Portable Music Studio for Live Performances
Custom Designed by
Professional Sound Engineer, James Musgrave
Sweetwater Sound, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Music Studio System includes all equipment, cables, portable rack-mount case for easy in/out at entertainment venues. Includes all documentation.

Brand New. Never used. I had this equipment custom designed to my specs. I installed the system in my spare bedroom studio. I recorded a few minutes of music to the Fostex Multitrack disk-based recorder (below). After spending about $9,000 on this system, I decided I would rather play the guitar than record. So... this precious system just sat there until I put in storage. There's not a speck of dust on it. (Yes, I have the receipt from Sweetwater Sound.)

For some reason, I have an emotional attachment to this beauty - and if I start feeling remorse before it's sold I will press a button to take it off the market...

Entire package includes the following:

  • Fostex DMT8 8-Track Digital Multitracker
  • Roland DR6 Drum Machine w/Instruction Video
  • Sony DTCA7 DAT recorder
  • COP1 Digital Format Converter
  • Alesis MlDl Verb4 Signal Processor
  • Event NT2 "The Rode" Microphone & carrying case
  • Pair of Audix reference monitors - shielded
  • Furman PL8 Power/Light Module
  • Marantz Single Well Cassette Deck w/auto rev
  • ART Personal Preamp Processor
  • SKB ATA 12-space Rack Mount Case
  • Plus all cables and DAT tape
Mike Hayden

 

case
SKB ATA 12-space Rack Mount Case

 

This is a primo, solid, heavy-duty case designed for travel and fast load/unload at entertainment venues. While it may look huge, it's basically a 22" cube. (A little over knee height.)

Notice the UP arrow and nearby lifting handle (yes, there's another handle on the other side.)

Notice the 4 visible latches, front and back, that make access to front and rear fast and easy.

SKB case open front

SKB ATA 12-space Rack Mount Case,
Front Cover Removed to show Equipment Control Panels

 

Here, I have removed the front cover to show you the control panels of some of the equipment.

(Notice the slight curvature of the case? Actually the case is straight. The curvature is caused by the el cheapo plastic lens on my el cheapo digital camera.)

SKB case 3

SKB ATA 12-space Rack Mount Case,
Front Cover Removed to show Equipment Control Panels

 

Here's another view from a different angle. The case is sitting on a flat-bed dolly at the storage facility.

Control panels

Control Panels (Top to Bottom) Furman PL8 Power/Light Module,
Alesis MlDl Verb4 Signal Processor, Sony DTCA7 DAT Recorder
Marantz Single Well Cassette Deck w/auto rev, (various power cords u'neath)

 

Here's a close up of the different units within the case - see descriptions underneath. (Again, the case is straight, curvature cause by the camera lens.)

Fostex Multichannel Recorder

Fostex DMT8 8-Track Digital Multitracker

 

Here's the 8 track Fostex Multitracker that set me back $2,000. It's First Class. Like all the other stuff.

Fostex Multitracker
Fostex DMT8 8-Track Digital Multitracker sitting on
SKB ATA 12-space Rack Mount Case (not attached)

 

Here's the Multitracker sitting atop the case to give you a sense of the relative size.

Fostex Multitracker
Fostex DMT8 8-Track Digital Multitracker sitting on
SKB ATA 12-space Rack Mount Case (not attached)

 

Another view taken in the shade instead of the sun.

Fostex Multitracker
Fostex DMT8 8-Track Digital Multitracker

Here's a close up of the Multitracker. Using the right features, you can use this Fostex recorder as a 16-track system.

(I couldn't get a closer close-up without severe distortion by the el cheapo lens. Again the sides are straight - curvature caused by the lens - compare with above photo.)

Cables
Cables, etc.


When I ordered this system, I told the designer, James Musgrave, I didn't want to make any trips to Radio Shack for wire, cable, clamp, anything. He delivered everything I needed. Everything.

The bottom half of this photo shows the cables, some extra, that are included in this package. For the top half, see the next photo.


Roland DR6 Drum Machine w/Instruction Video & Manual
Event NT2 "The Rode" Mic & carrying case
ART Personal Preamp Processor

On the right-hand side, there's "The Rode" microphone, shock mount, foam wind screen, and Tube Preamp Processor, and foam-lined carrying case, which holds the mic, shock-mount, and wind screen.

PS: The mic looks a little strange. The black apparatus is the shock-mount, which looks strange at this angle. I should have photographed them separately.

In the next row, there's the awesome Roland DR6 Drum Machine w/Instruction Video & Manual

This space reserved for a photo of documentation and
Pair of Audix reference monitors
Damn! I forgot to shoot the Audix speakers and other documentation.