Home Studio Registry: Simon Nelson

Contact Web site
sunsetyellow@hotmail.com
Primary use Secondary use Recording knowledge level MIDI knowledge level
Recording Composition Above average Just learning
Commonly work (with) Completed songs/demos/jingles
Other musicians 61-100

Future plans/projects

Erm, recording more music.

Guitars

Guitars: 
1994 Epiphone Riviera (cherry), 1958 Fender Duosonic with 1970's Warmouth neck and other replacement bits and bobs, 1930's/40's Regal parlour acoustic, 1967 Epiphone FT-30 Caballero acoustic, 70's Hondo (I think) copy of Rickenbacker 4003 (black), 90's Aria Pro II TA40 (wine red), unnamed cuban laoud (weird 12-string thing - see "Buena Vista Social Club")

Keyboards

Evolution MK-449C USB controller keyboard, Yamaha PSS-680 (one of those "Portasound" things), Gemini transistor organ (60's Italian copy of Vox Junior), Casio VL-Tone (do you yanks know "Da Da Da"?), Step-A-Tune floor mat/keyboard

Sound modules

Huh?

Percussion

Alesis SR-16, Drum machine on Yamaha keyboard, Mate's Ludwig drumkit (occasionally), Unnamed baby snare drum, Goat-skin Tambourine, Shakey-Eggs, Sleigh Bells, Triangles, Chair legs, Crutches, Motorised fan, Deodorant can, whatever else I can find

Effects

Lexicon MPX-100, Behringer T1953 valve (sorry, tube) dual mic pre-amp, TFPro P3 mic pre/optical compressor/eq, Zoom RFX-1000 multi effects, Aria AD-10 Analog Delay "Loco Box", Wersi-Voice Rotor-String-Choir-Sound, Alesis Ampliton, Bitrman, Faze, Metavox, Philtre, Phlngr and Smashup, Boss TR-2 Tremolo, Boss FZ-2 Hyper Fuzz (great for drums), 70's Electro-Harmonix Big Muff pi, Vesta Fire chorus, Bespeco volume pedal

Microphones

R0DE NT1-A, Oktava MK-219 (x2), Audio-Technica ATM33a (x2), TFPro JM27 (x2), Shure PG81 (small-diaphragm condensor), Shure PG52 (kick mic), Beyer M201, Shure SM58, Shure SM57, AKG D880, Prosound 3, weird little mic that looks like a crap electric razor but sounds dead crunchy, Bang and Olufsen BM5 and BM6 ribbon mics from 1961 (not working at moment), Reslo ribbon mics

Mixing

Soundcraft Spirit Studio 16:8:2, Soundcraft Spirit Folio Notepad, Board on Tascam Porta 07

Tape decks

Teac Tascam 80-8 1/2" eight-track reel-to-reel recorder, Tascam 238 eight-track rack-mount cassette deck, Tascam Porta 07, Aiwa AD-F450 cassette deck, 70's Sony TC-280 1/4" open-reel stereo deck, 50's Grundig TK5 1/4" open-reel mono deck, unknown portable 1/4" open-reel mono recorder by Stellaphone

Hard disk recorders

Wha?

Monitoring

Alesis MI Active Mk2, Arcam Alpha 7R stereo hi-fi amp, Speakers hand-made by my extremely talented girlfriend, Samson C-Control, Samson S-Phone headphone amp, Sennheiser EH2200 headphones, Aural Envelope DX-220 headphones (held together by tape and superglue)

Computer

Mongrel with AMD 1800+ processor, 512Mb Ram, two hard drives (20Gb and 40Gb), CD burner, CD Rom, and M-Audio Delta 66 soundcard.

Music software

Sound Forge, Cool Edit Pro, T-Racks 24, Cubase VST32, M-Tron, Native Instruments B4

Additional equipment

Marshall JCM900 100w 1x12" combo (model 4101) with 1x12" extension cab (model 1912)

Comments

I have been spending far too much money on low-quality recording stuff and not enough on going out and having fun. I resolve to do better in future. Honest.