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Vol. 25, No. 1: June-July 2020
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Home Studio Registry: John Watkins
Recording knowledge level
MIDI knowledge level
Commonly work (with)
More than 100
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
Cakewalk 8.0 Pro Audio, Sound Forge 4.5, Adaptec EZ-CD Creator and lots 'o' plug-ins
I have bongos. They're neato.
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.