Home Studio Registry: Silvio Giarratana

Primary use Secondary use Recording knowledge level MIDI knowledge level
Demos Commercial work High High
Commonly work (with) Completed songs/demos/jingles
Co-writer 61-100

Future plans/projects

Continue to write, arrange and produce my and Midnight Music (http://www.midnightmusic online.com) original music and producing demos for other local area acts.

Guitars

Guitars: 
(++)Electric Guitars: (o)1962 Fender Strat with stock hardware and electronics (o)1969 Les Paul Custom with stock hardware and electronics (o)1971 ES355 with stock hardware and electronics (o)1973 Custom Strat "Crunchy" with Kahler vibrato (neck string clamp removed), Dimarzio DP186 (neck), DP187 ( middle), DP181 (bridge) pickups and Bartolini "The Chip" preamp, GraphTech nut, Spertzel Locking tuners (o)1973 Custom Telecaster "Hele-Tele" with Hipshot Trilogy bridge, Dimarzio Air Classic (neck) and Seymour Duncan Hot Tele Stack (bridge) pickups, GraphTech nut, Schaller locking tuners and Bartolini "The Chip" preamp (o)1978 Custom Flying V "Vee" with Kahler vibrato (neck string clamp removed), GraphTech nut, Spertzel locking tuners, Dimarzio DP101 pickups (neck/bridge), Bartolini "The Chip" preamp (o)1982 Guild X-79 "Rebel" with Kahler vibrato, Bartolini "The Chip" preamp, Seymour Duncan SH-1(neck) and SH-4(bridge) pickups, GraphTech nut, Spertzel Locking tuners (o)1983 Cort ES1275 6/12 Doubleneck with Kahler vibrato, Bartolini "The Chip" preamp, Dimarzio DP101 pickups (6 string neck/bridge) (o)1986 Fender Strat "Blue" with Floyd Rose vibrato (neck string clamp removed), Alembic "Blaster" preamp, Seymour Duncan Hot Stack (neck/middle), Hot Rails (bridge) and Roland GK-2a divided hex pickup, GraphTech nut, Schaller locking tuners (o)1991 Peavey Hydra 6/12 Doubleneck "Hydra" with Kahler Pro vibrato, GraphTech nuts (neck string clamp removed), Schaller locking tuners (6-string), custom 12-saddle bridge (12-string), custom electronics (o)2000 Parker Fly Deluxe with Dimarzio DP101 custom-wound pickups, Parker/Fishman piezo bridge transducer/preamp assembly, Spertzel Locking tuners (o)2001 Schecter A-7 Plus (SM) with Seymour Duncan JB-7 (bridge) and '59-7 (neck) pickups, Floyd Rose vibrato (neck string clamp removed), GraphTech nut, Spertzel Locking tuners (o)2003 Jackson DK2S "Jacki-Wad" with Sustainiac sustainer system, Roland GK-2AH synthesizer pickup, Floyd-Rose vibrato bridge, Hipshot vibrato bridge stablizer (++)Acoustic Guitars: (o)1989 Kramer Ferrington Custom with Fishman Transducer system, GraphTech nut, Hipshot Guitar Extender key (o)1993 Charvel 625-C with Fishman Transducer system and Hipshot Guitar Extender key (o)1993 Charvel 625-C12 with Fishman Transducer system (o)2000 Ovation CSD-225 6/12 Doubleneck Acoustic "Double Penetrator" with OP24+ Transducer system, Hipshot Guitar Extender key on 6-string Neck (++)Bass Guitars: (o)1988 Guild Cannon Pilot Bass with Hipshot Bass Extender key and Seymour Duncan Active EQ P/J pickup system (o)2000 DeArmond Pilot 5 Deluxe with Hipshot Bass Extender key, Hipshot Model A bridge (o)2000 Spector NS2000 Q5 5 String Bass "Specky" with Amber Burst quilted maple top, EMG pickups, active preamp, custom electronics (o)2001 Ibanez Ergodyne Bass "Ergy" with Hipshot Bass Extender key, active preamp (o)2002 Conklin Groove Tools 5 String Fretless Bass with natural flame maple top, active electronics, purple heart neck, ebony fingerboard, active preamp (o)Ibanez F-5 Mandolin

