Home Studio Registry: Dave Zobel

Future plans/projects

I want to experiment more with guitar-MIDI conversion. I've purchased the Axon 100, but haven't yet had time to sequence anything new. I'm also interested in making the switch from tape to digital and am saving for a newer computer and one of the new dsp soundcards (like the emu)


Charvel Dinky, Fernandez Function, Roland-Ready Standard Strat


Roland D-50, Ensonic E-Prime

Sound modules

Sound Blaster AWE64 Value with 8mb patchset (great GM/GS sounds!) Axon-100 SB with onboard Yamaha DB50 Soundcard for full XG soundset


Onboard GM/GS and XG sets in my sound modules


Zoom 2020, Zoom 505, Roland VG-8

Tape decks

Your basic 1995 technology, 4 track, high speed cassette


Altec Lansing computer ACS-90 Speakers, an old Yamaha tuner/amp, and a pair of old Yamaha 2-way speakers. An assortment of old Koss and Sony headphones.


Cybermax Cyrix P200+ 3.2 Gb, 32Mb EDU RAM

Music software

PG Music Band-in-a-Box (early version without the improvements), Voyetra Digital Orchestrator Pro

Additional equipment

An old, 3 speaker, Polytone guitar amp. It positively kicks ass with the VG8. It has a 15" and two 8" speakers. I'm not sure of the watts, but it makes my pants cuffs flutter.

Additional notes

I'm an aging 60's rocker who never made it big, gave up on the dream, but has been able to return to rockin' for the fun of it. I don't sweep or scale, or arpeggiate, but I jam my ass off. Contact with others welcome.

Primary use Secondary use
Jamming and Fun Composition
Recording level MIDI level
Average Average
Commonly work (with) Completed songs/demos/jingles