the studio

My home setup, as of 2019:

* Quad-core Wintel PC
* Mac tower (2010 era, 3.33gHz 6-core Intel Xeon, 16GB memory)
* Macbook Pro (2008 era, used in an auxillary capacity)
* Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 and 2i2 audio interfaces
* Panasonic SV-3200 DAT recorder (still works!)
* Tascam 202 MkIII cassette recorder (lightly used)
* Behringer Xenyx 802 mixer (small, basic unit ... all I really need at home)
* Thorens TD170 and Panasonic SL-BD22 turntables
* Yamaha AX-500U amp (long in the tooth, but no complaints)
* Tannoy PBM-8 speakers
* Nektar Impact LX61+ MIDI keyboard controller
* Novation Launchpad Mini
* Peavey PC-1600 MIDI controller
* Reason digital audio workstation (& large array of Rack Extensions)
* Arturia V-Collection 6 (amazing software recreations of classic synths)
* Native Instruments Komplete 12 (huge collection of synths, effects and sound libraries)
* A smattering of additional plug-ins (synths and effects)
* iZotope RX-6 audio editor
* Adobe Audition (v1.5, "old reliable")

In addition, I partner with an electronic drummer who has built a nicely appointed basement studio in his house. I built a beefy 4gHz Wintel PC for him, and (through much time and effort) got a Thunderbolt PC interface card to successfully connect with his Focusrite Clarett 8PreX, making for an incredibly low-latency recording setup. Connected up to three wide screen monitors, it makes for a spaceship of a setup. We both run the same software on our respective PCs; I'm able to work at home on tracks, bounce song files up to a cloud account and down to his PC so we can work on them together in his studio. With our busy schedules, it really streamlines our workflow and makes collaboration much easier.

We have a small collection of tunes we're readying for deployment to Soundcloud, so as they say: Watch This Space.