Keyboards

(++)Keyboards: (o)EMU Emulator III (o)Yamaha DX-7 (o)Roland D-50 (o)Roland XP-50

Sound modules

(++)Tone Modules: (o)Roland MKS-50, (o)Roland D-110, (o)Roland U-220, (o)Roland JV-1080, (o)EMU ESI-32, (o)Korg 05-RW (++)Guitar Synthesis/Modelling: (o)Korg Z-3 Guitar Synthesizer (o)Roland GR-30 Guitar Synthesizer, GK2a pickup (o)Roland US-20 GK-series A/B/Y Unit Selector (o)Roland VG-88 V-Guitar System Guitar Modeller, Version 2.0 Software (++)Other MIDI Equipment: (o)KMX 8x8 MIDI Patch Bay (o)KMX 16x16 MIDI Patch Bay (o)Kawai MAV-8 MIDI Patch Bay (o)Sansui MD-R7 MIDI/Tape sync controller (o)Akai ME-20A MIDI arpeggiator

Percussion

(++)Electronic Percussion (o)Alesis HR16 PCM Drum Machine (o)Alesis HR16B PCM Drum Machine (o)Alesis D-4 Percussion Sound Module (o)Roland Octapad Pad-8 MIDI/Trigger Pads (o)S and S Industries Stealth Trigger 7002 Double Bass Trigger (++)Acoustic Drums (o)Pearl Export EX825Drum Set - (16"x 22" bass with P202TW Double Pedal assembly, Evans EQ2 batter with double Falam Slam, 8"x 8", 10"x 10", 10" x 12", 11" x 13" rack toms with Remo Weatherking Clear Pinstripe batter and Remo Ambassador resonant heads, 16"x16" floor tom with Remo Weatherking Clear Pinstripe batter and Remo Ambassador resonant heads, 6 1/2" x 14" Custom Signature Steel Snare with Evans Coated Rock AF Kevlar batter and Remo Ambassador resonant heads) (o)Remo Roto Toms - (6", 8", 10" with Remo Weatherking Clear Pinstripe batter heads) (o)Sabian Cymbals - (Sabian AA Regular 14" Hi-Hats, Sabian B8 Pro 8" Splash, Sabian AAX 18" Stage Crash (o)Wuhan Cymbals - (Wuhan 12" Splash, Wuhan 12" China) (o)Zildjian Cymbals - (A-Series 16" Thin Crash, A-Series 20" Medium Ride, ZBT Plus 10" Splash, ZBT Plus 18" China, 6"Zil-Bel) (o)Custom 10" effect cymbal custom-lathed by Tom Steel (++)Other Percussion: (o)Bestler Drumset Congas - 9 1/2" and 10", mounted (o)Authentic Rainstick - 24" (o)LP mounted Ridge Rider Rock Classic Cowbell (o)LP mounted Wood Aspire Bongos (o)LP mounted Vibraslap Deluxe (o)Meinl mounted Agogo bells (o)Pearl Quick-Release mounted Tamborine (o)Pearl Basket Ganza (o)Toca Percussion 10" Caribbean Conga (o)Rhythm Tech mounted "Scratcher" Cabasa (o)Rhythm Tech mounted bar chimes (40-bar, 20-pitch, double row)

Effects

(++)SNAKEPIT gutar Effects Pedalboard: (o)Behringer Eurorack MXB-1002 Mixer (o)Boss GT-5 with (2) FS-5U, FV-300L Expression Pedals (o)Boss FV-50 Station Volume Pedal (o)Boss RC-20 LoopStation Phrase recorder (o)Dunlop "Mister Crybaby" Wah/Volume/Line Boost Pedal (o)MXR Limiter (o)Samson Mixpad-4 Mixer (o)Samson Wireless AP1 UHF Wireless system (o)Signal Flex SF-DAB A/B/Y Pedal (o)Shure T4G Diversity Guitar Wireless system (o)Zoom 504 II Multi-effects Acoustic Instrument processor (++)STUDIO effects modules: (o)Alesis MicroLimiter Stereo compressor / limiter (o)Alesis MicroGate Stereo noise gate (o)Alesis MicroEnhancer Spectral enhancer (o)Alesis MEQ230 Dual 30-band graphic equalizer (o)(2) Alesis MidiverbIII Multi-effects processor (o)ART FXR Multi-effects processor (o)ART D/IO II Recording preamp A/D converter (o)(2) Art MDC2001 Dynamics / Mastering processor (o)Behringer UltraCurve DSP 8024 Digital 1/3 Octave Analyzer/EQ (o)(2) Boss PQ50 Parametric EQ (o)Digitech Studio Vocalist EX Vocal harmonizer (o)Digitech Studio S-100 Dual engine multi-effects processor (o)Digitech GP2120 with Control One foot controller (o)DOD RTA-31real time analyzer (o)DOD SR-835 Electronic Crossover 2-way stereo, 3-way mono, with dedicated sub bass out (o)PreSonus ACP-88 8 Channel compressor / limiter / noise gate (o)Roland GP16 with FC-100 mkII foot controller and (2) EV5 expession pedals (o)(2) Sabine FBX900 Feedback exterminator (o)Scholtz Rockman X-100 Guitar preamp (o)Scholtz Bassman Bass preamp

