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Post  z on Mon Oct 04, 2010 4:46 pm


Since all my gear is in a pile at the moment, I think I'm
going to re-arrange things so it will be easier to do some
micing and video work.

So the guitars might come off the wall since I might put everything against that wall
and such...

Stay tuned....


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Post  DACE on Mon Oct 04, 2010 5:17 pm

Awesome Z,....Take your time and think things out...Post pics when done.
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Post  z on Mon Oct 04, 2010 5:49 pm

DACE wrote:Awesome Z,....Take your time and think things out...Post pics when done.
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Will do. Part of it is clearing some space. Need to get an extra shelf and computer desk
out of here.

One step at a time...

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Re: Studio Rearranging

Post  DACE on Mon Oct 04, 2010 6:22 pm

I have found with small spaces its good to go UP with your items. Leaves more floor space. I small space is best for making music..I like the control room alot better than the main room for recording.

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Post  z on Mon Oct 04, 2010 6:36 pm

Here's the "before" shots.... big mess... LOL

The room is about 11.5 feet square.

In this shot, you can see the east wall. The computer desk on the left is where I will move this computer.
The metal shelf unit will come out of the room entirely to free up space.
On the bottom of the metal shelf is the Windows computer, which is only on when I upload to Kunaki.



In this shot--south wall--you can see the closet (which is where my amps and PA was before), and
the door into the central heating room. I don't want to put everything back in front of the closet since
then I can't get in there.


This shot is the west wall--currently the wall of guitars. I think I will use this wall as the back wall.
It gives me more width, and will make it easier for micing things and videoing things. It will also
mean that my amps are pointed east, toward the main room in the basement and toward my back
yard (instead of north like they were which points them at the neighbors house).



This view looks at the NW corner. that's where my computer is now, and the keyboard and such.
I plan to clear all this out and relocate the computer more in the middle of the east wall where the
other computer desk is now. You can also see part of this big bookshelf on the right. That will either
come out, or go on the east wall too.


This is the view looking out. The door to the room is in the SE corner. You can see the other end
of the big metal shelf unit, and the door to the heater room. rainstick and tripod are behind the door.


This is the NE corner of the room. printer is currently there, and the bookshelf faces that way.




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Post  DACE on Mon Oct 04, 2010 7:05 pm

LOL..confused me... Laughing You will have to do a Vid when done.

??? Room not big enuff to have PC deck in the center of the room, with all the gear around it?
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Post  z on Mon Oct 04, 2010 8:25 pm

This might make more sense. Top view of how I want it to look.

The old way was with the PA and amps in front of the Closet Doors, facing toward the top (North).
Because of the doors I couldn't have the PA speakers very far apart.

I could put the computer in the middle, but it would be in the way and wires would run through the middle
of the room. this way I can put the wires against the wall.




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Post  DACE on Thu Oct 07, 2010 6:42 pm

Not enuff time in the day.. Laughing Well, night for you...
Hows it coming?
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Post  z on Thu Oct 07, 2010 8:33 pm

DACE wrote:Not enuff time in the day.. Laughing Well, night for you...
Hows it coming?
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Not much progress yet. I need to move stuff out, so I can re-arrange and then move stuff back....
Maybe this weekend.

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Post  DACE on Fri Oct 08, 2010 5:51 am

Cool Cool

But most times your weekends are busyer than your week.. Smile

I need to setup in the control-room for winter..Easy to heat , and i like it in there better. I can do Video in there better also.

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Post  z on Fri Oct 08, 2010 8:17 am

DACE wrote: Cool Cool

But most times your weekends are busyer than your week.. Smile

I need to setup in the control-room for winter..Easy to heat , and i like it in there better. I can do Video in there better also.

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True. I will be out of town again until Sunday, up at the lake with the kid.
Probably the last time this year. It's going to be 83 up here today. Might set a record.

It doesn't get all that cold down there in the winter, does it?
You just use a little electric space heater?

I tried to do a video last night, but I couldn't get the mic input on the camera thing working right
(couldn't play loud because everyone was asleep).

I'll probably do one today.

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Post  DACE on Fri Oct 08, 2010 9:35 am

DUDE! Laughing It gets VERY cold here! Gets in the teens alot. In the 20s most days all winter. Very cold here.

But yes, the control room is small enuff i get by with an oil-filled-heater. Those work good in small rooms, and dont suck much power.

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Post  z on Fri Oct 08, 2010 10:45 am

DACE wrote:DUDE! Laughing It gets VERY cold here! Gets in the teens alot. In the 20s most days all winter. Very cold here.

But yes, the control room is small enuff i get by with an oil-filled-heater. Those work good in small rooms, and dont suck much power.

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Wow, that's not much different from here. Except we always get a week or two in January where it
stays below 0 the whole time (and we get a lot more snow I expect -- I think we average about 56" a winter).

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Post  DACE on Fri Oct 08, 2010 11:11 am

We got like 6 snows last year, but dont get much, inch or two.
We stay in the mid-20s most of the time. Pretty cold.
Burn ALOT of wood each year...mmmm maybe 4 cords of wood a year, or more.

You know down at the bottom of my driveway, by the mail boxes? 2 of the home/land owners clear-cut this year..Smile so TONs of wood there this year..Just pull over and load up. My stove is small, so i just cut up small stuff, about 3 to 4 inch a round, about a foot long. I just use a skill-saw now days. Did the cainsaw thing for years. But i dont need big logs, so this works better.

