Gear

For all you gear junkie’s, here’s my gear list:

Computers/DAW

  • Apple Mac Pro 2,8 Ghz 8 core
  • Apple iMac dual 2,4 Ghz
  • Apple MacBook Pro 2013
  • Apple PowerMac G4 800 Quicksilver
  • Glyph GT050Q professional HD
  • Logic Pro X
  • Final Cut Express
  • Mackie Control
  • RME HDSPe MADI interface
  • RME ADI-648
  • RME ADI-192DD
  • RME ADI-4 DD
  • Crane Song Spider, 8 channel mic-pre / mixer / AD convertor
  • Lynx Aurora 8 AD/DA convertor
  • RME Fireface 800
  • Apogee Big Ben Master Clock
  • Universal Audio UAD2 Quad with Neve 31102, 33609 and 88RS, Pultec Pro, EMT140, EMT250, Lexicon 224, Studer A800 and other plug-ins
  • Solid State Logic Duende Channel strip, Bus Compressor, X-comp, X-EQ en Drumstrip plug-ins
  • Waves “The API collection” plug-ins
  • Korg Oasys 24 bit DSP Soundcard
  • MOTU 2408 MkII 24 bit AD/DA Converter 2X
  • Kurzweil DMTi Format Convertor
  • Emagic AMT8 and Unitor8 MIDI Interfaces (32 I/O channels)

Synth’s and samplers

  • Kurzweil K2500X AES, the Audio Elite System, all options installed. Only six of these beauties have been made!
  • Roland MKB-1000, an old timer (1984), but it’s got the best keyboard action (wooden keys), never played on something more playable
  • Roland RD-1000, vintage stage piano, like the MKB-1000 a joy to play (slightly heavier keyboard action), onboard sounds, the e-piano’s are classic, not a copy of a Rhodes, but very dynamic and warm, especially when you use it with the built-in analog chorus!
  • Akai PG-5 mini grand electric piano, beautiful crafted, piano samples aren’t on par with it’s looks, but the speaker system is quite adequate for monitoring purposes in the studio. Nice action keyboard, although no wooden keys…
  • Roland Juno 60 (MIDI-fied), punchy!
  • Roland JX-10, warm, full bodied sound. My favorite synth for pads. Underestimated, so low 2nd hand prices!
  • Clavia NordLead, cuts like a knive
  • Ensoniq SD1, transwave (wavetable) synth, great digi pad sounds
  • Casio CZ 101, dirty digital:-)
  • Casio PT-1, kids toy, but classic drum sounds
  • Akai AX73, basic subtractive synth, but you can get a pretty good lead out of it in unison mode. The Akai S950 sampler can be routed through the filters of the AX73
  • Kurzweil K1000 Ensemble rack, dated sound but great if you like the 80-ties:-)
  • Roland MKS-20, a classic, rack version of the RD-1000 (see above)
  • E-mu E4XT Ultra with Orbit/Phatt ROM card, RFX32 and ADAT boards. Great sounding filters
  • Roland S-750, one of the best sounding hardware samplers, years ahead of it’s time
  • Roland SP-700, sample player version of the above with double the memory (32 MB), but DA convertors aren’t up the same leage
  • Roland S-550 (2x), 12 bit sampler, breeze to use with monitor/mouse/remote controller. Nice filters
  • Roland S-330 (2x), same as above, half the memory
  • Akai S3000XL, good workhorse
  • Akai S1100, updated version of the S1100 with beter converters, effects board and other extra’s.
  • Akai S1000HD, sounds rawer than the Roland S-750, I like it for drums and basses
  • Akai S950, it cost me an arm and a leg back then (bought it new when I was 15 in 1990), unfortunately it doesn’t get used that much any more, but I will never sell it….
  • Ensoniq EPS16plus, fat sound!!
  • Korg S3, not so well known drumcomputer/sequencer, has some usable electronic kits
  • Yamaha TX16W, stereo 12 bit sampler
  • Native Instruments Komplete 10 Ultimate + Komplete Kontrol 25, huge collection of great sounds
  • Arturia V Collection – emulations of classic synths and keyboards
  • VSL Horizon Sample Library, one fine library
  • Large Roland Sample Library, stil one very fine library
  • Large E-mu and Kurzweil sample library
  • Yellow Tools Independence Pro 2.5, another very fine 70 GB library
  • Yellow Tools Culture, great percussion module
  • Synthogy Ivory Grand Pianos, fantastic piano sample based library

Microphones/mic-pre’s/DI boxes

  • DPA 5006-11 surround set, 3 x 4006-TL, 2 x 4011-TL, industry standard, very clean sounding mics, great for classical recordings
  • Microtech Gefell M300 stereo set, you can compare these with the Neumann KM184’s, but better sounding
  • AKG C451B stereo set, nice for acoustical guitars and winds
  • Audio Technica AT4040
  • Shure SM57 (2x)
  • Rode NT-5, even more basic, you can get great results
  • Telefunken TD-25, vintage dynamic mic, great looks
  • Telefunken TD-26 (2x), vintage dynamic mic, instant vintage recordings!
  • SE Reflexion Filter. Usefull to damp unwanted reflections
  • Crane Song Spider, 8 channel mic-pre / mixer / AD convertor. One of the best mic-pre’s (a lot of) money can buy. Same applies for the AD convertors build in
  • RME Fireface 800 4 channel mic-pre. Great workhorse, decent mic-pre’s
  • Radial JDI duplex DI box (2x), according to the manufacturer the best DI box in the world. I still haven’t found an argument that they’re wrong:-)
  • Radial X-amp reamper. Lo-Z to Hi-Z adapter, Class A stuff

Monitoring

  • Genelec 8240A active dsp powered reference speaker
  • Genelec GLM automatic speaker calibration system
  • Tannoy S600A, Tannoy TS10 sub, stereo to 5.1 surround
  • Grado RS-2, Reference Headphones
  • Behringer Powerplay personal monitor system
  • Audio Technica ATH-M50x (3x) an ATH-40 (4x) studio headphones

Analog Tape Machines:

  • Akai MG1214 12 track tape recorder/mixer
  • Akai MG614 4 track tape recorder/mixer

Outboard

  • TC Electronic System 6000, Reverb and Mastering licenses
  • Lexicon MPX1 multi FX processor
  • Korg A1 multi FX processor with RE1 remote
  • Dynacord VRS23 analog delay/reverb
  • Yamaha SPX2000 multi FX
  • Yamaha SPX990 multi FX
  • Yamaha REV500 Reverb
  • Roland SRV-2000 Reverb
  • Roland SRV-330 Reverb
  • Roland SDE-2500 Delay
  • Akai AR900 Reverb
  • Roland GP-8 guitar processor + FC-100 mk2
  • BOSS CE-300 Super Chorus
  • Behringer T1952 Tube Compressor
  • Behringer Autocom Compressor
  • Soundtracs PC MIDI mixing console
  • Rocktron Banshee Talk Box

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