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#2966860 - 01/04/19 05:17 PM Re: Dig My Rig--Let's see your setup! [Re: WesG]
Pigmeat Offline
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Registered: 04/26/16
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Here's a shot of my DX7 (with some other keyboards)


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#2966948 - 01/05/19 06:36 AM Re: Dig My Rig--Let's see your setup! [Re: Pigmeat]
Music Bird Offline
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Registered: 08/30/16
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Loc: Alexandria, Virginia
Hereís my Creation Station
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ijz2p10uzbt4re6/IMG_0462.JPG?dl=0
Hereís my little friends the chickens, bunny, owl, horse, duck, turkey and shark (baby shark du du du du du).
Any comments are welcome. Much needed for my acoustic setup with my toy audience.
And yes, Iím 21 if anyone asks my age. Iím just a toy collector, musical instrument collector, album collector, and multi instrumentalist who plays a Casio, melodica, Recorder, ukulele, and percussion to make acoustic tracks.
Also I use kazoo and want to use peacock and duck calls as instruments in my music, at least those are basically upgraded party horns that sound like birds and seem easy to play.


Edited by Music Bird (01/05/19 06:49 AM)
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#2966949 - 01/05/19 07:02 AM Re: Dig My Rig--Let's see your setup! [Re: Pigmeat]
Markyboard Offline
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Originally Posted By: Pigmeat
Here's a shot of my DX7 (with some other keyboards)



That DX-7 just looks so out of place. I love it! freak love freak

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#2966975 - 01/05/19 09:22 AM Re: Dig My Rig--Let's see your setup! [Re: Pigmeat]
Music Bird Offline
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Loc: Alexandria, Virginia
Originally Posted By: Pigmeat
Here's a shot of my DX7 (with some other keyboards)



Does the DX have itís factory patches still or is it programmed?
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#2966984 - 01/05/19 10:01 AM Re: Dig My Rig--Let's see your setup! [Re: Music Bird]
Pigmeat Offline
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My DX7 has the SuperMAX expansion board in it, and I've loaded lots of patches on it that I've found on the net.

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#2967018 - 01/05/19 12:48 PM Re: Dig My Rig--Let's see your setup! [Re: Markyboard]
davedoerfler Offline
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Originally Posted By: Markyboard

That DX-7 just looks so out of place. I love it! freak love freak


Yup. Just like a pair of brown shoes at a formal wedding. wink
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#2970200 - 01/20/19 09:15 AM Re: Dig My Rig--Let's see your setup! [Re: The Real MC]
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Registered: 05/17/05
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Had to update the domain name in the image URLs (there's no edit option for legacy posts)

Current MIDI Station




Close-up of keyboard racks




Geetars and amps


Old pic but shows my studio recording system


Gear head

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#2970204 - 01/20/19 09:26 AM Re: Dig My Rig--Let's see your setup! [Re: The Real MC]
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Re-posting due to updating domain name change in image URLs. Besides it's been a little quiet in this thread.

New studio arrangement: As my system grew, the old arrangement became unwieldly. Instead of the tall five tier stands and disjointed work areas of the former arrangement, I spread them along the side of the wall. Another goal was to maintain a low height profile so that the sound field from the monitors was not interrupted, and so that I could see other members playing in the studio. I learned some tricks from my mother who was an interior decorator to arrive at the new setup

Basically there's multiple places I can work. Rhodes, Hammond, MIDI drum controller, mixing station, and MIDI station. Not shown is the space for my guitar stuff and other musicians as needed Ė drummer, singers, brass/reeds, etc. Probably the best thing I did was place the guitar stuff and my keyboards are extreme ends of the basement, so that I could still hear my playing over the loud guitars.



The Hammond, Rhodes, and MIDI drum kit. I occasionally gig the Hammond XK3c/XLK3 so the assembly rests in the lower lid of its Anvil case, ready to go. I prefer not to gig the Rhodes - it is an older 1967 model with original Raymac tines that sound great but they don't hold their tuning when bumped around.



Here's the mixing station. The speakers swivel on the poles so I can use them either at the mixer or the keyboards. Thereís racks on each side with FX Ė compressors, digital reverbs, EQs. Hard disk recorder is Alesis HD24. The A&H mixer has proven to be very versatile for the $$$, and almost every channel is used (a 24 track recorder does not equal a 24 channel mixer). I kept the height profile of racks to the side low so that the sound field from the speakers is not interrupted. I had initial concerns about reflections off the wall but it wasnít a problem. Itís a good sounding arrangement.

As the system grew I noticed that the noise was building up Ė turned out to be a grounding issue. I designed a better power distribution system and now it is as quiet as a mouse.





MIDI station. Note the speakers rotated around. Again in the interest of preventing the sound field from being interrupted, I wanted to maintain a low height profile of the keyboard stacks on the sides.

