Home Studio Registry: Sonny Parlin

Primary use Secondary use Recording knowledge level MIDI knowledge level
Recording Composition Above average Average
Commonly work (with) Completed songs/demos/jingles
Co-writer 21-40

Future plans/projects

We will continue to upgrade equipment in the studio and continue to record Project Finster CDs. I'm also planning on taking some recording courses at Trod-Nossel Studios.

Guitars

Guitars: 
4 Yamaha Pacificas, Ibanez RG-470 and a Ibanez PGM 30.

Keyboards

Yamaha (something or other) used only as a trigger for sounds on the computer...

Sound modules

Currently we use Sound Fonts with the SBLive card, but I recently upgraded to the Delta 66 24/96 card, so I will also be upgrading to GigaSampler for midi sounds.

Percussion

Drums are all MIDI...

Effects

For guitars and bass, we use the guitar and bass pods. Also use Toneworks AX-1G and an RP-6

Microphones

We have one MIC, an SM57, used primarily for micing acoustic guitars, etc...

Mixing

N/A Will be getting one in the future.

Tape decks

N/A - We mix directly from Cakewalk to wav files to CD.

Hard disk recorders

N/A

Monitoring

Right now, we're using some really good computer speakers but plan on getting studio monitors very soon.

Computer

HP Pav, Intel Celeron 667MHZ, 128MB RAM, 20GB IDE disk drive.

Music software

Cakewalk, T-RackS 24, CoolEdit, GoldWave and soon GigaSampler, Delta-66 sound card.

Comments

The first Project Finster CD was recorded at 16 bit 44Khz, now that we have upgraded our hardware, we are looking forward to recording at 24bit 48khz.