Home Studio Registry: Edward Rivas

Future plans/projects

Expand 24 mixer to 32 and update from 8 track analog to digital; re-record certain takes of album and establish better mixing techniques; learn more about compression; use more space and less reverb; create the plug/play/mix/1 step setup through experience


Fender Stratocaster, Ovation Acoustics, Marina, Ibanez, GTX23, Gibson acoustic


Korg, Akai AX60

Sound modules

KMD 160W 4X12, PEAVEY 15 BASS CABINET, and PEAVEY monitors


Tama 11 piece, Rockstar, Yamaha RY20


Behringer Autocom MDX1200, 512 effects processor DOD, Korg G3 guitar effects, Peavey digital delay, DOD distortion,


Electro Voice RE11, cardiod dynamic, WW60's


Mackie, 24,4,2, SR24,4

Tape decks

Tascam Portastudio 488, Pioneer CT-W703RS


Pioneer SE450's, Koss TD60, Peavey PV2.6 C, Peavey 112DLM, KLH flat response monitors, Kenwood E.Q.'s, Pioneer SZ94d's,


Packard Bell 133MHZ, 2.1GBHD, 4xCDROM, 16MG,

Music software

Microsoft Office to compile lyrics and structures, no software for recording

Additional equipment

Lots of cables

Additional notes

The studio is located in a basement which adds an interesting reverb effect to recordings. I have cut 25 songs (personal) and helped out a few friends with demo's. I'm always playing with the effects and mixer and wonder if I should become a studio engineer. I used to think they had it made, after owning one I tip my hat to those guys. All of this keeps me very busy.

Primary use Secondary use
Demos Jamming and Fun
Recording level MIDI level
Average Just learning
Commonly work (with) Completed songs/demos/jingles
Alone 21-40