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First of all my studio. I call it the Resurrection Sound Kitchen because I do a lot of resurrecting. Mainly old tapes and videos.
This consisits of cleaning up old recordings and converting VHS/Hi8 to PC format - WAV/MP3/MPEG/DVD etc.
My gear has changed over the years like many studios and I will try to explain what I used to create these pieces of music as I go
I have had to steal a lot of pictures off the interweb I am afraid - so I apologise.
I never really considered that I should take photos of my stuff until now.
Solo Stuff and gear post 2000
(in reverse order)
Delta Anthem - Featuring the Behringer ARP 2600 clone
New Soundcard to replace the rackmount Behringer.
The Zoom L12 - 12 channel USB Audio Interface
Some new stuff featuring my new guitar
Classical Moods - a re-recording on an old idea
This is a re-recording of a Hooker Jam - not title
A New Composition called "The Journey"
Some new stuff featuring my new guitar
An original composition called "The cell"
YAFI#3 - My interpretation of a Zappa track called "Chungas Revenge"
You Cant Kill Me - My version of a Gong track from Camembert Electric
Napkins2017 - My interpretation of a Zappa track called Black Napkins
A new composition called "The Journey"
New Microphone - as used on the Thriller Album (aparently) - the Shure SM7-B
RIP Mr Bowie - The Man Who Sold the World
Moondance - Van Morrison song - another attempt at singing - recorded originally in 2015 but I have re-recorded the bass and rhythm guitar parts
Featuring soun ds from the Minibrute
Child Star - you might know this from Marc Bolans fiorst album
2015 - New cut down rack
Behringer Audio Interface FCA1616
Zoom Studio1204 multi FX
Yamaha Hifi Amp AX-396
Only using Soft Synths and Cubase Elements 8
September 2015 - Here is a re-vamp of a track originally recorded on the TASCAM 144 - It was originally called genesis. I have tried to keep the original flavour
October 2015 - a completed piece of work in progress - this is "12 minutes of skankin"
November 2015 - This is a new rendition of a Forbidden Fruit song written by Steve Todd (hope you dont mind) called Theif Come
I started this track in 2014 - now that I have Groove Agent 4 the drum part is much better. I also re-recorded the guitar part. The bass was DI'd straight out of the Trace Elliot
October 2015 This is a Soft Machine song that I have always liked - Sorry about the singing - I will propbably not get the vocal any better (after 40 takes)
New Track using GSP1101 July 2015 and Groove Agent
This keyboard was suffereing from the dripping red gunge phenominum -
I fixed it by removing the keys and soaking them in a very strong solution of caustic soda. Once the metal weight had been removed and all traces of red glue was removed I stuck the weight back in with Hard as Nails
2014 - Cubase and Halion 2
2015 - Dingbat Alien - a Daevid Allenesque (RIP) ditty which started life in the 1980's as a track called just 78
2014 - using Halion 2 - Going North
WeB50 Recording session
2012/13 - Trace Elliot AH350X
Massive sound - the heaviest bit of kit in the band
Speaker - Trace Elliot 1518C
Later additon is an Ashdown 2X10
2011 Fender American Standeard Jazz Bass
This was a present to myself for my 50th birthday - I though it was about time I had one - do I like it?
Its not as nice to play as the Overwater !! - but it has a great sound
I would one day like to buy a really good microphone
These ones are good for live recording - which is mainly what I need
I have made the decision to consolidate a lot of gear - I have chosen a hard disk recorder with a digital mixer by Fostex
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The back end can be left on the stage and then linked to the digiatl mixer by a network cable - there is not need for a multicore - horrah - something else I can get rid of.
This is a great idea - I can use it at home or in a live situation.
It has 16 XLR inputs and records up to 16 channels at once.
There are lots of recordings using this setup on the WEB50 page
I have since stopped doing live recording - well live everything really. It was fun but a lot of work moving it all around
Mobile recording rig getting ready for action - note Trace Elliot combo and extension cabinet - photo taken in 2011
The amp in the rack is a Behringer reference A500 which is used to drive a couple of Carlsboro 12" cabs - great for small gigs or monitors
NRG 1512 2X15 350W 8Ohms
Went to a good home at the Guitar Studio
2009 - I have updated my rack - everything is in one place.
Since this photo was taken I have got rid of all of my synths
I now use Hallion 2 for my sounds and Cubase Elements for my DAW
I still use the Hard Disk recorder below for live recording
I did not have this MG206c for very long as the band I was going to join never materialised - so I did not need it.
Its a great shame as it was a great piece of kit and would have been ideal for gigs and rehearsing
Other Mixers I have had in my setup include
Behringer Eurorack RX1202FX - It had a really annoying blue LED that could take your eye out if looked straight at it
A Behringer XENYX 502 great for parties and BBQ's when you just need to play CD's through the PA
Eurorack Pro 1602 - a brilliant little keyboard/Outbourd summing mixer
The Alesis Multimix with USB and FX
Used for many a WEB50 rehearsal
2008 Rack Required
This is my Rack - or was my Rack. I have now spread the gear out a bit but fundamentally use the same gear
Novation KS Rack
2 Behringer Patchbays
MOTU Midi Express128
Alesis Midiverb IV and Midiverb 2
Behringer 1602 submixer
Behringer Ultragain Pro ADA8000 (For ADAT)
Shades of Green (T White)
Black Napkins (Frank Zappa)
2007 - Upright Bass
I wanted to try some of the Shanakee numbers with the sound of an upright - this sounded great but I had trouble with the fingering in the upper octave - should have bought one of these years ago. Sold it on ebay for more that I payed for it - result
I have never used a great
deal of outboard effects
The Zoom G7.1ut is a very sturdy bit of kit - too complicated for me - had some great sounds though - I ended up giving it to the band guitarist
Behringer V Bass preamp
Zoom Studio 1204
Roland Midi guitar interface
I still use this on occasion
I moved the Synths next to my Novation RemoteSL having built some angled wooden stands - this made it easy to access the many controls on the MP7 and KS Rack
There is also a Roland SH-32
Novation - Remote 61SL
All now gone
Godin Performance Exit 22
A great acoustic with built in pickup - just what I needed.