Author Archive: jlaity

Wiring showing the yellow and white normalling cables

Wiring a patchbay and making custom DB25 connectors

I just finished rewiring my studio with custom Mogami DB25 snakes and a TT patchbay. I couldn’t find much information on the web while I was doing this, so hopefully this helps someone out. (Open any of these images in a new tab to see them larger.) A quick note before I go on, you […]

Published on: 6 December 2020
Posted by: jlaity
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Composer Desk Plans

I’ve noticed that many web visitors are interested in my custom composer’s desk, so I thought I would make the plans (such that they are) a bit easier to find. This is not supported, you have the plans and you’re on your own. But hopefully it’s useful to someone.   Plans and images ©2006-2018 Jeff […]

Published on: 26 March 2018
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Binaural audio for VR

Last week I attended the Virtual Reality LA tradeshow. VR has come a long way even in the last year. The Oculus Rift and Vive are both shipping (and under $600) and the next generation of 4k and 6k viewers look even better. I went to the conference to learn a bit about audio and […]

Published on: 16 April 2017
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Creating custom instruments for Fallout: Revelation

First off, congratulations to the entire Fallout: Revelation team for being nominated for the SXSW “Best Fan Creation” award in the gaming category. I’m trying to attend the South By Southwest festival, so let me know if you’re going. Please vote for us here: http://studios.ign.com/sxswgamingawards/ I knew that I wanted to create some custom instruments […]

Published on: 16 February 2017
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Tech Post: Using Pro Tools as a Console for Cubase

Many composers, especially at Remote Control but also elsewhere, have been using a Pro Tools rig as their console and recording setup. This especially useful when working in 5.1 surround, because channel counts start to add up. When I recently upgraded my Vienna Ensemble Pro sample computer, I used my old computer as a Pro Tools […]

Published on: 13 January 2017
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Eco Ghost

I was hired to score the title sequence of this animated series. They wanted an ’80s flashback feel, so I reached back to memories of Saturday morning UHF and this is what I cam up with. Eco Ghost from Jeff Laity on Vimeo. Special thanks to musicians David Das (trumpet), Eric Larsen (guitar), and Michael […]

Published on: 5 November 2016
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