Home Studio Registry: Richard Monroe

Future plans/projects

Collaboration with Maureen Fleming, independant recording artist from San Diego, is underway. (search www.mofleming.com for one of my partners in crime) Also a solo classical guitar album by jazz master Christopher Woitach is on deck. My first commercial release, "Reunion" was released January 31 2004. Check www.bardwire.com for clips. Woo Hoo!


Taylor 710CE, Highway One Telecaster, Epiphone Les Paul Custom with 57 classic humbuckers, Jimmy Vaughan signature Tex-Mex Stratocaster, Epiphone Casino, Ventura Classical, Epiphone Selena Signature C70-CE cutaway classical,Epiphone PR725-S dreadnought, Fender Squier P-Bass.


Wurlitzer Console. No electronic keyboards/synths.

Sound modules



All acoustic,African/Middle-Eastern-Djembe,Doumbek,Persian Zarb,Ludwig and TAMA trap sets. No fake drums!


POD Pro, TC Electronics M300, Behringer Bass VAMP Pro, VAMP-2,


AKG-D690,D320B,D770,D3800,D112,C2000B,C414B-ULS. Behringer-ECM2000(2) B.L.U.E.- Baby Bottle,Kiwi. Oktava-MC012(2),MK319,ML-52, Neumann-KM184 matched pair,Rode-NTK, Sennheiser-E835,e609s. Shure-SM57,SM82,SM7B,55C. Studio Projects-B-1,C-4(2) Sony ECM-MS957. Audiotechnica AT40 Electrovoice N/D257


Digidesign Digi002 DAW/Pro Tools interface/stand-alone digital mixer

Tape decks

Roberts 1725 8L-III

Hard disk recorders

Roland VS-1824CD,Korg PXR4 Pandora.


M-Audio SP5B reference monitors,and M-Audio SBX subwoofer, Sennheiser HD280 pro headphones, Rolls RA62HA headphone amp


MusicXPC C2- 800MHz front side bus, 1GB PC3200 RAM, 80GB ATA133 system HD, 120GB ATA133 Audio HD

Music software

ProTools LE 6.1.

Additional equipment

Avalon AD2022,Joemeek twinQ,Behringer ADA8000,M-Audio DMP-3,FMR Audio RNC compressor,Furman PM-8/RP-8/PL-8 power conditioners,Audiologic quad noise gate, Carver PM125 power amp,1X12 Marshall cab,100 watt Fender wedge monitor,1X10 Ampeg Bass cab,Crate MX15R practice amp, KK Audio KD8/KD4 racks,Boss FS-5U footswitch,SABRASOM shock mounts/pop filters, many Aurelex baffles/diffusers, cables by B.L.U.E.,Monster, Mogami,Assorted On Stage booms. Fender PD250 Passport small PA,Road-Ready Cases, The original Lava Lamp.

Additional notes

After 30 years, I did it. I'm an old folkie w/ roots in Jefferson Airplane, The Who, Eagles. Some really good friends helped me out with this, but I am still deep in learning curve and hardware wars. Hoping some of y'all can provide tech/moral support. Gee-is this home studio thing testosterone based? Where are all the *women*?

My basic goal here is folk/blues/rock with a Celtic twist. I like to sing with women, heavy on the guitars and clean vocals with much harmony. Think Fleetwood Mac,Jefferson Airplane, Heart, Clannad, Steeleye Span. Any old hippies out there into psychedelic rock? Send me an email. Update- My first commercial release, "Reunion" is now available at my web site. Featuring performances by Audrey White of the New England Conservatory, jazz master Chrisyopher Woitach, Indie singer/songwriter Maureen Fleming, and others.

Primary use Secondary use
Commercial work Demos
Recording level MIDI level
Above average Just learning
Commonly work (with) Completed songs/demos/jingles
Other musicians 41-60