ANYWAY....This has nothing to do with your Studio..LOL. Laughing Laughing Laughing

If i had money, i would drive up for a week and help ya out. The bass traps and defusers i built work great, and very cheap, and removable. It would help your space alot. when you come down, ill show you mine, how to put them up, and you can get the stuff where i got it and take it back with you. Its cheap, easy to install, and will give you a way better sound in your room.

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Post  z on Fri Oct 08, 2010 11:26 am

DACE wrote:We got like 6 snows last year, but dont get much, inch or two.
We stay in the mid-20s most of the time. Pretty cold.
Burn ALOT of wood each year...mmmm maybe 4 cords of wood a year, or more.

You know down at the bottom of my driveway, by the mail boxes? 2 of the home/land owners clear-cut this year..Smile so TONs of wood there this year..Just pull over and load up. My stove is small, so i just cut up small stuff, about 3 to 4 inch a round, about a foot long. I just use a skill-saw now days. Did the cainsaw thing for years. But i dont need big logs, so this works better.

ANYWAY....This has nothing to do with your Studio..LOL. Laughing Laughing Laughing

If i had money, i would drive up for a week and help ya out. The bass traps and defusers i built work great, and very cheap, and removable. It would help your space alot. when you come down, ill show you mine, how to put them up, and you can get the stuff where i got it and take it back with you. Its cheap, easy to install, and will give you a way better sound in your room.

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Cool. Yeah, I will get there a little at a time this winter.
Easier for me since I hardly ever play loud in there. Vocal isolation and having a good video setup
is taking priority at the moment.

I'm temped to haul my shit up to the lake a few times and record up there live and loud in the winter.
The neighbors won't be around, so it should be fine.

And I think the wife is going on a few dance trips, so I can do some feedback sessions then too....

No worries about making it up here. I'm going to be swamped at work until Jan the way it is looking....

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Post  DACE on Fri Oct 08, 2010 1:49 pm

I did some video today..try'n to upload it on SoundClick...Spent all day try'n to deal with Youtube..Cant get an email from them..strange. F them!
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Post  z on Fri Oct 08, 2010 1:54 pm

DACE wrote:I did some video today..try'n to upload it on SoundClick...Spent all day try'n to deal with Youtube..Cant get an email from them..strange. F them!
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Yeah, youtube can be a pain.
I never had to talk to them. I just make sure my video is less than 10 minutes and upload.

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Post  GinjaBug on Sat Oct 09, 2010 9:19 pm

cool stuff z...nice studio space! i wish i had an extra room for my things. i keep them all packed away in the closet or under the desk when not in use. i don't get to use anything much anymore it seems...but that's cool. i like to do floor plans on the pc too Very Happy .
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Post  globaltrancemission on Sun Oct 10, 2010 4:04 am

z wrote:
DACE wrote:I did some video today..try'n to upload it on SoundClick...Spent all day try'n to deal with Youtube..Cant get an email from them..strange. F them!
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Yeah, youtube can be a pain.
I never had to talk to them. I just make sure my video is less than 10 minutes and upload.

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You Tube now allows 15 minutes per standard video.........it changed quite recently Smile

I've never had any problems with them and never needed to e-mail them.

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Re: Studio Rearranging

Post  z on Sun Oct 24, 2010 2:14 pm


So far I've done:

1. move my computer to the newer computer desk on the east side of the room. That will be directly
across from the amps and such, which will be on the west side, facing east.

2. move the old computer desk upstairs and put the wife's compute on it (her computer was perched on a
bunch of books and old speakers).

3. move a bunch of gear out into the main basement room so I have room to shift things around.

4. move the bookshelf against the NE wall, so it's not in the way.


To Do:

1. Take all the stuff off the west wall (guitars, guitar mounts, shelves, CDs, artwork)
2. clear the west side of the room so I can setup the amps and PA system
3. setup the amps and PA system
4. run wires from the live rig to the computer so I can record again
5. sort and organize cables, CDs, artwork,....


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Post  DACE on Sun Oct 24, 2010 2:43 pm

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Post  z on Sun Oct 24, 2010 3:10 pm

Some pics:

West wall before the re-arrange


Computer moved off of old desk


Computer on the other desk (east wall)


Old desk moved upstairs


Gear out in main room in basement


West wall mostly cleared.



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Post  z on Sun Oct 24, 2010 3:51 pm


Amps and Speakers moved back in.
Probably will set up the PA Mixer on a table to my left, where I can reach it easy
from the computer.




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Post  DACE on Sun Oct 24, 2010 4:33 pm

Awesome work Z..Smile

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Post  z on Mon Oct 25, 2010 7:58 am


Whew. Most of the heavy lifting is done.
As you can see in this shot, the amps and PA are in place, and I have
piles of junk all over in the middle of the room.

So now I need to go through all the piles and sort things into categories (cables, electronics, CDs, garbage).
That is going to take awhile.

But once I'm done the whole middle of the room will be clear, and I can wire everything back together again.
I should be able to hang a green-screen (cyan sheet) on the back wall behind the amps for doing some simple
video overlay work.

I think I will have the keyboard near where it is now, but out a ways and facing the other way.

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