Musicians - your rig?

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  1. Dark_Convoy

    Dark_Convoy Old Bastard Veteran

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    I use Adobe Audition for all of my recording, and MIDI Orchestrator Plus for sequencing drum tracks.

    I also use a freeware program called synthfont to turn my sequenced drum tracks into audio tracks using Natural Studios's NS_7 drum sample set.

    On the hardware side, I plug my guitars up to a V-Amp Pro rack mount unit:

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    It also as a nice little tube preamp emulator on it that I can use when recording vocals, the really nice part is it has MIDI and S/PDIF connections to my computer, the MIDI can be used to control any setting on any amp or speaker simulation on the V AMP, plus you can switch effects of and on or control their parameters, the S/PDIF is connected right into the digital in on my soundcard.

    I use a Behringer XM-85 microphone for vocals, it's more or less a lower priced clone of a Shure SM58, I have rented SM58s in the past before I bought this mic and I really can not to tell a difference in sound quality with it.

    As for my guitars I have a Squire Stratocaster that has seen better days and looks like it should be in the garbage, but it still plays great (I have used it on all of my recordings I have made in the past two years). A Ibanez super strat that I use less and less because it has a buggy connection in the jack for the amp cord that I am too damn lazy to fix (I really need to get around to that) and a Yamaha bass guitar that someone just gave me a few years back when I told them I was considering buying a bass.

    The next thing I want to get is a keyboard, I'm thinking about an M-Audio keystation 49e - it would be perfect for what I want to use it for, because I don't need on board sounds, I have a sampler and several software synths for that.
     
  2. Draven

    Draven Banned

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    My kitlist:
    Propellerheads Rebirth
    Propellerheads Reason 3
    Magix Samplitude Professional 8 (audio recording)
    Sonic Foundry Soundforge 7 (audio editing)
    Emu Systems Emax I sampler (keyboard)
    Emu Systems Emax 2 sampler (rackmount)
    Ensoniq DSK8-M Mirage Sampler (keyboard)
    Alesis S-4 Quadrasynth (keyboard)
    Shure SM-57 mic
    Spirit Folio 12:2 mixer
     
  3. Dreweido

    Dreweido Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    Heh... Windows Movie Maker and a headset microphone... I suck
     
  4. Dark_Convoy

    Dark_Convoy Old Bastard Veteran

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    Crap - that reminds me - I also have a set of Sony studio headphones.
     
  5. King Starscream

    King Starscream <b><font color=blue>The Royal Seeker</font></b> Veteran

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    My vocal chords.
     
  6. pscoop

    pscoop Dead inside

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    For recording I ain't got shit, well I have a crappy old Tascam 4 track. :thumb 

    My Peavy amp, I have had forever is taking a dump.

    But I do have my guitars still.
    1 Jackson 6 string strat style, red woodgrain finish with the Floyd Rose tremelo and neck locks.

    1 Fender 12 string electric acoustic black.

    1 crappy old classic acoustic that is beat to hell

    I have this...Jackson 7-string
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    And for effects I have this
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    It rocks, if I ever get off my ass and get a decent digital multitrack recorder or a PC at my house I shoud be set.
     
  7. Dark_Convoy

    Dark_Convoy Old Bastard Veteran

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    Digitech makes pretty good stuff, I still have my RP-50 from years ago (even though I don't use it any more) and just realized a while back that they still sell them and that they cost more now than when I originally bought mine!
     
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    pscoop Dead inside

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    Yeah I really like the versitility and sound of mine. You can use presets or switch effects individually within the presets. Like I said it is MIDI compatable so if I ever get a decent PC or digital recording equipment I am pretty well set. It may be awhile though. My motivation to play is very low after losing my former bandmate recently.
     
  9. EvaUnit13

    EvaUnit13 REBUILD

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    All I have is this:
    file:///H:/DCIM/100KC330/100_0381.JPG
    Just copy and paste

    -Starcaster by Fender (there are 2 different Starcasters, I have the later version that looks like a Strat)
    -Peavey Backstage(?)
    -Fender Amp cord
    -3 pick that came w/ guitar, 1 pick my mom found outside her workplace
     
  10. IACON

    IACON "That's Vector Sigma?" TFW2005 Supporter

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    My gear:

    Ibanez RG270 - sparkle green guitar

    Zoom 505 multi effect

    Pics will be later on tonight.
     
