Post your setups!

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Levose
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Post your setups!

Post by Levose » Wed Sep 02, 2009 6:22 pm

I know there's a thread with pictures and sexy cats and what not, but having lurked on this forum for quite a while, and having been an ableton live user for longer, I'm curious as to what use... :mrgreen: Even the software folks :wink:

My setup consists of:

Computers
- 2.66 GHz Core 2 Duo iMac 20" (4GB RAM, ATi Radeon HD2600 Pro) running Snow Leopard
- 2.4 GHz Unibody Aluminium MacBook 13" (4 GB RAM, GeForce 9400M) running Snow Leopard

Software
- Ableton Live Suite 8.0.x
- NI Komplete 5
- IK SampleTank 2.x XL
- GForce MTron
- Sugar Bytes FX
- PSP bundle
- Novation BassStation
- Waldorf Edition

Audio interface & controllers
- M-Audio FireWire 1814 audio interface
- Novation ReMote 61SL
- M-Audio Keystation 49e (in a closet)

Hardware synthesizers
- Clavia Nord Lead 2X
- Waldorf Blofeld
- Dave Smith Instruments MoPho
- Roland D-50
- Korg Triton Le
- Korg Kaossilator
- (Soon...) Korg Poly800
- Novation XioSynth
- Alesis SR-18 (though seldom used)

Microphones
- Shure SM57
- Shure SM58
- Røde NT1K
- TSM condenser mic

A pretty nice setup, especially for a guy with a budget like myself (poor medical student... :P). I've noticed a lot of you guys use that Akai controller for Live. Is it any good?

Anyway, my first post! :P Comments are welcome, if you have any suggestions for gear additions ;)
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3dot...
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Re: Post your setups!

Post by 3dot... » Wed Sep 02, 2009 6:50 pm

nice...
ok... inventory check

desktop :
Q9950 3Ghz 8GbRam
ASUS P5Q Deluxe
Sapphire ATI Radeon 4870 512Mb
Win7x64 AbletonLive Reaper SonyVegas
MOTU 24i/o
BCR2k
Evolver
Korg X5 (mainly as a controller)
TASCAM M3500 mixer

laptop:
Lenovo c3000 1.8Ghz 4Gb RAM
Nvidia7300ME 215MB
RME MutifaceII
Event EZBUS mixer.

SHURE SM57 58 beta57 KSM44 AKG C2k 535
Lexicon LXP
TL Audio Ivory valve-compressor...
Marshall DBS7000 bass amp
with 4x12" and 18" cabinets
1x Technics sl-1200II
Event TR-8 monitors

custom built bass / strat / accordion

I've just lost my Headphones (Sennheiser HD25s)
forgot the bag in a rehearsal studio...
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Re: Post your setups!

Post by commuter » Wed Sep 02, 2009 7:04 pm

i like that ! 8)

15" Apple Macbook Pro unibody 2,4ghz/4gb ram/320 gb 7200rpm HD

20" Samsung Monitor Syncmaster 205BW
DELL Inspiron 530
Q6600 Quadcore 2,4 ghz
4Gb of Ram
2*500 Gb +250 Gb HD

MOTU Ultralite mk1
AKAI APC40
M-audio Keyrig 49
Novation Remote 25
Novation Remote Zero SL
Yamaha HS50M Monitors
M-audio 02
Beyer Dynamic DT231 headphones
Logitech X230 (small computer speakers with sub to check mixes in "consumer" situation)


Software :
Ableton LIVE 8+Operator
Amadeus Pro Audio Editor (Mac audio Editor)
Sony Soundforge 7(on Windows)
NI Reaktor 5 and Pro 53
Lennard Digital Sylenth1
Linplug Albino 3 and Alpha 3
Fabfilter Twin, One, Volcano and PRO C
Sonic charge Microtonic 2
Arturia Minimoog V
Gforce Minimonsta
Audiorealism Bassline 2,Semi Modular and Drum Machine
D16 Drumazon, Phoscyon and Nepheton
IL Toxic Biohazard
Novation Basstation
Waldorf Edition
Stillwell Audio 1973 and Vibe EQ
Audiodamage Automaton, Ratschack Reverb, Roughrider and Fuzz2
WaveArt Trackplug 4
Izotope Ozone 3
15" Macbook Pro 2,3 quadcore I7 2012/8gb ram/240gb SSD/ LIVE 9.06/OSX 10.8.5, NI Komplete audio 6
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Re: Post your setups!

