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Timbaland’s Tour Bus w/ Mobile Recording Studio

May 21, 2010


SSL takes viewers on a tour of Timbaland‘s tour bus that comes complete with a fully operational mobile recording studio. The full Pro Tools setup includes guitar inputs in the co-pilot’s chair, vocal booth with gold plated Neumann U87 microphone, and massive SSL gear.

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{ 31 comments… read them below or add one }

Juney May 21, 2010 at 5:20 pm

i have never seen anything like that! is all that really necessary tho!?

timbo + bus studio < 9th + laptop & fl studio

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ibn yasir May 21, 2010 at 5:57 pm

exactly what i was thinking. i means its crazy dope all the shit hes got but is it really necessary?

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ronaldjc May 25, 2010 at 11:12 am

Apples and oranges. The bus is a PRODUCTION studio. Fruity Loops & Laptop is a CREATION studio. You still have to take that laptop to a studio to get it mixed down, compressed, and “printed.” DJ Toomp uses Reason on his laptop like nobody’s business but still has to plug into his studio’s board to finish it.

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silas aka simon May 21, 2010 at 7:27 pm

no its not necessary but sonically there is a huge difference between a timbo album and 9ths, not necessarily because of fl but that signal chain is ridic. Regardless i would give up a firstborn for that mic and does anyone know why you would want to bypass the master fader to record to the cdr ???

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juiceboxjackson May 21, 2010 at 7:49 pm

I was wondering the same thing…this is freaking ridiculous though…

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ronaldjc May 25, 2010 at 11:34 am

Being able to bypass the master fader is cool because you may be doing an interview or something else in the bus and not need to hear the “booming system” while recording the CD-R or he may want to crank it up for artist, but now it will have no effect on the CD-R that is burning. I think it is more like a Control Room/Headphone mix that works in reverse. But to me, the greatest advantage is you never have to worry about changing the settings to the CD-R signal chain. Some serious thought about the signal chain went into that bus before hand, which is smart.

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Dj ILL One May 21, 2010 at 7:27 pm

Well, 9th still does use Fl Studio on occasion,but he graduated to the MPC 2500 and Pro Tools . So I think Timbaland graduated to a higher standard of recording than what he used to have . He has a certain sound that he wants, and sometimes it takes a little more to get it. It`s all evolution. In order to grow,we must change. So he might have tricks that he uses that might require him to use that technology.

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jake May 21, 2010 at 8:00 pm

straight cash homie. that’s too much. tim is not even in the same league as 9th, he’s levels beyond in regards to the bigness of sound i.e signal path. And that shit as just a fuck around on the road rig???!!!! get out of here. 7 x-racks? Damn. Why would 9th’s name even come up after watching that?

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J Hustle May 21, 2010 at 8:31 pm

Where’s the OG vinyl & 1210′s? lol

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Lukus May 21, 2010 at 8:35 pm

I’m no eco maniac, but at 5.28 ‘energy efficient’ is not a term i would use to describe this bus lol…

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Juney May 21, 2010 at 8:58 pm

any music head knows the diff between timbo & 9th. timbo is a household producer name after all.

@ jake; i put 9ths name in there in the contest of portability. like ibn said the equipment is nice and all. thats a real dope bus! but if i had to choose a portable production setup, it would be a laptop + FL. I said 9th + FL cause he set a bar for producing gems with that combination imo.

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ronaldjc May 25, 2010 at 11:43 am

Remember, Timbo is producing entire records including vocals, stems, etc., on that bus, while 9th is usually producing BEATS on his laptop that others are putting their mark on. I don’t think Jay Z recorded his vocals to “Threat” on 9ths laptop using a USB Mic. LOL!

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eboknows May 21, 2010 at 10:44 pm

that is just crazyyy … gold plated u87 .. haha man is all that necessary … “is it necessary to drink your own urine .. NO But i do it anyway cuz I like the taste and its sterile “

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Inspirational May 22, 2010 at 1:29 am

this just makes me want to go get it!
Watch me shine god, summertime hard.

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bobbyrowsdower May 22, 2010 at 1:53 am

thats amazing that timbo bought all that for danja to make beats with

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bobbyrowsdower May 22, 2010 at 1:54 am

ooooooohhh too soon?

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Schpilkas May 22, 2010 at 3:08 am

talk about chillin’ by the lake with the family and friends…

He’s got a dope fckin’ mobile studio!

Nice to see what he’s investing in.

peace.
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RICHARDPRYORUNCKLE May 22, 2010 at 4:26 am

Timbaland Says He’s Done With Hip Hop, When asked by MTV.com why he’s abandoned his roots he said he’s completely finished producing tracks for hip hop artists, insisting the genre is “just not the same” anymore. nice tour bus though…………….

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ibn yasir May 22, 2010 at 5:13 am

then why did is he producing a track for drakes new album, 50 cents new album, the games new album and diddys new album?

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juiceboxjackson May 22, 2010 at 12:15 pm

He’s gotta pay for that bus somehow…if 50 comes knockin’ on the door with a check for 250k and asks for a hit, I don’t think he is gonna say “no”

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holocactus May 22, 2010 at 12:41 pm

If i Could i will do it too.

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spank delux May 22, 2010 at 2:57 pm

cant count the amount of pausable moments from homey talkin!! LOL

“This gloss is sexy, just feel it”
“The lights have a taste the rainbow kinda vibe”
“The mood has to be sexy when you walk in, Timbo can just walk in and pull his tool out”

LMAO!!! Wow, (no solar)

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TONY TRAXX May 22, 2010 at 11:08 pm

IM GLAD TO SEE THIS. TIMBALAND IS SMART TO INVEST IN SOMETHING THATS HE CAN REAP REWARDS FROM WHILE ON THE GO LIKE THAT . A LANDSCAPER CAN CUT GRASS WITH A PUSH MOWER BUT INSTEAD HE WOULD BE WISER TO BUY A WALK BEHIND YA DIG ? ID RATHER SEE THIS THAN A CUSTOM HUMMER WITH YOUR NAME IN THE INTERIOR lol I AIN’T MAD .
VA ALL DAY !

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tEA May 23, 2010 at 3:15 am

“bobbyrowsdower May 22, 2010 at 1:53 am

thats amazing that timbo bought all that for danja to make beats with”

lmao i was about to comment the same exact shit until i read that

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AWBSKURE/3AM May 23, 2010 at 4:17 am

danja sucks…

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DonB May 23, 2010 at 7:18 am

I remember the bus I took from Stockholm on school class trip to Prague in 9th grade. Was a liiittle bit different.

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PAUSE May 25, 2010 at 10:16 pm

Yo homie giving the tour used some extremely gay rhetoric! lol He described the lighthing is “tast of the rainbow”, While explaining the room had to be sexy he said that “when Tim wants to pull out his tool”, and then he pulled out the keyboard. And then at the end he really sets it off by saying “rdiculous pounding” happens on the bus. Lol just some childish observations.

lol

VA stand up!

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Hassle May 26, 2010 at 8:59 pm

the equipment is nice n all, but that tour bus is tacky as hell!!!

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MILESZ May 30, 2010 at 12:23 pm

That bus must have an insane carbon footprint :P Two generators…

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Ritu Love November 5, 2010 at 10:34 am

Awesome man keep it up! it has become my dream now to build like this.

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