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Studio 1200My Recording Studio

My home studio consists of:

  • Fender Classic Series '70s Stratocaster Electric Guitar, Olympic White, Maple Fretboard, customized with:
    • Graph Tech String Saver saddles and TUSQ XL slotted nut & string trees to reduce string friction
    • Ilitch Electronics PGNCS-S Noise Canceling System to eliminate hum – better sounding versus noise canceling pickups
  • RAB Audio ProRack 61 desk featuring two 3U rack bays and retractable keyboard tray
  • Nektar Panorama P6 MIDI keyboard with built-in Reason integration – best keyboard for Reason IMHO!
  • Focusrite Scarlett 4i4 audio interface
  • Apple iMac (27-inch, 2020, 3.8 GHz 8-Core Intel Core i7, 2TB SSD)
    • 2nd Thunderbolt Display mounted on Ergotech VESA Freedom Arm
  • External Storage:
    • Western Digital 12TB My Book Duo drive, RAID
    • Lacie 10TB drive for video editing
    • Samsung T5 SSD drive
  • Reason Studio's Reason Suite 12 recording softwarewith SSL-9000 mixing console emulation & rack
    • A boatload of Rack Extensions
    • VST software synths:
      • Spectrasonics Omnisphere 2.6
      • Arturia Pigments 2.0
      • Korg Wavestation
      • iZotope Iris 2
  • Other Software:
    • iZotope Ozone 8 Mastering Suite software
    • iZotope RX 7 Audio Editor – the ultimate noise reduction tool
    • Apple Logic Pro X (although I rarely use it, preferring Reason instead)
  • Denon AVR-S920W Integrated Network AV Receiver, 125W x 7 channels
  • Speakers:
    • JBL Professional 305P MkII monitors, powered
    • JBL L100 Century bookshelf speakers (purchased in 1973), customized with:
      • L100 Crossover Upgrade Kit from Jantzen Audio – designed by Troels Gravesen, added in 2012 – superior sound versus original JBL crossovers
      • L100 Replacement Quadrex Foam Grilles (Black) from Sculpted Foam Innovations, added 2018 – absolutely identical to the original JBL grilles
    • Sony SSCSE Dolby Atmos enabled speakers
    • Yamaha NS-SW050BL subwoofer, 8-inch, 100W powered 
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