The front keyboard is a master MIDI controller. There's a tier above is that isn't specifically reserved for anything - I can use is as a music stand for wide scores or for another keyboard which is infrequently used (like my Korg DSS-1 sampler). Both sides are flanked with keyboard stacks, with one exception all have MIDI retrofits. There was no way I could arrange all my keyboards from a central location so I placed the ones with deep feature sets or those I frequently tweak so they are convenient. With the exception of the ProSoloist, they all have MIDI.

Thereís a tray under the lowest keyboard on the right with the keyboard and mouse for the MIDI sequencer computer. I build my parts here on Cakewalk then dump audio to the hard disk recorder. Cakewalk can sync to the HD24 via MIDI MMC so I have remote control of the HD24 from the keyboards, or remote control of the sequencer from the mixer. Another key component is the JLCooper MSB+ MIDI patchbay, which can configure the MIDI routing from where I am working. I can control any area from any location. Really cool control system, and running from ancient WFW311!!!

The sitting area looks cramped, but it really isn't. From the sitting position I can reach all the boards comfortably.





The keyboards behind the MIDI station. These either have shallow feature sets that don't require much editing, or were impractical to place at the MIDI station. It was a compromise but it works.

I couldn't arrange floor space for the Taurus pedals and they never were comfortable on the bottom tier near the floor. So I placed them on upper tiers. These are Standtastic stands and the tier for the pedals are secure and solid.

The Source still serves as a good bass synth, it doesn't have the solid fundamental of the Taurus pedals but it has features (like variable pulse width and triangle waveforms) that get bass sounds the others can. It has the Encore MIDI retrofit.

I have a Taurus II controller that will be retrofitted with a MIDI interface so I can play the Source or pedals from the MIDI controller.

The Oberheim FVS is a recent acquisition, awaiting restoration. It is so frigging big that I couldn't stack anything above it up at the MIDI station without interrupting the sound field. An original RAM Minimoog with Lintronics MIDI retrofit is above the FVS. On the bottom is a Polymoog, first polyphonic synth I owned since 1985 Ė I donít use it much anymore (it canít be MIDIíd) but it is the only instrument I am sentimental about.

Underneath the Polymoog is the companion subwoofer for the studio speakers. In the old arrangement they used to be too close and I couldnít hear/feel the low frequencies due to longer wavelengths. With them placed at the extreme end of the arrangement, now I can hear/feel the bass as they are far enough for the wavelengths to develop. That makes a difference with the drum kit which is now fifteen feet away from the subwoofer.



Despite all this gear, there isn't much overlap in sounds or redundancy. The Andromeda and Voyager can copy sounds from most of the vintage gear so I gig them to keep the stage system compact. The vintage stuff are rugged enough to gig if I wanted to - I restored them and made modifications so they can hold up better.

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#2975017 - 02/10/19 08:19 PM Re: Dig My Rig--Let's see your setup! [Re: justin_havu]
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Registered: 12/14/16
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Loc: Northeastern MN, U.S.
Church rig as worship leader this morning. Motif on the x-stand belongs to the church, as does the Yamaha baby grand. Keyboard stack (Motif and Krome) is mine. Ran monitoring though headphones. The church Motif ran drum and bass tracks I programmed (we were short on musicians and the songs needed those instruments). Biggest rig I've ever used.










Edited by Mighty Motif Max (02/10/19 08:21 PM)
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#2975109 - 02/11/19 12:01 PM Re: Dig My Rig--Let's see your setup! [Re: Mighty Motif Max]
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Registered: 02/02/10
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Mr Real:

When I first saw the first picture, I wondered what E. Power Biggs could have done with all those boards!

Holy Mackerel.

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#2975114 - 02/11/19 12:21 PM Re: Dig My Rig--Let's see your setup! [Re: PianoMan51]
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Registered: 05/20/13
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Loc: Nashville, TN
RealMC -
Oh. My. Gawd.






jealous.
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#2975147 - 02/11/19 02:54 PM Re: Dig My Rig--Let's see your setup! [Re: The Real MC]
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Wow, what a prog rocker's wet dream! If synths were sugar, we'd all need insulin. I don't know which I admire more: your willingness to tackle that many hardware instruments as a player or the near-super-villain level of focus it took to wire it all together. Nicely done. like
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#2975148 - 02/11/19 02:55 PM Re: Dig My Rig--Let's see your setup! [Re: David Emm]
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Haha Mighty Motif Max, you posted at the wrong time grin
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#2975192 - 02/11/19 06:39 PM Re: Dig My Rig--Let's see your setup! [Re: David Emm]
PianoMan51 Offline
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Originally Posted By: David Emm
or the near-super-villain level of focus it took to wire it all together. Nicely done. like


They call Alabama the Crimson Tide,

Call me ďthe super villain whose level of focus wired it all together ď .

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