Home Studio Registry: Randy Staunton

Future plans/projects

To make demos, and I'm using my studio to vastly improve my practicing, rehearsals; and it's allowing me to learn the recording, music compositions, and many different sounds and ways to change/improve on them.

Guitars

Lag (pronounced log) a French 6 string electric.

Keyboards

Just Evolution midi keyboard.

Sound modules

Through my computer speakers

Percussion

Zoom MRS-1044 In-unit 255 drum/bass patterns, with the ability to use touch-pads to create my own patterns. And Cubase

Effects

In-unit Zoom 220 (100 guitar/bass +50 line +50 mastering) modelling effects, with ability to edit many parameters of each effect patch. Plus virtual effects. Also Digitech 400 processor that has many amp simulations, and I can record on my computer with it with the USB connection. Lots of different effects, that can be edited up the yin-yang! Lots of fun to play and stomp the floor pedal!

Microphones

None.

Mixing

In-unit track mixer, with many parameters to use/change. Virtual studio

Tape decks

In-unit, saved to hard drive; also digital out to record in real time to either my Sony digital stereo or Sony digital dual well CD burner, in real time.

Hard disk recorders

In-unit. Zoom MRS-1044 multi-track recording studio. 3.5 inch 1000 project capacity 24 bit 44.1 kHz sampling Phantom power-48 V (w/on and off switch) digital out MIDI in/out. guitar/bass in Unbalanced/Balance in.

Monitoring

Can use no speakers--just the headphones; or run to stereo, w/w-o phones; to cd burner, w/w-o phones. Computer JBL speakers, w/w-o ATH-M30 Audio Technica phones

Computer

Compaq Presario 4; CD-ROM/RW; DVD drive; 512 RAM, 120 GB

Music software

Cubase SE (full cheaper version, which is down to $99. on Musicians Friend, and probably American Musical Supply)Cakewalk Guitar Tracks Pro. Also, a Line6 Guitar Port, which I plug my guitar into the Port, plug the Port into the computer by way of an USB cable. I can jam and/or record with different amps and cabs and effects, interchangable; but with my computer's recording software. Plus I can use the Port to hook my guitar up, via "Line in", with other virtual music studios and software.

Additional equipment

Crate amp.

Comments

I got the Zoom MRS-1044 a coupla months ago, and the recording/mixing/demoing aspect of it looks great! My biggest joy is the 255 rhythm bass/drum patterns to practice with, and put in leads/fills to, which can be used separately from the recorder, which is my main use for now. There's a bunch of effects, and like the patterns, can be edited. The unit has move/paste/redo--10 tracks with 10 virtual tracks; bounce; full mixer. I don't know anything about high-end recorders, but this unit is awesome to me! Now I'm heavily into computer jamming and recording, and just can't get enough of virtual instruments and studios and software!
Primary use Secondary use
Practice and Rehearsal Jamming and Fun
Recording level MIDI level
Just learning None
Commonly work (with) Completed songs/demos/jingles
Alone Less than 5