I have a small-but-growing project studio in my basement. It’s fully digital, based on Steinberg Cubase SX3. I have 16 channels of analog input and output at 44.1kHz sample rate, or 8 channels at sample rates up to 196kHz (never tried that yet).
It’s mostly used to record jam sessions.
- MOTU 896HD Firewire audio interface.
- Mackie Control Universal control surface.
- Presonus Central Station studio interface (see my comments about it.)
- Behringer Ultragain Pro-8 preamp with ADAT in/out.
- Behringer TRUTH B2031 active studio monitors.
- Alto HPA6 6-channel headphone amp.
- Behringer ULTRAPATCH PRO PX2000 patchbay.
- Behringer ULTRAPATCH PRO PX3000 balanced patchbay.
- ART SLA1 power amplifier.
- Paradigm Titan bookshelf speakers.
- Numerous SM-57 microphones.
- PG-58 microphone.
- PG-81 microphone (cheapo version of the SM-81).
- Radio Shack PZM microphone (placed on the floor under the snare drum).
- Apex 460 large-diaphagm condensor tube mike.
- Dell PowerEdge 550SC server, transplanted into an Antec Sonata quiet case.
- 1 GB of RAM, four 100GB hard-drives in a RAID configuration.
- Matrox G200 MMS dual VGA card.
- Pair of 17″ LCD displays.
- Ampeg V4-B bass amp.
- Mesa Boogie guitar amp.
- A drum set.
- A pretty decent Fender Precision Bass knockoff.
- A Fender Strat copy my brother made.
- M-Audio Keystation Pro 88 weighted MIDI controller.
- Cubase SE
- Halion SE
- Groove Agent SE
- The Grand SE
I created a MS Word template that can be used to create labels for the PX3000 patch bay.
Wish list (any of these would make a great birthday gift…):
- One or two eight-channel extenders for the Mackie Control Universal.
- Custom-made mixing desk.
- Separate control room and studio.
- Drum booth