My Gear

Here’s my full studio setup (as of summer 2015):

Cameras (for YouTube videos) and software/recording:

Camera: Canon T3i HDSLR

Video Editor: Premiere & Vegas


Audio Software:

Reaper 4, Reaper 5, Native Instruments Maschine, primarily… plus Sonar X1 Essential, Ableton and others on occasion.


Interface & Monitors / Speakers:

M-Audio Delta 66 4×4 audio interface w/ OMNI I/O mic pre/breakout box

Focusrite Scarlett 18i8

Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 (live/mobile use)

Mackie 800R 8-input ADAT interface (sold)

Reference Speakers: Logitech Z-2300 2.1 speaker system with powered subwoofer

JBL LSR305 studio monitors


Preamps & Mics:

-Neumann TLM102 (black)

-CAD m179


-MXL V67G (2)

-MXL 441 small-diaphragm condenser

-AKG C2000B

-AKG D112

-Shure SM57 (several)


Instruments, outboard gear, and MIDI controllers:

Agile left-handed AL-2000 ocean blue Les Paul copy with Seymour Duncan ’59 Classic pickups

Gibson SG special (left-handed, 2006, with Duncan ’59 Classics)

Yamaha left-handed acoustic/electric guitar

Martin 000X1AE acoustic/electric guitar

Yamaha Guitalele (modified as left-handed)

SX right-handed lap steel, modded to lefty

Fender left-handed standard Jazz bass (MIM)

Yamaha P-60 digital piano

Nord Electro 5 HP


Schoenhut toy piano

M-Audio Midisport 4×4 USB MIDI interface

Korg PadKontrol (black) sold

Behringer FCB1010 MIDI foot controller

Alesis Controlpad drum pad controller

TC Helicon Voicelive 2 harmonizer

Digitech Vocalist Live 5 harmonizer

M-Audio Axiom 61 midi keyboard

Akai MPD218 midi drum pad

M-Audio Oxygen 61 v3 midi keyboard (sold)

Line6 Toneport DI Gold for guitar recording (and occasionally Line6 Toneport GX) with Gearbox or PodFarm modeling software

Native Instruments Maschine MK2 pad controller and 2.3 software


Akai MPD32 with “thick fat pads” upgrade from sold

Akai MPKmini keyboard/pad controller sold

Native Instruments Maschine Studio pad controller and 2.3 software sold

Numark Mixtrack Pro digital turntable

Sonor Safari bop kit (electronic conversion)

Pacific CX acoustic drum kit (white marine pearl)

Zildjian Avedis 14″ New Beat Hi-Hats

Paiste 404 18″ Medium Crash

Paiste 404 20″ Ride

Zildjian 16″ A Custom Crash

Mapex M Birch snare drum

Fender left-handed Stratocaster (MIM) (sold)

Takamine left-handed acoustic/electric guitar (sold)

Epiphone left-handed Dot (ES-335-style) – stays in open D or DADGAD tuning (sold, headstock broke off)

(2) SX left-handed acoustics (altered tunings – kept in Eb, drop Db tuning, or whole-step down tuning) (sold)

Korg Electribe ES-1 sampler/step sequencer (sold)


Amps / Effects:

Fender Blues Jr. tube amp

Fender Deluxe Reverb ’68 reissue (silverface) sold

VOX DA5 practice amp (red)

Pedaltrain 2 pedalboard


pedals: TC Electronic Polytune, JoYo American Sound, Ibanez DE7 Delay/Echo, Vox Delaylab, Line6 DL4, Ernie Ball mono volume pedal, Digitech Jamman Express loop pedal, Behringer Reverb Machine, Zoom G3 multi-effects

Korg G3 guitar effects pedal (sold)


Plug-Ins: Random freeware VSTs and synths, “Bootsy” plugins, Poise by One Small Clue (virtual MPC/sampler) plus Superior 2.0 by Toontrack, and more.


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