I own a lot of guitars and also the first Ibanez JEM's 777 and an Universe. I have to admit admit that both are greatly build and uniquely sounding instruments. Ibanez capture Steve's ideas like 24 frets, tremolo that can go up... but there are no real innovations, no new things... the scalloped fretboard has been done before, the 7-string has been done before... and ofcourse the Monkey Grip.

A lot of guitars is photographed by my dear friend Arnold Bartman (www.fotoarnoldbartman.nl). I wanted no ordanary photographs of a guitar, but it had to reflect my love for guitars. Especially the Ibanez JEM guitars.

  Ibanez JEM 777 VWH (Vine with White)
    Ibanez JEM 77 BRBM (Bad Horsie)
     Ibanez JEM 77 Transparent
     Ibanez JEM 777 DY (Dessert Yellow)
     Ibanez JEM 777 VBK (Vine with Black)
     Ibanez JEM 777 SP (Shocking Pink)
     Ibanez JEM 777 SP (Floral Pattern)
     Ibanez JEM 7 Twin
The studio is now located in Haarlem. The characteristic atmosphere and the presence of daylight ensure a pleasant recording climate.

Studio Beats on Bits is there for enthusiastic amateur and has experience in many music styles such as: Pop, rock, jazz, blues, metal, progressive rock, folk, world music.

For recording, there is a wide choice of high-quality recording equipment. From classic vintage microphones and pre-amps that have been at the top of every professional producer's wish list for decades, to the latest generation of AD / DA converters that exude the sound of analog.
In addition, the studio has a  lot of plugins of perfectly sounding drum, bass, and a guitar modelling.
During the recordings, the aim is to record as much as possible live so the feel can be fully appreciated.


Logic Pro X

Logic Pro X is the most advanced version of Logic yet. The modernized interface includes new tools to professionally compose, edit and mix and is designed to quickly achieve creative results. At Logic Pro X you get a huge collection of instruments, effects and loops, so you have everything you need to make the most beautiful music.


Addictive Drums

Addictive Drums 2 comes standard with three extraordinary drum kits including both of our acclaimed Fairfax kits (recorded at the legendary Los Angeles studio formerly known as Sound City) and the loud, large, and luxurious Black Velvet! The package includes 130 presets ranging from super-clean to highly polished and radio-ready to heavily processed and distorted. You also get our Core MIDI Library containing over 5000 inspiring beats and grooves covering many styles. You can use them as-is or easily tweak them to make them uniquely yours.


Antares Auto-Tune

Auto-Tune (or autotune) is an audio processor introduced in 1997 by and registered trademark of Antares Audio Technologies, which uses a proprietary device to measure and alter pitch in vocal and instrumental music recording and performances. It was originally intended to disguise or correct off-key inaccuracies, allowing vocal tracks to be perfectly tuned despite originally being slightly off-pitch.

Since its inception, producers began to use Auto-Tune as an effect unit, to deliberately distort vocals. By 2018, music critic Simon Reynolds (Elton John, Supertramp) observed that Auto-Tune had "revolutionized popular music", calling its use for effects "the fad that just wouldn't fade. Its use is now more entrenched than ever."



 East West Quantum Leap - Pianos


This virtual instrument includes four of the world's finest grand pianos: a Bechstein D-280, Steinway D, Bösendorfer 290, and Yamaha C7. The PLAY interface includes impulses from the same hall the producers used to record Symphonic Orchestra and Symphonic Choirs so the pianos can blend with those collections.

EastWest/Quantum Leap Pianos Gold Edition, which provides only the player's perspective mics and 16-bit samples, is available for users with less powerful systems.


East West Quantum Leap - Silk

All instruments featured in SILK are multi-sampled with extreme attention to detail offering the maximum in expression. EastWest/Quantum Leap SILK contains extensive articulations, interval sampling (where appropriate), round robin (alternate samples), legato scripting, and phrases to give the feeling of smooth effortless performance - like silk. Each musician recorded for SILK is a master of his instrument, providing the best and most accurate sound available. SILK also allows users to adapt the instruments using dozens of useful micro tunings in the key of their choice. This microtuning system is the first of it's kind, and is a true breakthrough for PLAY.

Incredibly detailed Silk Road instruments from China, Persia and India. The most ambitious ethnic instrument ever created


 East West Quantum Leap - Symphonic Orchestra


Recorded by 11-time Grammy nominated classical recording engineer Prof. Keith O. Johnson, the EASTWEST/QUANTUM LEAP SYMPHONIC ORCHESTRA is the most awarded orchestral collection ever, including winning Sound On Sound's Reader's Choice Award an unprecedented 3-times, and the first orchestral collection to be recorded in a "state of the art" concert hall where orchestras mainly perform.

To achieve the feel of a live concert hall performance, each instrument and section was recorded with three mic positions, close, stage (conductor‘s position) and hall. By selecting different mic positions, users can mix these sounds together to create any kind of natural ambience their project requires. This eliminates the need for artificial reverb.


East West Quantum Leap - Voices of Passion


VOICES OF PASSION is a tool designed to use vocal samples as the foundation for creating new instruments, and includes female vocals from Wales, Syria, India, Bulgaria and America. It includes ethereal, passionate, flowing, mysterious, wailing and whispering vocals for Film, TV and Game composers as well as songwriters, new age artists and zen horticulturists. Altos and Sopranos. VOICES OF PASSION is not designed to replace a live singer in your studio.

VOICES OF PASSION features 5 stunning female artists singing vowels, words, morphing vowels, effects, phrases, calls, whispers and breath noises. This is the first virtual instrument created specifically for use in the film/TV/game genre. This is also the first virtual instrument or sample library created specifically for use in ambient or new age music.



 East West Quantum Leap - Goliath

GOLIATH includes over 180 INSTRUMENTS, including drums and percussion, guitars, basses, acoustic and electric pianos, keyboards and mallets, pop brass, orchestral instruments, choirs and vocals, ethnic instruments, new age ensembles, morphing atmospheres, synth basses, synth leads, and synth pads.