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It's not just the professionals who have impressive studios these days: we know that many of you put a great deal of time, effort and money into creating your home facilities, so it's only natural that - like proud parents - you'd like to show them off to the world.
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While there’s no denying the quality of gear rammed into the racks of Manuel’s Pro-Tools-centric, Italian studio. We cannot take our eyes off the beautiful acoustic treatment.
Check out the Studio Showcase group thread for more photos from Manuel, there’s some real artistry at work there.
When on his travels to his second home in Lisbon, Duncan pack the essentials, some controllers and a laptop.
The Akai APC controller looks like it can take care of all the mixing duties, while the Roli Seaboard Block’s MPE support opens up a ton of creative possibilities.
It’s been a while since Joe posted this pic of his guitar-strewn studio, informing us that he’d hoped to add some acoustic treatment soon.
We’d love to see how it has progressed since, perhaps some more gear has arrived? Who knows.
Marcel’s Moldovan musical hideaway holds some classic gear, which goes to show that some of this stuff can, indeed, last the test of time.
We’re liking the high representation of grooveboxes here. From the Boss DR-202 Dr Groove, through to Korg’s valve-powered Electribe EMX-1 all the way up to one of Roland’s last in the line of its Groovebox range, the MC-808.
I favourite piece of ‘vintage’ gear here has to be the E-mu Orbit 0909. This 1u rack synth was an instant classic and kicked off E-mu’s line of dance-oriented synth line, which was quickly picked up by the likes of Orbital and Todd Terry.
Andrew Keith Russell
The hub of Andrew’s studio focusses on the Mac Mini running PreSonus Studio One and there’s plenty of control options too.
The iPad deployed to run PreSonus Studio One Remote and we can see the PreSonus Faderport DAW controller nestled alongside the Apollo Twin and Mackie Big Knob passive 2x2 studio monitor controller too.
Daniel Dante Finardi
The low-lighting and Buddhist iconography all make for a very calming setting for those long sessions, working on critical mixes.
Daniel’s setup centres on an iMac running Cubase and we can see interfacing is taken care of by the Apollo Twin and monitoring with the help of the classic Yamaha NS-10s.
With monitoring completely sewn up, courtesy of KRK. Igor’s studio is kitted out with a fair amount of controller action that would have us believe that much of his work involves Native Instruments Maschine.
Alongside the NI tools, the diminutive Numark controller also points to live performance and a desire to get more hands-on when producing.
Satira’s guitar-centric home studio looks to be brimming with all the right stuff for tracking guitars, bass and vocals.
Plenty of stringed options and pedalboard, all primed for capturing guitar tones.
Residing in the small college town of Edinboro, Pennsylvania is Shawn Preston’s rather spacious studio and it looks like he could pack up and move to new premises rather easily.
You’d be right in thinking this would make a great live room as behind the camera is enough room for a fully mic’d up drum kit.
Shawn’s kit list includes a Behringer X32, Mackie HR824 Monitors, M-Audio Oxygen 25 and a Macbook running Pro Tools, Logic, Finale, and Reason.
Now this is a space we can all relate to. Whether you are cramming your production stations into a one-bed flat, or have been demoted to a corner in the spare room with the impending growth of the family unit. You make do with what you’ve got.
We’d take a Juno-60 (a particular favourite of ours) casually placed on a coffee table next to the Moog Voyager any day of the week.
There’s no doubting Denmark-based Knud-Henrik is a keys-man, with this little lot surrounding his studio.
A blend of workstations, stage pianos, synths and controllers are joined by some in-the-box sound creation, headed up by the jam-packed Omnisphere.
Terrany Johnson, aka Tee-Double, show us once again that a jam-packed studio is a thing of wonder. First you're met with the sight of gear from floor to ceiling, then the more you look, the more you see the gems that lie within.
A few highlights are undoubtedly the LinnDrum, Oberheim DMX and Sequential Circuits Drumtraks - a triumvirate of old-school beat-makers right there, we’re sure you’ll agree.
Pierluigi’s studio is so rammed with synthy goodness that it is impossible to do it justice in one photograph, so we implore you to check out our Studio Showcase group on Facebook for more photos.
This arbitrary snippet shows there’s much love for the new and not so new. The Pioneer AS-1, Modal Craft and Roland JD-XA are joined by the likes of the Novation Nova and you can just make out the corner of the Korg Radias.
There’s something beautiful about the symmetry of Yann’s studio. While we’re massive fans of your production dungeons swimming with gear, this feels like a more considered approach and we love it just as much as all the others.
Our guess is Yann has not long started out in the Eurorack game and looks like he making great headway in filling those cases, but to what end? All we can say is good luck and that Pro 2 would look even lovelier with a couple of skiff cases on either side.
Looks like performance and hybrid-controller production are high on the list of workflows in Dan’s studio.
It’s clear to see that his colours are firmly pinned to the Native Instruments mast, with Komplete Kontrol, Maschine Studio and Maschine Jam all in attendance. Although there are plenty of Novation controllers for Ableton lurking around the place too.
There’s no mistaking that the Studiologic Sledge is very much the dominant force here, visually, but we really love the lack of computational device and a DAW in this stripped-down homage to hardware. However, Richard informs us that the computer is just out of shot.
Edward is obviously a connoisseur of the small synth/groovebox with the inclusion of the kult classic that is the Korg Electribe ER-1, moving through the ages all the way up to a future classic that is the Make Noise 0-Coast.
Adi is a true DJ and has obviously been in the game for some time. We wish we could squeeze in more of this panoramic shot, which is entirely festooned with decks and vinyl.
Swinging round to the production side of things and the studio features plenty of controller and outboard options, but perhaps the most intriguing part of this space is what looks like a modern teasmade - classy!
Much like our good friend Mr Rowe, Alfred’s studio is also heavy on the turntablism with a side order of in-the-box control, courtesy of Dicer.
The creative spark that is Novation’s Circuit is always a good sight alongside the Ableton Push, Maschine Mikro and Arturia MicroBrute, in blushing rouge colourway.
While Milo’s studio is lean in the gear department, it is quite obvious that he takes analysis very seriously in Logic Pro X.
Any studio that rocks a Korg Radias is alright in our book. The improved polyphony and sound palette to it’s predecessor, the MS2000B, were slightly overshadowed by the bold statement that was the synth’s separate keyboard. There’s no sign of that here, perhaps as there’d be no room?
The Radias is in rather good company and is joined by a Korg Kronos, Nord Lead A1R, Waldorf Blofeld, Hypersynth Xenophone, and a DSI OB-6 module. No doubt with control and sequencing duties taken care of by Squarp Instruments’ Pyramid sequencer and the Arturia KeyStep