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bblackwood

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Room and gear pics...
« on: March 03, 2011, 01:19:52 pm »

I know that over the next few days the IT guys will be porting over a bunch of threads from the old software, but i figured I might as well kick off with a couple of threads I'd like to see - the first being a room / gear thread. While I've historically shied away from focusing on gear - as technique is FAR more important in mastering than the equipment - we're all proud of our rooms and equipment, so show us what you have!

Details are encouraged...
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Re: Room and gear pics...
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2011, 09:46:38 pm »

OK, since no one has replied yet, I'll dive in.

I'm working in a room which I inherited from the owner (who no longer does any of the mastering). He designed it and built it himself. Not a bad room, semi-decent dimensions and build-out, but definitely not a great room by any means.

It's (roughly) 14' wide, 17' long with 8.5' ceilings. Design is a pseudo-LEDE. Floors are (1960's original) oak hardwood on concrete, walls are triple Sheetrock on separate studs, ceiling is a drop-ceiling grid with foam panels, each backed with a square of drywall with a sub-floor built above.

I'm attaching several pictures of varying (poor) quality to give you a feel of the room. Honestly, I would love a better room. The "sweet spot" is like having massive headphones on, just too "zoomed in". I
almost wish I could move the desk back to where the back couch is because I get a more cohesive sound back there, but then there would be no place for the clients. (Most of my sessions are attended.)
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Re: Room and gear pics...
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2011, 09:47:51 pm »

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Re: Room and gear pics...
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2011, 09:55:31 pm »

the back couch...
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Re: Room and gear pics...
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2011, 10:52:10 pm »

Studio B at Terra Nova.  Also a room I inherited.  Roughly 28'x18'x9' (i haven't measured in a while).  the 9' drop ceiling has a very small impact on low end, and the actual roof above there is 20'. . .

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Re: Room and gear pics...
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2011, 10:08:32 pm »

love those CDRs  ;)

had a dood or two come in to take real pics, but i never was ready and the space never prepped enough for good pics....

here is one i took myself

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Re: Room and gear pics...
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2011, 08:25:47 pm »



Gear is based around the latest (last) dCS Converters. Sontec Mastering EQ, Neve Mastering EQ, SPL Pass EQ, Custom Muth BAX EQ, Kush Clariphonic, GML 9500 Mastering EQ, Manley Vari-MU Mastering, Chandler Limited LTD-2 Mastering, ADT Mastering Compressor, Dolby 740, Weiss DS-1 MKIII, Maselec MPL2 Peak and HF Limiter, Dangerous Master, Crookwood Mastering Console, Ampex 102 1/2" with JRF heads, Studer 1/2" & 1/4" Mastering Deck, Bryston Amps, Kranis custom designed speakers, pair of focal subs, Sequoia 10, Lynx AES16 and Lynx one. UAD-1 card.

I think I'm done gear wise. I don't need anything else... well maybe a tube EQ but there is none I want right now, well... maybe the EAR or the TMC... ok, I guess I'm not done.
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Re: Room and gear pics...
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2011, 09:20:13 pm »

... Custom Muth BAX EQ, ...

Do tell, do tell!
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Re: Room and gear pics...
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2011, 09:26:05 pm »

Do tell, do tell!

Oh it's no mystery. It's the Dangerous Bax EQ http://www.dangerousmusic.com/mq.html prototype. I love it but the production model offers a few extras.
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Re: Room and gear pics...
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2011, 11:56:44 pm »

Funny you should ask...

Just finishing up the build on our new laboratory:


Construction photos here on my flickr, if anyone's interested:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/58394515@N07/sets/72157626111809457/with/5514357617/

The live room sounds fantastic, and the control room is on it's way to being 'finely tuned'.

~Keith
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Re: Room and gear pics...
« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2011, 02:32:09 am »

Looking good everyone!  I'll upload a pic soon after I get my photographer friend over here to snap some new shots.  I got Sterling Modular to custom modify my "face up rack" to essentially turn it into half a Plan A.  Only 12 rack spaces but it is more than enough for my current setup. 

Side note: The new forum is pretty slick! 
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Re: Room and gear pics...
« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2011, 10:38:44 am »

Studio A pic from 2009:
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Re: Room and gear pics...
« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2011, 12:04:34 pm »

touchsounds, please start a build thread when you have the time!

Noah, room looks great, really love the feel of your space.

We've talked quite a bit over the years about the gear used in my room, hasn't really changed much, here's the front and rear of my space:




Here's the desk as it stands right now:

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Re: Room and gear pics...
« Reply #13 on: March 11, 2011, 12:50:11 pm »

I'm trying to post a couple images but I get:

"Your attachment has failed security checks and cannot be uploaded. Please consult the forum administrator."

Make any sense?


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Re: Room and gear pics...
« Reply #14 on: March 11, 2011, 02:11:27 pm »

I'm checking in to it, Greg!
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