Part of a series looking inside readers’ studios . . .

It’s beyond me why people waste time on message boards debating the merits of hardware versus software. Come on, people: it’s 2005. Most of use a mix of the two, in different combinations. Check out Wally’s studio; whoever can identify every last piece of gear here, no matter how obscure, wins a prize. Well, not an actual prize, but you can trash-talk the rest of us or something.

Most important lessons learned from this studio:

  • Everyone should have a Herman Miller Aeron chair. They’re only US$649 now? (Can I get my insurance to pay before I kill my back, please?)
  • No studio is complete without a P5 virtual data glove controller.
    • Guest

      main desk:

      KRK v8 monitors
      tascam da-p1 portable dat
      Peavey pc1600x midi controller
      akai s2000 sampler
      alesis thx 5.1 monitors
      15" apple powerbook
      cm labs motormix

      rack:
      behringer headphone amp
      some sort of line mixer
      yamaha 01x digital mixer
      motu midi interface?
      patchbay
      some more undistinguishable rack gear

      far left (almost out of sight):
      some sort of akai mpc (looks like an mpc2000)

      bill van loo http://www.chromedecay.org