Post by IP » Wed Sep 02, 2009 7:07 pm

Quad, 8G-ram, win7 64 custom made pc
toshiba laptop 1gb-ram - 1,6ghz (old shit)
profire 610

Edirol pcrm50
bcr2k
nanopad

genelec 8040
dynacord acus line 12"

2x 1210 mk2
xone 464

akg 240mk2
technics rpdh 1200

rode nt1
shure prologue

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Re: Post your setups!

Post by Machinesworking » Wed Sep 02, 2009 7:54 pm

I'll bite... it's almost embarrassing, but I'm pretty happy.
Computer and controllers:
Macbook Pro 2.4Ghz 17" 4GB RAM, 200GB HD
2 eSATA external hard drives attached.
three USB HDs for backup.
RME Fireface 800
KRK subwoofer
Rubicon r5a monitors
crappy behringer mixer
Midisport 4x4
Korg PadKontrol
Novation Remote 61 SL
Rig Kontrol
Kore 1 hardware
Behringer BCF1010
Logic Control (old Mackie Control)



The fun stuff! :)
Marshall JMP-1
The Wretch Machine
Vermona RetubeVerb
Poly Evolver
Oberheim Xpander
Memmorymoog w/Lintronics hardware upgrade
78 Gibson Les Paul 'Pro'

Software:
kore 2
Komplete 5
Uh-He- Zebra, Filterscape, MFM2
All All Ohm Force bundle
Nomad Factory Vintage bundle
Camel Phat and Space
Soundhack Spectral Shapers
Pluggo (hopefully the discount for Max For Live is decent for this)
Waldorf Edition
PSP-Vintage Warmer and Nitro
FXPansion- GURU
Audio Ease - Speakerphone
Audio Damage - Reverence
I'm forgetting something here..

DAWs:
Live 7
Logic 8
Digital Perfomer 5
Renoise

Other Audio Software:
DSP Quattro
CDXttract
AutoSampler
EXSManager

Basically I've spent more on software over the years than hardware, and now I'm reversing that. Hardware loses little value when you resell it. All my DAWs are worth dick now that new versions have come out. Same goes for any plug in that I haven't upgraded.

3dot...
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Re: Post your setups!

Post by 3dot... » Wed Sep 02, 2009 8:11 pm

Machinesworking wrote:I'll bite... it's almost embarrassing, but I'm pretty happy.
Computer and controllers:
Macbook Pro 2.4Ghz 17" 4GB RAM, 200GB HD
2 eSATA external hard drives attached.
three USB HDs for backup.
RME Fireface 800
KRK subwoofer
Rubicon r5a monitors
crappy behringer mixer
Midisport 4x4
Korg PadKontrol
Novation Remote 61 SL
Rig Kontrol
Kore 1 hardware
Behringer BCF1010
Logic Control (old Mackie Control)



The fun stuff! :)
Marshall JMP-1
The Wretch Machine
Vermona RetubeVerb
Poly Evolver
Oberheim Xpander
Memmorymoog w/Lintronics hardware upgrade
78 Gibson Les Paul 'Pro'

Software:
kore 2
Komplete 5
Uh-He- Zebra, Filterscape, MFM2
All All Ohm Force bundle
Nomad Factory Vintage bundle
Camel Phat and Space
Soundhack Spectral Shapers
Pluggo (hopefully the discount for Max For Live is decent for this)
Waldorf Edition
PSP-Vintage Warmer and Nitro
FXPansion- GURU
Audio Ease - Speakerphone
Audio Damage - Reverence
I'm forgetting something here..

