My little home studio is where I spend a large amount of my time learning about audio production and creating music I plan to share with the world...eventually. I am very critical, so it takes me a long time to be satisfied with something I have created. I am very much a student and a work in progress.

My gear and space have evolved a lot over the years, but one thing has remained constant...my love for writing down my thoughts to music. I am not so much of a performer. Oh sure, I do play live from time to time, and I do have fun doing it, but it is not where my passion burns brightest. I do not thrive on the attention or being in any kind of spotlight. The time I spend alone, or with a few others, making music is where I find the most joy and inspiration.

I am quite an introvert and I am totally happy spending hour after hour in solitude, in spiritual quiet, and in communion with my inner self and God...while fumbling around on a guitar or piano. I draw great energy from those times when I get to hide away and slip into my own world.

Anyway...here are a few pictures and a list of some of my gear.  

 
Main Studio Control Room Console

Main Studio Control Room Console

Current writing space...often with just a candle burning and/or the fireplace. Super peaceful.

Current writing space...often with just a candle burning and/or the fireplace. Super peaceful.

Tracking Room. Where I mostly record vocals and acoustic guitar parts.

Tracking Room. Where I mostly record vocals and acoustic guitar parts.

Tracking Room

Tracking Room

GEAR - GEAR - GEAR


Main DAW Software 

  • Steinberg Cubase Pro v9.5
  • Wavelab Pro v9.5
  • VSL Vienna Ensemble Pro 6

Audio Processing Plugins

  • Waves Mercury & Studio Classics
  • Waves Abby Road Collection
  • MeldaProduction MTotalBundle
  • Eventide AnthologyXI Suite
  • Positive Grid - Bias FX Pro, Bias Amp Pro
  • Antares Vocal Studio

DAW Computer

  • OS: Windows 10 Pro
  • CPU i7-6950x (10core)
  • Motherboard: ASUS X99-Deluxe II 
  • RAM: 128GB CORSAIR Vengeance LPX SDRAM DDR4 2666 
  • Drives: (9)Terabyte of Samsung 850 EVO SSD Harddrives
  • VideoCard: GeForce GTX 970
  • Monitor 1: Dell P4317Q 4K 
  • Monitor 2: Dell UP3216Q 4K

Audio Interface

  • RME HDSPe RayDat PCIe 

Studio Monitors

  • JBL 4328p Mains
  • JBL 4312 Subwoofers
  • Sennheiser HD800s Headphones
  • Dangerous Source Monitoring System

Preamps Connected to RME RayDat via ADAT

  • UA 4-710D
  • Steinberg MR816CSX (2)
  • Avalon 737sp
  • ISAONE

VST Instruments

  • Vienna Symphonic Library (VSL)
  • VSL Strings Complete Bundle (Full)
  • VSL Woodwinds Bundle (Std)
  • VSL Recorders (Std)
  • VSL Vienna Imperial Piano (Std)
  • VSL Vienna Instruments Pro 2
  • Steinberg Halion 6
  • The Grand 3 Piano
  • XLN Audio Addictive Drums v1&2
  • XLN Audio Addictive Keys
  • Spectrasonics Trilian Bass
  • Spectrasonics Omnisphere 2

Recording Microphones

  • Neumann U87ai
  • Neumann KM184 Stereo Matched Pair
  • Neumann TLM103
  • Neumann KMS105
  • Shure SM81LC Dual Pair
  • Shure SM7b
  • Shure SM58
  • Shure SM57
  • EV/767
  • AKG Perception 400
  • AKG C5
  • AKG D5
  • Audix OM7

Guitars:

  • Martin J35e Jumbo
  • Martin OM42
  • Martin HD28
  • Martin DM12
  • Martin J28-LSE Baritone
  • Greco (my first acoustic that I bought as a teen..custom mods done by Brown's Guitar Factory)
  • Gibson Les Paul Studio
  • Gibson Les Paul Standard Premium Quilt top Rootbeer
  • Hondo II (Strat Copy) My first electric guitar i got for Christmas when I was 13. It has been totally redone. Only thing left original is the wood.
  • Music Man String Ray HH 5 String Bass
  • Ibanez Acoustic Bass
  • Ibanez Bass
  • ***TBD*** My wife has a ton a shoes...so I probably should buy more guitars ;)