Microphones

(++)Microphones: (o)(2) AKG D65-S Cardoid Microphone (o)(2) AKG C1000-S Small Diaphram Condenser Microphone (o)(2) Behringer B-2 Pro Large Diaphram Condenser Microphone (o)(1) Roland DR-20 Cardoid Microphone (o)(14) Shure SM57 Cardoid Microphone (o)(2) Shure SM58 Cardoid Microphone (o)(2) Shure Beta52 Cardoid Microphone (o)(1) Shure Beta56 Cardoid Microphone (o)(2) AT4033 (o)(2) RodeNT1 (o)(2) AKG D112 (o)(2) SM81

Mixing

* Mackie 8bus/32ch, (++)Mixers: (o)Sansui MX-12 12 channel recording mixer (o)Mackie CR1604VLZ-Pro 16 channel mixer with Rotopod and Rack Mount options (o)Samson Mixpad4 4 channel stereo line mixer (o)Boss BX600 6 channel stereo line mixer (o)Boss BX16 16 channel stereo line mixer (o)Roland M120 12 channel rackmount stereo line mixer

Tape decks

(++)Recording Decks: (o)Fostex X26 4-track cassette recorder (o)(2) Sansui MR6 6-track cassette recorder with Sansui SY-1 tape sync and MDR-7 MIDI sync controllers (o)Sony TC-WE605S 3 head full logic dual-well cassette deck (o)Tascam 202 MK II 3 head full logic dual-well cassette deck, dual bi-directional record and sync

Hard disk recorders

(o)Classic CDR200 standalone dual CD-CD/RW recorder (o)Roland VS1680 24-bit digital studio workstation with (2) VS8F-2 Effects boards, OS v2.12 (o)Roland VS-CDR II SCSI CD/RW Recorder

Monitoring

(++)Studio Monitoring: (o)Custom 2x10 Subwoofer (o)Alesis RA100 Stereo Reference Amplifier (o)Behringer B2031 Truth 2-Way Active High-Resolution Studio Reference Monitors (o)DOD 460H 6 Channel Stereo Headphone Amplifier (o)Alto HPA6 6 Channel Stereo Headphone Amplifier (o)Aiwa HPX10 Studio Headphones (o)Fisher Studio Standard ST-843 15" 3-Way Midfield Reference Monitors (o)Samson Resolv 65 2-Way Studio Reference Monitors (o)Sony MDR-7502 Studio Headphones (o)Sony MDR-7506 Studio Headphones (o)Sony MDR-CD10 Studio Headphones (o)DrumTech Peltor Isolation Headphones with Sony MDR-7506 drivers, -29db isolation (o)Assorted other headphones for personal monitoring

Computer

(++)PC Workstations: (o)Mastering DAW / Custom Configured Dell� Dimension 83009 (Pentium� 4 Processor at 3GHz w/800MHz front side bus/ HT Technology, 1024MB DDR SDRAM at 400MHz,Creative Labs SoundBlaster Audigy 2 ZS Platinum Pro Sound Card - Fully 24 -bit I/O Sound Card with SPDIF, Optical/TOSLINK, Firewire, Dual MIDI I/O ports, ATI RADEON�� 9800 XT Video Card 256MB DDR, DVI-VGA Adapter to connect 2 CRT Monitors to dual capable Video Card, Hard Drive 1: 80GB Ultra ATA/100 Hard Drive (7200 RPM), Hard Drive 2: 80GB Ultra ATA/100 Hard Drive (7200RPM), 8x DVD+R/+RW Drive with CD-RW, Dell� Gigabit Ethernet network interface card, 56K PCI Data/Fax Modem, 3.5 in Floppy Drive, 19" (18" viewable) Envision EN-985e Digital Monitor, Microsoft� Windows� XP SP-1, Dell� Enhanced Multimedia Keyboard, Dell� 2-button scroll mouse, Hewlett Packard PSC 2210 All-In-One printer/scanner/copier/fax, APC Back-UPS ES 725 - battery backup / power conditioner (o)MIDI Workstation / Custom Configured by PCs For Everyone, Cambridge, MA (Intel Pentium-III 733 EB-133MHz Coppermine Slot-1 w/256k full-speed L2 Cache ATX base CPU, Tyan Pentium-II/III S1854 Trinity 400 Motherboard, version 4, Slot-1 and Socket-370 With Via-133a AGP chipset, 512Mb, ATP Electronics CL3 PC133 compliant ECC SDRAM w/SPD EEPROM,InWin ATX Q500 Premium Full Tower W/300 Watt Power Supply and 2 cooling fans, Panamax MODEMMAX Surge Protector/UPS system, Adaptec 29160 Ultra-160/SCSI-Wide controller with LVD terminator, 18.2 Gig IBM DNES318350 SCSI Ultra-U2/Wide LVD (low voltage differential). 7200 RPM, 2Mb Cache buffer, 7ms access rate, Panasonic/Matsushita LS-120 2X "Super-Floppy" Drive, Toshiba SCSI DVD-III 5X Player / 40x CD-ROM, Ricoh MP7060s 6x4x24 SCSI CDRW, 19" (18" viewable) Viewsonic PF790 .25" Digital Monitor, Matrox Millenium G400-Max w/32Mb SGRAM, w/Dual-Video header, 56K ( 57600) U.S. Robotics/3Com PCI Voice/Fax/Modem, OEM model 2976, Creative Labs Sound-Blaster Live! Platinum Stereo 5.1 Surround Sound Card, Altec Lansing ACS-54 110-Watt, 5.1 Surround Speaker system, 5-piece w/ subwoofer, Microsoft IntelliPro Internet Keyboard, Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer PS/2 w/Intelli-Eye, MS Windows 98SE set up with FAT32, Microsoft Office� 2000 Pro, Gadget Labs Wave/4 IO card, Iomega Zip250 external SCSI drive, Mustek 1200 III EP scanner, Hewlett Packard Inkjet HP 722c printer

