Sunday, November 20, 2005

MY HOME STUDIO...

Here's a couple of photo's of my home studio set up, back when I first got it, it was constructed, designed and thought out by Pete, I have previously posted 'My Recording Process', and in that I explained what everything is. I must admit, I was very scared of the towering beast when I first got it home, I didn't record on it for the first six months, but since then, I have got to love it more each day.
I have thanked Pete, but will do again here, ' I am eternally grateful to Pete for the constant help and guidance he has offered me.'
I am also very grateful to Rachel, as without her, not only would I not have a blog, but I wouldn't be on the show, or would I have met Pete, and many things besides.

Sorry, that I've neglected this blog, I was exhausted after my journey on thursday, and it's taken me a while to recoup my energy.

Yesterday evening I took the video camera out onto the beach and made a film of the sunset. The colours were extraordinary, its only short, but I hope I can get it on to DVD soon and show you.

Thanks to everyone for posting on this blog, and supporting me, thankyou very much and I hope you'll come back for more, and maybe check out my Indonesian blog, which I do keep up to date, or have done up to now.

Thanks again bloggers, and give me a shout.

mikey

43 Comments:

Blogger Justin Kreutzmann said...

hey, the studio looks really cool.

can't wait to watch your sunsets.

you're very talented and I know even greater things lay ahead for you.

Monday, November 21, 2005  
Blogger musicmikey said...

Thanks Justin, you really inspire me mate, I'll just keep doing what I've always been doing, and hope that I can keep doing it for as long as I can. Thanks mate.
mikey

Monday, November 21, 2005  
Anonymous Lucy (tammy girl) said...

hey stranger!
good to hear your feeling better. youre a very busy man. im glad i met you blog buddy, you have cheered me up alot when i have felt like dirt.thankyou for mentioning my birthday on the show, i was nafted that ed stoppard was hitched ha ha ha im tooo young anyway. he is still a fab actor (watch the pianist) but thanks it cheered me up immensley.
i love the studio, youre very lucky to have such gifted family and friends.
thanks for cheering me up through your music and nice comments, and you have a heart of gold, and a amazing passion for music and art
thanks and regards to everybody
love Lucy (tammy girl)
p.s. way past my bedtime!

Monday, November 21, 2005  
Blogger musicmikey said...

Hey Lucy, sorry I havent answered my comments, I know you understand, thankyou for all you do for me, always commenting and praising me, I'm just saying that this is two way traffic, and you are very lovely. Thankyou blog buddy, now go to bed and have sweet dreams.
mikey

Monday, November 21, 2005  
Anonymous Lucy (tammy girl) said...

true.
it has been a dodgy year, i have been through hell, this year i was targeted again by my bullies, a gang of girls who im a threat to. you see mikey im not one of them. im a girly girl, im the imelda marcos of manchester and just because i like to dine with my close knit of friends than hang on a street corner with a bunch of idiots like them!!! (the bullies)and also because have a nice name (lucinda) and i like and respect people and things in life. you see how i stand out.
im cryin as i write this! i know you may think im a drama queen tellin you my life story but it follows me were ever i go.
thanks for listening you lot are amazing people. thankyou for being kind.
nite sweetie
love Lucy
p.s. maybe i should ditch the tammy girl. you now know me as lucy.

Monday, November 21, 2005  
Blogger lryicsgrl said...

hey is this real time?

Monday, November 21, 2005  
Blogger musicmikey said...

Hey Lucy, being different to them bullies will serve you well in life, please don't cry, they are jealous of you, and you know that. You are very special, and your life will become easier. If your a drama queen, well, join the club. We've already got some great members. Keep you chin up Lucy, what sets you apart from the others is the best thing about you.
Goodnight sweatie.
mikey

Monday, November 21, 2005  
Blogger musicmikey said...

