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What's the opposite of OCD where things being organized and neat make you uncomfortable?

 

No shade intended, if I could deal with a neat, minimalist style of living it would be a lot more convenient but it makes me want to escape.

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alco : looks cozy. Super nice synth collection too ! Current iteration : new screen, Push 2, new CPU, and just used the U87a for VO / video recording. Great mic.

Gear: Mackie XR624 monitors, Korg Monologue, Yamaha TX81Z, Alesis Quadraverb, Motu M4 interface, Ableton Push, Volcano vaporizer, my dog

It’s a little messy right now- I’ve been going thru an old Windows xp desktop backing up old songs, so it’s in the way. Also my good cassette deck is out for repair, pedalboard is out away, I have som

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Well, another thing is that your balance is going to be off if you’re not sitting fairly centered between your studio monitors. 

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28 minutes ago, TubularCorporation said:

What's the opposite of OCD where things being organized and neat make you uncomfortable?

 

No shade intended, if I could deal with a neat, minimalist style of living it would be a lot more convenient but it makes me want to escape.

ODC - Obsessive Disorder Compulsion

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You know sitting in the center of a 4D geodesic meta-alchemic triangle might seem pretty cool thing to do with your $400000 monitors, but I question how much more interesting it make the music

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4 minutes ago, sheatheman said:

You know sitting in the center of a 4D geodesic meta-alchemic triangle might seem pretty cool thing to do with your $400000 monitors, but I question how much more interesting it make the music

I think Gary Numan's OK.

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18 minutes ago, sheatheman said:

You know sitting in the center of a 4D geodesic meta-alchemic triangle might seem pretty cool thing to do with your $400000 monitors, but I question how much more interesting it make the music

Ricardo Villalobos has really expensive speakers, so ...

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5 hours ago, thawkins said:

Monitor is not exactly in the middle between the speakers, OCD super triggered, I could never work like this. 1/5

Wish I had a 27" Imac screen though...

I know it does my head in too ...but have limited room as you can see ...I make sure when mixing I sit dead in the middle though ...chair is not bolted to the floor 👌🏼

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On 1/1/2021 at 10:23 PM, sine nomine said:

I know it does my head in too ...but have limited room as you can see ...I make sure when mixing I sit dead in the middle though ...chair is not bolted to the floor 👌🏼

Yeah I mean I have a huge amount of respect for people who can work like that. So godspeed to you and please don't take the snark too much into heart. 🙂

Depending on my moods I can spend hours setting up my gear, only to tear it all down the moment I sit down because something will not fit or there is 5cm too little space on my desk or something even more ridiculous than that.

My current setup has lasted amazingly long anyway, and the reason I am getting pissy with it is that I have too many cables, too many connections and the routing in my computer is growing too complicated. Which also means that my projects are complicated and are a bigger headache to work with.

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On 1/1/2021 at 4:21 PM, rhmilo said:

Ricardo Villalobos has really expensive speakers, so ...

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If I was rich I'd pay a New Orleans jazz band to just blast sousaphones into my face from 3 meters whenever I was mixing.

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It’s a little messy right now- I’ve been going thru an old Windows xp desktop backing up old songs, so it’s in the way. Also my good cassette deck is out for repair, pedalboard is out away, I have some Yamaha he monitors to replace the bx5s (just too lazy) and several modules I need to install and move around (also lazy), but this is close to finished. 
 

I also have a sort of “live instrument/toy/video game playroom” in the room nextdoor with acoustic instruments, amps, tape stuff, and a piano in a different room.

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really comfy! I love the vibe in there, super warm and cozy

 

loving the wall decor, too. especially that keyboard sign! so cool

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Thanks! It was an old 90s sign from inside a meijer store where they had the computer keyboards in the tech/electronics section. It’s translucent so someday I would love to build a back case with a light for it!

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4 hours ago, Himelstein said:

It’s a little messy right now- I’ve been going thru an old Windows xp desktop backing up old songs, so it’s in the way. Also my good cassette deck is out for repair, pedalboard is out away, I have some Yamaha he monitors to replace the bx5s (just too lazy) and several modules I need to install and move around (also lazy), but this is close to finished. 
 

I also have a sort of “live instrument/toy/video game playroom” in the room nextdoor with acoustic instruments, amps, tape stuff, and a piano in a different room.

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Holy shit you haven't got enough gear!!! 😂 Damn and I thought I was a gear nut!!!

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Hibernating

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Things were a lot less cluttered before I started livestreaming...

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On 3/27/2021 at 5:38 AM, Kid Lukie said:

 

my little microboy set up. 💛

Sometimes pulling the studio apart and playing with a simple sub-setup is nice ~

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How you finding the Microcosm?

 

I’m interested in it myself, it looks and sounds cool what I’ve seen. 

