but in the meantime, the rain is pelting outside so I’m going to fire the home studio up and make some more music.
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