Home Studio Registry: Gary Franklin

Primary use Secondary use Recording knowledge level MIDI knowledge level
Commercial work Recording High High
Commonly work (with) Completed songs/demos/jingles
Other musicians 21-40

Future plans/projects

The Fossil Records studio's primary purpose was to compose and record music for the Franklin-Neumann Project progressive rock group. Since March of 2000, Fossil has taken on a number of talented instrumental and progressive rock and metal artists for the purposes of manufacture, promotion, and distribution.


Fender Stratocaster, Ibanez JS-100, Ibanez EX custom, Westone Dimension IV, Epiphone Scroll, four 6-string acoustics, a Schecter 7-string, one 12-string acoustic, and a Jackson PS-5 bass guitar.


Yamaha PSR-320 and a generic MIDI input keyboard.


Various percussion kits sampled on computer (44kHz, 16-bit recordings).


Line6 POD, Bad Horsie Wah, 2 Korg Pandoras and a Pandora II, Digitech XP-100, several guitar effects pedals


AKG C-3000 and several inexpensive piezo and condensor mics


Fostex XR-5 for analog and the computer for digital mixing.

Tape decks

Fostex XR-5 4-track analog recorder and a JVC TD-W254BK double cassette deck.


Altec sub-bass and amplifier with Magnavox speakers. Sony digital headphones.


Custom 733MHz Pentium-III with 200Gig of HD space and 512MB RAM, DA/AD sound cards, etc. Custom 366MHz Pentium-II Celeron with 15Gig of HD space and 64MB RAM, 2 hardwired sound cards, etc.

Music software


Additional equipment

Marshall mini-stack and a Fender Twin.


Fossil Records has two studios, one in Missouri and one in Illinois.