Studio

I use a lot of instruments: synthesizers, keyboards, samplers, effect processors, electronic drums, hardware sequencers, guitars, mandolin, sitar, santoor and acoustic percussion. I own a few wind instruments, some of which I tried and played or sampled on early albums.

 

Date: October 2019 (Equipment in red is new on the latest album Disorders and equipment in blue has not been recorded with yet).

 

Hardwired synthesizers

Alesis Andromeda A-6
Arturia MatrixBrute
Dave Smith OB-6
Dave Smith Prophet 12
Ensoniq SQ-80
Ensoniq TS-10
Korg Kronos X
Korg T-3 EX
Korg Arp Odyssey
Kurzweil PC-3K61
Moog Minimoog
Moog Taurus 3
PPG Wave 2.3
Roland JD-800
Roland D-05
Waldorf Pulse +
Yamaha EX-5
Yamaha V-50

 

Modular synthesizers 

 

Analogue Solutions Polymath
Korg MS-50
Synton Fénix 2

 

Semi modular synthesizers 

 

Anyware Semtex XL
Korg MS-10
Korg MS-20
The Human Comparator 2600 Mini Meanie

 

Modular synthesizer systems and modules

 

Analogue Systems Apprentice
Analogue Systems Integrator RS-8500

 

Eurorack 8000: 
David Jones O'Tool +, oscilloscope and audio tools 
Erica Synths Pico DSP 
Erica Synths Pico Random
Intellijel Atlantis
Intellijel Azimuth II
Intellijel Dual Envelope
Intellijel Dubmix
Intellijel Linix
Intellijel Multiple
Intellijel Planar
Intellijel Rubicon
Kenton Modular Solo
Make Noise Optomix 2
Make Noise Wogglebug
Mutable instruments Braids
Rossum Control Forge
Rossum Morpheus
Strymon Magneto
Studio Electronics SE-88
Synthesis Technology E-950
Verbos Multi-Envelope
Waldorf NW-1

 

Roland System 500:
Basic System
Befaco Spring reverb
Roland System 500-555  
Verbos Multiple

Mutable instruments Rings
Moog CP-251
Moog Dual VCO

 

Theis Modular Synthesizer System
Yusynth Breed

 

Keyboards

 

Alesis Vortex, keytar
Generalmusic Promega 3, digital piano
Korg Sigma, analogue preset keyboard
Korg VC-10, analogue vocoder
Roland K-25m (2) 
Solina String-Ensemble, analogue string and brass preset keyboard
Waldorf KB-37
Yamaha VL-7, physical modelling keyboard

 

Samplers

 

Akai MPC-2500
Akai MPC-4000
Akai MPC-X
E-mu E-5000 Ultra
Ensoniq ASR-10R
Ensoniq TS-10
Korg Kronos X
Kurzweil PC-3K61
Yamaha EX-5

 

Effect processors

 

Built in
Akai MPC-2500
Akai MPC-4000
Akai MPC-X
Alesis Andromeda A-6
Analogue Solutions Polymath, spring reverb
Arturia MatrixBrute
Dave Smith OB-6
Dave Smith Prophet 12
E-mu RFX-32
Ensoniq ASR-10R
Ensoniq TS-10
Generalmusic Promega 3
Korg Kronos X
Korg T-3 EX
Kurzweil PC-3K61
Roland JD-800
Roland D-05
Solina String-Ensemble, analogue ensemble
Soundcraft EFX-9, Lexicon effects 
Synton Fénix 2, analogue delay and phase shfter
Tascam DM-3200
Tascam SX-1, TC and Antares effects
The Human Comparator 2600 Mini Meanie, spring reverb
Yamaha EX-5
Yamaha V-50
Yamaha VL-7

 

Stand alone
Analogue Systems RS-120, analogue comb filter
Analogue Systems RS-240, analogue frequency shifter
Analogue Systems RS-400, analogue phase shifter
Analogue Systems RS-430, analogue distortion
Analogue Systems RS-440, analogue delay
Befaco Spring reverb
Boss SE-70 with Behringer SNR-2200
Erica Synths Pico DSP
Korg VC-10, analogue vocoder and ensemble
Line 6 Pod HD Pro X, guitar amplifier modelling and multi-effects processor  
Roland 572, analogue phase shifter and delay
Roland VP-03, analogue circuitry modelling vocoder and ensemble
Rupert Neve Portico 5042, tape emulator
Solina Ensemble, analogue ensemble built by Eric van Baaren
SPL Vitalizer
Strymon Magneto
Synthoma Elkorus 2
Synton Fénix 2, analogue delay and phase shifter
TC Helicon VoiceWorksPlus, vocal processor
Vermona VSR-3, spring reverb
Yamaha REV-500

