I kept many of my favorite pieces from the old days when I had a bigger semi-pro studio. These days, I can do much more with much less physical gear.  A central console desk has 16u of outboard gear space, although these days, much of that gear is virtual.

In 2020, I started getting into DIY projects with microphones and mic preamps.  The result is that I have what I feel is a very cool range of sonic colors and textures to choose from when capturing about any instrument or voice.

The main studio room is in a guest room in the house with high vaulted wood ceilings. Acoustic panels keep the reverb time of the mix room to an appropriate amount - not too wet and not too dry.

Off of the main room there is a large open very live space - again with the high vaulted wood ceilings. Acoustic instruments sound gorgeous in there.

Microphones

  • (2) Modified MXL990s with custom Electronics and Capsules.
  • Modified MXL 910 with custom electronics and capsule
  • Modified Sterling ST55 with custom electronics, capsule and transformer.
  • Modified Oktava MK219 (FET/Transformer)
  • (2) Shure SM81
  • AKG 414B-ULS
  • Sennheiser e609 Dynamic Mic
  • (2) Shure SM57
  • Oktava MK012 SDC
  • Audix Drum mics
  • Sennheiser e602 Kick drum mic

Instruments

  • Fender Stratocaster (1974)
  • Gibson Melody Maker
  • Fender Telecaster
  • Mandolin
  • Danelectro Bass
  • Various Percussion
  • Gibson Acoustic Guitar
  • Ovation Acoustic Guitar
  • m-audio Keyboard Controllers

Software

  • Pro Tools
  • Ableton Live
  • Cakewalk by Bandlab
  • Reaper
  • Native Instruments Kontact
  • Native Instruments Komplete 12
  • Iztope Ozone Mastering Suite
  • Magix Movie Studio
  • Waves SSL e/g Channels
  • Waves SSL g Buss Compressor
  • Addictive Drums II with various Kits

etc.

  • Focal Solo Be Studio Monitors
  • Black Lion 500-series Rack
  • Sound Skulptor 573 Mic Preamp
  • Universal Audio 4-710d Mic Preamps
  • Hairball Audio Lola Mic Preamp
  • 2x CAPI VP312 500 Series Mic Pre with Hi Pass Filter mod
  • 2x dbx 560a 500 Series Compressors
  • Focusrite 18i20 Audio Interface
  • Presonus Faderport 16
  • dbx 162 Stereo Comp Limiter (mid-70s)
  • dbx 163x Comp/Limiter
  • Tube Works Vintage Class-A Tube D.I.
  • Central Station Monitor Control