  11. Mega-Prime

    Mega-Prime Well-Known Member

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    I've picked up a few axes throughout the years.

    I just can't bring myself to sell off my little babies. :) 


    My first "serious" guitar was my Ibanez RG 560 that I got while I was in Junior High. It's got a couple of "battle scars" from a few too many drunken parties, but it still plays amazingly well.

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    Next up is my Jackson DXMG (Dinky). AKA: Time Waster :D 
    Pulled out the factory EMG HZs & slapped in a set of active EMG 85/81s

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    Then there's the Epiphone "Goth". The sole reason I bought this one was for the awesome finish. (I'm so shallow). The only mod to this one was replacing the factory pickups with the Waster's HZs.

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    Finally there's my latest & greatest addition to the family... My Gibson Les Paul Standard "Raw Power" edition. Just couldn't pass up on this one... They come straight out of the shop EMG 85/81 equiped & anyone who's played one knows these babies handle like a dream. :rock 

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    As far as effects, I have a handfull of Boss pedals, (Noise Suppressor, Compression/Sustainer, Super Chorus & Tuner), as well as a Zakk Wylde signature Cry Baby Wah.

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    & when I'm feeling creative, I'll plug into this sucker & dial up all sorts of weird shit. :) 

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    All of this comes blasting through my Crate Blue Voodoo 150 Watt Tube Amp with 4x12 cab.

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    My recording setup's pretty straight forward. I record the raw tracks on the GNX4 then mix & add extra effects through N-Track Studio.
     
  12. Mike

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    well I record on that computer set up there, dual monitors running Sonar 5. it works great. One program is all I really need, lots of VST's

    recording equipment
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    Peavey PV14 - 14 channel mixer, 10 XLR inputs, built in chorus/delay effects
    4 behringer C-2 condenser mics
    3 behringer xm8500 mics
    1 Shure SM-57 mic
    1 Apex-170 condenser mic
    1 Apex-120 dynamic bass drum mic
    every kind of cable imaginable
    a dozen different mic stands

    effect units/pedals
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    Boss MT-2 metalzone
    Boss DS-1 Distortion
    Boss CE-5 Chorus
    A.R.T. FX-1

    Instruments
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    5 piece Mapex Venus Series drum set
    20" Sabian AA Medium Ride cymbal
    16" Sabian AA Medium Thin crash cymbal
    16" Zildjian Medium Thin crash cymbal
    14" Sabian AA Regular hi-hats cymbal
    10" Sabian AA Splash cymbal
    Ibanez SR300FM bass guitar
    Jay Turson bass guitar
    Epiphone Gibson SG rip off guitar
    Peavey Raptor guitar
    Sigma Guitars acoustic guitar
    Art & Luthrie acoustic guitar
    Yamaha PSRE403 keyboard
    5' Didgeridoo
    Mano Percussion bongos

    Amps
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    Peavey TKO-115 bass amp
    Yorkville Bass Master Xm200 bass amp (one 15")
    Fender Ultra Chorus (two 12"'s) guitar amp
    Fender Super-112 (tube) guitar amp

    nothing high end, but enough to do the job
     
  13. IACON

    IACON "That's Vector Sigma?" TFW2005 Supporter

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    Does any of the musicians here have tabs sheets for the Transformers G1 theme ?
    Opening or closing is fine. Also I will be thankful for any links or tabs of Lion's Transformers song...
     
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    My next toy as I get back into the swing of things is the Fretless version of this:

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    Yamaha TRB1005 Fretless
     
  15. Chaos Muffin

    Chaos Muffin Misadventure Veteran

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    I seriously downgraded over time :( 

    Had 2 strats, bc rich warlock bass, fender bass, 2 shure sm58 mics, 5pc (of shit) drums, 12 channel amp, 2 12" monitors and too many wah wah & boss pedals.
    Used to do the band thing and experimented with everything, but the bass was my fav. Went deep with it


    Only have 2 Strats now (1 accoustic/elec), small amp and a Yamaha keyboard
     
  16. Zzeezz

    Zzeezz Ambassador of Music TFW2005 Supporter

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    Lets see, here's what I got:

