Home Studio Registry: Ben McCombs

Primary use Secondary use Recording knowledge level MIDI knowledge level
Recording Practice/Rehearsal Above average None
Commonly work (with) Completed songs/demos/jingles
Other musicians 61-100

Future plans/projects

An EP of some sort. Something jangly and perhaps 80's-ish. My Bloody Valentine meets The Smiths meets Modest Mouse/Built To Spill. Something short and fun before I shut it down for two years.

Guitars

Guitars: 
Fender Telecaster with custum paint job; Squier II Strat; Squier II Strat with blue/silver/red Lace Sensor pickups and custom paint job; cheap Fender acoustic.

Keyboards

Yamaha DJX. Roland something or other. In conjunction with many effects and tricks. My keyboardist is about to purchase a $3000 dollar keyboard which is apparently akin to the one used by Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead.

Sound modules

I'm sure we have one.

Percussion

Mr. Yamaha, Irish drum, misc ethnic percussion

Effects

Danelectro Daddy-O, Cool Cat and Tuna Melt; Electro-Harmonix Big Muff (SustainPunched) and Dlx Electric Mistress; Boss PS-3; Korg 301dl Echo, Korg 411fx Multi for vocals, misc stuff I don't use

Microphones

Cheap but effective

Mixing

Nada

Tape decks

Nada

Hard disk recorders

Fostex FD-8

Monitoring

Some kind of stereo tape deck with nice speakers, cheap headphones

Computer

We have one. Lots of memory. Yadda yadda.

Music software

Cool Edit Pro -- used to sweeten and enhance tracks recorded on the FD-8. Basically I use the FD-8 because it's portable and convenient. The NR and tweaking is done on computer, as is the burning of CDs.

Additional equipment

Harmonicas

Comments

Crude but highly effective. Has produced some very good recordings of some very diverse and unusual music.