But wait, there is more. This is MY studio. I mostly do not have and do not seek clients. I have too many projects already and I want to record my own songs.
If I were not a songwriter I doubt I would have a studio at all.
In my mind, the studio is a workplace, a home for creativity. The DAW is my canvas and my voice, instruments and microphones are my brushes. I don't have a photo of my voice. I have friends who are amazing singers, I am not at that level but I can tell my stories and one of my songs is the most requested song in the band I play in (Lead guitar, Second vocalist).
I've covered most of my mics in this thread, it would be great to have more posts on there - http://forums.musicplayer.com/ubbthreads.php/topics/3027793/mics-you-i-own-whats-good#Post3027793
I have all sorts of plug-ins, everybody does. Maybe we like different ones for different reasons, it's a rabbit hole and one of my feet is stuck already so no point in going deeper.
My prize percussion tool is a Korg Wavedrum Global. I can use it anytime night or day without disturbing neighbors. It is very expressive and sounds amazing. I also have a Roland Handsonic, the first one with the ribbon controllers. I have a box of thrift store find percussion goodies, frogs, bells, croakers, shakers etc. I also have 3 "beginners" snares in different sizes, a single headed rack tom and a double headed floor tom.
I want a hi hat stand with decent cymbals but otherwise I am covered.
Above all else, I am a guitarist. I started on bass and still love to play it. Attached are photos with brief descriptions of guitars/basses I am currently using to record. I have a few projects going but will only list functional instruments. I will make a second post with one more photo.
1st photo. I have 2 older Rainsong guitars - 100% graphite, Woodenville made and they have the specially tapered tops for best tone. OM-1000 and WS-3000 12 string. They both sound amazing.
3rd from left is The Diddley Bass. Recently converted to fretless and tuned BEAD. I stood next to Bo Diddley and played bass for a 2-1/2 hour show, we were his pickup band for one night. It is a parts build.
4th from left is a Tele I built 3 years ago. The neck has been mine for 1,000s of gigs. Warmoth from the 80's. I put a mount for Fishman Triple Play on it
2nd photo. My favorite electric guitar. Recent build, very wide and thick Warmoth neck, super jumbo frets and scalloped by yours truly. 2 EMG SA pickups, a 3 way switch and an SPC mid boost. Incredibly expressive once I got used to the scaloping.
Bell banjo kit, a Boucher pre-Civil War copy. I added a thick walnut fingerboard to lower the action. I also put vintage Schaller tuners on it. Banjo "purists" would consider it an abomination. I don't care, I like it.
Peavey Fury bass from the mid 80's. I put an EMG Pa pickup and the big heavy vintage Schaller tuners on it, otherwise it is stock. EADG tuning and roundwound strings. Great for gigs and studio.
Yamaha acoustic electric nylon string guitar. I adjusted the action, the rest is stock. Another color/flavor, I love it.