My Home Music Studio Pictures:
In this post I thought I would share some of my own home music studio pictures. During this past week I was removing old photos from the digital camera to get ready for our upcoming vacation. The thought occurred to me that I've never shared any of my own home music studio pictures.
By way of explanation I now live in a rental home. This is something that is new for my family and I since December of last year. I've had to get creative with how I configure my own home music studio space. There is a good-sized room in our basement and that is where I've setup my gear.
I don't really have the freedom to build any sound proof walls or isolation booths. This forces me to get creative with the space and deal with what I have. I've used some thick wool blankets to help deaden the sound a bit and the space is pretty calm overall.
Also keep in mind that I'm a musician and I've been recording for many years. Some of my gear I have had for a long time and other items I've been able to buy more recently. I also did not take pictures of everything I own as some of my gear is not being used at the moment. Plus I didn't want this post to get too long.
This is the general layout of my home music studio setup. I've got a rolling mobile rack with the side cover working as a table. I record the podcast and mix right in this space.
The large monitor above my table/desk is actually a flat screen TV. The resolution is not that great but it works much better than my laptop screen when I'm mixing a full set of tracks in my DAW.
This is one of my Behringer Truth B2031 studio monitors. They are powered and work well for my needs. I've had them for several years now and I believe they have been replaced by a new model.
They sit on top of a short stand I made from PVC piping and toilet bowl flanges. The stands sit on top of a set of bar stools.
This is one of the newer pieces of gear I own. I ended up doing a trade for this keyboard and got it for a value of $380.00.
It is a Korg SP-170s with full 88 weighted keys and midi out. It only has a few internal sounds but they work great for monitoring while you record. Personally I love it!
This is the heart and soul of the whole operation, my laptop. It is an Asus U46E-Bal6. I bought it a good while back at Best Buy. Got a great deal at around $780.00.
That said, I've never maxed out the quad core CPU or 8 Gigs of RAM during a mix down yet. I have also never ran out of disk space on the 750 Gig drive. You can check out the system specs here.
What would I do without my rusty trusty Shure SM58. I've had this little guy as long as I can remember. I still use it today both in and out of my home music studio.
Its my old stand by mic for vocals and many other applications.
This is my MXL 990s. I picked this up in place of its cousin, the 990. What I love about the 990s is it has a -10db cut and a 150Hz cut.
For a large diaphragm studio condenser at $79.99, those features are truly hard to come by. You can see the mic without the Foam Windscreen in the first picture above.
This is the most versatile mic I own. Works great for voice overs, vocals, percussion, and even many guitar amps.
And the last of my home music studio pictures is my Allen & Heath ZED 14. The only fault in this mixer for recording is its USB out. Though it works great for a stereo feed, sometimes I would like to track more than 2 channels at once.
That's a trade-off though as this board/audio interface is a 5 star at everything else in my book. It has more than enough mixing capabilities for the home music studio.
Hopefully these home music studio pictures of my gear were interesting to you. I'd love to hear what you think? Please add your input in the section below.