Studio finished....for now !

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Well I finally have it finished, the studio I have dreamed of since the age of about 13!

I have really enjoyed the process although I’m about 12K lighter!
Now all I have to do is get it back to the UK.....doh !


[Edited by Dr_simon on 08-23-2003 at 07:37 AM]
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Well I finally have it finished, the studio I have dreamed of since the age of about 13!

I have really enjoyed the process although I’m about 12K lighter!
Now all I have to do is get it back to the UK.....doh !


[Edited by Dr_simon on 08-23-2003 at 07:37 AM]
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Very Nice!

The studio that I will be building after I get my custom guitar is a bit more simple. I will be getting a Pentium 4 3GHZ with 1GHZ front bus (or more), etc. I plan on having a program, maybe like ProTools SE (which uses FireWire, high quality for audio), and using my POD XT for direct recording. I'll explain more down the line......

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Very Nice!

The studio that I will be building after I get my custom guitar is a bit more simple. I will be getting a Pentium 4 3GHZ with 1GHZ front bus (or more), etc. I plan on having a program, maybe like ProTools SE (which uses FireWire, high quality for audio), and using my POD XT for direct recording. I'll explain more down the line......

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How do you like those Alesis monitors? They're in my list of potential purchases so I'm curious as to how well they do the trick.

[QUOTE]Originally posted by Dr_simon
Now all I have to do is get it back to the UK.....doh ![/QUOTE]

How are you going to do that? Outlets in Europe are 110V/50Hz right?

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How do you like those Alesis monitors? They're in my list of potential purchases so I'm curious as to how well they do the trick.

[QUOTE]Originally posted by Dr_simon
Now all I have to do is get it back to the UK.....doh ![/QUOTE]

How are you going to do that? Outlets in Europe are 110V/50Hz right?

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I love the Alesis monitors, if they have a fault it is an overemphasis of particular bottom end frequencies which makes my mixs bass light. However, as I’m mixing in a less than acoustically perfect room, it may not be the monitors but the room helping generate standing waves. Acoustic treatment is possible however as I’m only going to be in Iowa for the next 10 months it is not really worth it (Hence the EQ on the RME-audio card!)

As far as moving to the UK I have a big bad 1000w step up /step down transformer (I got it especially for the move) which I can plug into the wall in the UK. This will convert everything to US mains voltage etc. This then feeds my power conditioner and we are all set.
My instructors page and http://www.studiotrax.net for all things recording.
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I love the Alesis monitors, if they have a fault it is an overemphasis of particular bottom end frequencies which makes my mixs bass light. However, as I’m mixing in a less than acoustically perfect room, it may not be the monitors but the room helping generate standing waves. Acoustic treatment is possible however as I’m only going to be in Iowa for the next 10 months it is not really worth it (Hence the EQ on the RME-audio card!)

As far as moving to the UK I have a big bad 1000w step up /step down transformer (I got it especially for the move) which I can plug into the wall in the UK. This will convert everything to US mains voltage etc. This then feeds my power conditioner and we are all set.
My instructors page and http://www.studiotrax.net for all things recording.
my toons Brought to you by Dr BadGAS

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Is you going to England part of the $130,000.000 grant that the Government gave you?

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Is you going to England part of the $130,000.000 grant that the Government gave you?

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No, I got that grant from the American Heart Association to pay my wages for 3 years! I have just started year 3 and when the cash runs out me and Catherine are heading back to the UK. I’m fairly pleased they didn’t just hand me a check 2 years ago or there’d be nothing left and no food in our cupboards!
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No, I got that grant from the American Heart Association to pay my wages for 3 years! I have just started year 3 and when the cash runs out me and Catherine are heading back to the UK. I’m fairly pleased they didn’t just hand me a check 2 years ago or there’d be nothing left and no food in our cupboards!
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3 years of wages?! Your a doctor, i thought that doctors made more than $43.3 Grand a year.....

My friend's dad is an anesthesiologist (sorry, can't spell that word:D), makes $450,000.000 a year. Granted, he's the "Head" anesthel.....or however it's spelled. Anyways, your job seems harder than his, I don't see how that works out!

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3 years of wages?! Your a doctor, i thought that doctors made more than $43.3 Grand a year.....

My friend's dad is an anesthesiologist (sorry, can't spell that word:D), makes $450,000.000 a year. Granted, he's the "Head" anesthel.....or however it's spelled. Anyways, your job seems harder than his, I don't see how that works out!

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Thats 'cos Im just a little doctor !
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Thats 'cos Im just a little doctor !
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Jeez, that setup looks too complicated to be able to function! I'd doff my cap, but it's really sunny today, and my bald pate would suffer for it. :)

Check the specs on that stepping transformer carefully. In my line of work, I often encounter line transformers that don't function well at 50 Hz, even though the nameplate says "50/60 Hz". That 17% drop in line frequency can really knock the stuffing out of a transformer's efficiency.
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Jeez, that setup looks too complicated to be able to function! I'd doff my cap, but it's really sunny today, and my bald pate would suffer for it. :)

Check the specs on that stepping transformer carefully. In my line of work, I often encounter line transformers that don't function well at 50 Hz, even though the nameplate says "50/60 Hz". That 17% drop in line frequency can really knock the stuffing out of a transformer's efficiency.
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I'm surprised PonyOne isn't on here yet, telling Simon to simplify it! ;) Just kiddin:D.

Doc, I have to admit that I got a little confused by the mass amount of gear you have there!

How does the 1.8 GHZ computer hold up?

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I'm surprised PonyOne isn't on here yet, telling Simon to simplify it! ;) Just kiddin:D.

Doc, I have to admit that I got a little confused by the mass amount of gear you have there!

How does the 1.8 GHZ computer hold up?