The Tools of the Tirade

The Grinding of the Gear


For the most part I dig EBMM and PRS electrics and Martin is still making killer acoustics


The Fractal Axe-FX II XL+ is awesome but I still dig my amps

Bogner Siva

Swart Atomic Space Tone Pro

Mesa Boogie Studio Preamp

Vox AC15 HW

Marshall Super Lead

My new favorite thing in the world is the Universal Audio OX


I've got a bunch of them around here but I really like the Microtech Gefell UMT 70s with the famous M7 capsule (It's the original Neumann sound)


I have a ton of pedals and assorted outboard gear but the Axe-Fx has pretty much replaced all that. The VG-99 is still with me for bass and synth duties. Two things I tend to use, still, are a Lyndhurst compressor and, once in a blue moon, the trusty Full-Drive 2 Mosfet or a Sparkle Drive Mod


Korg Kronos Special Edition, Korg Minilogue, Yamaha Motif Rack ES, Spectrasonics Omnisphere, a the Arturia V Collection


I sold my acoustic Mapex kit and have replaced it with a Roland V kit. But I did save all my Meinl cymbals and Pearl hardware

The limitations baked into the Roland brain have been rectified with the addition of Superior Drummer 3 -- a brilliant piece of software


UAD Apollo Quad + Twin Quad




Logic Pro X


Oh, I went a little nuts with the UAD plugins. Let's not get into all that ;-) I like Sound Toys as well and a few from Brainworx


My two favorite things: the Herman Miller Aeron chair and Sonarworks Reference 4 monitor calibration system