Home setup

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Home setup

Post by Kolstad » Sun May 29, 2016 7:28 am

Here's one for the thread. A mess of cables.

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Re: Home setup

Post by admin » Sun May 29, 2016 9:42 am

Cool room! Do I see a can of Rock Star on the window sill?

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Re: Home setup

Post by cassmcentee » Sun May 29, 2016 11:20 am

Great space Kol...!
Cables will always be the death of us! :P

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Re: Home setup

Post by Kolstad » Sun May 29, 2016 12:22 pm

admin wrote:Cool room! Do I see a can of Rock Star on the window sill?
Absolutely, got inspired by Taxi TV, and got me some cans. Love it!

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Re: Home setup

Post by Kolstad » Sun May 29, 2016 12:23 pm

cassmcentee wrote:Great space Kol...!
Cables will always be the death of us! :P
Tnx, cable death huh. Sounds like a solid horror title! :lol:

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Re: Home setup

Post by HenriettaAtkin » Sun May 29, 2016 9:44 pm

Neat space, Kol. Perfect for a "busy bee".

How does that Roland drum set work for you? There is one at my church that no one has used for a while, and as the church is going to be sold, I'm thinking of making an offer on it.

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Re: Home setup

Post by Kolstad » Mon May 30, 2016 3:00 am

Tnx, Henrietta, yeah it's a room (bad joke alert) I like to stick around :D

The Roland kit was an experiment at first, as I'm a guitarist, not a drummer. But now I wouldn't do without it. I never use the internal sounds in the thing, but use it with midi to trigger drumlibraries ITB. I hack myself through section by section, fill by fill, and learn a lot about drumming during the process. Getting into drumming is pretty easy, and you can quickly begin to get something of value. I've also realized that great drumming is an impressive artform, and really takes much effort and many years to master. But at my primitive level, it's really valuable to come up with original drum parts, so I can avoid the cliché police. So, it both helps to develop my musicianship as well as help my tracks to get their own voice. The electronic kit is also the first thing my 10yo wants to play with in the studio, so it's a joyful thing to have.

I also find that I come up with much simpler drum parts this way, which can be great for production music. Finished loops, even midi loops, are often too busy as default, so the time spent editing, about amounts for the time I spend coming up with my stuff anyway. And I'd rather spend time playing, and developing my playing, than spend time editing. The Roland kit also empowers me to invite real drummers on my tracks, if they need to be even more elaborated. Haven't done that yet, but I know a few to call, so I have it as an option if bigger projects come up. "Prepare for success", they say ;)

You can see the same kit (Roland HD-1) in action on a production video from canadian tv/film composer Andrew Oye here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHShiZucUzk
That's where I got the idea that this could be a great thing to have at home.

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Re: Home setup

Post by lesmac » Mon May 30, 2016 4:45 am

That looks Cool Kol,

I'm jealous of your window.

Those little Super Champs have an awesome sound, ideal for the studio.

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Post by Russell Landwehr » Mon May 30, 2016 10:46 am

Very cool.

Is the ceiling and the room layout symmetrical?
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Re: Home setup

Post by Cwadroon » Mon May 30, 2016 1:43 pm

Nice room! Jazz guitar man, nice! Can't wait to hear some of your tracks

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