What Recording Gear Do You Use?

Discussions on sound production outside the synthesizer such as mixing, processing, recording, editing and mastering.

What Recording Gear Do You Use?

Hardware: Tape MT, HardDisk MT, SmartCard Device?
Software: PC/Mac/?
Other:_______Fill in the blank
Cheese Sandwich? w/Bacon?
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Gear: Access Virus Indigo
Alesis ion
Arturia MiniBrute SE
DSI Mopho
Novation KS4
Vermona DRM1 MkIII
Roland TR-707
Korg DDD-5
Korg Volcas (4)
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Post by Uncle Screwtape » Tue May 22, 2007 12:56 pm

i_watch_stars wrote:
Uncle Screwtape wrote:Soundcraft CompACT10 -> Dual 2.0 G5 Desktop w/M-Audio 2496 Card -> GarageBand :oops:
LOL...why dude? :? Seriously though, you can get a lite version of any of the major sequencers for 100$....
I actually have Logic Express. Just have to take some time to familiarize (and leave the comfort zone). GB is easy - and a fast fix when you only have an hour here or there to noodle around.
Your... affectionate uncle,

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Post by c1t1zen » Tue May 22, 2007 8:25 pm

DJ setup is Ms. Pinky running on a Fujitsu Tablet with ESI U46DJ not a great digital I/O but gets the job done and has phono EQ inputs.
Recording setup is guitar/synth/drums > mixer > ESI U46DJ > Reaper (multi-track recording) on Fujitsu Tablet.
I'm looking to get a few masteing type racks with compression, gates. Eventually switch over to Cubase, all in due time.
Focusing on writing songs out and having it on paper first so that it can be performed live.

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Post by mr_m0nks » Tue May 22, 2007 11:16 pm

PC running cubase SL3 with E-mu1820m interface
Alesis Ion, Korg Poly800II, Akai S1000, CommodoreC64, Nintendo Gameboy and various software Synths.

Listening to far to much Yazoo

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Post by Andy_X69 » Wed May 23, 2007 8:09 am

PC running Cubase SX3 (am planning on upgrading to Cubase 4 in the future), MOTU 24i/o (currently PCI system, soon PCIe system).
http://www.myspace.com/studiodekadent, Cubase 4/TC Powercore X8/MOTU PCIe424 with 24io/MOTU MIDI Express 128

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Post by Stab Frenzy » Wed May 23, 2007 2:29 pm

c1t1zen wrote:Ms. Pinky

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Gear: BEHRINGER Xenyx 802; CASIO MT-70; KORG EA-1 mkII, MicroKorg, microSTATION, MicroX, Mini-KP, Monotron; ROLAND Micro Cube; ZOOM FS01, MRS-4B, MRT-3B
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Post by ronP » Wed May 23, 2007 9:55 pm


At The Studio:

MOTU Ultralite / Macbook / G5 / Reason 3.0 and Digital Performer 5.1.1

At Home:

Behringer Xenyx 802 / Zoom MRS-4B / IMAC with OS9 using Audacity 1.0 to bump up the MRS-4B data's sampling rate to 44.1

Why such a convoluted process at home, you may ask? . . . A: no lady.


BEHRINGER Xenyx 802; CASIO Casiotone MT-70; KORG Electribe EA-1mkII, microKORG, mini-KP; QUIKLOK T20 T-REX Series X;

Wanted: BOSS DR-110; CASIO CZ-101; YAMAHA CS-01, DX-100

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Post by shaft9000 » Thu May 24, 2007 7:39 pm

Shure sm58 dynamic & StudioProjects c1 condensor mics
SP VTB1 mic pre, ART pro-vla leveler/compressor, Alesis PEQ-450 parametric

into E-mu 1820m and Echo Layla20 PC interfaces
monitored by Event Tria & ps5(for surround)
2600.solus.modcan a.eurorack.cs60.JP8.Juno6.A6.sunsyn.volcakeys.jd990.tb303.x0xb0x.revolution.

shaft9000.muffwiggler.com <- singles & mixtape
shaft9000.bandcamp.com <- spacemusic album
youtube.com/shaft9000 <- various synth demos and studies

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Post by satronic » Mon May 28, 2007 7:29 pm

Pro Tools 7.3 on PC using MBox2 Pro
Roland: SVC-350, JP4, SH-101, JX-3P, SPD-8, TR-606, M-VS1, D-110, A-33. EMU Morpheus. Evolution EVS1. Korg: DVP1, Kaoss Pad 1 & 3. ARP Axxe. Quasimidi Sirius. Yamaha CS1X. Simmons SDE. M-Audio Keystation Pro88. Casio FZ1. Various FX, mixers, and plugins.

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Post by OriginalJambo » Mon May 28, 2007 7:57 pm

Shitty Athlon XP 1800+ IBM PC with Windows XP, FL Studio 7 through an X-Station and now Soundcraft 200B analogue mixer.

I need to upgrade my PC...

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Post by veer chasm » Sun Jul 15, 2007 2:58 pm

Roland VS2400 w/ T-Racks mastering software

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Post by Megatron » Tue Jul 17, 2007 3:53 am

Macbook, MBOX2, Logic Pro 7, Protools LE.

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Post by piRoN » Tue Jul 17, 2007 5:23 am

Temporarily nothing. In a couple months it'll be a Soundscape 32 system.
Ensoniq EPS-m | Elby Designs ASM-2 | Yamaha TQ5 | Akai S3000XL | Akai X7000 | Novation KS-4 | SCI Prophet 2000 | Kawai K1m | Korg Monotribe | Korg Monotron | Roland S-50 | Roland D-10 | Roland MKS-7 | Yamaha RX11

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Post by hyphen nation » Mon Jul 30, 2007 6:11 am

Hey, I noticed quite a few Motu 828, and ultralite folks on here, as well as firepod users...

I kinda impulse bought a Motu pre 8 this evening, as I need to record a track for a Tuesday deadline...I like that I can expand it with an 828 or any other Motu gear down the road...Normally I obsess over gear purchases, and weigh the pros and cons...looking at all the sweet mic pre's in the Pre 8 I missed the fact that it only has main outs...Doh...

I gotta say that it sounds great, and the Cuemix that comes with it seems super simple...I am just curious about adding external compressors, etc...sending in and out...am I ultimately going to need to get the 828?

I saw a lot of Cubase/Motu on the previous pages...anyone rocking _Performer_? I guess the impulse wasn't terrible...got the thing for $500, if I decide to add the 828, it's still cheaper than the Digi 003 rack...and I'll have a heap of inputs...

Are folks using outboard? I dream of owning a some compressors...where are people placing compressors in the signal path? Send and return? What about mastering? thx...

Just thinking I may need to pick up an 828 sooner than later...

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Post by pangmaster » Mon Jul 30, 2007 4:15 pm

Metric Halo MIO 2882 -> Mac Pro -> Logic Pro 7.2

"To be human, to be fully human, is to need music and to derive nourishment from the music you hear." - Bob Moog

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Post by route_electrique » Sat Aug 18, 2007 6:24 pm

E-MU 1820m to Cubase. Saving for RME Fireface 800 8).
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