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Tony Prior


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Post  Posted 31 Dec 2022 4:42 am    
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Well the day, or rather YEAR has finally arrived. We are tearing down the Studio Room for paint and new carpet.

3 weeks to take it apart, 2 days for paint , 1 day for carpet- 3 weeks to put it back together ! LOL You oughta see the other side of the room, the office Internet area !

I did however mark and tag all the preamps ins/outs, cables ,wires etc... so there actually is a chance that when I fire it all back up - it works . I do plan on scaling back wherever I can.

We knew this day was coming , and we also know this is the LAST time for this home project. In another 10 or 15 years I won't even remember I have a studio !

I have a few planned project sessions for the spring so I have time.







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Jack Stoner


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Post  Posted 31 Dec 2022 6:49 am    
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I closed my home recording studio two years ago when we downsized and moved to a Villa apartment. I still have the recording programs, studio monitors and a recording interface in case a client wants something. I just finished two 50 CD orders for one client (CD's are not dead as one forum member claims).
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Tony Prior


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Post  Posted 31 Dec 2022 10:34 am    
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Jack Stoner wrote:
I closed my home recording studio two years ago when we downsized and moved to a Villa apartment.


Jack, I hope to get another year or so of activity from the Home Studio, we'll just have to see. When I put it back together I am not putting the 2nd older Pro Tools 8 system back in service, just Pro Tools 12. I can transfer sessions if need be from 8 to 12, so I am being conservative in the rebuild. I have several rack "things" and a few preamps I have not touched in a while, I can see those saying goodbye !


And no , CD's are not dead yet but they are making their way to the cemetery ! Very Happy

Peace !

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Tony Prior


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Post  Posted 2 Jan 2023 2:43 am    
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too funny, while tearing the studio and peripherals apart, I found stuff that I forgot I had and even purchased another of the exact same thing , not realizing I already had ONE or maybe TWO !

Maybe I should have looked in the STUFF box, oh well...
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Dale Rottacker


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Post  Posted 2 Jan 2023 6:24 am    
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I don't envy you Tony... I don't have near the amount of stuff you have, but moving what I do have caused a lot of anxiety... Just the Cables alone is more than I care to deal with. Hope this is my last move, cause the older you get the more uncomfortable that move becomes.
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John Macy

 

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Post  Posted 6 Jan 2023 9:56 am    
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I recently moved my entire commercial recording studio from Denver down to South Texas-mountains of gear and racks including a 7’6” concert grand piano, Hammond and Leslie, stands, furniture etc. Managed to densely pack it all into a 24’ truck. Other than blowing a tire in San Antonio (where I limped it over to Tommy Detamore’s place and waited for the tire service including a great visit with Tommyl) it was pretty easy. Still finishing up the rewire and new install.
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Tony Prior


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Post  Posted 7 Jan 2023 2:15 am    
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John Macy wrote:
I recently moved my entire commercial recording studio from Denver down to South Texas-mountains of gear and racks including a 7’6” concert grand piano, Hammond and Leslie, stands, furniture etc. Managed to densely pack it all into a 24’ truck. Other than blowing a tire in San Antonio (where I limped it over to Tommy Detamore’s place and waited for the tire service including a great visit with Tommyl) it was pretty easy. Still finishing up the rewire and new install.


Awesome !

I'm just moving my gear into various rooms ! In the process though, we are cleaning out all of the storage spaces, crawl spaces, bins etc--- looking at stuff I haven't touched in years, maybe longer. I am embarrassed to say I found stuff I didn't even remember I had, and purchased yet another ! Whoa!

My studio room is multi purpose, not just for music alone, which off course takes up more than half the room.

The teardown and move isn't so bad, its the cleaning out and making a decision on years of stuff that I have collected and stored which is time consuming. Apparently my wife is correct, I am a pack rat ! I have the "worlds supply" of cables, stands, music books, CD's , connectors, adapters, power supplies etc... Smile

"Don't throw that away , I might need it 10 years from now " That's me.
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Samuel Phillippe


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Post  Posted 7 Jan 2023 8:38 am    
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[quote="Tony Prior"]
John Macy wrote:


"Don't throw that away , I might need it 10 years from now " That's me.


Whew Tony I'm glad that's you. I thought it was me, guess I can save my books from 1952
along with all my cables collected from when I started playing electric arm pit......just can't seem to get rid of the useless ones..... guess it's time to try and follow your actions....BUTTTTT.......

Sam
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Tony Prior


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Post  Posted 8 Jan 2023 2:44 am    
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[quote="Samuel Phillippe"]
Tony Prior wrote:
John Macy wrote:


"Don't throw that away , I might need it 10 years from now " That's me.

just can't seem to get rid of the useless ones..... guess it's time to try and follow your actions....BUTTTTT.......

Sam


LOL Sam I didn't say I threw them ALL away Laughing I still have some of that "squirrel it away" thing going on, but I have made a huge dent. I'm down to the very end now and still pondering what to do with some of the cables and other small items , but I can see daylight. I do agree however that I don't need a few dozen USB cables ! Sad
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Tony Prior


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Post  Posted 17 Jan 2023 5:33 am    
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and right in the middle of this I received a call to provide maybe 5 or 6 Steel E Tracks ! Go figure , Very Happy Fortunately the client is ok with a month or two delay. Because right now, my studio is nothing but an empty room with freshly painted walls !

I don't see new carpet happening much before another 3 or 4 weeks. But thats ok as I am removing the carpet myself and screwing down the sub floor to get rid of those "squeaks" that have taken on a life or their own over the last 30 years .


and yep, there once was a home studio here !



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Tony Prior


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Post  Posted 25 Jan 2023 2:51 am    
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Another week will be a month - this is getting old. Sad

The room (which is over the garage) is ready and now we are waiting on carpet which is maybe 3 weeks away. I can tell you this with authority , I'm really glad my career was not screwing down sub floors to get rid of the squeaks that took on a life of their own over a few decades. Shocked

I have already advised my wife that she can vacuum directly after the new carpet is installed , but then "step aside" . Very Happy LOL !
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Dan Kelly


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Post  Posted 25 Jan 2023 9:58 am    
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Hey Tony!

I like the color!

All of this "sounds" like a "temporary inconvenience for a permanent improvement!" Smile

Be glad your career was not laying carpet.... talk about a strenuous, back breaking and thankless job!

It may be a pain going through this but you will be happy with the end result!
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Tony Prior


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Post  Posted 27 Jan 2023 2:49 am    
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Thx Dan, you are right, this is the last time we will ever re-do this room ! I did get a call from the carpet folks, they are coming in 1 week which is prefect as I only need a day or two to complete the room prep, working in between naps of course ! Very Happy I'm glad we did it as the room needed attention, but I certainly do not want to do it again , especially putting screws in the sub floor ! Shocked
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