Hey Lzygrl, this is real time, how are you doing there?
mikey

Monday, November 21, 2005  
Anonymous Lucy (tammy girl) said...

thankyou. i know im better than them. hopefully when im older and become a top fashion photographer like rene's friend cat stevens (v.v. talented) or a female david bailey (genius) something like that, and earning proper money and meeting new friends and gettin away from here , i could see one and look at them and tut like they did at me and made me feel very very little. i will have the last laugh.
thanks for all your support you make me feel really special.
nite
love lucy
p.s. im off too bed now! what are you and rene up too!

Monday, November 21, 2005  
Blogger Nabonidus said...

Wow! Now that's some studio there,
I'd be intimidated at first, too!
I'm glad you're feeling better, I
was wondering if you were ok.
Thanks for continuing to post on the Indonesian blog, I was grateful that you kept that up, it cheers me to catch new chapters of it.

xoxoLisa

Monday, November 21, 2005  
Blogger BallerinaGurl said...

Hey Mikey! Thanks for sharing! Looks complicated..but that is coming from a ballerina! lol

You have my support no matter if the Attic is on or not!

Hope you are rested and have a great start to a new week! I know I will.

Cheers!
Molly

Monday, November 21, 2005  
Blogger Claire Eliza said...

Mikey! You are so lucky...looks like a great home studio you have there!
I would love to see the sunset film you just made. Sounds beautiful.
I hope you had a good weekend.
xx

- claire -

Monday, November 21, 2005  
Blogger lryicsgrl said...

ooh I missed you. hubby called me away to watch u2 on 60 minutes (american news magazine show)...i think i will post about it..but give me two days!

Monday, November 21, 2005  
Blogger AndyW said...

Mikey,
Thanks for posting the pic of your studio setup. Someday I'll post a pic of my setup on my blog. Glad you're doing better after your journey last Thursday. Your performance was great.

I'm looking forward to this weeks show and the PPV.
AndyW

Monday, November 21, 2005  
Blogger Elizabeth A. said...

Mikey~ So glad you're feeling better....Episodes like you had are draining to the emotions as well as the physical; so REST, be well, and take extra good care for the next few days.

You are very dear to all of us.

Elizabeth~

Monday, November 21, 2005  
Blogger Karel said...

Selamat siang, Mikey! Good to know you're doing better..

Looks like a great set-up. Although, to be honest, I don't even know what any of them do. I wish to learn about recording techniques soon; maybe during my spare time after graduation next year. I'm sure I'll turn to you for advice (if that's okay?!?)

Salam, teman..
Karel

Monday, November 21, 2005  
Blogger Vendelascity said...

Mikey, you are the cat's pajamas! I'm so glad I 'met' you through Rachel's blog. I really enjoy visiting your's, and seeing you In The Attic!

Monday, November 21, 2005  
Blogger Storm said...

It must be amazing to have a home studio!!! Fantastic!

~Cara

Monday, November 21, 2005  
Blogger Gary said...

Hey Mikey. That's a terrific looking setup. Pete is just awesome, did you hear he posted on my blog with help on how to get the most out of Ableton Live. It knocked me out.

Since you have posted a photo of your studio, I felt obligated to post a picture of my music room on my blog also. I call it "Pete's Corner", for er... obvious reasons.

I'm really going to miss seeing you on In The Attic, but I know there are great things on the horizon for you friend. I really hope we get to meet you and Rene on Dec 4th. Cheers

Monday, November 21, 2005  
Blogger greekzoe said...

Mikey,
I just want to take this opportunity to tell you that I think you are a great musician, I love every song you have played on the Attic. You are an extremely talented man and I think you are a one in a million!!!
You crack me up along with Rachel. I am going to miss you all when The Attic ends!
I hope you will still be around in blogland. I look forward to your posts. I love your pictures too.
Hope I didn't embarass you too much but I just wanted to let you know.
Take care!
Zoe
P.S. Don't be late on Wednesday! ;)

Monday, November 21, 2005  
Blogger Ron said...