    Guitar: Fender Standard Strat, Alvarez acoustic
    Amp: Fender Hotrod Deville with some different tubes than stock
    Effects: Boss GT-8, Ibanez tubescreamer

    Bass: Dean Q-5 5 string, Shecter Studio-4
    Amp: Yorkville 210

    Recording
    Mic: SM57, use it for vocals too because I'm cheap
    Dell Computer and Cool Edit Pro v2.0

    Beta Monkey drum loops. Love these things since they're recorded from actual acoustic drums

    Anyone interested in doing collaborations, let me know.
     
  17. IACON

    IACON "That's Vector Sigma?" TFW2005 Supporter

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    I knew I have it somewhere!

    Ok guys.
    I remembered that about 3-4 years ago I wrote a riff for the famous G1 music. I finally found it on my archive of cd's and dvd's.

    So here it is. Enjoy:

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    Very simple and really straight ahead. It can be played from almost any fret.

    If any of you thinks it needs improvements, please post them here! I would love to see what you guys do with it!
     
  18. Seth Buzzard

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  19. Grimlock_13

    Grimlock_13 Reformed Geewunner

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    Sweet thread. Pretty much no one but drummers will understand all this jargon, but here goes.

    My main drumset has the following:

    Drums: '99 Premier XPK in Tourquoise Laquer.
    Pearl 14x6.5" Free Floating Maple Snare
    10x9", 12x10", 13x11" Rack Toms
    16x16", 18x16" Floor Toms
    22x16" Bass Drum

    Cymbals: Sabian
    10" AAX Splash
    12" HHX Splash
    13" AAX Fusion Hi Hats
    14" AA Rock Hi Hats
    14" AAX Dark Crash
    14" AAX Studio Crash
    16" AA Rock Crash
    16" AAX Stage Crash
    18" AAX China
    18" AAXplosion Crash
    19" AAXplosion Crash
    20" AAX Metal Crash
    20" Signature Paragon Neil Peart China
    21" Signature Ed Shaughnessy Universal Ride
    22" HH Power Bell Ride
    Custom 'White Noise Hi Hats" made from two old and cracked cymbals, a 16" B8 crash bottom and a 14" PRO China top

    Percussion: LP
    High and Low Jam Blocks
    Mambo Cowbell
    Rock Ridge Rider Cowbell
    Rock Classic Ridge Rider Cowbell
    Treeworks 32-Bar Windchimes

    Hardware:
    Pearl ICON Rack
    Roc N Soc Nitro Gas Throne
    Gibraltar Hi Hat Stand
    DW 5000 Delta Hi Hat Stand
    DW Snare stand
    DW 9000 Double Bass Drum Pedal
    DW 5000 Delta single bass drum pedal w/ Gajate bracket (for a cowbell or woodblock)

    Sticks: Vater 2B w/ Nylon Tip

    Heads: Evans
    Power Center Reverse Dot batter/ 300 Hazy bottom on the snare
    Clear EC2 Batters/ Clear Resonants on all the Rack and Floor Toms
    EMAD Batter/ EQ3 Resonant on the bass drum.

    This picture doesn't have everything included in it..none of the LP percussion was set up for this gig:

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    Then I have a set of Roland V-Drums...

    this pic is from 2002 at a rehearsal with my band at the time:

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    My first kit was a Pearl Export set in an Ocean Blue wrap with a 14x6.5" Steel Snare, 12x10" & 13x11" Rack Toms, a 16x16" Floor Tom and a 22x16" Bass Drum. I also have a 14x5.5" Snare that matches the Premier Kit, and Pearl Marching tenor and a Marching Snare I teach my summer clinics with. I have a bunch of Premier, Gibraltar and Pearl hardware I had before I got my rack system, as well as DW 5002 Delta 1, and 5002 Delta 2 double bass pedals.

    *whew*

    Sorry for the long post, I could talk about this stuff all day;) 
     
  20. Omegatron

    Omegatron Mandatory Fun. Buy it now TFW2005 Supporter

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    Tenada acoustic guitar. Elixir strings. Fender picks.

    -Tony!
    Not professional.
     

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