Home Studio Registry: Roy Dawson

Future plans/projects

Arranging, some song writing as well as using my gear to create Jazz type backings for my own vocals


Ovation Acoustic


Technics Two Manual Organ EX20L as well as a Technics Keyboard KN200 (pretty dated, but good sounds)

Sound modules

None that I know of


Zoom RhythmTrak RT-323 as well as the drums on my Organ and Keyboard


Microverb and the effects in my eight Tracker


AKG C1000S. I have four of them


On my recorder

Tape decks

Fostex 4 Track (cassette) + Yamaha cassette deck

Hard disk recorders

Fostex VF-08 Track Digital Recorder


Phones: Sennheiser HD 480ll (2 Off) Amp: Panasonic SU-2800


'Tiny' outfit. Pentium lll 600MHz processor. 17GB UDMA Hard Drive. 128MB Fast SDRAM 100Mhz.

Music software

'Cakewalk' 'Finale'

Additional notes

Our spare bedroom doubles as my tiny studio, a home studio in the true sense of the word, although the gear I have is good, it is not designed for Pop Groups or 'Bands', it simply fulfils my personal recording needs, although my gear IS eminently portable and I have used it to record A- Cappella Vocal Quartets. I use my studio mostly to make 'Teach Tapes' for Barbershop Harmony Singers who don't read music, I sing all four parts onto different tracks and make each voice dominant in turn on a 'Teach Tape', I also record my own voice and instrumental work for friends and relatives, no big deal financially, but a lot of fun.

Primary use Secondary use
Other Other
Recording level MIDI level
Average None
Commonly work (with) Completed songs/demos/jingles
Alone 21-40