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Re: OT Studio (Was Re: interesting controller )

First, sorry about my email last night.  The language just didn't feel right.  Didn't feel friendly enough.  My wife walked in while I was writing and I hurried to get it done.

Yea, I have one big room now and working on two more.  Current iso room is 13X29.  Going to add the back room of the studio this summer - which is ROUGHLY 29X29 and then a vocal/amp room (also my library) which is ROUGHLY 12X12.  I really love the 12' ceilings.   

The back room, if all works as planned, will also be a place where we can hold small concerts.  Don't know yet, but I think it could hold maybe 40-50 people and a small stage.  I want to tie it to the studio so I can record performances there.  

The current iso room is more suited to amps, acoustic guitars, small ensembles.  Truth is, I hate recording drums and usually take drum sessions elsewhere... but when the big room is done I might try to work up the courage to try drums again.

All construction has slowed a bit because I have a torn rotator cuff. 

There's a photo of the current iso room in this slide show here

It's funky, but sounds great.

Vienna Ensemble Pro should be easy and would probably be easy for you.  Intelligence helps! But the manual has a lot of holes in it.  Fortunately Paul, the support guy, is very good, very patient.  I find, in general, German companies make really great software and write very thin manuals.  But then, Spectrasonics' manual is nothing to write home about either.  Thank heaven for www.groove3.com!

I've read of a lot of guys who use VEP to extend the life of older computers.  The 64 bit business is cool as shit (Pro Tools is still 32 bit).  I have Ivory, Trilian, Slate Platinum and Vienna Epic Orchestra running there and it's hardly breaking a RAM/CPU sweat. 

28 gigs of RAM on the Vienna Ensemble Pro machine.  32 on the new one.  I now think that's sort of overkill.

I haven't, and I suspect because Avid hasn't, ironed all the bugs out of Pro Tools 10.3 and Mountain Lion yet.

Damn!  I've never even heard of LASS and Albino 3 Iceni.  I'll do some homework on that today.  I've heard Reaper can be good for doing the Master/Slave machine setup too.

Not doing much looping lately, but I still read EVERY looper email daily.  Great info.  Smart guys. 

Thanks Ted, Per


On Thu, Mar 7, 2013 at 2:46 AM, Per Boysen <perboysen@gmail.com> wrote:
Cool to see the picture of the control room. Do you offer iso
recording area as well? Nice to hear that you have the Vienna Ensemble
Pro up and running, I've heard a lot of colleges talking very good
about that solution, seems to be a very fast setup. Using LASS and
Albino 3 Iceni here with a lot of bounce-in-place fixing and finding
it fast enough for the small productions I usually do. But with 16 GB
1600 RAM on a MBP I'm touching the upper limit and a VEP investment
may be required if I should suddenly get more work (meaning tighter

Greetings from Sweden

Per Boysen

On Thu, Mar 7, 2013 at 5:37 AM, Richard Sales <richard@glasswing.com> wrote:
> Thanks Ted!
> I'm pretty happy with it now.
> Just did some brain surgery - installed a new (second) Mac Pro and Pro Tools
> HDX.  It was a three week nightmare getting two Mac Pros to talk with each
> other.  Now that it's working, it's cool as shit.  In the middle of the
> surgery, it was terrifying.
> Using Vienna Ensemble Pro to make the second Mac be a Virtual Instrument
> slave for the new Mac Pro.  Got Ivory pianos and Trilian bass.  Really cool
> stuff.  The upright in Trilian makes me feel like Charlie Mingus.  Ivory
> makes me wanna play piano again.
> Anyhow, thanks Ted
> R
> On Wed, Mar 6, 2013 at 7:45 PM, Ted Killian <tedkillian@charter.net> wrote:
>> Wow! Nice studio Richard!
>> On Mar 6, 2013, at 7:00 PM, Richard Sales wrote:
>> > richard sales
>> > www.glasswing.com
> --
> richard sales
> www.glasswing.com

richard sales