Home Studio Registry: Steve Herman

Future plans/projects

Compose/record new rock/jazz/? instrumentals, occasional covers become fluent in VS-1680, CUBASE VST/24, EMU ESi 32


Gibson '71 J-200; '69 SG Standard. '95 Hamer Studio Archtop. Tweaked '92 Fender Strat. '75 Fender Precision Bass, Suzuki Unisynth MIDI controller. MESA Studio Caliber, 65 Princeton Reverb.


Roland D-10, Micromoog

Sound modules

Emu ESi-32 sampler w/ CD-ROM, Roland MBD-1, Roland D-110, Kawai K1r


Electronic kit based around Alesis DM5, various Roland and homemade trigger pads


Effects: Eventide H3000SE, Digitech Studio Quad v.2, DynaComp, Phase 90, DOD Stereo Chorus, DOD Death Metal Crybaby wah, Morley volume/wah


AKG C3000, AKG D3900, AT813, Shure SM57.


VS1680/Mackie 1402VLZ

Tape decks

Tascam DA20 DAT, Sony cassette

Hard disk recorders

VS1680, CD-R


Hafler P3000, Event 20/20's, Zenith Allegro, homebuilt JBL 15" cabs, Sennheiser and Sony headphones


Pentium III 500, Chaintech 6BTM MB; 256MB SD100 RAM, Adaptec 2940, 12GB ATA, 12GB SCSI. ATARI STMega 2, 2MB, 65MB external drive, mono monitor, Kawai MAV-8 MIDI switcher.

Music software

Cusbase VST/24 v.3.72, Wavelab 3.03; TC, Waves, Hyper, DSP, Steinberg plugin's. Atari - Steinberg Cubase used most of the time, I've got versions of just about everything for Atari ST.

Additional equipment

SansAmp PSA-1, Demeter VTMP-2a, ART TubeMP preamps, dbx 1066 comp/lim, RNC comp, Aphex 109 para EQ, (2) Rean 1/4" bal. PB's, Kawai MAV8 MIDI PB
Primary use Secondary use
Composition Practice and Rehearsal
Recording level MIDI level
Above average Above average
Commonly work (with) Completed songs/demos/jingles
Alone More than 100