Home Studio Registry: Ken Burtch

Contact Web site
bkenneth@ior.com View web site
Primary use Secondary use Recording knowledge level MIDI knowledge level
Composition Recording Average Average
Commonly work (with) Completed songs/demos/jingles
Alone

Future plans/projects

Now that my debut CD is out, I'll take a well deserved break from writing and recording. I'm hoping to contribute to a compilation CD featuring Ibanez JEM and Universe players in a couple of months. Aside from that, no future plans at this time.

Guitars

Guitars: 
Ibanez Universes.

Keyboards

Korg M-1

Percussion

Alesis D4

Effects

Zoom 9120

Microphones

Shure Sm57

Mixing

Alesis 1622

Tape decks

Fostex 16 track reel to reel Tascam cassette mixdown deck

Monitoring

Alesis Matica 500 power amp and Alesis Monitor One nearfield monitors

Additional equipment

Alesis DataDisk and Rocktron Hush IIC noise reduction ART tube MP mic preamp

Comments

I couldn't imagine not having my own studio, even when I had just a four track. The ability to record when I want is a freedom that I could not live without. Having a studio, however humble, is good for guitarists as well because it teaches them that there are other instruments in the spectrum and gives them insight into the processes (and pains) of audio recording.