Home Studio Registry: John Kumjian

Contact Web site
jckumjian@hotmail.com
Primary use Secondary use Recording knowledge level MIDI knowledge level
Recording Demos Above average Above average
Commonly work (with) Completed songs/demos/jingles
Other musicians 41-60

Future plans/projects

Will be updating mixer to Soundcraft 24 Channel and replacing computer this summer; Also looking for a 1/2 inch Tascam mixdown recorder; have major recording project in the works for this fall.

Guitars

Guitars: 
Fender 60's reissue Stratocaster, Fender Telecaster, 80's Fender Stratocaster w/Floyd Rose system and SD custom pickups, 1998 Gibson Blueshawk, 2001 Takamine Jumbo EAN15C, 1999 Taylor 410CE, 1969 Yamaha Classical, 2001 Ovation Elite, 1969 Epiphone PR350 Custom Slide, 2001 Spector 5-String Bass.

Keyboards

Kurtzwile SP88X, Studiologic Controller

Sound modules

Boss Sound Module

Percussion

Yamaha Hipgig (Al Foster Model) w/ Zildian cymbal collection, Pearl 14" Djembe, LP Congas, Matador Bongos, assorted hand percussion by LP, Pearl, Grover; Zoom Drum machine (mainly for click).

Effects

Lexicon MPX 300, Lexicon Alex, Alesis Midiverb II and IV, DBX 266 Compressor/Limiter, PreSonus Blue Tube (2), Beheringer Multigate, Aphex 109 Parametric EQ, Alesis EQ. Beheringer Multigraph EQ

Microphones

Rode NT1A, Shure SM57(3), Shure SM58, Soundlux Drum Mic Collection, AKG C3000, AudioTechnica 2025, AT 651(2), EV N/D257A.

Mixing

Mackie 1604 VLZ, Tascam MO8 (for additional side mixing)

Tape decks

Tascam 302, Tascam DA20 Dat machine, 1950's Ampex 2 Track R-R.

Hard disk recorders

Alesis HD24

Monitoring

Alesis RA150 w/ Yorkville NS 1A and JBL Project 1 monitors,Bose 302 non-reference speakers (4), AKG and Sony headphones, Beheringer 4-Channel Headphone Amp

Computer

Dell Dimension (2004)running Windows 2000, 60GB, 1GB ram; Aardvark Q8, Nexus Midi Mixer

Music software

Cakewalk ProAudio 9, ProTools LE, Cool Edit Pro, Finale, various plugins.

Additional equipment

Microphone stands (8), Cables by Hosa and Horizon, Horizon and ProCo direct boxes, Fender Deluxe Reverb and Princeton 60 Guitar Amps, Music Man 112RP amplifier, Boss pedals, Peavey 10

Comments

Studio is nice "open" studio design with partition; warm, cozy and comfortable; very natural acoustics; controlled "live" sound. Drums sound excellent in this room.