Some of ya know, some of ya don't, that I've had a busy few months... I bought a new house in March, moved in April, sold my old house & got married in May, then honey-mooned and started back to school part time in June. So most of my studio & guitar gear has been sitting in various crates & boxes & rubbermaid storage containers all over my basement for the past 10 weeks. The big goal of the past week has been to get my studio up & running again, hopefully better than ever (well, my last studio was set up on a couple of card tables in an unfinished basement, so anything would've been an improvement.)
Anyway, here's my new studio room. First time I've ever been able to have my recording gear, guitars & amps, and piano in the same room!
Of course, there's the obligatory guitar wall!
Left to right: EB MM John Petrucci 6-string, EB MM John Petrucci 7-string, Dean Evo 7, PRS McCarty Rosewood, PRS McCarty Soapbar, PRS Singlecut, PRS Standard 24, (4) PRS Custom 24ís, PRS EG-1, Takamine EF-385 12-string acoustic, Guild DC5E-NT acoustic, Guild F47M-CE acoustic, Baldwin Acrosonic piano, PRS Hollowbody II (on the wall)
Here's my studio desk. It's cool, but nowhere near as cool as the Randall MTS amps in the rack cases to the right!
This is up close & personal with the studio desk. It's definitely smaller than the 2 card tables I used to have everything set up on. I had to do some "creative modifications" to the desk to make room for all the gear.
Top to bottom: M-Audio BX8 monitors, Alesis SR-18 drum machine, Carvin HM40 headphones, Korg Triton workstation, Creative ProdiKeys keyboard, Cakewalk/Peavey StudioMix console
And finally, the current studio rack, which as time goes by, actually has fewer & fewer pieces of gear in it!
Top to bottom: (2) ART Tube Channel preamps, (2) ART TPS preamps, Behringer Multicom compressor + Optimus SSM-50 DJ mixer + Behringer Bass V-Amp + Custom-built P4 system
So anyway, that's the fruit of my labor. I managed to record a couple short demos on Saturday, which came out beautifully aside from the fact that I was playing like total crap.
But at least when inspiration strikes I'm ready to record!
PS--Just to put things in perspective, here's a picture of my old studio setup: