My new studio (part I)

Posted on March 17, 2009
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Some weeks ago I got myself a new toy, well, actually a quite old toy, but still great and something I always wanted to have: An analog mixing desk, and after some search and evaluation I decided to get a Mackie 8-Bus 24 Channel desk…
Ok, many people might now say “Uh, Mackie,…” but for me this desk is the perfect symbiosis between acceptable sound and affordable price; I also thought about an Allen & Heath GL2200, but what I really like on the Mackie are the 8 submaster busses, so I can group all stuff together and put 8 channels back into Ableton, where I will be using effects and stuff, because I still don´t have any serious outboard effects;
So starting with the new desk I decided to rearrange the whole studio, and put the mixer in the middle; My lovely girlfriend has built me a 14-unit 19″ rack to put my future gear into, and I further on decided to build a Dual 1176 and a GSSL summing compressor…
Also she has built a rack to put new monitor speakers on, as I am planning on buying the Yamaha HS80M, and eventually the Subwoofer as well…

So here is the desk:

Some more studiopics will follow soon, as I got the mixer back today from a small revision…

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