Home Studio Registry: Mike Romeo

Contact Web site
mromeo@texas.net
Primary use Secondary use Recording knowledge level MIDI knowledge level
Recording Demos High Above average
Commonly work (with) Completed songs/demos/jingles
Other musicians

Future plans/projects

My studio has all the basics (mid-grade) and we are currently upgrading to "pro" gear as we can afford it. We are also starting our own label/publishing company.

Guitars

Guitars: 
Les Paul, Fender Strat, Ovation Viper (solid body electric), a custom electric, and a Takemine acoustic.

Keyboards

Yamaha SY-22, Korg DW-8000, Roland A-30 controller

Sound modules

K2000r, Alesis QSR, Roland MKS-20, EMU Vintage Keys

Percussion

7 piece Pearl kit and various percussion toys

Effects

Lexicon LXP-15 and alex, A.D.L. tube compressor, Berhinger and DBX compressors, Hush and DBX noise reduction, Digitech Studio 400, Alesis Q2 and MidiVerb4, BBE Sonic Maximizer, TL Audio Tube mic pre, Focusrite Red 8, and Roland GP-100

Microphones

CAD, Shure, AKG, and Octava condenser mics. Shure, AKG, Audio Technica, and Senheiser dynamic mics.

Mixing

Mackie 32 channel 8 bus with meter bridge, Mackie 1604 for keyboards

Tape decks

Alesis ADAT XTs (16 track, 24 in near future) w/BRC, Panasonic SV-3800, and Sony cassette machine.

Monitoring

Event 20/20bas, Alesis EQ, AKG 240 and 270 headphones, Fostex headphone amp

Computer

150mhz pentium, 48 meg ram, 5 gig HD, CD recorder, 17" monitor

Music software

CakeWalk 5.0, SoundForge 4.0, Alesis Soundbridge.

Additional equipment

Music Quest MidiEngine 8port/SE rackmount, and a custom made electric dulcimer.

Comments

The studio control room is located in a room I built in the garage, and two of the bedrooms have been made into isolation rooms. A 24 channel snake links the control rooms with the isolation rooms and we have video monitoring of the rooms.