DAWs:
Live 7
Logic 8
Digital Perfomer 5
Renoise

Other Audio Software:
DSP Quattro
CDXttract
AutoSampler
EXSManager

Basically I've spent more on software over the years than hardware, and now I'm reversing that. Hardware loses little value when you resell it. All my DAWs are worth dick now that new versions have come out. Same goes for any plug in that I haven't upgraded.
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Re: Post your setups!

Post by funky shit » Wed Sep 02, 2009 8:21 pm

Intel Core2 Duo 6700 @ 2.66GHz
4GB RAM
NVIDIA GeForce 7000 GTX
26" Widescreen HD

XPS Laptop..
Core2 Duo @ 2.33
2GB RAM

Live 7
Audacity :wink:
Minimoog V
Izotope Trash

Xone 4D
Nordlead 2x
microKorg
padKontrol
NRV10
2 MIdi Keyboards
Mackie MR8s

Samples.. Mics.. other madness.
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Re: Post your setups!

Post by Poster » Wed Sep 02, 2009 10:17 pm

lessismore.. lessormore..

Macbook Pro
MOTU Ultralite
E-MU XBoard 61
Korg Padkontrol

Nord Modular G1 rack, expanded.. yae!
Evolver desktop
Moog Voyager RME

Live 8 suite
Reaktor

funky shit
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Re: Post your setups!

Post by funky shit » Wed Sep 02, 2009 10:51 pm

poster wrote:lessismore.. lessormore..

Macbook Pro
MOTU Ultralite
E-MU XBoard 61
Korg Padkontrol

Nord Modular G1 rack, expanded.. yae!
Evolver desktop
Moog Voyager RME

Live 8 suite
Reaktor
FIVE MORE MONTHS DUDE :D
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Re: Post your setups!

Post by leedsquietman » Wed Sep 02, 2009 11:01 pm

casio VL tone, casio SK-1 sampling keyboard, speak and spell, soundblaster 16, some sony walkman headphones circa 1979, fostex x-15, Sanyo single speaker, portable radio/cassette, mom and dad's Hitachi hifi which I plug the free guitar made from cast off parts by my dad's mate with wrong size volume and tone pots superglued on and protruding like a bare nipple exposed to -40o in winter, directly into the mic input for some jimi hendrix fuzztones, Ms.Pacman on Atari VCS console, Steinberg pro12 on commodore 64 and a glow lamp - and some kind of reel to reel tape recorder I stole from the high school music room in 1985 with nicely gummed up heads and some reel tape which had bad, high noise, many dropouts, recordings of BBC radiophonic sounds, such as clucking chickens and toilets being flushed.

Does the biz for me. I didn't grow up listening to Sebadoh for no good reason. Lofi forever..
http://soundcloud.com/umbriel-rising http://www.myspace.com/leedsquietmandemos Live 7.0.18 SUITE, Cubase 5.5.2], Soundforge 9, Dell XPS M1530, 2.2 Ghz C2D, 4GB, Vista Ult SP2, legit plugins a plenty, Alesis IO14.

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Re: Post your setups!

Post by funky shit » Wed Sep 02, 2009 11:10 pm

leedsquietman wrote:casio VL tone, casio SK-1 sampling keyboard, speak and spell, soundblaster 16, some sony walkman headphones circa 1979, fostex x-15, Sanyo single speaker, portable radio/cassette, mom and dad's Hitachi hifi which I plug the free guitar made from cast off parts by my dad's mate with wrong size volume and tone pots superglued on and protruding like a bare nipple exposed to -40o in winter, directly into the mic input for some jimi hendrix fuzztones, Ms.Pacman on Atari VCS console, Steinberg pro12 on commodore 64 and a glow lamp - and some kind of reel to reel tape recorder I stole from the high school music room in 1985 with nicely gummed up heads and some reel tape which had bad, high noise, many dropouts, recordings of BBC radiophonic sounds, such as clucking chickens and toilets being flushed.

