Home Studio Registry: Jon Allen

Future plans/projects

I recently upgraded my setup to computer-based recording. I plan to use my system primarily for composition as a hobby, with an eye to recording a demo at some point in the future. My tastes and my songwriting lean toward jazz and rock styles.


Gibson Les Paul, Fender Fretless Five-String Jazz Bass


Alesis QS-7

Sound modules

E-Mu Proteus 2000


Boss DR-5


Lexicon MPX-100


Rode NT1, ElectroVoice N/D257A


Mackie 1402VLZ-Pro

Tape decks

Old Pioneer Deck


Alesis RA-100 with Tannoy Reveal Monitors


Gateway with 8 Gig EIDE hard drive and 256 Megs of RAM. I record on a new Aardvark DirectPro 24/96.

Music software

Cakewalk Pro Audio 9 (arriving soon), TC Native Bundle, E-Magic SoundDiver

Additional equipment

Rocktron Piranha Guitar Preamp Behringer Composer SansAmp Bass Driver DI
Primary use Secondary use
Composition Demos
Recording level MIDI level
Above average Average
Commonly work (with) Completed songs/demos/jingles
Alone Less than 5