With having applied to the master's program in Edinburgh I've started thinking about the gear I'm going to need to have with me. Even if I don't get in, I've been feeling a little over-encumbered with the amount of stuff that I have. Relative to most people/studios/setups it's probably not that much, but my setup is definitely starting to feel a bit cluttered. Plus, what I've got at the moment is simply too big to traipse around with.
The other thing is that I see this jaunt to Scotland as the beginning of a journey of sorts, one whose aim is definitely not to return to where I currently am. Anywhere but here. My (highly romantic) idea is to become something of a traveling troubadour soundguy.
I can leave stuff with my parents, but I'm considering selling everything I don't need or use all that often (guitar amps, keyboards, multi-channel interface, &tc). Partly for the cash, but also to re-jig my setup so it'll be a little more streamlined.
What would you guys recommend for a compact, extremely portable setup?
I've got a 2008 MacBook Pro and an MBox 2 Mini which is nice and small, but it's old and noisy, and only does 48k. I've also got an H1 and an H2, and I'm considering getting an an Apogee Duet2. I don't really need fancy speakers at this point since the university is fully equipped and I've got a nice set of headphones.
Basically, the idea is to be able to pack my entire setup into a backpack and be able to whip it out and be ready to go by the time the computer boots up.