Does the biz for me. I didn't grow up listening to Sebadoh for no good reason. Lofi forever..
lists man.. people like lists dog :lol:
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Re: Post your setups!

Post by leedsquietman » Thu Sep 03, 2009 12:03 am

:D OK, Funky, but YOU asked for this list, so blame lies with you !!
OK - I will post my home setup, as I mostly use Logic Pro 8 (moving up to 9 next month) and sometimes the PTHD3 Accel unit at work with some serious stuff such as Waves Mercury TDM etc, McDSP, Soundtoys, etc.

Computer - Dell XPS laptop 1530 T8100 w/ 4GB RAM, Vista Ultimate 32 SP2.

Sequencing/Editing -
Live Suite 7.0.16
Cubase 5
Sony Soundforge 9
Cockos Reaper 3 (for mobile recording work)

Software plugins
Sonalksis Essentials bundle mkII (sv 315 compressor, sv 517 eq, sv 719 gate) and Multilimit
PSP - PSP84, Mastercomp, Neon HR, Xenon, 608 Multi Delay
RN Digital - Uniquelizer 2, Inspector XL
Audio Damage - ADVerb, Fluid, Dubstation
Jeroen Breebart - Redphatt PRO, Ferox (free)
Digitalfishphones - fish fillets (blockfish, spitfish, etc), dominion. (all freeware but really good from Samplitude plugin developer Sascha Eversmeier before he was bought out by Magix)
IK Multimedia - Classik Reverb (CSR)
Native Instruments - Guitar Rig 2.2, Massive, FM8, B4II
Steinberg - Halion Symphonic Orchestra
Rayzoon - Jamstix 2.5
U-He - Zebra 2
Arturia - JP8V, Prophet V, Analog Factory
Greenoak - Crystal (free)
Korg - Legacy (digital)
Bootsy - Epicverb and Density mk II (free)
Voxengo - Elephant 3, Voxformer, SPAN (free), Soniformer
Sonic Reality - Ocean Way Drums (silver edition).
DDFM - LP10 linear phase EQ, Colour EQ
Harbal 2.3

Hardware
Alesis IO14 audio/midi interface
MOTU Fastlane MIDI interface
Mackie VLZ 1604
Edirol PCR80 keyboard/controller
Casio CTK-541 (backup MIDI controller and cheese factor sounds)
Yamaha Pacifica 112, 412 guitars, BB4 nII jazz bass
Fender Frontman 25R, Roland Jazz Chorus 60
Zoom GX1 effects, Boss DS1, OD2, CH1, DF2 pedals.
Rode NT1A, M3 (x2) mics
Shure SM57 mic
Audio Technica AT3035 mic
Audio Technica ATH-50 headphones
Audix D5 mic
Yamaha TG77 synth module
Presonus Blue Tube DP pre
KRK VXT6 monitors
Pioneer home theatre and Sony boombox (for referencing mixes) plus car stereo !
Last edited by leedsquietman on Thu Sep 03, 2009 12:44 pm, edited 4 times in total.
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Re: Post your setups!

Post by cbentley » Thu Sep 03, 2009 12:22 am

Here goes...

Computer:
Custom built Quad Core PC running @ 3.40GHz, 4 MB Ram.
UAD-1
Uad-2 Duo

Sound Card/Converters/Mixers/Monitors:
RME HDSP 9652
SSL Alpha Link COnverters(24in/out)
Lavry Blue 4496 chassis with M-Sync, M-AD 824, M-DA 824
Neve 8816 Summing Mixer
Speck X-sum(keyboard submix)
Yamaha 02r(unused-for sale)
Focal Solo6Be
Audio Technica ATH-M50 Phones

