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I was just wondering how some of the game audio guys might set their spaces up. I know a ton of home recording studio guys, but I'm curious to hear what your guys' room setups are!

I work out of a second bedroom in my house, which isn't treated for acoustics or anything.

Quad Core Windows 7 PC
2 20in NEC Displays
Pro Tools 10
JBL LSR4328P Monitors
Presonus Firestudio Audio Interface
Presonus Digimax 8 ch ADAT extender
Toft 2ch Microphone Preamp
Alphatrack Single Fader Controller
And an array of microphones and various instruments from my old recording days.

I do mostly FX editing work for film and TV, but I've been breaching slowly into the game side lately. I also do some dialog editing and a small amount of Foley, though without any walking surfaces I'm mostly limited to props and cloth passes.

If any of you wanna share what your workspaces look like and what you use, I'm curious to hear about it!

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Hey,

Nice idea for a thread.

I have my little studio at home too, mounted some DIY basotect panels to get rid of some nasty bouncy reverbs and trap low-mid frequencies.
Love having everything under one roof, but I hope I can move to a bigger place next year, things are getting a bit crammed.

Anyway, here's my gear:

MacBook Pro and additional LCD screen.
Interface: Focusrite Saffire Pro 40.
Monitors: Adam AX8.
Headphones: AKG 271.
DAWs: mostly Ableton Live and Apple Logic Pro.
Keys: Alesis Fusion 8 HD.
Some controllers including Akai APC-40 and E-MU Xboard 49.
Microphones: nothing fancy, a Zoom H2 for foley and field recordings.
A small selection of guitars plus a bass.
Lots of sampling instruments.

I do music and sound design for animations, documentations, trailers, commercials and of course games - that's what I started with, too!


Cheers,
Moritz

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Nice Moritz!

I'm hoping once I finally find a more permanent living place I'll be able to do some treatment. I've had a secret love affair for Adams ever since I listened to a set of those A7s. Gotta love that tweeter! But the RMC in the JBL's won me over, considering I've been in junk spaces forever. How do you like yours?

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Awesome thread idea!

Terrible picture, but behold my current workspace!

At least it's a step up from the "laptop on an ironing board" setup I used to have,

Gear:

PCSpecialist Custom PC (i5, 8gb RAM, SSD, 27" Monitor, Fast Track Pro USB)
Software: Ableton Live, Kontakt 4, Guitar Rig 4, FM8, Spook Keys
Roland Juno-Di Keyboard
Edirol MA-7As
Samson C01 Mic
Epiphone ES-355
Yamaha APX-5A Electro-Acoustic Guitar
Various Percussion

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I never was much of an interior designer, but I always love seeing how people light their studios. My first home studio I had lit with japanese paper lanterns, which kept everybody kinda calm. Place looks good man! Sounds like you've got a beast of a PC.

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I'm hoping once I finally find a more permanent living place I'll be able to do some treatment.

When you do, keep an eye on eBay etc., sometimes people offer scraps of Basotect for a fraction of the money you'd pay for the panels in store. It's lightweight, fire-proof and doesn't pose a threat to your lungs.
I bought some plywood panels, cheap white cloth, stapled everything together and hung them up like pictures - it's not the prettiest solution, but does a great job and was pretty cheap.


I've had a secret love affair for Adams ever since I listened to a set of those A7s. Gotta love that tweeter! But the RMC in the JBL's won me over, considering I've been in junk spaces forever. How do you like yours?[/quote]
I've got the AX8 for about half a year now, using them daily.
When I considered buying new monitors, I decided against using a sub and buying a stereo pair with bigger woofers instead - I really need to hear stuff under 50 Hz as I produce a lot of electronic weirdness lately.
So I made a reference CD with tracks of different genres whose sound I know by heart and went to the store to check different larger speakers.
The Adams caught my ear because of the tight low-end and clear highs produced by their ribbon tweeters. The KRKs of a similar price class sounded great too, but just a little bit more boomy and dull in comparison.
The Genelecs of that size had more mid-presence, but were a lot pricier and didn't have the same lovely resolution in the highs.

So I ended up with the Adams, and I'm still very happy with them, great value for the money.

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Good advice on the panels! I was planning on making my own anyway, but I'll keep an eye out when the time comes. Last time I listened to some KRK's they were really muddy in the low end, but I've heard they've vastly improved since then. I've always been a fan of scrapping the sub for some bigger woofers too, that's why I got my JBL's in the 8in.

I figured I'd add a picture of my own setup now that I'm home.

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I'll pitch in my set-up - very beginner.

Macbook - 8GB RAM
Logic Pro 9
Various Sample Packs
Logitech Soundblasters

Casio AP-33 Digital Piano
Shure SM57/58 mics
Alesis Multimix 4
A whole bunch of instruments

My lighting is usually a round paper lamp which does put me in a pretty good mood to work but now it's an office lamp with no bulb in! Got a few plants around the room as well.

Might take a pic at some point :)

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Cool idea! Here's my set up:

Mac Pro 8-core, 32 gigs of ram
4 HDDs 3.680 TB of space
2 24inch widescreen Viewsonic monitors
2 JBL 3-way speaker monitors
MOTU 896 mk3 audio interface
Technics reciever
Pic of Woodstock
Pic of NASA space shuttle (I've had that pic since 1st grade!)
Signed pic of 2007-8 VGL concert
Real Book (illegal version)
(Not pictured Kobi my white lab puppy)

I'm planning on eventually redoing my basement into a full studio... but that's gonna take some more time and money. Anyone wanna donate?! :P

photo.JPG

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I knew eventually you were gonna chime in and put us all to shame Nathan! Great space though, my cat's usually all over my desk too. Makes for a good sound design companion.

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I knew eventually you were gonna chime in and put us all to shame Nathan! Great space though, my cat's usually all over my desk too. Makes for a good sound design companion.


Put you to shame? Nah!! My cat stays away from the office because the puppy lives there. They're not super friends yet... :)

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Haha, my girlfriend's dog won't come near me while I'm working. Last time he tried that I was working on a warfare piece and in an attempt to duplicate the sound of ears ringing I think I offended his super hearing.

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To keep this true to the original Ableton forum thread please include pictures of cats. Anyone who's into sound or music knows that cats are the most important component of any audio setup.

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Cool idea! Here's my set up:

Mac Pro 8-core, 32 gigs of ram
4 HDDs 3.680 TB of space
2 24inch widescreen Viewsonic monitors
2 JBL 3-way speaker monitors
MOTU 896 mk3 audio interface
Technics reciever
Pic of Woodstock
Pic of NASA space shuttle (I've had that pic since 1st grade!)
Signed pic of 2007-8 VGL concert
Real Book (illegal version)
(Not pictured Kobi my white lab puppy)

I'm planning on eventually redoing my basement into a full studio... but that's gonna take some more time and money. Anyone wanna donate?! :P

photo.JPG


Omg....can I live there?

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