Back in 1998 the Studio had a Computer, Multi-media speakers, Headphone and a small space in the living room wall-unit right beside the Television. The Computer was the legendary Pentium MMX with a 2.5 GB Hard drive and 8 MB Ram. It was upgraded to 16 MB in some months. This was considered as a big boon (life saver) for Music Production, in those days of course!
The internet connection was the astonishingly unstable dial-up with speeds up to a rock solid 33.6kbps, never wanting to be witnessed again. Of course every incoming/outgoing phone call would drop all data transfers immediately. Would you like to see what it looked like? Here she comes,
We did warn you about this. Now would you like to hear about our next setup ?
Back in 2005, while doing a Diploma in Audio Engineering, we learnt about reference speakers that re-produce transparent characteristics in the Audio frequency spectrum. This was much needed for Engineers and Producers to make their Music and Audio material translate well onto any sound system. So we got our hands on the Alesis M1mk2 active speakers after due research that worked right out of the box without any amplifiers. Meanwhile during the years our computer moved up to the Pentium 3 and Pentium 4 processors with an unstable 64 kbps leased line that was probably shared by many other apartments and staying up a night was always the best solution.
Now, would you like to see that bombshell studio? Here you go…
Of course the furniture looked shabby. We were not rich to afford big investments on a Recording Studio. Our main idea was how expensive is our brain while it focused on Creativity and hard work. Moving on…
In 2006, a 10 x 23 (feet) Garage was finally harvested into a Recording/Production studio with meagre budget. Family thought that was expensive too. But that’s family.
Oh Yes! We designed the Studio ourselves, found Contract labours, Soldered Cables and finally after few years, even painted the Studio by ourselves. All of this saved costs on Consultation and expensive purchases and helped save up for investment on new equipment. Thanks to the Audio Engineering Diploma, study on Acoustic Design really did come handy for RT 60 and Standing Wave calculations. The entire Studio was padded with Perforated Gypsum tiles infused with fibreglass on the interior. Now, do you still want to see what this master piece looked like?
Even the Computer had moved up to the Intel Core2Duo this time. The internet was now a 512 kbps DSL Broadband connection. We also acquired an M-Audio Aries Microphone to record vocals. Then there was the Audiophile 192 audio interface which is remembered by Professionals till date. This was then replaced by the Projectmix IO. Also,our beloved Roland RS-5 keyboard was sold in the meantime.
2018 Equipment gallery