Home Studio Registry: John Spokus

Future plans/projects

Solo album(s)both rock and ambient instrumental,record/produce other artists, record my current band, session player with other artists, collaborations with other writers, soundtracks


Fender Stratocaster, Harmony Meteor,Rickenbacker 620, Fender F-35 acoustic, Seville Melody Maker copy, Rickenbacker 4001, Rickenbacker 2030, Fender Jazz bass, Epiphone T-185 bass converted to fretless, Danelectro '58 Longhorn bass re-issue


Casio CZ 3000, toy piano

Sound modules

Kawai K1 rII, Tascam Pocketstudio, Yamaha DT Express II


Yamaha DT Express II w/ additional Pintech cymbal triggers Alesis HR 16, Peavey International 5 piece drum kit, Zildjian and Sabian cymbals


Alesis Multiverb, dbx mic pre, Alesis 3630 compressor, Nady mic pre 8 input, Alesis Micro Limiter, Line 6 POD, Behringer Bass V-Amp


MXL 2001 large diaphragm condenser, 2 Nady CM-88 instrument condensers, Shure SM 58, Digital Reference dynamic vocal mic, Digital Reference dynamic instrument mic, Audio Spectrum dynamic vocal mic, 3 Nady SP-5 dynamic vocal mics


Tascam 488, DOD 8 channel, Nady 8 channel mic preamp

Tape decks

Tascam 488 MKII, Tascam Porta 05, Sony dual cassette deck

Hard disk recorders

Tascam Pocketstudio


Onkyo 50 watt receiver,Behringer Europower 2000 PA w/ Kustom 15" mains,Community and Peavey monitors Jensen bookshelf speakers, Sony headphones



Music software


Additional equipment

'65 Fender Deluxe Reverb re-issue, Fender Bassman 60, Peavey Mark IV bass head,Gallien Krueger 400RB bass head, Gallien Krueger 8ohm 1x15 and 2x10 bass cabinets, Peavey 4ohm 1x15 bass cabinet Rhapsody mandolin, Oscar Schmidt autoharp, Moroccan bamboo flute, piping chanter, soprano and alto recorders, tin whistle, jaw harp,tambourine from Sunny's Surplus

Additional notes

I'm old school, but embrace some new technology(best of both worlds)I like analog tape, standalone recorders, things with actual knobs, and real synths instead of computer stuff, vintage guitars and amps, electronic drum kits

Primary use Secondary use
Recording Practice and Rehearsal
Recording level MIDI level
High Just learning
Commonly work (with) Completed songs/demos/jingles
Other More than 100