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  1. Thought I'd share a short update. A week ago I received my audio interface and started to setup my area. Audio interface is a presonus audioblx USB 96. It's been ok, and handles my guitar with emg pickups without clipping. The biggest drawback to the interface that I found is that the laptop either must be plugged in or if unplugged and running on battery the power settings need to be set to performance. Otherwise the interface does not recieve enough power and introduces noise in the form of clicks and pops. I've been toying with location and settled on my old corner with a shelf to hold the equipment and have the laptop on top easy to reach in order change the settings and run the DAW. Just running through headphones now, will get some powered speakers so I can play and others can hear. There's space to setup monitors or similar in my dedicated area. Thanks everyone for the suggestions and advice!
  2. Thanks everyone, looks like I'm on the right track 🙂
  3. Thanks @DianeB. Yes the space is already sacred...trying to next level it but its a small space! I checked Steve's post and will make sure any mods I make to the space satisfy those tenets. It sounds like my ideas for the space are headed in the right direction. @matonanjin i wish I had a big space. That's great! I also learned a lot from articles on sweetwater.
  4. Howdy y'all, I picked up the Gibson Learn and Master guitar series 8 or 10 years ago, was a member of the old forum, life happened my playing slowed WAY down, and I've reacquainted myself with making music again over the last few months. I've tried a few other forums but they always end up turning toxic fast, and anyone with the "wrong" way of thinking get's ridiculed...I always loved the community Steve fostered and thought this is the place to ask! My current struggle other than playing the right notes at the right time, is my practice space. Sorry no pics, picture a combo stool/guitar stand, music stand, and a combo amp in a corner (2.5' x 4'). I don't have a good spot for gear/tools/books, I do hang 2 guitars on the 4' wall. I'm also wanting to expand to a laptop+interface+daw and some monitors or headphones (depending on how much noise I want to make) to do some playing or recording so I can capture my own rhythm tracks, and use some amp sims. I'm looking at one of the Presonus combo packs (like $329 for interface, monitors, headphones, mic, some cables). I don't gig, I just like to record myself and would like a little better than using my phone to make rhythm tracks. I also want to start exploring the world of amp sims. I'll be recording my electric through the interface most of the time and the actual space is a bit larger, it's just the corner will most things will reside. Guess I'm wondering how to make a corner a little more useful, and how to keep it under $500 (to start lol) including the combo pack. My thought is to get something like an ikea kallax or other 13" cube setup in a 6 cube (2x3) configuration (either hack an ikea one, or get a 13" cube shelf knockoff from other big box store). That's 44" wide and 30" high, and 15" deep. Should hold music books, gear, and have a spot on top of the shelf for laptop + monitor speakers for when its time to play or record. Anyways...any thoughts, advice, ideas?

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