My home studio and my music:
Hello everybody... - welcome to my "sanctum",
my bedroom... ;o))
Might sound funny but I am using my home studio and
study also as my bedroom... - much to the amusement
of my sporadical guests...
But seriously - here
I have enough space and air and in case of a sudden
fatigue the bed is really close! ;o))
Okay, let's stop the chattering. If you are only
interested in downloading my music, please just scroll
to the bottom of this page and feel free to download
as much as there is.
If you are interested to learn a bit more about my
studio equipment, please join me in a quick tour around.
I'd like to show you some of my gear "highlights"...
My home studio equipment as of fall 2010:
- Terratec EWS 88 MT
One of my two Pentium4
PCs (both still running WindowsXP) hosts two of these
great recording soundcards with 10 channel I/O, 24bit/96kHz
recording and 32bit analog/digital converter in an external
breakout box. Both cards are cascaded on one interrupt
with a Master-Slave setup.
- Terratec Phase 88 MT
My other Pentium4
PC hosts the successor of the above soundcards, a Terratec
Phase 88MT. Basically using the same architecture as
the EWS88, the Phase88 is a newer but slightly downgraded
version. The good thing is that only rarely used additional
features were left in the design.
- Yamaha SW1000XG
An excellent studio
soundcard with a 20MB SoundROM and equipped with
an additional PLG-DX7 plug-in card (exactly,
the good old Yamaha DX7 Synthesizer fits on a single
tiny upgrade-board these days).
is a catastrophy 'par excellence' in terms of drivers
and Windows support and rather earlier than later this
great piece of engineering will end its live in the
next trash bin...
- Tannoy Reveal
2-way passive near field
monitors, powered by a Yamaha RX-V1700
power plant with roughly 2x205 Watt sinus... ;o))
- AKG-K271 Studio
- Sennheiser HD-25
My studio headphones. Unfortunately a necessary "pleasure",
as I mostly listen to, record and mix music late at
night due to my working hours and I don't want to upset
My reference HiFi-headphones
to verify the sound quality of my recordings in a true
HiFi szenario... - unfortunately not to my full satisfaction
until today... ;o))
Digital Amp-Simulators and Multieffects:
- Boss GT-PRO - 19" rack professional
digital amp/effects simulator
- Boss GT-6
- floorboard with digital amp/effects sims
Boss VF-1 - an old gem, multi-purpose digital effects
- Boss ME-70 - digital multi-effects floor pedal
- Boss RE-20 Space Echo - digital copy of the
famous analogue RE-201
- Line6 POD xt with additional
FBV Express Floorboard
- Vox ToneLabs SE - floorboard
with tube pre-amp (GREAT!)
- NI Guitar Rig 3
Control - PC based digital amp/effects simulator.
- Behringer Bass V-Amp Pro - low cost, versatile
digital bass processor
My "living room"-Amps:
- Fender 65 Princeton Reverb Reissue
3x 12AX7, 2x 6V6GT tubes, 15W, 10"
Jensen speaker, Accutronics spring reverb,
- Laney LC 15R
EL84 tubes, 15W, 10" Celestion speaker, Accutronics
- Roland JazzChorus 50
Solid state, 50W, 12" Roland speaker,
Roland spring reverb, chorus and vibrato
Lil' Night Train half stack with Vox V110NT
2x 12AX7 pre-amp tubes, 1x 12AU7 power-tube,
2W at 16 Ohms, headphones and line-out, V110NT with
10" Celestion VX speaker
- Vox DA-5
Modelling Amp 24bit,
5W, 6,5" Vox speaker
The following analogue devices complement my home
- DamageControl Womanizer - Tube-PreAmp and
- Ibanez TS-808 "Tube Screamer"
- Overdrive pedal (The original!)
