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Thread: Piltdown Man here... Question: Really Home Recording?

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    Piltdown Man here... Question: Really Home Recording?

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    Sorry if this is a bit off-topic, but I'm wondering: how many of you are REALLY recording in bedrooms, living rooms, home offices, etc. I record every song I write in a home office on my home computer with Cubase 5, a couple of guitars, an Fxpansion DR-008 drum machine, a 10+ year old ZOOM 2020 multi-effects processor, a B2-Pro mic (recent addition) and an Alesis QS-6 keyboard.

    I'm not complaining or critizicing, just wondering, 'cause I keep hearing the word "studio" in posts, and some of these songs don't sound like they were recorded in a bedroom. :-)

    Just wondering how my skills (or lack thereof) compare given my limited equipment and the fact that I write all my own songs, play all my own instruments, sing all my own vocals and mix all my own stuff. The proverbial one-man band. :-)

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    From my experience, it's just about all of us. You're in the home of one-man bands with bad drum samples. Now get back to work.

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    Sluice is Right

    http://www.artistcollaboration.com/~hevyd47ca/

    There's where I work...............
    In the corner of the living room with a computer guitar amp and an audigy soundcard. Shure SM58 for a mic and still using the pre-amp in the soundcard for the mic

    No WONDER the vocals are such a struggle, BUT family first

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    I work in the basement, in a closed off area I negotiated with the wife...It's my settlement.

    Kinda like that little strip of land the Palestinians are in control of.

    Should name my studio "Little Palestine".



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    Semantics

    Don't let the word "studio" throw you. Most of us are recording in totally untreated rooms w/o iso booths or anything close to them.

    My studio is one corner of the master bedroom.

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    Except for Sonusman?
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    I work under the bat's house

    My 'studio' is the attic of our house. Since I live in a very old house, when I hang out of the window to have a smoke, I'm often visited by friendly, local resident bats.

    All of my recording gear put together cost about $2K. (musical instruments sold separately, some assembly required, batteries not included)

    But since I don't use that room for anything other than recording my music, I refer to it as my 'studio.' Many would take great offense to my wanton use of that word.
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    I'm lucky. Technically I am recording in my bedroom, but my bedroom is in the basement so I've got a lot of room. I even have a pleather couch. Not leather, PLEATHER.
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    I have a 2-bedroom garden apartment, but my "roommate" is my recording hobby and songs; the spare bedroom has my music gear.

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    Basement dweller here.

    It's dry and divided into 3 spaces. Two are where I record. A 18X22 foot room with all the instruments and a 10X15 seperate room with its own foundation and a steel insulated door where I have the recorder,monitors , etc. All the walls are insulated, covered with wood paneling, and I have carpet on the floor. Not a real studio but a fun space nonetheless.

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