February 8, 2006

Another Tragic Studio Story...

by Chris Randall

Sure, you all remember The Christian Studio, and you all thought "well, that's just about as nasty as things can get," right?


Pictured above is the studio of one Tapas Das, who is to Korg what Tom Gross is to Roland. The title of his page, if you're bold enough to click it, is (I shit you not) "Building A Studio Around The i30." I wish I was making this up. That's like "Building A House Around The Commode." (No offense to my dear readers who are employed by Korg; the i30 is not one of your shining moments, as I'm sure you are aware...)

48 channels of quality Mackie line inputs at mixdown, to gather together all the mud of his keyboard collection in to one place, and give it a little film of oil on top, like a gas station's parking lot after a rain. Man, I wish I could come up with a better metaphor, but I'm simply stunned stupid. Ethan Callender sent me this link, so blame him. I'm just the messenger.



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Feb.08.2006 @ 8:40 AM
Solipsist Nation
Did you notice that a lot of the keyboards in there have built-in speakers? Check the left-hand side of the photo here. Brightly-colored buttons and speaker grills say "I bought this at Best Buy!" to me. Also, all of his playback and "monitoring" stuff appears to be midrange consumer stereo equipment. Lots of Philips CD players and stuff.

And somewhere in there, he has a Wavestation EX, apparently only being used in layers with the 01/W... That just hurts.


Feb.08.2006 @ 8:41 AM
Man what are you talking about? Hes got a Fisher 3 disc wall mounted stereo system in there, B&O style.

And "the Casio CTK-620K keyboard is used to analyze and monitor MIDI channels thanks to its lighted keys." I mean, it doesn't get any more professional than that.

I wish I would have thought of that...


Feb.08.2006 @ 9:23 AM
Well, he's got a Philips Proto (sic) Remote control replacing 18 other remotes. That's some pretty good, albiet old, kit.

Taking a quick look through that site, I can't shake the feeling that's just the guy's house and he's given fancy names to the rooms.

i.e. the Living Room is the "Playback Room", The bedroom/office is "Research and Study Room", etc.

Maybe I'll take a few pictures of my house and write some flowery text to make it sound like a studio.


Feb.08.2006 @ 11:10 AM
D' MacKinnon
The rooms in his house look like a really bad pawn shop.

Feb.08.2006 @ 12:05 PM
Dogs tend to look like their owners:
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Feb.08.2006 @ 12:07 PM
Oops, tripod doesn't allow direct linking...

Just scroll down and see the image at the bottom.
That guy is certainly not very rock'n'roll, so what do you expect from
his studio!

I do appreciate his filing cabinets though :)


Feb.08.2006 @ 12:16 PM
Dave McAnally
The Research and Study Room is an essential to any studio, if I'd said that once I've said it 1000 times...

"The desk has an uncluttered look thanks to a Logitech Cordless keyboard and Mouse."

How many clients was this guy losing before he acquired that piece of kit?...a cluttered Research and Study Room just ain't Rock N Roll!!


Feb.08.2006 @ 1:21 PM
brandon daniel
i-series is mostly done in Italy... no offense taken ;0)

Feb.08.2006 @ 6:01 PM
Dammm..To bad April fools day dont fall on a friday..it would be funny as hell to ask Tapas Das to do HCGPF on April Fools!

Feb.08.2006 @ 6:34 PM
"All the information gathered from trade shows, product brochures, spec sheets, price lists are carefully alphabetized, placed in yellow hanging folders, and filed for quick reference. By accounting for every piece of paper, junk is never allowed to accumulate."



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