The Freude am Tanzen and Musik Krause boss gives us a tour of his studio.
Douglas Greed – My Studio
Here I am in my studio. In this pic I’m totally making music. As you can see I got goosebumps as the bass just dropped that second… Don’t let the missing lights that indicate the speakers are not switched on fool you!
My main DAW is Ableton Live. I went through almost all of the DAWs. Started with Cubase, went through Fruity Loops and ended up using Live. Lately I tried to get into Logic but that didn’t really work out.
DSI Prophet 12
Last Christmas I bought myself a little gift: a Prophet 12. Unfortunately I’m so used to doing everything within my computer that I mostly use it as a MIDI controller. But for this picture you can see my beautiful hand pretending to make some awesome filter moves while I have the time of my life jamming in the studio.
Monitors: EVE Audio SC307 and Dynaudio BM5A
My friend just bought a wide-angle lens. My mom said it makes me look fat. But I think it’s alright and it helps you guys see the interior of the studio. On this pic you can have a look at my two monitor systems. I use EVE Audio SC307 as main speakers and Dynaudio BM5A as a backup (even though my dad thinks some Samsung speakers would do the job just as well).
RME Fireface & Beyerdynamic DT 880 Pro
I don’t know how my RME Fireface made it through all these years. It fell on the floor a couple of dozen times and had more coffee spilled on it than Starbucks is able to sell in a year. I use this little friend in my live show, featuring a singer and a percussionist, as well.
When it comes to the mixdown stage of my tracks I also use different kinds of headphones. Here you can see my Beyerdynamic DT 880 Pros. I also love to use my iPhone headphones and some really really crappy cheap headphones I once found on a train.
One of my favorite items in my studio still is my record player. I lovingly call him Joachim Loud. He was given to me when I was 16 by my parents. Since then he was always there for me: he first time I tried to beat match, the first time I scratched, the first time my heart got broken by a beautiful girl. As I was kind of a nerd – and still am – he was my only friend in hard times and in good. Wherever I go I take him with me, which was kind of akward when I went on first dates.
As I don’t have a proper view out of my windows I have a little collection of pictures on my wall, including a pic of Steve Martin ironing a cat (lower left side).
The handsome dude that looks like he is about to give his ransom demands is me.