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.
Valve Cluster and Valve Beanie Close-up.
Meinl Weston 2250 TL, French Touch, F (Near – used from 2013-2021)
Walter Nirschl York Copy, CC, with Modified Leadpipe (Far)
Yamaha YFB-822S Custom, F (With Larger YamaYork buttons and caps)
Walter Nirschl 6/4 York Copy, CC
Yamaha YFB-822S Custom, F
MOMO 330SV Gold Plated, Manufactured in Japan by Meister Momotake Kawamura, CC Tuba
Laskey 30H Gold Plated, F Tuba
Ion Balu XL Wooden Mute
The Valve Beanie
(Available for purchase through our store)
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 Linear PCM Recorder (PCM-D10)
Canon EOS 80D
GoPro HERO5 Black, Secondary Angle Camera
Schoeps CMC 6/MK 5 Stereo Set – Matched Pair (used as the main stereo-pair)
Royer R-122MKII Ribbon Microphones Pair (used as spot pair)
Shure SM27 Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone Pair (auxiliary mics/piano pair)
Focusrite 18×8 Clarett TB Interface (Main)
Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 3rd Generation Interface (Desk)