Equipment

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 performer, the project, or the musical goal.

Tubas

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”

Additional Tubas

Meinl Weston 3450, CC

Meinl Weston 2182, F

Mouthpiece

I have been using the same mouthpiece for both my bass and contrabass tubas since September of 2017.

MOMO 330SV Gold Plated, Manufactured in Japan by Meister Momotake Kawamura

Accessories

Ion Balu XL Wooden Mute

The Valve Beanie (Available for purchase through our store)

Lois Paungers Tuba Belt

Recording Devices

Recording Session Experimentation at The Yale University Band Room (2017). Recording Engineer Benjamin Schwartz. (Blumlein Pair, AKG C-144 B-ULS, Royer R-122 MKII, Spot Mic)

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.

Input Sources

All-In-One
Sony HDR-MV1 (Wide Lens Camera)

Video
Canon EOS 80D

Audio
Pair of Royer R-122MKII Ribbon Microphones

Pair of Shure SM27 Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone (used as a room stereo-pair)

Focusrite 18×8 Clarett TB Interface

Electronics & DAW

Audio-Technica ATH-M50 Monitor Headphones
Beats Solo3 Wireless Headphones
AirTurn BlueTooth Page Turner

2017 MacBook Pro
2018 iPad Pro, Model A1670

Pro Tools DAW (Digital Audio Workstation)
iMovie

Royer R-122MK II Pair, Blumlein Array