Home Studio Registry: Roy Dawson

Future plans/projects

Arranging, some song writing as well as using my gear to create Jazz type backings for my own vocals

Guitars

Ovation Acoustic

Keyboards

Technics Two Manual Organ EX20L as well as a Technics Keyboard KN200 (pretty dated, but good sounds)

Sound modules

None that I know of

Percussion

Zoom RhythmTrak RT-323 as well as the drums on my Organ and Keyboard

Effects

Microverb and the effects in my eight Tracker

Microphones

AKG C1000S. I have four of them

Mixing

On my recorder

Tape decks

Fostex 4 Track (cassette) + Yamaha cassette deck

Hard disk recorders

Fostex VF-08 Track Digital Recorder

Monitoring

Phones: Sennheiser HD 480ll (2 Off) Amp: Panasonic SU-2800

Computer

'Tiny' outfit. Pentium lll 600MHz processor. 17GB UDMA Hard Drive. 128MB Fast SDRAM 100Mhz.

Music software

'Cakewalk' 'Finale'

Comments

Our spare bedroom doubles as my tiny studio, a home studio in the true sense of the word, although the gear I have is good, it is not designed for Pop Groups or 'Bands', it simply fulfils my personal recording needs, although my gear IS eminently portable and I have used it to record A- Cappella Vocal Quartets. I use my studio mostly to make 'Teach Tapes' for Barbershop Harmony Singers who don't read music, I sing all four parts onto different tracks and make each voice dominant in turn on a 'Teach Tape', I also record my own voice and instrumental work for friends and relatives, no big deal financially, but a lot of fun.
Primary use Secondary use
Other Other
Recording level MIDI level
Average None
Commonly work (with) Completed songs/demos/jingles
Alone 21-40