Home Studio Registry: Joe Whitehead

Future plans/projects

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


Martin Shenandoah accoustic Fender Strat electric


Yamaha pf100 Yamaha sym35 synth

Sound modules

Yamaha TG100


Yamaha TG100


Internal to my Akai DPS12 recorder


Shure 58's, and 57's


Peavy MD11-2

Tape decks

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

Hard disk recorders

Akai DPS12 (two synced together)


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


Macintosh G4

Music software

Cubase MIDI seguencer

Additional equipment

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

Additional notes

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.

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