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Old 03-09-2021, 12:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default most charming piece of gear you own?

I've never done much work in professional studios, and I think a large part of DIY charm are the weird solutions you come up with that you end up integrating into your studio.

what is a weird piece of gear you have that sits around my months collecting dust that has come in handy at the perfect moment? or something else that might not necessarily be music gear that you've turned into a core element of your setup?
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Old 04-01-2021, 02:01 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Weirderst stuff ive done in a studio , Punched a 1kg bag of flower and recorded it , best kick sample ever !

Ive taken the legs off an old wooden table thats 2 x 2 m square and using it as a drum riser

Found an old drum kit dumped in the street, took the bottom skins off them , put in an LED and screwed them into the ceiling as lights.

bent a coat hanger into a circle , put my wifes stockings over it and used it as a pop filter ! they we new stockings by the way lol
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Old 05-19-2021, 02:53 AM   #3 (permalink)
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So many things.. A couple of thingies I've been fond of are my couple of Roland AC60s. They're transistor acoustic guitar amps, not too expensive and quite good. They got phantom power, feedback elimination and good I/O.

I've also used them as monitors and even as PA on a couple of occasions. They're loud enough for a party or wedding. Though not exactly made for that, it works better than you might expect when coupled with a sub. I put them on stands and they got lots of I/O options for how you wanna hook them up to stuff like a mixer, a sub or even just together. I find them to be very versatile which is something I always appreciate.
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Old 07-05-2021, 08:47 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by mark de berard View Post
Punched a 1kg bag of flower and recorded it , best kick sample ever !
I wrapped a big cardboard box with two thick towels and hit it with a drumstick. The microphone was inside the cardboard box.

And THAT was the best kick sample ever!

1. I'm using my mother's spices to make hi-hat and cymbal samples

2. I've put sitar strings on a baritone ukulele

3. I've build a Hammond organ (two levels of keys) using an electric harmonium and a ****ty keyboard (meant for kids)

4. I've made a thunder strike sample by stretching the lowest sitar string until it broke (the resonance of the sympathetic strings, mmmm...)

Not sure this counts as weirdest gear, but what the hell
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