The Tools of the Tirade

The Grinding of the Gear


Guitars

For the most part I dig Tom Anderson, PRS, and EBMM electrics and Martin acoustics


Amps

Fractal's Axe-FX is awesome but I still dig my amps

Bogner Siva

Friedman BE-50 Deluxe

Swart Atomic Space Tone Pro

Mesa Boogie Studio Preamp

Vox AC15 HW

My new favorite thing in the world is the Universal Audio OX amp top box


Microphones

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)


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. I hate distortion pedals but I did pick up one of the Paul Gilbert JHS PG-14 that's fun. And, used with restraint, the Bogner La Grange is fantastic


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, just in case.

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


Interface

UAD Apollo Quad + Twin Quad


Computer

iMac (10 core)


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.


Other

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