My Gear

Here’s my full studio setup (as of summer 2017):


Cameras (for YouTube videos) and software/recording:

Camera: Canon T3i HDSLR

Camera: Apple iphone 5s

Video Editors: Premiere & Vegas


Audio Software:

Reaper 5.40 (latest version from March 2017), 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 18i20 (for drum tracking and other uses)

Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 (live/mobile use)

Digidesign Mbox2 (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

JBL EON 612 powered speakers / Behringer B1200 powered sub, Mackie 1202 mixer (PA system)


Preamps & Mics:

-Neumann TLM102 (black)

-CAD m179 (floor tom)


-MXL V67G (2)

-MXL 441 small-diaphragm condenser (overhead 2)

-AKG C2000B

-Shure SM57 (several)


Instruments, outboard gear, and MIDI controllers:



Yamaha P-60 digital piano (sold)

Casio Privia PX-5s digital piano / synth (sold)

Nord Electro 5 HP (sold)

Nord Stage 2 EX 76 HP (sold)

Yamaha P35 digital piano / MIDI controller

Yamaha Reface CP



Rickenbacker 360 left-handed, black (2003) (sold to Christian from the indie/shoegaze band Black Angels)

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

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)

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

Fender MIM left-handed telecaster (2004) with Noiseless pickups

Fender MIM left-handed stratocaster (2003)

Hondo MIK “Fame 760” left-handed strat copy (1986)

(2) Yamaha left-handed acoustic/electric guitar (1997)

Martin 000X1AE acoustic/electric guitar

Fender MIM left-handed standard Jazz bass (2012)

Yamaha Guitalele (modified as left-handed)

SX right-handed lap steel, modded to lefty



M-Audio Oxygen 61 v3 midi keyboard (sold)

Korg PadKontrol (black) (sold)

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

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

M-Audio Axiom 61 midi keyboard

Alesis Controlpad drum pad controller

Akai MPD218 midi drum pad

Native Instruments Maschine MK2 pad controller and 2.3 software

Behringer TC64 CMD Touch (like Novation Launchpad)


Schoenhut toy piano

M-Audio Midisport 4×4 USB MIDI interface

Behringer FCB1010 MIDI foot controller

Line6 Shortboard MKII MIDI foot controller

Boss RC-300 Loop Station

TC Helicon Voicelive 2 harmonizer

Digitech Vocalist Live 5 harmonizer

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

Numark Mixtrack Pro digital DJ controller

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


Amps / Effects:

Fender Deluxe Reverb ’68 reissue (silverface) sold

Custom tube amp handmade by Mill Creek Audio (J Mernyk Designs), in Fender Princeton cabinet

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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