The Tools of the Tirade

The Grinding of the Gear


Guitars

For the most part I dig EBMM and PRS electrics and Martin is still making a killer acoustic.

Amps

The Fractal Axe-FX II XL+ has replaced my amps

Microphones

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

Effects

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.

Synths

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

Drums

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!

Interface

UAD Apollo Quad + Twin Quad for a total of 8 SHARC chips of DSP

Computer

iMac

DAW

Logic Pro X

Plugins

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.

Other

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