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Post by MoreSpaceEcho » Tue Mar 08, 2016 11:49 am

there's a bunch of blue leds inside my computer and they look cool as hell. that's not actually in the studio though. because quiet.

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Post by dfuruta » Tue Mar 08, 2016 1:33 pm

the importance of appropriate decor...

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Post by MoreSpaceEcho » Tue Mar 08, 2016 2:24 pm

:D

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Post by joninc » Tue Mar 08, 2016 3:14 pm

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yes, these lamps are from ikea. sue me! I really like the warm light they cast.

and my little red heater fireplace too.
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Post by vvv » Tue Mar 08, 2016 5:06 pm

Anyone else have a strobe light? (You can see it on the left in my top picture, earlier herein.)

Can't stand the thing, actually, but I keep thinking sometime some drunk dude who's over here recording and being a doosh will turn out epileptic ...

Which doesn't apply to me, the last part. :twisted:

No one has black lights?

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Post by Drone » Tue Mar 08, 2016 5:47 pm

I did, but they're now upstairs for my kids nightly dance party.

I actually got the strobe for a visual metronome, but it wasn't granular enough.
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Post by MoreSpaceEcho » Tue Mar 08, 2016 10:05 pm

joninc wrote:yes, these lamps are from ikea. sue me!
haha, i've been planning on getting those same lamps on our next trip to ikea.

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Post by Smitty » Wed Mar 09, 2016 5:00 pm

Picked up these bad boys at an antique show a few years ago. Current plan is to wire a decent sized light bulb inside each of them so they glow (and shoot light out the eyes/mouth) and put one on top of each monitor.

Ambiance, bitch.

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Post by Drone » Wed Mar 09, 2016 5:40 pm

Wouldn't they be more use as head mics, like a omni in each ear?

http://tapeop.com/tutorials/47/dummy-head-mic/
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Post by jimjazzdad » Fri Mar 11, 2016 3:57 am

Drone wrote:Wouldn't they be more use as head mics, like a omni in each ear?

http://tapeop.com/tutorials/47/dummy-head-mic/
Naw...using those for dummy head mics, the HF response wouldn't go past 9 or 10 kHz! :lol:
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Post by Smitty » Fri Mar 11, 2016 4:11 am

Drone wrote:Wouldn't they be more use as head mics, like a omni in each ear?

http://tapeop.com/tutorials/47/dummy-head-mic/
Hard to tell from the photos, but they're smaller (a regular light bulb might just barely fit inside) and made of ceramic.

If they were full (human) size and rubber?... head mics for sure.
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Post by Gregg Juke » Fri Mar 11, 2016 8:36 am

>>>>Naw...using those for dummy head mics, the HF response wouldn't go past 9 or 10 kHz! :lol: <<<<

I'm starting to resemble that remark...

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Post by roscoenyc » Mon Mar 14, 2016 6:13 am

Rope lights last a whole lot longer than standard christmas tree lights. You can also put those little in-line dimmers on them.

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Post by Scodiddly » Mon Mar 14, 2016 7:31 pm

I don't have a studio, though I do have a house nowadays. 3-4 years ago I got back into woodworking, and needed more lights for my apartment. Also I was taking regular evening walks that included the back parking lot of the high school along the trail, right by the dumpster where the wood shop threw away their scraps. Some nice wood in that dumpster, rarely anything big but lots of oak, cherry, walnut, etc. So I started piecing things together from various scraps, which definitely got me into that "art from limitations" thing.

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Post by vvv » Tue Mar 15, 2016 4:17 am

Ver' 8) !

What is the lens material?
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