The Tools of the Tirade

The Grinding of the Gear


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


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


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. 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


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, 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.


UAD Apollo Quad + Twin Quad


iMac (10 core)


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.


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