Posted on 01 November 2009 by D' MacKinnon
Finally got around to uploading some photos of the studio. Most of the summer was spent doing the construction. There are still some items left like sound treatment and equipment upgrades. For those in the know, the Mackie board does not touch the recording signal path, it’s strictly there for live and composition. Recording all goes through some nicer pre-amps.
Posted on 31 August 2009 by D' MacKinnon
On the recommendation of a co-work J. and I watched a Bosnian movie called Fuse on Thursday. I thought it was very well done especially if you are familiar with the conflict over there. J. thought it was a little slow.
Went out to Vinyl on Saturday with my buddy Wax to check out DJ Sneak from Chicago. It was fun to get out and do something different than the norm.
Laid down some tracks for an upcoming Royal Dead recording last night. May possibly be one of the last sessions in my temporary area before moving into the new studio. Our final building inspection should happen on Thursday and I’ll spend all Friday hauling equipment into the new space and hooking things up. The construction and planning has been going on for so long now, since the end of April…I’m stoked that I will finally be able to move in.
Posted on 03 February 2006 by D' MacKinnon
So, I started cutting the wood for my studio console desk today and I learned a few things.
1. You’re supposed to adjust the blade height on the circular saw before cutting. I guess that’s obvious to someone who’s used one before but this is my first time.
2. Cutting exactly to within 1/8th of an inch is damn fucking hard to do. I don’t know how some people are so good at this. Practice I guess.
I have some coding to do tomorrow and going out of town on Sunday so I’ll probably continue the project monday night.
Posted on 02 February 2006 by D' MacKinnon
A new digital mixing console will be added to my recording studio shortly but it’s going to eat up all the desk space that I have now. Where am I to put my beverages and notepads? I’ve also had a problem lately with my mic pre-amp rack units being too far away from my desk so if I need to adjust compressor or gain levels when tracking I have to kneel by my mic-pre which is away from my desk while trying to keep an eye on the incoming levels on my screen. So because of all of these reasons I’ve decided to build myself some new studio furniture. I don’t have any building plans to use for reference, i’m just sketching it out on paper and then doing it. I cut my carpentry teeth on making my own isolation booth in 2004 but this desk is going to be slightly more complicated. I plan on putting in an angeled rack mount enclosure into the desktop itself. If the rack rails are even off by a little, the equipment won’t sit properly in it so this is going to require precise cutting and measurment.
I begin construction this weekend.
On a sadder note, I heard on NPR today that planning experts in New Orleans estimate that the city will probably only be 1/3rd it’s original size when rebuilt.