Academy Dashboard Forum Studio Show off your studio Fred n' Elvis' Guitar Lounge Studio Submission

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    Mark Beeson
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      Mark Beeson

      LOCATION: Fairfax, VA, USA

      BIO: I've had a love affair with music most of my life and have been performing professionally since I was 19. I've opened for many big acts over the years such as the Guess Who, Smithereens, Montgomery Gentry, Cole Swindell, Easton Corbin, Cadillac Three, Letters To Cleo and The Alarm. I've had the opportunity through the years to record using reel-to-reel and ADAT. In the late 90's when I was an art director working for a local DC ad agency, I had my introduction to working in Pro Tools came mixing and producing radio spot demos using the free 8 track version. In 2005 I bought my first good Pro Tools rig and have gradually been honing my skills recording and producing everything from singer-songwriters, rock bands to musical theater and voice overs. Since joining PLAP in 2018 I've experienced the biggest leap in my overall knowledge as well as the quality of my projects.

      DAW: Mainly Pro Tools. I also use Garage Band in a pinch for editing VO's and stock music for video projects.

      GENRE: Mostly guitar based Rock, but only because those are the types of artists that have recorded with me.

      FAVORITE PLUGINS: Scheps Omni Channel, Waves SSL E, Slate Trigger, Waves MV2, Waves F6 Floating-Band Dynamic EQ, Overloud Amp Plugin for Slate, EZ Drummer, IK Black 76 Comp, EZ Keys.

      GEAR:

        Computer - iMac i7 27 inch, 32 gigs RAM, all SSD Drives

        Interface and Pres - Focusrite Clarett USB, Focusrite Clarett Octopre, (2) Black Lion Auteur Mic Pre, ART MPA GOLD Pre

        Monitors - Kali LP-6 Monitors, Hafler M50 Monitors, Mackie CR3-X
        Headphones - Blue Lola, Audio technica ATH-M50, Sennheiser HD 380, (3) Sennheiser HD 280

        Mics - Joly modded MXL 990 Condensor, Joly modded MXL 4000, (2) AKG C3000 Condensors, Shure SM81, SM57, Audix D6, (2) Sennheiser e609, Sennheiser e835, (2) MXL E603, Audix f15

        Guitars - Gibson Firebird, Flying V, Mid 70’s S-1 | 52 Reissue Tele, ’08 Jazz Bass, ’87 Squire Strat | Heritage (her's and his) 535, custom Millennium Ultra | Hamer (her’s and his) Rick Nielsen Signature Explorer USA, Vanguard USA | 20th Anniversary PRS Single cut | Rickenbacker 620/12

        Acoustics - Martin D-15 Acoustic, Gibson L-4a

        Bass Guitars - Musician Stingray 5 String, Waterstone Short Scale Bass, ’83 G&L SB 2, Fender ’78 P Bass

        Amps - 65 Amp Lil Elvis, 18 Watt Marshall Clone, Modded Epiphone Valve Junior, Orange Micro Terror, Original Vox Valvetronix, ’89 AMP Bass Head with '89 Hartke 410, Avatar 212 with Vintage 30 and GH12 speakers.

      What Equipment do you have your eyes on currently (full list) - SSL SiX, Lewitt 640 TS, UA LA-610, Neve 511 and 500 chassis, heavy duty studio boom stand

      SOCIAL: Facebook & Instagram Links

      Notable musicians to have recorded here are Jon Jester of The Dance Party, LA Singer-Songwriter Tommy Leon, the award winning theater troop Dizzy Miss Lizzie's Roadside Revue and Steve and Debra of Nashville's The Truehearts.

      Odd trivia: I've played in three bands that had singers who had successful acting siblings. Mary Louise Parker's brother Bruce, Thomas (Biff Tannen) Wilson's sister Anna May and Kevin McClatchy's brother Scott, who is very well known in his own right.

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      #71411
      D. Patrick Dougherty
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        Room looks great. Love the JB. Is that Inca or Shoreline? Hard to tell from photo.

        #71419
        Mark Beeson
        Participant

          Thanks Patrick. That Jazz is Blizzard Pearl. Looks great on stage because it changes color with the lights.

          #71422
          Luca Mocchetto
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            Cool! How did you put the pic in the topic?

            #71425
            Mark Beeson
            Participant

              Hey Luca.

              I used a little HTML and linked to an image on my website.

              The tricky part is getting the image URL link. If you show me the webpage of the image you want, maybe I can send you the code to put in your post.

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              #71584
              Liara Stavlo
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                Really great photo here. Your space looks very warm and inviting!

                #71588
                Mark Beeson
                Participant

                  Thanks Liara.

                  #71730
                  Adrian Parzentny
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                    Awesome story, wonderful studio, this guitars looks tasty man !

                    #71747
                    Mark Beeson
                    Participant

                      Thanks Adrian.

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