Personal technology today

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rack

Both computers (Pentium 3 GHz) in my studio are built into rackmount cases like this. running Windows XP Pro, Service Pack 3.

 

 

 

                       

19" Germany Export Rack heavy-duty AC power distribution strips, plugs modified to fit the Liebert UPS power outputs.

liebert

Liebert UPS, probably the most expensive piece of equipment in the studio, supplies highly-regulated power to everything else.

                           
                           
                           
                           

hd3

Digidesign HD-3 DSP cards - the heart of Pro Tools I have an original HD-2 (PCI), plus a third,Accel card.

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

192 front

192 IO front and back. 16 inputs and outputs. Mine has an expansion card in the blank space to provide 8 more analog inputs, though I'm not using them now.

digidrive

Avid QuietDrive portable SCSI drive. Performance are first recorded to a pair of these.

 

192 back

 

192D front

192 Digital IO front and back. Each receives 16 ADAT optical channels from the ProFire Lightbridge.

M-Audio ProFire Lightbridge front and back. 4 ADAT optical outputs, 8 channels each. Patched to two 192 Digital IO's.

lightbridge back

192D back

 

 

rme

RME Hammerfall 9632. 32 total IO channels; I use MIDI In, and 8 channels of ADAT optical out. Synced to Pro Tools word clock.

midi front

MIDI IO front and back. Ten MIDI busses, 160 total channels. Each computer has one.

midi back

 

command8

Digidesign Command 8, the control center for Pro Tools: mixer with automated faders, transport controller, control room and headphone monitors.

microtrak

M-Audio MicroTrak II used for remote recording. It records to a memory stick, up to 6 hours at 48kHz, 24 bits.

 

AT822

I usually use the audio-technica AT822 stereo microphone with the MicroTrak.

 

solaris

M-Audio Solaris large-diaphragm condensor mic, for vocals

 

pod

Line 6 POD Pro, a very nice guitar amplifier simulator. Digital output (AES-EBU) to Pro Tools.

pulsar

M-Audio Pulsar matched pair condensor mics.

 

trakmaster

Focusrite TrakMaster microphone/instrument preamplifier. Mono in/out.

 

M-GS64

Roland M-GS64, an excellent General MIDI synth. I bought it in 1994.

 

SM57

Shure SM-57 for almost anything. I've hung it out a window to capture street noise, put it inside an engine...

yamaha

Yamaha CP-33 stage piano, with 88-key weighted action, used both as a piano and to enter MIDI data.

 

rm2

Digidesign RM2 (made by PMC), my main monitor speakers.

     

dsm3

M-Audio DSM-3, my secondary monitor speakers.


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