Home Studio Registry: Beau Hall

Primary use Secondary use Recording knowledge level MIDI knowledge level
Recording Demos Above average Average
Commonly work (with) Completed songs/demos/jingles
Other musicians More than 100

Future plans/projects

Immediate plans: recording our next CD, live in the studio. 5 piece funk band (2 gtrs, harmonica, drum, bass, voc and bkg vocs, congas).

Guitars

Guitars: 
Fender Strat, Gibson Les Paul, custom Strats, mexi-Teles. Peavey 5-str bass (don't know which one)

Keyboards

None

Sound modules

None

Percussion

Congas, Drum kit.

Effects

J-Station to record my guitar direct. Alesis Nanoverb and Nanocomp.

Microphones

57s and 58s mostly, bullet mic for the harmonica.

Mixing

Tascam 688 combo

Tape decks

Tascam 688

Monitoring

Crappy home stereo and crappier speakers.

Computer

HP something or other, 40 gig HD, only 128 meg ram.

Music software

Sonic Foundry Soundforge and Acid

Additional equipment

My hands, my mind, my voice.

Comments

My goal is to capture the sound of the 70's and early 80's basic funk acts (without the old keyboards, violins, horn sections, etc.) like Sly, Stevie, Rick James, Prince, etc. We're using the Tascam 688 because that's all we have, and I've used it on our last CD (which sold over 100 copies worldwide online, making the record go uhh, cardboard).