December 8, 2005

Hard-Core Gear Porn Friday!!!

by Chris Randall
 



I don't know whether to thank Dave Copeland for sending me such an obvious Hard Core Gear Porn link, or chastise him for looking at such a travesty in the first place. This studio, which belongs to contemporary Christian musician Tom Gross is as middle-of-the-road boring as a studio can be. It's really quite sad, and an excellent example of how bad things can get when a musician doesn't do drugs, drink, or smoke.


I mean, hey, whatever gets you through the day, and an ASCAP check for play on CCM stations spends the same as one for play on MTV's The Real World, I guess. But I've never seen a studio with so much stuff in it I didn't want. It's really quite amazing. This is like the keyboard section of a store that specializes in band instruments. (You know the ones I mean, when you're playing in LaCross, Wisconsin, and your drummer is on his last pair of sticks, and you find a store that has Vic Firth 2B, but they're like $7.00 a pair, but the place is right across the street from the club, so what are you gonna do? Yeah, that place. You know the one I'm talking about.)


So, seriously, if you know this guy, go over to his house and put out a cigarette on his carpet. Or something. This is just out of hand. He's managed to assemble a complete studio of _bad_ Roland gear. It's weird, because Roland has put out so much good stuff, it's hard to avoid. But this guy figured out a way. And TWO MACKIE BOARDS!!! Fuck. It's like pissing in the wind. It really is.

 
 
 

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Dec.09.2005 @ 1:20 PM
D' MacKinnon
--Two soprano saxophones is enough to put him in the hall of shame.--

Maybe he's a big Kenny G fan. :)

Seriously though, how does he get away with doing professional work in a studio like that? He lists his gear as though he's proud of it.

Mind you, my home studio isn't that great either but I don't advertise for it either.

 
 

 
Dec.09.2005 @ 1:33 PM
bryandgordon
He did "Muppets in Space"? Thought they actually used cool Roland gear: link [www.flickr.com]">link [www.flickr.com]
 
 

 
Dec.09.2005 @ 1:37 PM
davetron5000
I bought a Roland U-110 off of ebay recently, as my band requires a piano sound live for one song and it was the cheapest thing I could find that had a suitable piano sound. It came with 4 of the cards and I didn't need them/want them at all so I figured I'd put 'em up on ebay. I searched teh Internets to see if I could find a patch list or something for the cards and found that guy's site (where he proudly lists the U-110 expansion cards he has).

I _know_ one of you needs that Electric Guitar ROM card : link [search.ebay.com]">link [search.ebay.com]

 
 

 
Dec.09.2005 @ 1:37 PM
Suit & Tie Guy
i like the "Ode to Cologne" print on the wall. that's seriously fucking cool.
 
 

 
Dec.09.2005 @ 1:54 PM
Jaysen
Ok, hold on a minute here- i'm looking at all his crap gear, but i don't see one single cross- none on the wall, none burned into his keyboards, not even a goddamn bible. What a heretic.

I like the oboe he's got on the table though.

 
 

 
Dec.09.2005 @ 2:14 PM
dm
Anyone thats still rocking a MC-50 AND a MC-80 is A-OK in my book, I say that without a single ounce of irony. How much sequencing does one need anyway?
 
 

 
Dec.09.2005 @ 2:48 PM
Chris Randall
My first two albums were sequenced on an MC-500, so I know from whence you speak.

Of course, I recorded them in 1991 and 1992. That's worth mentioning. Sequencers have come a little ways since then.

-CR

 
 

 
Dec.09.2005 @ 3:20 PM
Wade Alin
>He did "Muppets in Space"?

No not this guy, an all together different guy - with a similarly boring studio. i'm sure there were multiple people composing for the movie and I'm sure all the roland stock horns got replaced by real horns. I was brought in to help with Logic Audio and to make people feel cool and cutting edge. (haha)

W

 
 

 
Dec.09.2005 @ 3:34 PM
joe
Just above the light switch...

link [www.tomgross.co...]">link [www.tomgross.co...]

doesn't that look all too familiar?

link [www.sistermachiun.co...]">link [www.sistermachiun.co...]

Curious.

 
 

 
Dec.09.2005 @ 7:06 PM
synthetic
Someday this guy is going to google himself, and then he'll be really sad.
 
 

 
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