Home Studio Registry: John Watkins

Future plans/projects

Trying to finish solo intrumental album, but other projects keep getting in the way.


Hamer Diablo, 62' reissue Strat, Barrington neck-through, Samick 5 string bass, Ovation Celebrity, and a Simon and Patrick acoustic.


Alesis QS6, Akai KC20


Roland TD5 digital drum set, and whatever drummers bring with em'


Alesis Midiverb, Lexicon multifect, and an ART multifect For dynamics I have a Behringer Autocomm and and a DBX DDP


CAD E-350, Shure SM-81, Beta 52, SM58 (3), SM57 (7)


Mackie 32, 8 Bus with the meter bridge (ya gotta have the meter bridge)


Amps: Alesis RA-100 and a 80 pound Yamaha (800w a side) Speakers: Cerwin-Vega 4-ways with 15" woofers, Jamo Coronet 3 ways, and a pair of JBL near fields. Headphones; Fostex


2 Zenith MX Servers with a total of 500 meg of RAM and 38GB of disk. A Clone 350mhz with 192mb and an 8gb drive. 2 Laylas, 2 burners, 3 17" monitors

Music software

Cakewalk 8.0 Pro Audio, Sound Forge 4.5, Adaptec EZ-CD Creator and lots 'o' plug-ins

Additional equipment

I have bongos. They're neato.

Additional notes

My studio sounds good to me. I don't really have anything to compare it to because everyone I know either has a lot less stuff or a heck of a lot more.

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