MY HOME STUDIO

GOT DIY?

LOTS OF DIY HERE IN THIS PHOTO!

-STUDIO DESK BUILT IN 2016-MATERIALS COST WAS ABOUT $100

-AUDIO MONITOR STANDS BUILT IN 2017-MATERIALS COST WAS $25 FOR EACH.

-DIY "BLACK HOLE" BASS TRAPS ON THE WALL BEHIND DESK ARE 8" DEEP WITH COMPRESSED FIBERGLASS SANDWICHED BETWEEN A DIFFUSOR PANEL IN THE FRONT  AND A "HOMOSOTE" SOUND ABSORBING BACK PANEL.

-STUDIO RACK CABINET BUILT PRE-2010-MATERIALS COST WAS ABOUT $45, RACK RAIL ADDED ANOTHER $40.

-DIY ACCESSORY STANDS ON THE LEFT AND RIGHT SIDE OF DESK ARE ANGLED TO ASSIST VISUALLY-MATERIALS FOR EACH RUN ABOUT $10 EACH.

YEARS OF GEAR

I STARTED  ON MY HOME STUDIO JOURNEY IN 1992 AND HAVE SLOWLY ADDED AND SUBTRACTED GEAR SINCE THEN. THE OLDEST PIECE HERE IS THE 1980's HALF-INCH 4-TRACK RECORDER.

FIRST DIY STUDIO DESK

BUILT THIS IN 2005 FOR $80 WITH A  B2-BOMBER KIND OF SHAPE.

I HAD THE BUILD PLANS ON THIS WEBSITE FOR QUITE A FEW YEARS AND HAD TENS OF THOUSANDS VISITS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD.

MICROPHONES

Since 1992, finding the "right" microphones has been, among other things, a journey of trial and error.

Of course, the problem of "too many mics and not enough money" comes with it's inherent limits as well.

  

Following is a short description of my current mics from left to right.


-sE Electronics Voodoo VR1 Ribbon Mic

-sE Electronics TITAN 3-Pattern Large Titanium Diaphragm Condensor Mic

-Warm Audio WA-14 Pair 3-Pattern Large Diaphragm Condensor Mics (modeled after AKG 414EB)

-sE Electronics Z3300A 3-Pattern Large Diaphragm FET Condensor Mic

-sE Electronics Z5600A 9-Pattern Large Diaphragm Tube Condensor Mic (with Advanced Audio AK47 Capsule)

-Telefunken M82 Side-Address Large Diaphragm Multi-Voiced Dynamic Mic

-sE Electronics Pair SE3 Small Diaphragm Condensor Mics

-Shure SM58 Dynamic Vocal Mic

-Shure SM57 Dynamic Vocal and Instrument Mic