- Boss SD-1
- Ibanez WD-7 Weeping
Demon - Wah-Pedal
- Ibanez PT-9
- VintagePhase r
Keyboards and Rack-Moduls:
- Yamaha MOTIF XS6 - Synthesizer workstation
- Yamaha MOTIF Rack - HighEnd Tone-Generator in
- Yamaha AN-1X - Analog-synthesizer
- Yamaha P-90 - Stage piano
(No, I am not
a Yamaha Endorser [unfortunately!] - It just happened
so somehow...) ;o))
RhythmMachines and Groove Inspiration:
- Boss DR-880
- Zoom RT-123
Other Equipment, eating space in my studio:
- Boss BR-600
in sub-notebook format.
Absolutely great gear! Runs
with batteries up to 5 hours without external power
and offers CD quality recording on CF memory cards.
8 tracks, 64 virtual tracks, built-in microphones, inputs
for external devices, built-in Top drum computer, The
well known COSM Amp- and Effects simulations plus the
renowned Boss/Roland Mastering-Effects guarantee high
quality results "on the road". Finished songs
and drafts can be copied to a computer via USB... -
great performance at a bargain!
- M-Audio MIDISport 4x4
with 4 INs and 4 Outs (very reliable!)
- Behringer UB1632FX-Pro
16 channel mixing
console with built-in 24bit digital effects, which unfortunately
are of rather poor quality compared to the overall good
quality of this console
- ZOOM PFX-9003
Mini compakt studio, similar
to the well known Korg Pandorra, but less expensive
and much better quality!!! Still my favourite whenever
there is only limited space available...
- Line6 POD 2.0
for more than 2 years now, however some sound patches
are so unique, that I still use this old digital device
every now and then...
- LogicAudio Platinum 5.5
Still a great
and reliable software sequencer. Unfortunately Emagic
stopped further development and support for Windows
platform since the company was aquired by Apple computers...
- Steinberg Cubase AI 4
came with my MOTIF XS6. Allows for great work flow with
the Yamaha Studio Manager and my Yamaha Keyboards.
The picture below shows my floorboards - "VOX
ToneLabs SE" and "Boss GT-6":
My Keyboards - "AN-1X Analog-Synthesizer"
on top, "P-90 stage piano" below, both
My "living room"-amps Laney LC 15R
and VOX Lil' Night Train:
...and playing a bass guitar is also fun -
at least if it plays as great as my active 5-string
"Peavey Fury V" bass! Budget price,
budget finish - but big bottom sound, perfect also for
bass playing guitarists...
My song collection:
....and here we are, if you want to download a selection
of my music - of course at your own risk! ;o))
All my "old" MP3's were encoded
with LAME 3.96 in 128kBit/44kHz quality, HQ and JointStereo
To download a song simply click on the link and select
"Save as..." or just listen to it...
Jazzromance (1:14min - 1,1MB) (online since
This song was created on one evening.
I was jamming a bit about a piece by Peter Autschbach
and liked one fragment that much that I saved it and
simply recorded a second voice. Here is the result -
very simple, without much editing or sound mastering,
but I like this small piece!
(2003 Version) (4:48min - 4,5MB) (online since
Somehow I was never really satisfied
with the old version of the song... - one day I fiddled
around with the mix and had my Yamaha Pacifica 112 guitar
plugged in... - now I like the song. 8-))
(5:27min - 5,3MB) (online since 16.03.2005)
just a simple blues - took me ages to create the MIDI
background tracks. In the end I was so fed up that I
recorded the guitar in one take and - voilà.
Sounds as rough and "live" as the blues should...
Clouds (3:06min - 2,9MB) (online since 03.05.05)
This is the first finished recording of mine. I spent
months of work to create this song and it was the first,
that I did not delete again. However I never touched
Hymn (2001 Version)
(3:22min - 3,1MB) (online since 18.08.05)
asked a few times to also release the original version
of Hymn and here it is: although the basic MIDI tracks
are basically still the same, the overdrive guitar creates
a completely different atmosphere than the new version.
Brand new - and especially for those interested
in the BOSS BR-600 compact studio I recorded,
mixed and mastered the small demo below.
neither use any additional effects or processors nor
did I re-master the files later on. The demo was encoded
as copied from my BR-600 with Lame Encoder 3.97 in VBR
(2:05min - 2,5MB) (online since 08.05.07)