Moved into a House With Full Recording Studio.. HELP HELP

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I moved into a hous and there is a Full Recording Studiop in the basement, complete with soundproof glass, insulation and everything. Throughout the hous and at the exterior by the pool, there are input thingies where a cord can attach to in the walls. Well over 150 in the entire house. The inputs have I 3 really small circular prongs. There are also 2 motherboard type things ( I don't know what they are called) where there are hundreds of inputs...

I want to know if i can hook up anything to achieve music in the whole house?? and outside?


Many Thanks!

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Hold 'Em Czar
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Since: Dec 30, 2004


Jul 03, 2009 09:56 am

i doubt it....i believe they are XLR receptacles (3 prong)...used for microphones......is there a PA system with speakers ran throughout the house? i doubt it, i'd see where all those fixtures terminate (probably in the basement somewhere) but yeah, i do think they will be mostly useless to you if you're not into recording....maybe worth uninstalling if you're not gonna be using 'em, but plan on staying in the house. do they look like the one pictured here? images.google.com/imgres?...sa%3DN%26um%3D1

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Jul 03, 2009 10:03 am

www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3683917575/


www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3684730078/


Yes they do.. But there is also a different type of input that i Have.. it looks like 4 tears.. ill take a picture


Hold 'Em Czar
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Since: Dec 30, 2004


Jul 03, 2009 10:10 am

WOW! .....definitely a studio! haha and yes, they are for microphones, and will be virtually useless to you unless you want to get into home recording.....did you buy the house? like i said, if you plan on being there long term, you might consider takin' them out and selling them used....OR if they're not in the way, just ignore it. OR you can hang out here and pick up a new hobbie! seems you have a good start on a nice home studio! haha

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Jul 03, 2009 10:12 am

www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3683940789/ Those are the other input things.. Sorry the pic isn't great.

www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3684753258/ This is a picture of another board thing with many inputs.. or whatever they are called.


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Jul 03, 2009 10:30 am

If I want to explore using these inputs what do I have to purchase? They left 9 iMac Desktops in the Studio...

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Jul 03, 2009 10:32 am

looks like an old switchboard setup.
maybe it was an old CIA secret base or something. that'd be cool.

just kidding, ive been reading alot latley.

Hold 'Em Czar
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Jul 03, 2009 10:33 am

yeah like i said, all that will be pretty much useless to you, you could spend months makin' it work to run music through the whole house....which we could probably walk you through if that's what you'd like todo....but it will require a bit of an investment to the tune of a few thousand dollars...to get music runnin' through the house.....more work than it's worth really.....like i said, you can ignore it, take it all out and sell it, or pick up a new hobby....these wires are really NOT ideal for a simple PA system for the house.

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Jul 03, 2009 10:37 am

Haha ok...... It might be easier just to install some surround sound system throughout the house.... Where you just atttach the copper wires to the speakers.. Thanks for everything else though..

Hold 'Em Czar
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Jul 03, 2009 10:51 am

yeah those jacks are NOT designed for speaker wire...infact it's probably be a fire hazard if you ran raw power from a receiver through them, to hook up to speakers....definitely NOT a good idea....looks like a GREAT setup if ya want a home studio though....and did you say 9 computers?!!! or just the desks they sat on?

Hold 'Em Czar
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Jul 03, 2009 10:54 am

one creative way you could use them, is a sort of in home communications type thing, where you can maybe talk to the wife or kids from one room to another.....it'd be quite an undertaking gettin' it up and running though..

Hold 'Em Czar
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Jul 03, 2009 10:54 am

one creative way you could use them, is a sort of in home communications type thing, where you can maybe talk to the wife or kids from one room to another.....it'd be quite an undertaking gettin' it up and running though..

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Jul 03, 2009 10:56 am

9 computers... They had over 30 before they moved out.. But the kids went to some music producing school in California so they couldn't take them all. I can't even begin to imagine how much $$ they put into this-- they even have double layered drywall, electricity balancer and everything imaginable. lol

Hold 'Em Czar
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Jul 03, 2009 11:56 am

how keen are you to renting the space out? you could probably make a bit of money, depending on your location and demand....obviously, this would mean NOT using the space for personal use....but, good rooms are what separate the men from the boys.....i'd consider (keep in mind, i'm extremely biased and a recording nut) but i'd think about throwin' about 5-10k worth of gear in there, and renting it out.....basically you'll have to get a frelance engineer, to run the place, and you just kinda sit back, and collect.....problem with these type of rooms, is keeping it booked....it does become quite cumbersome....but really, if you did a bit of hunting for some good ears around town, someone who knows what's gooni' on, and tell them, you want 30 an hour, and leave them to keep the place booked and tell 'em they can keep anything on top of that............this will do two things, one, take the booking off of you........ok wait a sec, i'm sure i'm getting carried away with this idea LOL....sorry

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Jul 03, 2009 12:19 pm

haha .. yea you are getting a little carried away.. I don't really want to have other people in our estate... Maybe this would be a better idea for some "average people." Good thinking though..

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Jul 03, 2009 12:38 pm

Simply hire a contractor to remove the panels, the cabling can be left in the walls with no ill effect. the panels could be sold to some "average people" that are qualified to use them. You obveously didnt move into the "estate" because it had a studio, so simply get rid of it.

Czar of Midi
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Jul 03, 2009 09:46 pm

Hold it!!!!

They are audio cables in the wall and the connection's can be made. It looks like there are a huge bank of 1/4" jacks as well. I would suggest if you are looking to spend the money to outfit the house with complete audio you can have a local audio outfit come in and see if they can use some of the existing wiring and jacking.

I know I can think of a hundred different ways you could use that set up for lot of different signal sending throughout the house.

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Jul 04, 2009 05:02 am

^^^ - what noise said.... anywhere where there is a panel you can place speakers. Doesn't have to be just for inputs. You should be able to broadcast from the control room to any of the panels located around the studio.

btw - I'm jealous... would love to have a setup like that

Oh, and the one set of jacks that you are not sure of look like they are MIDI jacks

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Jul 04, 2009 05:30 am

so no ones going with the secret CIA base thing?
awwghh!
party poopers.

Dethklok, Dethklok
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Jul 05, 2009 03:07 am

monmixr, I am with you. The whole "average people" and "estate" WOW

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