The following list is what I consider to be my core equipment set-up. It is important to note that instruments and recording devices used may vary to best suit the project or musical goal.
Valve Cluster and Valve Beanie Close-up
Meinl Weston 2250 TL, French Touch, F (Near). Walter Nirschl York Copy, CC, with Modified Leadpipe (Far)
Meinl Weston 2250 TL, French Touch, F, “Sitting by the Fire”
I have been using the same mouthpiece for both my bass and contrabass tubas since September of 2017.
MOMO, Manufactured in Japan by Meister Momotake Kawamura
Ion Balu XL Wooden Mute
The Valve Beanie (Available for purchase through our store)
Lois Paungers Tuba Belt
Over the years I have grown to appreciate the art of capturing as close to the “real sound” as possible in my recordings. Since late 2017 I have been using two specific set-ups. The first is practical and used for quick practice/rehearsal recordings while the second is a professional set-up used for projects and more serious recordings that I plan on either archiving or publishing.
Sony HDR-MV1 (Wide Lens Camera)
Canon EOS 80D
Pair of Royer R-122MKII Ribbon Microphones
Focusrite 18×8 Clarett TB Interface
Electronics & DAW
Audio-Technica ATH-M50 Monitor Headphones
Beats Solo3 Wireless Headphones
2017 MacBook Pro
Pro Tools DAW (Digital Audio Workstation)