Home Studio Registry: Joe Angel Bocanegra Jr.

Contact Web site
blkboxstudio66@yahoo.com
Primary use Secondary use Recording knowledge level MIDI knowledge level
Composition Jamming/Fun Just learning None
Commonly work (with) Completed songs/demos/jingles
Alone

Future plans/projects

TO EVENTUALLY BE ABLE TO RECORD THE PERFECT RECORDING. CRISP ,CLEAR WITH ALL THE RIGHT PIECES AUDIBLE AND FLAWLESS.

Guitars

Guitars: 
KRAMER 300ST W/FLOYD ORIG., JACKSON R.RHOADS W/HARDTAIL,84'GIBSON FLYING V,ARIA PRO II BATTBASS, LTD FM-200,ALVAREZ TELECASTER,JACKSON DXMG, SAMICK CUSTOM PRO SHOP STRAT.

Keyboards

RADIO SHACK SYNTHESIZER KEYBOARD, PRIMARILY USED FOR DRUM MACHINE. AT TIMES USED FOR TOUCH UP USING KEYBOARD OR SYNTH EFFECTSAND A KORG, MICROKORG FOR ADDED EFFECTS TO TRACKS

Sound modules

I HAVE MANY "MIDI COMPATIBLE" MUSIC INSTRUMENTS AND PROCESSORS, THOUGH, FIRST OF ALL, I WANT TO GET A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF ALL OF THAT BEFORE GOING ON TO MIDI AND LINKING EQUIPMENT THROUGH MIDI.

Percussion

ZOOM DRUM MACHINE,SYNTH KEYBOARD.

Effects

BOSS ME-10 PEDAL BOARD FOR GUITARS, ART SGX-LT RACKMOUNT FOR GUITARS, ART SGX NIGHTBASS RACKMOUNT FOR BASS EFFECTS,ZOOM RFX-1000 RACKMOUNT FOR OVERALL MIX EFFECTS. I ALSO PLAN ON INSTALLING A FEW OTHER PROCESSORS I'VE RECENTLY BOUGHT AND PUT INTO THE BIG "BLACK BOX". THEY ARE A KORG DRV-2000 DIGITAL REVERB, A SYMETRIX 421M DOWNWARD EXPANDER, A SABINE FBX 901 FEEDBACK EXTERMINATOR AND A FOCUSRITE PLATNUM TRAKMASTER PRO. TC HELICON VOICE PRISM, DIGITECH GSP-5 GUITAR EFFECTS,BEHRINGER V-AMP PRO GUITAR EFFECTS,ALSO, RECENTLY INCORPORATED A ROLAND MC-505 GROOVE BOX INTO THE RACK.

Microphones

A COUPLE OF AKG'S AND SHURE'S.

Mixing

TANGENT 8-CHANNEL MIXER

Tape decks

YAMAHA MT8X II 8-CHANNEL MULTI-TRACK RECORDER, DBX SINGLE TAPE DECK RECORDER.

Hard disk recorders

TASCAM CD-RW4U CD R/W AND A TASCAM CD-RW5000 FOR MY DISC RECORDERS

Monitoring

OLD SCHOOL KMD 500 WATT POWER AMP, FOUR SHS 1 X 15" SPEAKER CABS, TWO PRO STUDIO 2X 15" SPEAKER CABS, ALL EQUIPED WITH MID RANGE SPEAKERS AND TWEETERS, THE SHS CABS BEING ALSO EQUIPED WITH 4"X10" HORNS.I DIDN'T HAVE A HEADPHONE AMP, SO I BUILT ONE OUT OF A SMALL BOSTON COMPUTER SPEAKER. I SOLDERED A TRS FEMALE ONTO THE INPUT LINE TO CONNECT AN INCOMING SIGNAL(FROM THE PHONES OF THE YAMAHA 8-TRK.)AND I THEN SOLDERED FOUR TRS FEMALES ONTO THE AUX SPEAKER LINE(TO PLUG IN FOUR SEPARATE HEADPHONES).I TOOK ALL THIS APART AND DISCARDED THE SPEAKER. I MOUNTED THE BOARD AND ALL THE WIRING ALONG WITH THE VOLUME POT THE SPEAKER CAME WITH ONTO A 1-3/4" WIDE X 19" METAL PANEL WHICH FIT PERFECT INTO MY RACK. TA-DAH!! HOME-MADE 15 WATT 4-HEADPHONE AMP.POWERED BY IT'S OWN 9 VOLT ADAPTER! WORKS REAL GOOD, THOUGH I DO PLAN ON BUYING AN ART OR A SAMSON LATER ON.

Computer

ACER, AND I THINK I NEED MORE MEMORY?? ANYHOW, I DO NOT USE MY COMPUTER FOR "STUDIO"RECORDING.

Music software

NONE, I WANT TO GET TO RECORD GOOD ON ANALOG BEFORE GOING ON TO DIGITAL RECORDING. THE ONLY DIGITAL I DO IS WHEN I TRANSFER MY COMPOSITIONS TO CD FOR NOW.

Additional equipment

I SOMETIMES USE MY CRATE GX-1600 TO RECORD WITH, USING THE LINE OUT STRAIGHT INTO THE YAMAHA MULTI-TRACK, IT'S A 1/2 STACK. CRATE 160 WATT HEAD WITH AN AMPEG 4X12" CAB. I SOMETIMES ALSO USE MY LINE6 AX2-212 COMBO AMP AS IT HAS IT'S OWN ONBOARD DIGITAL EFFECTS AND PLUG STRAIGHT INTO THE RECORDER USING A PATCHBAY.I LIVE IN AN APARTMENT SO BASICALLY I HAVE TO DO EVERYTHING BY HEADPHONES SO I HAVEN'T HAD MUCH TIME TO EXPERIMENT WITH MIC-ING AMPS AND ALL THAT. I UNDERSTAND THAT MIC-ING IS A VERY IMPORTANT PART OF RECORDING, BUT WHAT I HAVE BEEN ABLE TO DO WITH GOING STARAIGHT INTO THE STUDIO RECORDER AND USING HEADPHONES ACTUALLY HASN'T COME OUT TOO BAD. WHEN PLAYED BACK THROUGH THE CAR STEREO OR SOMEONE ELSES HOME STEREO SOMEWHERE ELSE, THE RECORDINGS SOUND VERY GOOD IN MY OPINION, THOUGH THEY COULD SOUND BETTER. MAYBE I'M JUST TOO CRITICAL OF MY OWN WORK?

Comments

THIS ISN'T EVEN ALL THE EQUIPMENT I HAVE. I'VE JUST BEEN BUYING STUFF OVER THE YEARS PLANNING ON ONE DAY TO INCORPORATE ALL OF IT. MY BROTHER AND I USED TO PLAY ALOT WHEN WE WERE YOUNGER. WE'VE LIVED 400 MILES APART FOR THE PAST 15 YEARS. FOR ME, THERE'S NOTHING LIKE JAMMIN' WITH MY BROTHER. ONE DAY I WISH TO RECORD ALL THE STUFF WE USED TO PLAY, BUT THIS TIME USING REAL EQUIPMENT INSTEAD OF A JAMBOX WITH A MIC HANGING FROM THE CEILING LIGHT FIXTURE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROOM! HA HA HA!!