Music software

(++)Music / Studio Software: (o)Cakewalk Sonar 3.0 Producer (o)Adobe Audition 1.0 (o)Band-in-a-Box v.12 (o)Finale (o)Guitar Pro v.4.0 (o)Jammer Pro v.4.0 (o)Soundforge 4.5 (o)Unisyn 1.2 (o)Waves Native Gold 3.6 Direct-X plugins (o)Waves Native Masters 3.6 Direct-X plugins (o)Waves Native Renn Maxx 3.6 Direct-X plugins (o)Waves Native Restoration 3.6 Direct-X plugins

Additional equipment

(++)Guitar Amplifiers and Live Interface: (o)(2) Ampeg V3 combos each with 120 watts, dual channel (lead/rhythm) switchable, reverb, Groove Tubes (#1 Blue Series), Celestion G12-65 speaker (o)1965 Fender Twin Reverb with Groove Tubes and 2 Electrovoice EVM-12L speakers. (o)(2) Crate BX410E Bass Enclosure with 4 USA PRO speakers, 400 Watts RMS each. (o)Marshall JCM-2000 head with 1960A and 1960B enclosures (++)Bass Amplifiers: (o)Tech21 PSA-1 bass preamp module (o)Audio Centron RMA1600 2 x 450 Watts Stereo, 900 Watts Mono-Bridged @ 4 Ohms (o)(2) Crate BX410E Bass Enclosure with 4 USA Pyle PRO speakers, 800 Watts RMS each (o)Digitech BP-8 Valve Vacuum Tube Bass Preamp/Processor with Groove Tube Preamp Tube (++)Live Sound Reinforcement: (o)(2) Custom FOH cabs each with 4 EV EVM-10L 10" woofers, 2 JBL titanium horn drivers and Carvin 1588 crossover (o)(2) Custom FOH cabs each with Carvin PS15C-4, PS1100 horn driver and CMP210T crossover (o)(2) Custom FOH Audiotech Subwoofer cabs each with 2 Eminence B12080 15" Woofers 900 Watts/RMS each (o)Audio Centron RMA1600 2 x 450 Watts Stereo, 900 Watts Mono-Bridged @ 4 Ohms (o)Carvin DCM-2000 2 x 1000 Watts Stereo, 2000 Watts Mono-Bridged @ 2 Ohms (o)Crown Micro-Tech 1200 2x 600 Watts Stereo, 1200 Watts Mono-Bridged @ 2 Ohms (++)Audio Patch Bays: (o)(4) ProCo PM148 TR Patch Bay (o)(4) DBX PB48 TRS Patch Bay (o)(4) Furman PB40 TR Patch Bay (o)(2) Tascam PB32P TR Patch Bay (o)(1) Signal Flex PB32 TR Patch Bay (o)Boss TU12H Tuner (o)Peterson VS-1 Tuner (o)Chandler CP 1200 Power Conditioner / Light module

Comments

Although my current primary project is Midnight Music, I'm always looking for area musicians to jam and collaborate on new music with. So feel free to shoot me an email at stealthxusa@yahoo.com!