May 5, 2006

Hard-Core Gear Porn Friday...

by Chris Randall
 



I recall making a comment some months ago that I didn't trust nice clean studios, because it looks like nothing gets done there. By that yardstick, Dana Countryman is one of the busiest guys in the music industry. Take a brief jaunt through his studio, home of a fairly large (not Scot Solida large, but large) .Com synth and an Ondioline, as well as a lot of what Phillip K. Dick would call "kibble."


Also, we have a special bonus Gear Porn today. Adamjay finally sent me a picture of his rack. Adamjay runs a mobil recording service. Adam, you can mobile that 500 rack right to my studio. And the Phoenix mic pres. And...


Bonus round two: Suit & Tie Guy found a _really_ old Moog modular in a local college's recital room. Check this shit out. Fucking perfboard. Seriously.

 
 
 

7 comments:

 
 

 
May.05.2006 @ 9:47 AM
kokoon
yay poly-800 :D

and it looks unmodded.

 
 

 
May.05.2006 @ 9:53 AM
shamann
Wow, that Dana sure likes his cartoon fonts.

I'd only seen bits and pieces of Adamjay's rack before that he'd posted on forums, impressive in its entirety.

If it's a mobile studio, is that whole rack completely portable, or do only bits and pieces go out on the road?

 
 

 
May.05.2006 @ 11:45 AM
AdamJay
the two black 4 space rack bags at the top left + the ULN-2 (under the digi 002) are the mobile elements of my rig.

The rest of it stays in the studio for mixes.

I also bring a Swissonic AD96 A/D conveter for larger track projects. In all, the system is capable of capturing 22 tracks at 24bit/96khz. Its also capable of sending a total of 12 unique stereo headphone mixes, or 24 unique mono headphone mixes (big bands and orchestras)

a gear list including microphone collection can be found at www.boldrecording.com

 
 

 
May.05.2006 @ 1:06 PM
Jaysen
On page 2, is that a photo of Bob's old spring roll and plate of rice (perf shavings) ?
 
 

 
May.05.2006 @ 4:51 PM
Suit & Tie Guy
no. that was my dinner i had at the local vietnamese restaraunt afterwards. (it's not anywhere near as good as Pho Grand in St Louis though.)

consider them bonus pictures.

 
 

 
May.05.2006 @ 7:45 PM
BringMeUp
Nice slutty bonus. Wonder how that DRS-Q4 sounds...

- BMU

 
 

 
May.05.2006 @ 10:10 PM
AdamJay
The DRS-Q4 sounds so smooth. the EQ really is the perfect compliment to the DRS preamps. I have to be careful with it, it allows me to safely get by with poor mic selection. I haven't yet found a mic that doesn't take the DRS-Q4 EQ well.

11 selectable frequencies over 4 bands.
here's a closer pic: link [www.boldrecording.co...]">link [www.boldrecording.co...]

I've been using it on the drum bus. through the mic inputs with the pad engaged and gain at lowest setting. I didn't anticipate being able to use it during mixes but its working out incredibly well so far.

 
 

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