 

Electronic drums

 

Cyclone Analogic TT-78
Intellijel Plonk

Korg KR-55, with midi and individual outputs installed by Analogue Solutions
MFB 522
Korg Wavedrum Global Edition
Tiptop Audio RS-808, Roland 'TR-808 rimshot and claves
WMD Crucible 

 

Hardware sequencers

 

Akai MPC-2500
Akai MPC-4000
Akai MPC-X
Alesis Andromeda A-6, analogue style sequencer
Analogue Solutions Polymath, analogue sequencer
Analogue Systems RS-200, analogue sequencer
Analogue Systems RS-450, CV recorder & step sequencer
Analogue Solutions Oberkorn 3, analogue sequencer
Anyware Inseqt, two different analogue sequencers
Arturia MatrixBrute
Dave Smith OB-6
E-mu E-5000 Ultra
Ensoniq ASR-10R
Ensoniq SQ-80
Ensoniq TS-10
Korg Kronos X
Korg SQ-10, analogue sequencer
Korg T-3 EX
Kurzweil PC-3K61
Roland MC-80 HD
Synton Fénix 2, analogue sequencer
 
Tascam SX-1
Yamaha EX-5
Yamaha V-50
Winter Modular Eloquencer

 

Programmers

Peavey 1600X, midi controller
Dtronics DT-01, Roland D-05 programmer
 

Recording and monitoring

 

American Audio VLP-300, audio amplifier
Beyerdynamic SHM-424, dynamic gooseneck microphone
Neutrik NYS-SPP-L, audio patchbay
Røde NT-4, stereo microphone
Sennheiser HD-540, headphones
Soundcraft EFX-9, analogue mixer, connected to the Korg KR-55, Cyclone TT-78 and Eurorack 8000
Spirit Absolute 2, nearfield monitors
Tascam DA-20, digital audio tape recorder
Tascam DM-3200, 48 channel digital mixer
Tascam SX-1, 40 channel digital mixer, 16 track hard disk recorder and stereo or surround master recorder
Tenlux DM-938, unidirectional dynamic microphone

 

Miscellaneous

 

David Jones O'Tool +, oscilloscope and audio tools  
Kenton Midi USB host mark II
Analogue Systems RS-370, midi to cv converter 
Encore Expressionist, midi to CV converter
Kenton Modular Solo, midi to CV converter
Kenton Pro-2000, midi to CV converters (2)
Kenton Pro-2000 mark II, midi to CV converter
Kenton Pro-4, midi to CV converter
Waldorf KB-37, midi to CV converter
Ensoniq KMX-16, midi patchbay
Waldorf Midibay, midi patchbay
Winter Modular Eloquencer Midi Expansion
Midisolutions Merger (1)
Midisolutions Quadra Merge (2)
Midisolutions Router (2)
Midisolutions Thru
Miditech Midi Thru 4 / Filter (2)
SCSI CD drives (3)
Spyrus MCD-2, SCSI compact flash drives (2)
SCSI hard disks (5)
Chicken Systems SCSI2CD plugin drive
USB memory sticks (4)
Foot pedals and switches (a lot!)
Yamaha BC-3, breath controllers (2)
Yamaha IFU-4, word clock patchbay

 

Stringed instruments

 

Alhambra C-3 CW E-1, electro-acoustic nylon string guitar
G. Rosul fusion sitar 
Gurusoundz Kolkata santoor Professional model, hammered dulcimer from India
Harley Benton MA-50E BK mandolin
Line 6 Variax 700, electric modelling guitar
Soh, two string violin from Vietnam

 

Acoustic percussion

 

Angklung from Indonesia
Bar chimes
Bongos
Cabasa
Claves
Dumbek, Tunesian vase drum
Guiro
Jingle bells
Jingle stick
Maracas (2)
Riq, Jordanian skin head tambourine
Rainstick from Guatemala
Shaker from Haiti
Sleigh bells
Tabla set from India
Tambourine
Tar, Egyptian hand drum
To’ere, Tahitian wood block
Triangle
Wind chimes

 

Wind instruments 

 

Bamboo flute
Gipsy flute
Hohner Soprano 26 melodica, mouth organ with keyboard
Khehn, mouth organ from Thailand
Pan pipes
Recorder
Suling
Tin whistle
Whistle 

 

 

 

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