Home Studio Registry: Joe Whitehead

Primary use Secondary use Recording knowledge level MIDI knowledge level
Demos Composition Above average Above average
Commonly work (with) Completed songs/demos/jingles
Alone 61-100

Future plans/projects

CD album productions of my own compositions. Productions for other musicians to help pay the bills.

Guitars

Guitars: 
Martin Shenandoah accoustic Fender Strat electric

Keyboards

Yamaha pf100 Yamaha sym35 synth

Sound modules

Yamaha TG100

Percussion

Yamaha TG100

Effects

Internal to my Akai DPS12 recorder

Microphones

Shure 58's, and 57's

Mixing

Peavy MD11-2

Tape decks

Fostex 8tr. Sony 950ES 3 head dual capstan cassette deck

Hard disk recorders

Akai DPS12 (two synced together)

Monitoring

Peavy CS-800 power amp Peavy SP-5 speakers Powerplay pro ha4600 headphone distibution amp

Computer

Macintosh G4

Music software

Cubase MIDI seguencer

Additional equipment

Alesis 3630 compressor, Sony Mini Disk Recorder CD recorders, and duplicators

Comments

I got into the recording game out of self defence, to demo my own compositions without having to pay an arm and a leg. Being an electonic engineer gave me a leg up. I designed and built my first 8 channel mixer which I interfaced with a Fostex 8tr. recorder. I retired in 1998 and used most of my severance pay to buy recording equipment and convert my shop building into a recording studio. I have produced several CD albums for local musicians, and one of my own compositions. I also play keyboard with some C&W bands.