Calling what I have a home recording “studio” might be a misnomer, because the space I use is also used for lots of other things, too. But, I do just about all my recording here in our finished basement.
My equipment consists of the following:
- Apple Macintosh iMac 22″ with a 3.06 Ghz Core 2 Duo processor, 4 GB RAM
- PreSonus Firebox firewire audio interface
- Steinberg Cubase Studio 5.1.1 – no special plugins yet
- G&L ASAT Classic electric guitar
- Fender Blues Junior amplifier
- E-mu Xboard61 MIDI controller keyboard
- An acoustic Yamaha upgright piano upstairs in the living room
- A Roland VS-840 digital 8-track recorder, which I use for remote recording, such as recording the piano in the living room or adding additional recording inputs via MTS sync with Cubase
- A Behringer Eurorack MX 1604A 16-channel mixer
- A used Tama Stagestar drum kit for live drums
In addition, I routinely borrow equipment from my kids, including an M-Audio 88-key MIDI controller keyboard I used on a couple of recordings, as well as a Fender Bassman amp and bass guitar.