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lowland

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Re: Working at home
« Reply #30 on: December 20, 2010, 09:22:16 am »

Silvertone wrote on Mon, 20 December 2010 13:28

the only thing musical in my home besides my stereo is my Musicman Stingray bass, my Chapman Stick and a small Ampeg B12.


OT: Can't be a lot of MEs with a Stick, I should think. When I used to record etc. I spent many happy days working with Nick Beggs - a fascinating instrument played by one of the funniest and nicest people you could hope to meet.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chapman_Stick

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nick_Beggs

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Re: Working at home
« Reply #31 on: December 20, 2010, 09:23:56 am »

Hey Rick, are you not going to do some sort of blog-style thread about the build of your new studio? Or do you wanna hit people with the finished thing for some shock & awe?

Your old place looked none too shabby so i'm curious.

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Re: Working at home
« Reply #32 on: December 20, 2010, 09:35:01 am »

thats funny ...no we are going shock and awe !
(i wish)

we have a few council holdups that means i will be opening the smaller rooms first
in the early part of the  new year and the big mastering room in the latter
the big room will be  big
the smaller rooms  are smaller Smile  

but i have much  more time then money so i am spending the time first
no point wasting it  it doesnt grow on trees
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Re: Working at home
« Reply #33 on: December 20, 2010, 10:18:17 am »

Rick O'neil wrote on Mon, 20 December 2010 08:13

but i have grown to enjoy the commute ..  great time to listen to the radio Smile


Yep, that's my radio time as well, we live about four miles/ten minutes from the studio, usually listen to one of favorite AAA/Americana stations to warm up for the day, and on the drive home cool, down with classical music.

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Re: Working at home
« Reply #34 on: December 20, 2010, 10:29:22 am »

I've been working from home for 5 going on 6 years. I have the ground level & the wife & kids have the upper level. For the most part it works well. I have a lock on the door so that the kids know when I've got attending clients should they get home from shopping & want to burst through the door. It's pretty well insulated sound wise but the subs still get through to the bedrooms directly above the studio so late night sessions are generally off the cards.

I'm currently looking to build a separate building/studio to the house which will solve those small issues & also give me more ceiling height & improved isolation. The bonus is that my existing room won't go to waste as I'll be hiring a young apprentice I've been training up to run that one which I'll turn into a surround/post/QC/budget mastering room. I think this will be the best of both worlds for me.. a completely separate building on the same property as the house is a perfect scenario. The old room can also be used as a home theatre room with the surround monitoring & projector/screen after hours. Best part is that overheads are low & I can hang with the family whenever I'm not working...

Matt


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Re: Working at home
« Reply #35 on: December 20, 2010, 06:14:37 pm »

Rick O'neil wrote on Mon, 20 December 2010 00:41

you feeling all right dave...? Smile



Never better.  I tend to agree with you, fwiw.  Except for the having too much gear and liking those giant horn loudspeakers part.

I like the 20 minute drive to and from work and I'm never in the rush hour traffic.  Plus, now I have a car with a CD player so I can check out the latest music on the commute.

Personally, I think the physical separation of home and work is a good thing.


DC

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Re: Working at home
« Reply #36 on: December 20, 2010, 07:44:20 pm »

interesting point we have hit about the being in the car alone thing,
not very enviromentally friendly and we should all  car pool /ride bikes etc

but over the last 5 years or so i have found that the time  i spend on the road
20 mins/ 1 hour  depending on the traffic is ever so helpful when it comes down to
"oh have you heard that  new  xyz track ...." or being able to say "hey i heard our track on the radio  last night  etc etc "
finding time to hear  current tracks  that you have nothing to do with every day is invaluable  in our line of work i think

and i got me one of those new fangled compact disc  audio players in the car  nowadays just like  you have  now dave  .... i dont know why i put it off so long either Smile

the morbid attraction i have to outragous audiofool setups comes from the cold hard reality the some of  best listening experiences i have ever had have not been in anybodies "studios"
they have been in peoples homes when i was not  working or "on guard"  and usually and i must admit rarely  from the most unlikely  looking scenerios

if you ever get the chance to meet a mad mega rich japanese man  or three
(they come in odd sets)
follow them home and get them  to light up one of those nutso ongaku tube horn systems for you .

for reasons i am yet  to or probably will never  comprehend
that is the true sound playback experience ...
its like your "inside" the sound ..  not listening to it .
nothing flat or true or even  mega loud  in it .. err...even that description isn't right

its nothing like what we do for a living , nothing at all.

if i had one of those setups at home , i dont think i would bother going to work Smile


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Re: Working at home
« Reply #37 on: December 20, 2010, 07:46:45 pm »

I can't wait to build my next space adjacent to my home.
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Re: Working at home
« Reply #38 on: December 20, 2010, 09:33:26 pm »

if i had my studio at home, i wouldn't get in my 30 miles of bike riding a day.

sure, i could do it without the commute, but the commute is my excuse to ride bikes for hours a day.
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Re: Working at home
« Reply #39 on: December 20, 2010, 10:03:53 pm »

Hope you have a raincoat...
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Re: Working at home
« Reply #40 on: December 20, 2010, 11:07:54 pm »

im sterile
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Re: Working at home
« Reply #41 on: December 20, 2010, 11:14:42 pm »

jdg wrote on Mon, 20 December 2010 22:07

im sterile

Comeback of the year.
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Re: Working at home
« Reply #42 on: December 21, 2010, 12:07:17 am »

with only days to spare!
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Re: Working at home
« Reply #43 on: December 21, 2010, 01:53:05 am »

That's what you get for bouncing around on a bicycle seat for several hours every day.
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Re: Working at home
« Reply #44 on: December 21, 2010, 07:33:14 am »

dcollins wrote on Mon, 20 December 2010 23:14



I like the 20 minute drive to and from work and I'm never in the rush hour traffic.  Plus, now I have a car with a CD player so I can check out the latest music on the commute.

Personally, I think the physical separation of home and work is a good thing.


DC


I'm totally with you on the separation aspect. Not sure about the 20-minute drive, though. You should make it your New Year's resolution to ditch the car and run to and from work. After a few months of that, just think how fit you'd be!

That's my NY resolution, anyway... I'm transferring it onto other people...

Justin
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