With the home studio revamp,
- I’ve addressed my lack of preamps
- My Synergy rig is now back up and running
- I can easily patch in any of my affordable pedal platform amps
- I’ve got a way to play (rather than just program) drums
- The signal chain’s now in a sensible order
- I’ve bought so, so many cables
… and I’ve revamped the layout of the space, as part of improving the vibe. It feels like the end is in sight, at last.
I’m not quite finished yet though. I need to add a set of studio monitors to my setup.
Continue reading “Studio Diary #20: How Am I Going To Hear All Of This?”
Earlier this week, Mad Professor announced a limited run of pedals: custom modded versions of three of their popular pedals. [Ed: they’ve added a fourth one since]. It was right at the end of the month, I had a bit of cash spare, so I ordered one the same day.
Continue reading “#CoffeeAndKlon 27: The Big Tweedy Drive With Super Tweed Mod”
I wasn’t planning on making any purchases this month.
With the UK firmly in pandemic lockdown, the second-hand market has massively shrunk. There’s not a lot of gear on sale right now, and some sellers are going to find it difficult to ship gear out to buyers.
The plan was to concentrate on actually putting my gear to use. When I tried, it was clear that a couple of things needed sorting. That, and conversations about gear helped convince me to pickup a very special indeed.
Continue reading “New Arrivals: April 2020”
This conversation originally happened on my Twitter feed.
I haven’t done a #CoffeeAndKlon yet this year. Time to put that right 🙂 Instead of writing the thread all in one go, I’ll be adding to it as I go along this morning.
Continue reading “#CoffeeAndKlon 26: Mythbusting The Timmy / OD11 / Amp11 Controversy”
My Studio Diary is where I talk about my experience with my home recording setup. You’ll get the good along with the bad. And today, I’m definitely addressing the bad.
Continue reading “Studio Diary #19: Improving The Vibe”
Now that I’ve added the Two Notes Torpedo CAB M to my setup, the next challenge is to set it up to sound like my actual speaker cabs do.
One day, I want to make my own impulse responses of my speaker cabs. I want to be able to share them with you, so that you can recreate the signal chain I use for yourself. That’s something I can’t do with any impulse responses that I buy.
I’m going to be using Celestion’s official impulse responses on the CAB M, until I can replace them with my own impulse responses.
Continue reading “Studio Diary #18: Recreating The Sound Of My Speaker Cabs Using Celestion Impulse Responses”
The whole point of last autumn’s home studio revamp was to get things to the point where I could start recording music again. However, as I mentioned in my 2019 review of the home studio gear, I wasn’t sure I’d got my signal chain order sorted out.
It was a good call.
Continue reading “Studio Diary #17: Getting A Better Recorded Guitar Tone By Using Impulse Responses In The Right Place”
Rather than do a ‘best of’ style post, every year I’m going to do a rundown of what pedals I’m using, and why.
Continue reading “2019 Review: Pedals”
I’m currently getting my home studio more organised, and along the way I’m sharing my thought process, decisions, discoveries and regrets.
One of the benefits of this autumn’s home studio mini-revamp is that it’s now pretty easy to use any piece of gear that I’ve currently got. I’ve been taking advantage of that, by revisiting old pieces of gear that didn’t get much use in the past.
Thanks to the cleaner cabling, I’m finally able to hear this gear at its very best. And – spoiler alert! – I’m rapidly falling in love with a couple of items that I never got on with first time around.
Continue reading “Studio Diary #15: Revisiting Old Gear”
This conversation was originally published on my Twitter feed.
For today’s #CoffeeAndKlon, I’ve switched instruments entirely. These are my first impressions of the Roland SPD-SX sampling pad, KT-10 kick trigger, and the PDS-10 stand.
Continue reading “CoffeeAndKlon #23: Drums For The Home Studio”