Home Studio Registry: Matt Seiler

Contact Web site
Phaedrus@flash.net
Primary use Secondary use Recording knowledge level MIDI knowledge level
Recording Commercial work Above average Average
Commonly work (with) Completed songs/demos/jingles
Other musicians 61-100

Future plans/projects

I am continuing to write for Recording Magazine. Look for my DIY article in an upcoming issue (March, '04 as per the editorial calendar right now) on room acoustic treatments. Absorbtion and reflection can happily live in one single product, and I'll show you how to make it!!

Guitars

Guitars: 
Carvin DC400, clear over quilted maple, gold hardware. Carvin DC200 blueburst, silver hardware. Carvin bolt guitar, greenburst and no inlays on the rosewood neck. Carvin LB75 bass. '62 Fender Duo-Sonic, Ephiphone PR15E, Ovation 12-string, Yamaha CG-100A classical, Kramer Focus 2000 and 3000. Just added are a Danelectro doubleneck with a regular 6-string and a baritone neck and a new Epiphone Emperor II Joe Pass model. Bridge and tailpiece are from Benedetto's line (and I made 'em myself).

Keyboards

Kawai K-4

Sound modules

Alesis NanoPiano.

Percussion

Pearl Export Series kit in Ferari Red, FIBES clear plexyglass kit, 14" Remo djembe, PVC pipes, Hinkley and Schmidt water bottles, brake drums and anything else that goes BOOM when you hit it.

Effects

(2) Alesis Microverb 3's, Digitech S100, Midiverb 4, DBX 286, Alesis 3630 compressor, BBE, Behringer Edison, Aphex 109, (2) Alesis MEQ230's, Presonus ACP-8 compressor.

Microphones

Pair of MXL V67's,a pair of MXL 2003's, an Equitech E200, pair of AKG D112's, pair of AKG C1000's, pair of Octava MC 012-01's, an E/V ND/257A, a dozen-odd Shure SM57 and 58's, beta 57 and 58, TOA K4, Realistic PZM,

Mixing

Mackie 32-channel 8-bus with meter bridge

Tape decks

Tascam MS16 one-inch reel 16 track, Sony PCM-R300 DAT, Tascam CDRW5000 rewritable CD burner, Tascam 103 cassette mastering deck, Tascam 302 dual tape deck

Hard disk recorders

Mackie HDR 24/96

Monitoring

Nearfields: Event 20/20 bas bi-amped monitors Midfields: Alesis Monitor Two's powered by an Alesis RA-100 amp.

Computer

Abandoned PC-based recording in favor of the Mackie

Music software

Cool Edit Pro, used mostly to edit and trim up recordings made on my analog 16-track reel machine. Best of both worlds!

Additional equipment

Gobs of homemade percussion thingeys (I've been listening to way too much Blue Man Group it seems...)

Comments

I'm located in the South Suburbs of Chicago, Rates are $40/hour. Let me help you make strange, beautiful music!!