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John M's Mac mini setup
My Apartment Music Studio. Powered by Mac Mini and Garage Band. Two Lacie 250 Gb backup hard drives. I wasn't sure if the mini would handle everything, but I was wrong. 2 Gb of RAM is a must. Sorry about the 17" monitor. Accepting 30" Cinema Display donations.

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Devo [Jul 22, 2008 at 09:10 PM]
That's a nice little home studio you have there.
Castaway [Jul 23, 2008 at 12:51 AM]
Is that a Roland sticker I see on your mini?
munsongeek [Jul 23, 2008 at 09:35 AM]
Yes it is a Roland sticker. Great stuff. The mini is perfect for recording mostly because it is so quiet. This is a 1.83 Ghz Intel Core Duo that provides plenty of processing power for real instruments and software instruments, but doesn't soak up so much power to create an electrical "hum"
John H [Jul 25, 2008 at 11:08 AM]
Sweet and efficient setup, everything within hands reach. I like it!
mujako [Jul 26, 2008 at 02:24 PM]
boy you must be hated by neighbours.. i can imagine the sounds you produce. btw nice collection
munsongeek [Jul 28, 2008 at 04:12 PM]
I try to keep the volume low. The Roland HD1 V-drums are designed with virtually silent pedals so the neighbor downstairs doesn't get too upset. Headphones get good use.
Krametash [Jul 29, 2008 at 05:32 AM]
Nice studio! I'm not a big fan of that Rolandkit though... I got the TD 9KX: http://www.roland.co.uk/drum_room_catdet.asp?id=TD9KX It was pretty pricey though, got it for over US 2 grand Really nice setup though
munsongeek [Jul 29, 2008 at 12:46 PM]
Thanks Krametash! If I ever move out of the apartment, I will upgrade to the td9kx or above. Right now I gotta have the quiet pedals.
Krametash [Aug 01, 2008 at 07:37 AM]
No prob, Munsongeek, always glad to help out a fellow musician
chuxdaddy [Aug 02, 2008 at 10:29 PM]
btw, you have my dream set....how do you use garageband with the roland drum kit? do you record live drums or another method? also i myself am looking to build a little setup for myself, are you happy with the mac mini as compared to an imac or (gasp) the macpro?
munsongeek [Aug 27, 2008 at 01:57 PM]
Hey chuxdaddy, the roland hd-1 can plug directly in to the input (1/8" jack) on the back of the mini, however I run it through the small mixer you see to the left of the desk. I love the mini for recording. Make sure you have at least 2 gigs of ram. The imac or macpro would be great too. The G5 would be ultimate, but well, you know. The mini does the job with no limitations.
talltodd [Sep 04, 2008 at 11:28 AM]
What type of mixer is it? And what other interfaces might you be using to connect equipment to the mini?
Yahoo! Movies [May 30, 2009 at 09:58 AM]
i'm new here & an audio pro for over 30 years & this is my favorite "studio" pic! i also have a home studio & play bass, hand percussion w/ a Roland Handsonic & squeak by w/ keys. i suggest some acoustic treatment on the wall behind the desk. i've had good results w/ 2'x4' fiberglas ceiling tiles covered w/ thin fabric, stapled to the wall, to reduce room reflections. good luck w/ your music. any of it posted online for hearing, iCompositions or MacJams? 4 stars!
munsongeek [Jul 24, 2009 at 09:18 AM]
Thanks Yahoo, I like your idea about the tiles. I recently moved from this apartment to a house with a new space for my studio. Smaller area, but more freedom to record and play louder. I'll need to update the setup pic when finished. I'll let you know when I release my music. About two albums worth of unfinished music

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