GEAR LIST

SETUP

Macbook Pro/Logic Pro X (API/Soundtoys/Fabfilter/Slate/Waves/Kush/Valhalla)

RME Fireface 800 interface

Equator D5 monitors

AKG K701 Reference headphones

Tascam 32 1/4” 2 track tape machine

Sony Portable 1/4″ mono tape machine

 500 SERIES PREAMPS

Heritage Audio OST-10 500 Series rack

2 x CAPI VP28 (API 2520 style op-amps and circuit, but with 2 gain stages so lots of tonal variety and drive, amazing on drum pairs and electric guitars)

http://tapeop.com/reviews/gear/95/vp28-two-stage-micline-preamp/

2 x Hairball Lola

(big, wide, hearty and clean)

http://tapeop.com/reviews/gear/93/lola-500-series-mic-preamp/

2 x CAPI VP25 (great on vocals and horns) Exact replicas of 1970’s API console preamp circuit in 500 series format

1 x Sound Skulptor MP573 (Neve 1073/1290 based design, Carnhill transformer)

http://www.soundskulptor.com/uk/mp573.html

1x JLM Audio LA500 opto compressor (LA2/LA3, Carnhill transformer)

http://www.jlmaudio.com/shop/la500-opto-comp.html

MICROPHONES

2 x RK12 Capsules with Jim Williams/Schoeps circuit, matched pair LDC’s

(beautifully natural and gentle sounding, can take aggression out of drums and horns without losing energy, very flattering for some vocalists)

2 x RK47 capsules and Jim Williams/Schoeps circuit, matched pair LDC’s

(great mid-forward sonic characteristics, gives a hint of attitude and projects sounds with timid tendencies, compliments RK12 so well – a vocal will always sound great through one of these and then there are the preamp flavours above to choose)

http://tapeop.com/reviews/gear/100/rk-47-mic-capsule/

2 x CASCADE Fat Head ribbon mics with Blumlein stand (warm, dark, natural – great soft overheads or vintage sounding horns, Blumlein pair and mid/side options for stereo imaging)

Beyerdynamic M201 – pretty hi fi dynamic mic (snare, guitar close mic, acoustic body)

2 x Audio Technica Pro37 (matched pair SDC’s – great on bass, percussion, room, OH. And Steve Albini likes them, so…)

2 x Audio Technica Pro44 boundary mics

Shure SM7B dynamic (good rejection of other sounds in room for live recordings, warm and round on vocals and horns, cool on snare for dry woody 70’s sound)

Beyerdynamic Opus 65 dynamic kick drum mic

Audix i5 dynamic (snare, electric guitar)

GAP R1 Active Mk3 ribbon

Alctron RM-8B (same as Apex 205) ribbon (small bucks, but really neat sound)

OTHER GEAR

Fender Jazzmaster, walnut body

Fender USA Telecaster, blonde

Epiphone Sheraton, natural

Blueridge BR60 acoustic

Cordoba C5 classical nylon string

Squier CV Precision Bass, flatwound strung (Fender slayer!)

Fender Deluxe 5E3 1×12 combo (authentic 50’s handwired circuit clone)

Mooer 5w Little Monster BM – “Baby Bassman” valve head

Palmer 2×12 cabinet loaded with pair Celestion G12M Greenbacks

Strymon El Capistan d’Tape Delay

Zvex Fuzz Factory

Klon Centaur (clone)

Swamp Thang Tremolo (clone)

Xotic RC Booster (clone)

Fulltone OCD

Vox Big Ben OD

Modified 60’s Big Muff circuit replica

Voodoo Lab Tremolo

MXR Dynacomp

EH Holy Grail reverb

Dr J Sparrow bass di preamp/driver

Joyo American Sound guitar di preamp/driver

Arturia Keylab 61 control keyboard

Ludwig Acrolite 1978 snare drum

Tama Royal Star 22”/16” kick drum

Dream Bliss 22” ride

Sabian HHX Legacy 16” Thin Crash

Zildjian 15″ 1960’s vintage hi hats

Makala Ukelele

Banjo (6 string guitar banjo – easy for guitarists)

Yamaha flute

Cornet

Trumpet

Conn 10M silver plate 1945 tenor saxophone with Pillinger mouthpiece

Borgani Silver Jubilee alto saxophone with Selmer Soloist mouthpiece

Selmer Console Special clarinet