Mikey,
How do we email you?

Monday, November 21, 2005  
Blogger Steve H said...

Very nice Mikey! Our drummer has a home studio which we use for demoing - just about to poish off our first CD - covers band but very good!!!! Your studio looks very pro.
SteveH

Monday, November 21, 2005  
Blogger JoeBoy said...

I started another blog for recording music and sharing info. I hope it catches on. Hows the weather?

Monday, November 21, 2005  
Blogger ticharu said...

I shouldn't be surprised to see a tape deck, but I am. I went looking for the 'recording process' post but couldn't find it. Tape is pretty lush. My ideal studio would have tape and digital media. That's why I was trying to find your list of gear. Curious.

Monday, November 21, 2005  
Blogger Meg said...

Mikey;

Looks like a very impressive set up to me. You have much in common with a lot of us around here, Pete is an inspiration to all of us. To you much more directly, you are one lucky guy and very talented so you you have earned it. I can write the words fairly easily but I wish I had the talent and ability to put them to music, you are blessed!

Monday, November 21, 2005  
Blogger Meg said...

Mikey;

Looks like a very impressive set up to me. You have much in common with a lot of us around here, Pete is an inspiration to all of us. To you much more directly, you are one lucky guy and very talented so you you have earned it. I can write the words fairly easily but I wish I had the talent and ability to put them to music, you are blessed!

Monday, November 21, 2005  
Blogger musicmikey said...

Hey Ticharu, and anyone else that has asked, the blog about my recording stuff is in 'Archives' and is the second one down in 'September 2005', it is called 'My Recording Process'.
Hope you find what you are looking for guys.
mikey

Monday, November 21, 2005  
Blogger musicmikey said...

Thanks Lisa, hope you keep enjoying the blog's.
Thanks Molly, thanks Claire, I'll try and sort out the film.
Thanks AndyW, I'll come see.
Thanks Elizebeth A, your very sweet.
Thanks Karel, any time you want my advice, you can have it my friend.
Hi Vendela, thankyou very much, its really nice that you posted.
Thankyou Cara, it certainly is fantastic, and more.
Hey Gary, I heard you two were coming over on the 4th, it will be great to meet you. I'll come over to your blog and check out your stuff, this is cool. Hey Pete is the man. Thanks mate.
Hi Zoe, you didn't embarass me at all, I am delighted you think this, I hope you continue to like everything I do, you are brilliant, thankyou very much.
Hey Ron, I haven't got an E-mail, what do people E-mail each other anyway, hey, thanks for your post's, I know I didn't reply to your last one, I'm sorry, but thanks for coming back.
Hey Steve H, good luck with the CD, what do you cover? My home studio is very professional, its amazing in every way, I am very lucky indeed.
Hey Joeboy, I'll come by and check out your new blog mate, nice one.
Hey Ticharu, look at my previous blog comment here, thanks mate.
Hi Meg, thankyou very much, I count them blessing regularly, I know how lucky I am.
Thankyou very much for posting or just reading, you are great blogger's.
mikey

Monday, November 21, 2005  
Blogger Jessica said...

Mikeyyyyyy - I've been absent but I have returned, and am so glad to read you again!

Cannot wait to see your beach film. Let's see it!

Monday, November 21, 2005  
Blogger Michael said...

I finally made (begged) Sherry in building a home studio and I have gotten a few ideas but will need help from everybody. To make sure I dont overdo it. I love your set up. I remember the home "bar" was a mans domain, now its the recording studio. I love it... michael :)

Monday, November 21, 2005  
Blogger musicmikey said...

Hey Jessica, it's cool to hear you again, hope everythings real cool for you. I'll sort that film out soon. Cheers darlin'
Hi Michael, don't let Rachel hear you say it's a man's domain (the studio), hope you get your wish, any help I can give you, I will give readily. Thanks Michael.
mikey

Monday, November 21, 2005  
Blogger Janey said...

