Back to Work

IMG_6127

A working studio technician is a happy studio technician. It’s Monday and Mr. Bowie is getting himself back in the groove, after taking some time off on the sofa. Getting great work done isn’t always just about finding a rush of inspiration, it’s also about defining your goals and setting yourself up in a productive work environment.

Mr. Bowie thinks it’s about time to buy a new box with a synth inside. He’s checking out the new Prophet-6, a 6-voice polyphonic analog synthesizer with a modern twist.  It’s Dave Smith’s tribute to the poly synth that started it all—the Sequential Prophet-5. But please, Mr. Bowie, I told you before, you must keep an eye on the studio budget. A studio technician usually performs this routine task. Get back to work, Mr. Bowie!

Studio Technician

Job description. Studio technicians, also known as sound engineers, operate equipment used to process and record sound for radio, TV, movies, DVDs, CDs and multimedia. They set up and adjust synthesizers, microphones and headsets in recording booths, operate mixers and audio control panels, and advise performers on how to adjust their vocals. Some recording technicians have only a high-school diploma and receive training on the job from more experienced staff or audio supervisors. However, many employers prefer an enthusiastic cat like Mr. Bowie.

IMG_7258IMG_7261

Boys Keep Swinging

IMG_7150

“I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.” – Pablo Picasso

Boys always work it out. The recording studio is almost up and running. I’m experiencing some minor issues regarding the communication between a MIDI interface and the synthesizers. A MIDI setup is the physical connection between all the MIDI devices and the computer. A typical setup consists of a MIDI interface, a computer, and the actual MIDI equipment such as keyboards, sound modules and synthesizers. I’m working to find fixes for the problems. Meanwhile, Mr. Bowie is passionate, excited and eager to learn to play the synthesizer…

Studio Time

IMG_7114

Rock the house. The last few weeks have really gotten busy with dismantling the old recording studio and building it again from scratch. I sold old stuff, bought new equipment and had to rewire all the cables. One of the new synthesizers, the Prophet 12 from Dave Smith Instruments was delivered on Christmas Eve. Hallelujah! Dave Smith Instruments is an American company based in San Francisco, California which manufactures electronic musical instruments. Another synthesizer, the Minimoog Voyager, a monophonic analog synthesizer from Moog Music, will be delivered in Januari 2015.

IMG_7118

The next days I’m going to update programs and install new software. Mr. Bowie shows genuine interest in these changes in our house. Especially in all the big boxes.

IMG_7120IMG_6089

%d bloggers like this: