Boss SP-505. this is a sampler / efx box
Roland SP-606. this is a sampler / efx box /16 pad controller / my audio interface
Korg MicroSTATION. cool synth that i love. i also use it as a midi keyboard
A Music Hall Turntable with pitch control since my samplers kind of suck at pitching.
Behringer Xenyx X1204USB. helps bring it all together.
Presonus Eris E3.5. this is what i can afford for monitors right now but they do the job. still have to get them up to ear level.
MXL.001USB MIC. one of my work horses. thank god for jack and alsa_in or I'd never get vocals into my machines
Laptop. Toshiba Satellite P845-S4200, CPU 1.7-GHz Intel Core i5-3317U which i upgraded to with 16 GB of RAM.
my wife donated it to me because she had broken the keyboard and gotten a new more modern laptop.
my desktop is just too loud to record lyrics with. i bought a replacement keyboard and some new ram for it and
now it's my baby. mobile production, no windows needed.
Desktop. custom built 16-core Opteron, Desktop with 24 Gigs of ram.
its a tank and just doesn't quit it just runs everything i throw at it.
i love the thing but its super noisy so i can't record vocals with it on, which is why i have the laptop.
here i am using it to run FL studio in WINE with an Akai Fire.
I use it if I'm pushing the envelope of what the lappy can handle production wise,
Or DJing with Mixmeister and My Numark Mixmeister Control.
or if I'm video editing.
or drawing with krita and my Wacom tablet.
or animating with Synfig.
or just experimenting like when i found out how to use Ardour as a source for quick chopping with my
Roland SP-606.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SrO1A_982k
most of the time I'm just having fun with my free and open audio software.
mixing and matching the strengths of the different software through JACK.
Linux Audio Software:
The Ocenaudio Editor.
The Hydrogen Drum Machine.
The Shuriken Beat Slicer.
The ZynAddSubEFX Synth.
KX Studio Utilitys
Wine Audio Software:
FL Studio 20 & Akai Fire.
Mixmeister & Mixmeister Control
what's left to acquire:
Behringer BCD 3000
X2 Numark CDX/HDX's
Replacement Mixmeister Control
cheap laptop for this rig.
i paid for FL and Mixmeister before i went open source as a platform and that's why i still have them but i don't need them.
I'm really happy.
i showed my DAW's to a fellow hip-hop producer in town and he tried to insinuate that as soon as i could afford it I'd go Mac
and be on NI Maschine before to long, he wasn't being a jerk, he was trying to be supportive. it was like he thought "look at this
guy making due with garbage. one day he'll have the best equipment."
i couldn't get it across to him that if i had the money i wouldn't do anything but donate to the projects that give me this stuff.
i don't want to be in the Apple/Native Instruments ecosystem.
I'm happy being in the GNU/Linux & FLOSS Audio Software ecosystem.
it gave me everything i asked for.