Equipment & Software

It’s amazing what can now be achieved with modest equipment if you have the experience and skill to use it properly. Nevertheless, I have a lot – and some very sophisticated software! My equipment is always changing but here’s a list of current highlights.


(2) Neumann KM184 pencil condenser
(2) Neumann TLM102 large diaphragm condenser
Rode NT1 large diaphragm condenser
Electro-Voice RE20 dynamic
(4) Rode M5 pencil condenser
(2) Rode NT5 pencil condenser
Audio-Technica AT2035 large diaphragm condenser
(2) CAD 179 multi-pattern large diaphragm condenser
(2) MXL990 large diaphragm condenser
(2) MXL770 large diaphragm condenser
Audix OM5 dynamic
(2) Shure SM58
(2) Shure SM57
CAD drum kit mic package
Original Green Bullet mouth harp mic
Various mono & stereo video & shotgun mics
Many other mics

Musical Instruments

Haken Continuum Fingerboard & Continuumini
Expressive-E Osmose keyboard
Home-made vintage (c. 1980) modular analog synthesizer
Behringer Deepmind 12R synthesizer
ASM Hydrasynth synthesizer
Alesis ION & Micron synthesizers
Yamaha MU100R synthesizer with acoustic-modeling & harmonizer plug-ins
Yamaha EX5R synthesizer
Korg Poly-800x synthesizer
Audiothingies MicroMonsta synthesizer
Big Briar Etherwave Theremin
Roland Octapad drum controller
Other synthesizers
Bongos, Congas, Djembes, Darbuka, Tablas, Talking drum, Bodhrán, Roto-toms.
Hand pans
Meinl Ibo drum
Electric guitar, Strat copy
Electric bass guitar
Many assorted guitar pedals
Acoustic guitars, steel & nylon string
21″ Gong
Lanikai Banjo-Uke
Laurel Canyon LUK-70 Ukelele w/Fishman Kula electronic pickup
Assorted small percussion, kalimbas, jaw harp, whistles, tambourine, etc.
Many other instruments & drums

Computer / Software

Reaper is my primary D.A.W. though I’ve also used ProTools and Adobe Audition
I have yet to find a function that Reaper can’t do that other DAWs can. It is a deep, efficient & excellent D.A.W.
Celemony Melodyne 4 Studio (advanced pitch & timing correction & manipulation)
Waves Gold plug-in bundle (mixing)
iZotope RX 8 Standard (audio cleaning, restoration, & remixing)
iZotope Ozone 9 Advanced (mastering)
iZotope Neutron 3 Advanced (multi-function mixing plug-in)
iZotope Nectar 3 (vocal processing)
iZotope Stutter Edit, Break Tweaker, Trash 2, Iris 2, & DDLY
GRM Tools Creative Suite
IRCAM Lab TS2 (time stretching & pitch shifting)
Many plug-ins by SONiVOX, Air, Plug&Mix, & others
Adobe Audition 3.1 (audio file editing)
Cool Edit Pro 2.1 (audio file editing)
Sound Forge Audio Studio 10 (audio file editing)
Magix Movie Studio 14 Platinum (video editing)
DVD Architect 7 (video disc burning)
Hundreds of other plug-ins & pieces of software!
Blu-ray burner drive
Dell Optiplex 9020, Core i7-4770 3.4GHz, 8-core, 24GB RAM

Audio Equipment

Yamaha MSP 10 active monitor speakers
B&W Prism monitor speakers
B&W CDM-7 SE tower speakers
Martin-Logan Sequel II hybrid electrostatic speakers
Computer-Audio interfaces by TASCAM, Roland, Presonus, MOTU, and Behringer (20 input channels)
(2) Korg MR-1 DSD recorders
(2) TASCAM DR680 6-track 24-bit recorders
Zoom HR1 recorder
Mackie SDR 24-track 24-bit recorder
Headphones: Shure SRH-1840, audio-technica ATH-M50x, beyerdynamic DT 990 PRO, many others
Mic preamps by Aphex, Presonus, Behringer, ART
Hafler power amps & preamps
Carver power amps & Sonic Hologram generator
Denon & Onkyo CD players
Aphex 104 Aural Exciter with Big Bottom
BBE Sonic Maximizer
Many other assorted rack effects, EQs, & MIDI devices
Much other audio & video equipment of all sorts (it’s a fetish)