Home Studio Registry: Theo Van Daele

Future plans/projects

Really learning the trade... I gave myself 5 years to build up a decent home studio, and learning how to really lay great tracks. After that, I give myself 40 years to become a pro.


Gibson, Fender Strat, Fender Telecaster, Yamaha bass, Steinberg bass


Roland, Korg


Alesis DM5 with ddrum triggers, Pearl Export, Alesis SR 16


Lexicon MXP 1, Alesis Quadraverb, Behringer Composer, AutoQuad, Denoiser, Roland GXP 100 Guitar processor, Roland Dig. Delay, LA Audio Compressor


Rode NT2 (1), AKG 391 (2), AKG CS 1000 (1), Sennheiser MD 421 (2), SM 57 (7), SM 56 (1), Beta 52, SM58


Behringer Eurodesk MX 8000

Hard disk recorders

DMT8 VL for external applications


Tannoy System 1000, self made PA speakers, $50 car speakers (!), Yamaha MX2 amp, Amcron 1200


Intel 266 MMX, 128 Mb Ram, 8 Gig EIDE drives (soon to be expanded with UW SCSI drives), HP 7200 CDRW, Event Gina sound card (waiting for Layla ...), Prodif 24

Music software

Samplitude 4.05, Cool Edit Pro, SAW, Samplitools, Waves plugins

Additional equipment

Humidity meter (!), Sonex Audio acoustic treatment, air filter

Additional notes

Don't start a home studio ! There is no way back, and you keep sending money to the studio gods each time you go in... Apart from that, it's both fun / art / and craft.

Primary use Secondary use
Jamming and Fun Demos
Recording level MIDI level
Above average Average
Commonly work (with) Completed songs/demos/jingles
Alone 21-40