There was a time when ‘studio’ photos would feature large analogue mixers & tape
machines, racks full of equipment and enormous wall mounted speakers.
Today’s digital studio is much more compact, built around high spec computers, DAW’s
(Digital Audio Workstations), control surfaces and hard drives.
Hidden from view in the main photo on the home page is a custom built PC running
an 8 core processor with 3 x 1 terabyte hard drives and able to support four monitor
screens to display everything that needs to be seen.
For digital recording and midi sequencing I use Sonar Producer, a professional DAW
linked to Sonar’s VS-700R digital audio interface.
Sonar comes with more than 150 software based plug-ins for audio processing plus
20 software synthesizers and samplers with extended libraries.
I also have a comprehensive collection of ‘third party’ industry-standard audio software
installed for recording, mixing, song mastering and CD mastering.
The above is complemented by:
Professional near field monitor speakers, good microphones and pre-amps, a fold back
system for musicians and singers including talk back to headphones, various CD, Cassette
and DAT machines plus a collection of miscellaneous but useful studio gear and more
leads and cables than I will ever need!
There are often various instruments available for use depending on what’s around
at the time - they come and go on a regular basis!