10 minutes ago, TubularCorporation said:

Hibernating

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Sleep well pupper 👍🏼

23 hours ago, Himelstein said:

It’s a little messy right now- I’ve been going thru an old Windows xp desktop backing up old songs, so it’s in the way. Also my good cassette deck is out for repair, pedalboard is out away, I have some Yamaha he monitors to replace the bx5s (just too lazy) and several modules I need to install and move around (also lazy), but this is close to finished. 
 

I also have a sort of “live instrument/toy/video game playroom” in the room nextdoor with acoustic instruments, amps, tape stuff, and a piano in a different room.

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That’s is ace but would make me anxious thinking I’m about to start a domino effect with transformers 😂

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1 hour ago, TubularCorporation said:

Hibernating

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Things were a lot less cluttered before I started livestreaming...

I’ve been trying to figure out a way to make dust covers where I fasten Velcro to the corners of the ceiling and also to bed sheets. Originally I started sewing the Velcro on and that shit was brutal, so now I’m gonna safety pin them to the sheets. I really don’t know what else to do. I definitely see some really cool shit in your studio, the gear that isn’t asleep, that is!

@Grain Bastard- yes, it’s definitely nerve racking! In my old studio I used a bunch of big “restaurant racks” or whatever you call them, and they would wobble and knock over toys all the time. Back then it really looked like a synth shop, or maybe a pawn shop, haha, @xox

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54 minutes ago, Grain Bastard said:

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That’s is ace but would make me anxious thinking I’m about to start a domino effect with transformers 😂

 

After years dealing with big tube amps I'm still always amazed how little power most gear actually draws (I had it all running from a metered UPS for a while so I could check the draw pretty easily, although now the stuff n the left side is on a different circuit because the outlet was more convenient). Everything in the photo I posted plus off-camera a 12u rack of synths and another rack with a reel to reel, half a dozen cheap effects units and two samplers (akai S5000 and S612) draws around 350 watts, plus another 250 or so for the computers.  By comparison, my space heater draws 700-800 watts when it's in the low power, "energy efficient" mode, and the middle of the road heat gun I use for shrink tubing draws 1500w.

I think to risk tripping a breaker with synths you'd need a bunch of 70s analogs and a mixer that costs as much as a small house.

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1 hour ago, TubularCorporation said:

 

After years dealing with big tube amps I'm still always amazed how little power most gear actually draws (I had it all running from a metered UPS for a while so I could check the draw pretty easily, although now the stuff n the left side is on a different circuit because the outlet was more convenient). Everything in the photo I posted plus off-camera a 12u rack of synths and another rack with a reel to reel, half a dozen cheap effects units and two samplers (akai S5000 and S612) draws around 350 watts, plus another 250 or so for the computers.  By comparison, my space heater draws 700-800 watts when it's in the low power, "energy efficient" mode, and the middle of the road heat gun I use for shrink tubing draws 1500w.

I think to risk tripping a breaker with synths you'd need a bunch of 70s analogs and a mixer that costs as much as a small house.

That is an awesome answer dude and very good advice 👍🏼
 

My anxiety was more to do with the toys falling over like dominos rather than fiery studios.... like ‘real’ anxiety 😂 

 

seriously though the wiring situation is something that I do need to address in my hovel of a studio. Too many extension leads.... 

 

 

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On 4/2/2021 at 12:51 AM, Grain Bastard said:

How you finding the Microcosm?

 

I’m interested in it myself, it looks and sounds cool what I’ve seen.

hey mate. Good question!

I love the Microcosm. I'm really about bang-for-buck hardware, and this thing is certainly that. Yeah, nice phrase looper, but damn it has a lot more going for it.

It's excellent for textured soundscapes, sonic washes, wall-of-noise, and experimental effect combinations. The major drawback is that I'm finding it's really only good for ambient, so if you're keen on that it's not really a Con. Just don't buy it expecting to do rhythmic stuff stuff all that well, unless you're just straight using the phrase looper with little or no effects. Though I did hook it up to a drum machine and it did some crazy rhythmic stuff from that, though at times the flutters of effects it creates can be a little too randomised and unpredictable. Again, not really a Con if you're going for something outsider and experimental. The microcosm loves highly resonant sound sources and goes wild when you feed in something that peaks really high (stringed instruments, percussive hits, 303 whistles)

The re-imagining of loops and sounds is something to behold with this device. True to name, you can really find unique microcosms of sound from reinterpreted recorded material. Pretty clean sounding. You've probably seen a lot of videos demonstrating it with guitar, and its really made for that. I've been using it with synthesizers and it's a little bit of a fiddle, but once you spend some time with and tightly dial it in... yeah... fucking amazing.

Overall, pretty solid box! I love adventuring into weird sounds and ambient stuff more so than composing anything, so this thing is the best FX box I could have possibly purchased. Have considered purchasing another one so I can have two separate instruments run into them for more weirdness overdubbing.

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