The Home Studio

The Motivation

My son told me I whistle off-key. While I was surprised to learn how blissfully out of tune my whistles were, the revelation motivated me to finally try learning to play an instrument, try whistling better, and maybe even try recording what I might come up with.

Named after a Mix Tape

When I was going through a rather difficult time as a teenager in the first half of the 1990s my big brother made me a mix tape entitled “Good Sounding Sound Waves”. It quickly became my go-to playlist.

I always liked the name he chose. When I decided on creating “goodsoundwaves” it was really just that tape’s title with a little trim.


Thanks go to my big brother.

The First Steps

I got a great deal on multimedia software then I purchased a USB microphone. Once I had the basics figured out, I wanted to add more inputs. This led to the purchase of a TASCAM mixer/interface. Then came a MIDI controller. And so on…

Recording Friends

I’ve approached several friends to try recording in my home studio. From mismatched frequencies to overlooked WORD clocks, I’ve been learning a lot about what could go wrong with a recording session! (I have some remarkably patient musician friends.)

Studio Hardware

Studio Software

  • Notation
    • Notion 6
  • Sampling
    • Loopcloud
    • PreSonus Sample One
    • Waves Cosmos
    • Waves CR8 Creative Sampler
    • Wavelab LE

Virtual Instruments

  • Air Music Tech
    • Boom
    • Drum Synth 500
    • Hybrid 3
    • Loom 2
    • Mini Grand
    • theRiser
    • Strike
    • Structure 5.1
    • Velvet 2
  • Applied Acoustic Systems
    • AAS Player
    • Lounge Lizard Session 4
    • Strum Session 2
    • Ultra Analog Session 2
  • Arturia
    • Analog Lab V
  • Cherry Audio
    • Surrealistic MG-1 Plus
    • Voltage Modular
  • IK Multimedia
    • AmpliTube 5
    • AmpliTube Custom Shop
    • Modo Drums CS
    • Syntronik 2 CS
    • T-RackS 5 Custom Shop
    • T-RackS EQ 81
    • TASCAM Edition Bundle
  • Kia
    • Movement
  • KLANG
    • Guitars: Indigo Waves
    • Neon Tube Buzz
    • Symphonic: Bodega Strings
    • Vintage Synth: Easy Life
  • Native Instruments
    • Guitar Rig 6
    • Kontakt
  • PreSonus
    • Impact
    • Mai Tai
    • Mojito
    • Presence
  • Roland
    • Zenology
  • Sonivox
    • Orchestral Companion Brass
    • Orchestral Companion Strings
    • Orchestral Companion Woodwinds
    • Wobble 2

FX Plugins

  • Auburn Sounds
    • Graillon 2
  • Baby Audio
    • I Heart NY
  • Celemony
    • Melodyne
  • Exponential Audio
    • PhoenixVerb
  • IK Multimedia
    • T-RackS 5 Custom Shop
    • T-RaclS EQ 81
  • Izotope
    • Neutron Elements
    • Ozone Imager
    • Relay
    • Vinyl
    • Trash 2
    • Vocal Doubler
  • Waves
    • Clarity VX
    • OneKnob Phatter
    • StudioRack
  • PreSonus
    • Ampire
    • Analog Delay
    • Autofilter
    • Beat Delay
    • Bitcrusher
    • Channel Strip
    • Chorus
    • Compressor
    • Dual Pan
    • Expander
    • Fat Channel
    • Flanger
    • Gate
    • Groove Delay
    • IR Maker
    • Level Meter
    • Limiter
    • Mixtool
    • Mixverb
    • Multiband Dynamics
    • Open AIR
    • Pedalboard
    • Phase Meter
    • Phaser
    • Pipeline
    • Pro EQ
    • RC500
    • RedlightDistrict
    • Room Reverb
    • Rotor
    • Scope
    • Spectrum Meter
    • Splitter
    • Tone Generator
    • Tricomp
    • Tuner
    • VT1
    • VU Meter
    • X-Trem

STUDIO IS NOT FOR HIRE | SESSIONS ARE BY INVITATION ONLY