Gear List & Influences

iMac 27” 3.8Ghz 8-Core i7 (running macOS Monterey 12.4) iPad Pro 2018 (with numerous music apps, too many to mention) and Airturn BT-105 ‘hands free’ sheet music reading system using forScore, MOTU 828x Thunderbolt interface (with BOSS FS-5L pedal for punching in and out when recording), KORG Kronos 2 88-key Workstation, Komplete Kontrol S49 Mk2 (running all NKS-compatible plug-ins below), Akai EWI 5000, Black Fender CD-60SCE Dreadnought Electro Acoustic guitar with Xvive U2 Wireless Digital Transmitter/Receiver System to Roland PA (see below), Numark NV DJ Controller (running with Serato DJ Pro), Roland R-26 Portable Recorder with windjammer, Zoom Q4n Video Recorder, Sibelius, PhotoScore Ultimate, AudioScore Ultimate, Logic Pro 10.7.4, Ableton Live Suite 11 with Push 2 controller, Access Virus TI Snow, moog MOTHER-32 and Theremini, ROCKTRON BANSHEE 2 Talkbox, Art PDB (DI Box), XLN Audio Addictive Keys (virtual upright piano), Klanghelm (DC1A2, IVGI), Klevgrand (FreeAMP, Svep), Plugin Alliance (bx_cleansweep V2, bx_solo, elysia niveau filter, SPL Free Ranger), PositiveGrid (BIAS, BIAS AMP 2, BIAS FX), QuikQuak UpStereoPro, Waves Plug-ins (Native Power Pack, Restoration Bundle, StudioRack, Vintage Aural Exciter, Bezerk, C6 Multiband Compressor, Sibilance, WLM Plus Loudness Meter, J37 Tape, H-Comp, Flow Motion FM Synth, Codex Wavetable Synth, Element 2.0 Synth, Doubler, Doppler, TrueVerb, Enigma, Tune, OneKnob Pumper, Wetter and Louder, MondoMod, REDD17, REDD37-51, SSL 4000 Collection, Soundshifter), Native Instruments Plug-ins (Driver, Massive, Monark, Prism, The Gentleman, DrumLab, Retro Machines Mk2, Vintage Organs, West Africa, Scarbee Mark 1, Solid Bus Comp, Blocks Wired, Guitar Rig 4, Replika, Kontakt 6 Player with Factory Selection, Reaktor 6 (Factory Selection, Skanner, The Mouth), Absynth 5, Razor, Supercharger, Hybrid Keys), Wave Arts Panorama 5, FXpansion Geist, Korg Legacy Collection, Softube Modular and Saturation Knob, Sound Radix (Muteomatic, SurferEQBoogie), Nebula, SoundToys (LittleAlterBoy, LittlePlate, Tremolator), TAL-Chorus, Winkl, TDR Kotelnikov, audiomux, Arturia Plug-ins (V Collection 5, Analog Lab 4, DX7 V, Mini-Filter, minimoog V Original, Rev PLATE-140, Pigments 2) Camel Audio (Alchemy Player (with Himalaya: Pads & A.I. Selection), CamelCrusher, CamelSpace), Garritan Personal Orchestra 4, Novation V-Station and B-Station, IK Multimedia T-RackS and Sampletank 4 (with some legacy instruments), Eventide UltraChannel, AIR Music Technology Hybrid, AAS (Lounge Lizard Session 4, Strum Session 2, Ultra Analog Session 2), Green Oak Software Crystal, Klevgrand (Baervaag, FreeAMP, SantaJussi, Svep, SyndtSphere), D16 Group (Frontier, Sigmund, Syntorus, Nithonat), Flux (BitterSweetV3, SampleGrabberV3),  Sinevibes Atom, Rob Papen (Blue2, Attention, Prisma, Go2, RP-AMOD), RPCX Blue, u-he TyrellN6, UJAM (IRON, BM-EDEN), NUGEN Audio EL_Stereoizer and EL_Monofilter, iZotope (Vinyl, Trash 2, Imager, DDLY Dynamic Delay, Elements 9), accusonus Regroover, Vielklang 2 LE, KV331 (SynthMasterPlayer, SynthMaster1), Tremolator, Lethal, Linplug FreeAlpha, Zebralette, Scaler, Revolution, Loopcloud (hosting all my 3rd-party samples and MIDI files), FXpansion (Splitter, DCAM Compressor), Fracture, ConvologyXT, Focusrite Red, Scarlett and Midnight Plug-in Suites, Waldorf PPG instrument and D-Pole, Line 6 MIDI Mobilizer, iRing, Focusrite Scarlett 6i6, Røde NT1A condenser microphone, AKG D68S budget dynamic microphone, ‘Studiospares’ boundary mic, Shure SM57 for recording samples into the Kronos, a selection of ‘novelty’ instruments (including Stagg melodica, Didgeridoo, Galotta 26/48 accordion, Kazoo, Kalimba, Tibetan bowl, castanets, harmonica in C and Yamaha soprano/descant recorder), Red100 'Reflexion Filter', Roland BA330 Portable PA Speaker with ST-A95 Speaker Stand, Sennheiser HD 25 LIGHT cans and Yamaha HS50M monitors (pair). I also have a heavy duty flight case for the KORG Kronos, a Dell second monitor and an Anker powered USB hub. Most of this fits on a Quiklok Z555 desk with rackmount for my interface and an Adam Hall LED rack light - otherwise, there are some items in storage…

As you can see, I have a lot of plugins, and I mainly make music ‘in the box’!

I also love listening to and have the following as some of my influences: Dance/Progressive Trance/Electronica, 'Classical Music' (anything from Monteverdi to John Williams) and Rock/Alternative music.