I don't have a picture to send,
but I have created what I think is a way to solve space problems and gadget
hookup problems for a practicing musician. Upon a simple black Manhasset
music stand, I have attached a Roland R-70 Human Rhythym Composer/drum
machine, Zoom BFX-708 bass effects signal processor, Bross 3 channel stereo
headphone mixer, Sony miniature minidisc recorder/player, Sabine electronic
guitar tuner, CD player, Sabine Backtrack riff sampler, lamp (to illuminate
everything), and a 6 outlet power strip. All of these items are attached
with Velcro strips and fit on a single music stand! I have purchased
a Tascam 564 Digital Multitrack recorder which I am also going to attach
to the set up described above. This will be done by taking the music
shelf from another Manhasset music stand, attaching strips of strap metal
at appropriate points, and then bolting the assembly on the music stand
support rod of the existing unit beneath the shelf that contains all the
stuff I've named above. This compact assembly will give me tremendous
flexibility in my practicing and recording jam tracks to minidisk and then
layering additional bass guitar parts. Hooking all this stuff up
each time I want to practice simply is too time consuming and wearisome.
I can pick up the whole thing and carry it to wherever I want, including
the site of a performance. This type of setup may not be at all what
you need for your purposes, but at least it points out that you have got
to be creative in getting all your musical and recording gadgets into a
compact space that is very convenient. I would welcome your or anybody's
comments on other types of setups that can take the drudgery out of setting
up equipment for practicing and recording. Yours truly, Ron Smith,
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Dave Trenkel)
To: "diatom drone" <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: home studios?
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>does anybody have pictures of their home recording setup? i am trying to
>make the most of a really small space and i could use some ideas. thanks in
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