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Studio Set Ups

Hi guys, I'm a new-ish composer/producer and I'm curious to see what kind of set ups people are using for their music stations.

Seeing how this is a tech space I'll start it off with my current set up.

Computer: 2011 27" Imac with 12gb and a 1tb hd

Interface: Audient iD14 mk1

Controllers: Novation Launchkey mini and a M audio axiom 49 pro

Speakers: Presonus Eris 3.5


  • Computer: 2012 Macbook Pro 8GB RAM + 500GB SSD

    PC 16GB RAM + 500GB SSD (main) + 4TB HD + 1TB Ext. SSD

    Interface: Steinberg UR44C

    Controllers: Impact GX49 (I plan on upgrading to an Arturia Keylab Essentials 88-key sometime this year)

    Speakers: ADAM Audio T8Vs (admittedly HUGE for my bedroom, but LOTR sounded amazing so I will not be returning them)

    The speakers and interface are a recent purchase :) They work wonderfully so far.

  • PC: Dell XPS i7, 48GB RAM, ext 500GB SSD

    DAW: Cubase 11 Artist

    Interface: Focusrite Saffire Pro 26

    Monitors: KRK Rokit 5

    Controllers : M Audio Keystation 66 mk 3, Korg nanoKontrol 2

    Headphones : KRK KNS 6400, Audio Technica ATH M40

  • Zachary
    edited March 18

    2019 iMac 21,5", i5, 16 Go ram, 1T SSD

    headset Audio Technica ATH-M50x

    KrK classic 5 speakers

    Focusrite Scarlett solo

    Apex 415b microphone

    acorn masterkey

  • Gigabang
    edited March 19

    Cor! Pair of Distressors too! ?

    Some envy-inducing pictures here.

    My Mac Mini died a miserable death a few months ago and is yet to be replaced so I'm 'studio'-less right now. Spending the time working on other skills.

  • Whoa! Nice setups! Here's an overview of my latest setup:


  • Tascam DM-4800 - MU-100 meter bridge - IF-FW/DMmkII 32 channel I/O via Fire Wire

    Focal Solo6 BE (Mogami Cables)

    Soundscape Red32 external DAW

    Furman PL-Plus C

    Asus Prime Z490-A - Corsair 32G DDR4 - SSD / NVMe

    Intel Core i7 GEN10

    Phanteks Eclipse case & AMP Series Power Supply - Coolermaster MasterLiquid

    Dell 32" S3220DGF Curved Monitor

    Cubase 11 Pro

    Kensington Slimblad

    Lauten Audio LA-320

    Radial Engineering ProDI

  • Computer: MacPro 7,1 - 16 core - 128GB RAM // 2x VEPro slaves with a Threadripper 1950X - 128GB RAM and an Intel 7820X - 64GB RAM and some SSDs

    DAW: ProTools Ult (current version)

    Monitors; In a Dolby Atmos configuration (7.1.4) with LCR being JBL6328Ps and RSurr being Halfer TransNova TRM8s, and the rest being JBL305s.

    Interface: RME Fireface UFX+ and and ARC USB. I repurposed my old interface for additional speaker outputs, and AVR inputs. Not pictured is a RME AVB Tool

    Controllers: Yamaha P-105, MIDI Kenetics's Composer Tools Pro, Alesis SamplePad4, AVID Dock and S1

  • Computer: Asus Zenbook Pro Duo - i9 processer - 32GB ram - with an additional Asus portable monitor making it three monitors.

    DAW: Studio One Pro 5

    Interface: Focusrite Scarlett 4i4

    Controllers: Roland HP - 302, Korg nanoKontrol2, Korg nanoKey 2

    Other gear: Beyerdynamic DT990 PRO, Apple Air Pods, Rode Podmic, Genelec 8020 (pair), M-Audio BX5 D3 (pair)

  • Hey I am also a newer composer.

    I use a 2014 mac book pro and have a 2 tb hard drive connected with at.

    I use a M-Audio Key station 49.

    Komplete audio 1 interface

    A couple of sm57's

    and I don't have monitors but I use Dt 770 Pro's.

    Hope that helps.

  • Here is my duel Mac and Windows set up. Like to keep it clean.

    10980xe 36 core


    5x samsung m.2 pro

    rme baby face

    Macbook pro 16 inch

    64gb ram/ i9 8 core

  • Geeze! Why so many cores? Are those physical or logical? Cool setup!

  • iMac 4K i7 16Go + MBP13p

    - ​Avid Protools Ultimate 2021.3

    - 2 SSD (2T)on external thunderbolt dock

    - Audient iD22 / Motu MBII

    - Behringer ADA8200

    - Digidesign Command|8

    - NI Komplete Kontrol A61

    - Presonus Eris 8

     iMac 4K i7 Catalina 10.15.7 - Pro Tools Ultimate 2021.3 // NI Komplete A61 // Spitfire Audio - CineSamples - Native Instruments - Heavyocity - Audiomodern - Sonokinetic.

  • To me a well balanced set up based on simplicity. 88 hammers keyboard below. I9 12 threads 64 GB RAM 6 TB SSD. Tried the Palette Gear, but after numerous problems I returned to the old workhorse for CC.s. Have now configured my Reaper DAW to fit my way of working in every detail. Now there´s really no excuse:)

  • I built the desk, with drawer-slide piano tray. But lately I put the macbook and display monitor on stilts, so I can work standing. Mostly.

    When we move to a new house (later this year) I'll get a Jarvis standing/sitting desk. I hope to have a better room for a studio.

    Oh yeah, gear: a bunch of guitars, amps, pre-amps, keyboard controllers, violins, microphones and so on. Some nice stuff, some cheap crap.

  • My studio

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