Home Studio Registry: J. Russ Willoughby

Future plans/projects

I have just finished my first cd of heavy guitar instrumentals, "Beyond the Velvet Rope" and hope to have it available on Guitar Nine very, very soon. I am about half finished working on my next project titled "Pickup Lines" which should be out by the end of the summer.


'81 Gibson Flying V, Hamer double cutaway archtop, Squier double fat Strat, Alvarez cutaway acoustic


Yamaha and Alesis


Zoom RT-123


Line 6 POD and the built in effects in my Boss BR8, a killer combo for guitarists! Some of the COSM effects in the BR8 are a bit silly but, for what I do, I don't use a lot of them. Besides, the sound I get out of the POD cover all the bases.


Mic simulators within the POD and BR8


Again, the BR8

Tape decks

The BR8 records to 100mb Zip disks. Each disk has about 49 minutes of total track time.

Hard disk recorders

I had a Roland vs880 and took it back and bought the Boss BR8.

Additional notes

I have learned the Boss BR8 inside and out and have found it to work perfect for me. The Zoom RT-123 has incredibly realistic drum and bass sounds and since it only takes up two tracks (in stereo), it's a space saver as well.

Primary use Secondary use
Recording Composition
Recording level MIDI level
Above average Just learning
Commonly work (with) Completed songs/demos/jingles