Software:
Ableton Suite 8
Cubase 4
Wavelab 6

Outboard:
Chandler Limited TG-2 premap
Summit TPA-200a Preamp
Sevetnth Circle chasssis with 2x A12 and 1x N72 premaps
Empirical Labs Distressor
Chandler Limited Germanium Compressor
Protico 5043 COmpressor
A Designs HM2EQ "Hammer" EQ
Crane Song STC-8
Purple Audio Sweet Ten 500 Series rack
A Designs EM-PEQ EQ module
Purple Audio ACtion Compressor
Shadow Hills Mono Optograph Compressor
TC-Electronic Triple C Mono COmpressor
Kurzweill KSP 8 With RSP 8 Remote
Ensoniq DP/2
Eventide H8000FW
Sherman Filterbank 2


Synths/MIDI:
Access Virus TI
Alesis Andromeda
Clavia Nord Lead 1
Clavia Nord Modular 1
Jomox Mbase 11
Roland JP 8000
Roland Juno 106
Roland MKS-80
Studio Electronics SE-1x Redeye
Studio Electronics ATC-x
EMU e6400
Waldorf Blofeld
Waldorf Microwave 2
Emagic AMT 8
C-Thru Music Axis 49 controller
Novation Zero SL MkII
Yamha DTX Drums
Roland TD-8

Mics:
BLUE Cactus prototype
Rode NT-2
Rode NT-4
Rode NT-5 (pair)
Audio Technica AT4033
Audio Technica AT4047
Studio Projects C1
Sure SM57 x3

Plug Ins/Soft Synths:
Native Instruments Komplete
Stylus RMX
Trilogy
Ohm Boys (All FX)
Waves SSL Bundle
Almost every Universal Audio Plug
Sound Toys bundle
URS Saturation
Audio Damage EOS
Voexngo Analog Flux Suite

Misc:
2x 96 point tt patchbays

Sage
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Re: Post your setups!

Post by Sage » Thu Sep 03, 2009 12:32 am

Pretty sure there was a thread like this already?

Ah well:

Macbook 2.1Ghz with 4GB RAM
Some PC, no idea what the specs are
Ableton Live Suite 8
Logic Studio 9
Pro Tools M-Powered 8
Cubase SE & SE3
M-Audio 2626
M-Audio 610
Novation Remote 37SL
CME UF8

Sennheiser MD441
AKG C414
SE Z5600A
AKG D112
3x Shure SM57
2x AKG C1000

Roland JP8000
Kawai K1r
Novation KS rack
Akai Z4

Fender USA Telecaster
Fender USA Stratocaster
A heavily beaten up Squier Strat
Yamaha RBX bass
Marshall JMP Super Bass 100
Orange 2x12 & 1x12
Boss BF2 Flanger
Boss PS2 Pitchshifter/Delay
Modded Boss DS1 Distortion
Boss DD3 Delay
Boss DD7 Delay
Boss ODB3 Bass Overdrive
Marshall Shredmaster
Effector 13 Torn's Peaker Fuzz
Digitech Whammy WH4
Catalinbread Semaphore Tremolo
Zvex Fuzz Probe
Frantone Sweet Fuzz
EHX USA Big Muff Fuzz
MXR Blue Box Octave Fuzz
EHX Deluxe Memory Man Delay
70's EHX Small Stone Phaser
Vox Clyde McCoy Reissue Wah
Ebow
+ All sorts of other little things

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Re: Post your setups!

Post by Bleep Blop Ima Robot » Thu Sep 03, 2009 12:37 am

My sig plus a Numark NS7...
::Mac Book Pro 2.4 GHz 4 GB:: ::Ableton Suite 8:: ::NI Massive:: ::NI Maschine:: ::NI FM8:: ::NI Audio 4 DJ:: .::.Akai APC40.::. .::.LaunchPad.::. .::.Nocturn 49.::. .::.Akai MPK25.::. .::.BCR2000.::. ::KRK R5's::
::M30 Reverb:: ::SampleMoog::

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