As some of you know, I used to do mixing and mastering in a small extra bedroom setup, and tracking on lock-out at other studios. I've been out of the game for a couple of years, but slowly building up a new setup, and just last week I found a spot I can afford and set up shop there. It's an old office space next door to our rehearsal spot. It's not big, but the location is good, the floor plan makes it very workable and it has a great vibe. I'll have a 45 square meter combined control and live room in an L shape, a 10 square meter room I can use as a drum/guitar/vocal booth, and a small 7 square meter room for storage/electronics workshop kinda work. My rent contract starts on the first of November, and it'll take me a week or two to get everything set up. I'm building as much as I can at home - I've already finished a new desk with 2x12U side racks and the monitor stands, and I'm almost done building acoustic panels. I'll have twelve 30mm panels, 100mm panels in the corners from floor to ceiling, and a pile of 100mm and 30mm panels for the small tracking room. I won't even attempt to achieve total isolation, as I'm on a budget and I kinda want to have a living room/rehearsal space kind of atmosphere there. I'll post some pics as soon as I get the keys and start getting the space together, but meanwhile here's a Sketchup of the spot (sans the storage room, vestibule, toilet, shower and small kitchen): I've already booked the first sessions, and I'm really stoked about this! In case anyone is interested, here's my list of gear at the moment: DAW and i/o: MacBook Pro Retina Apogee Ensemble Behringer ADA8000 converter Tascam M30 mixer Tandberg 84 reel to reel Focal Alpha 65 monitors Yamaha NS F-150 speakers Audio Technica ATH-M50 and Superlux headphones Software Pro Tools 12 Slate Digital everything, Fabfilter, IK Multimedia, Melodyne etc. AMPS: Matamp GT120 1976 Sunn Beta Lead 1970’s Orange PPC412 w/ V30’s Tainted Audio Moth 212 w/ WGS Veteran 30’s Dynacord DA16V 1961 5F1 Tweed Champ Not mine, but available: 5150, Selmer Treble 'n' Bass, Blackstar, a Peavey 4x12 and more. INSTRUMENTS: Gibson Les Paul Traditional Pro 2010 Gibson Les Paul Custom 1980 Tokai Goldstar Strat 1984 Ibanez Lawsuit Les Paul 1970’s Framus Standard 4 Bass 1973 Framus 5/2-20 Maya acoustic 1961 F-Line “Fang” acoustic to spill beer on Basic percussion stuff FX: Roland RE-501 Tape echo and chorus EHX Deluxe Memory Man (big box) delay EHX Small Stone Nano phaser EHX Holy Grail Plus reverb MXR Carbon Copy delay Dunlop Cry Baby 95Q wah DOD FX80B compressor Tainted Audio Dagon OD120 overdrive Tainted Audio Ahab fuzz Tainted Audio Abaddon fuzz BAT Pharaoh clone fuzz DAM Meathead clone fuzz Tube Screamer clone overdrive MICS: Can't remember everything, but the basics are covered, eg. 57's, e602, DPA, MD421 and so on.