I'd be overwhelmed by all the knobs and buttons! I've loved your accoustic work and expect nothing less to hear the full sha-bang when your CD comes out.

I look forward to seeing your sunset footage. I'm always touched by your art - including that on film (or that which was formerly film since we are in the digital age ...)

Monday, November 21, 2005  
Blogger Mark T said...

Hi Mikey, maybe I'm thick but at first glance it looked like it was a 10 foot high set up. Then I noticed it was two photos together. Nice to see you back in the world of Blogging again. When we move I will be setting up a music room. Just bought an electric guitar and will persevere learning this time. Get that CD out!! Mark

Monday, November 21, 2005  
Blogger AndyW said...

Mikey,

I know what you mean about the "warm" feeling tape provides. My little demo studio is all digital, digital four track and then into the computer to be mixed and mastered. I spend a lot of time with mic placement and then on the mixing side trying to keep the warmth I may have captured and adding it where I can.

Monday, November 21, 2005  
Blogger Mike S said...

Mikey,

Fantastic studio indeed,
a CD from you would be
amazing,you have just the right
sound and writing that would
make for wonderful listening
and emotional soaking.I know
a sensitive caring soul by
the same name.......

Monday, November 21, 2005  
Blogger A Man Escaped said...

Get on down the road, Mike. Thanks.

Monday, November 21, 2005  
Blogger Michael said...

Mikey,
I just went out and grabbed a Lexicon Mx200 Dual Reveb effects Processor/with compressor. I think I am going to run my mics thru that and then into the mixer/recorder to improve and boost the vocals. I hope it will work and bring out the vocals more. Is it a good idea???? michael :)

Monday, November 21, 2005  
Blogger musicmikey said...

Hi used to use a lexicon midi-verb unit, and that was really cool, I don't know about the equipment you mentioned, but it sounds a good idea. I was saying to someone the other day, how a singer doesn't truly appreciate his own voice, because he's had it all his life. You should consider this when you listen to yourself.
mikey

Tuesday, November 22, 2005  
Blogger musicmikey said...

Hey Janey, thanks for the comment here, I hope I can get a CD out soon, although I am very much an accoustic artist, and any music I release would complement that I'm sure. Hope that doesn't dissapoint you. Maybe some day.
Hi Mark, hope Jill is good, no I haven't got the biggest home studio in the world, my clever image manipulation didn't fool you for a second Mr.Bond. Sorry about that Mark, I just went a bit mental. Well done for persevering with the guitar, if I can help, let me know.
Hi AndyW, it's a great way to find out how to do it on digital.
Hey Mike, thankyou mate, I was sitting thinking that my music wasn't rock'n enough, and then remembered what I was doing when I read your comment. You have helped me in a really big way, thankyou.
And thanks for posting.
Hi a man escaped, thanks.
thanks everyone.
mikey

Tuesday, November 22, 2005  
Blogger Steve H said...

Hey Mikey - thanks for the reply! We mostly a soul cover band - if you go to my blog there's a link to out site - ignore the MP3s - the new ones will be alot better and I'd be interested to hear your opinion about out digital recordings when they're uploaded. We get quite alot of work at weddings/functions and also play on average once a month at the Jazz Cafe Reading or Jagz in Ascot - lots of fun!
Looking forward to hearing you again tonight and on the 4th of course.
SteveH

Wednesday, November 23, 2005  
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Thursday, November 24, 2005  
Blogger Steve H said...

Where did my post go?!?!?!?!?!?

Friday, December 02, 2005  
Blogger Steve H said...

Hey Mikey - you've not been blogging for a few weeks. If you get this a very happy Christmas to you! Bought your CD at Basement Jam (didn't get a chance to say hi) and it's great. Thanks for the music and looking forward to more of the same in 2006. If you get a chance, stop by at my blog and say hi!
Best wishes
SteveH

Wednesday, December 21, 2005  

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