Mortal Music

Nice Things (In A List)

Recorders:

  • Pro Tools 10 HD4 Accel
  • Sony PCM 800 DTRS 24 tracks ( for sale !)
  • Panasonic 3800 DAT 
  • Tascam 302 Mk lll cassette

Analog to Digital to Analog Conversion:

  • Apogee AD16X
  • Metric Halo UNL-8
  • Apogee AD8000SE
  • Digidesign 192
  • Benchmark DAC-1

Playback Monitors:

  • ADAM S3-A
  • NHT M-20
  • Yamaha NS-10, paired with a KRK Sub.
  • Tannoy System 12 DMT
  • Fostex 6301B
  • Panasonic Boom Box
  • Rad Shak Minimus 7
  • Auratone 5C

Monitor amps:

  • Bryston
  • Ashley
  • Rane and Symetrix for the headphones

Microphone Preamps:

  • 2 Neve 1066
  • 4 API 3124MB+, this version has a 4×2 mixer, great for summing mics.
  • 1 D.W. Fearn VT-1
  • 1 D.W. Fearn VT-2
  • 4 Telefunken V72
  • 4 John Hardy M1
  • 8 Millennia HV-3D

Microphones:

  • Telefunken u47
  • Neumann u87 (2)
  • Neumann TLM 103 (2)
  • Neumann km84
  • Gefell UM70S (2)
  • Royer 121 (2)
  • AKG 414 (2)
  • AKG 460 (2)
  • Coles 4040
  • AKG d12E
  • Placid Audio Copperphone
  • Shure SM7 (2)
  • EV RE-20
  • Beyer M-160 (2)
  • Beyer M-500
  • Beyer 201 (3)
  • Shure 57 (5)
  • Sennheiser 421
  • Sennheiser 441

Compressors and dynamic processors…

  • Neve 33609/JD
  • Alan Smart C-2
  • Tube Tech CL1B
  • Urei 1176
  • Distressors
  • Empirical Labs FATSO Jr
  • Audio Technologies Tube-link
  • Drawmer DS-201 gates

EQ:

Massively import setting

  • Manley Massive Passive
  • Empirical Labs Lil FrEQ (2)
  • Neve 1066 (2)
  • BFE/Filtek Mk 3 (2)
  • Rane graphic

Time Machines

  • Lexicon PCM Reverb
  • Kurzweil KSP-8
  • Lexicon PCM 90
  • Eventide H3000SE
  • Sony D7 delay
  • Roland SRV 2000
  • Yamaha D1500

Instruments:

Reso

  • Gretch drums 20 /18″ kick, 12,13,14″ toms with Ziljian cymbals
  • Ludwig, Pearl, Yamaha, Fortune, Drum Heaven, Gretch snares
  • Kawai upright piano
  • Hammond with tone wheel
  • Fender, Gibson, Guild, Martin, National and Kay acoustic and electric guitars.
  • Rick 12 string
  • Musicman Bass, until Gilmania takes it back!
  • Fender Jazz Bass Special
  • Percussion toys, lots of percussion toys

Amplifiers and speaker options:

  • Digidesign Eleven Rack, not sure this fits in this list, great sounding creative tool.
  • Leslie 147 tone cab, amp rebuilt by Goff, sounds amazing!
  • 1964 Vox AC-30, all original, couple tweaks by Roy Goode
  • 1966 Fender Deluxe Reverb, blackface goodness.
  • 1964 Fender Bassman head, brought back to life by Stan Day
  • 1971 Marshall 50 watt head, Jim Collangelo preamp mod
  • Ampeg VT22
  • Kitty Hawk M1 head
  • Warbler-Juke 110 prototype combo
  • Guild Thunder tube combo
  • Fender Vibro Champ
  • Pearce G1 Head
  • THD 2-12 cab
  • Freda 2-12 with Vox Silver Alnicos
  • Marshall 2-12 with V-30s
  • Bag End 2-12 with old JBL k120 and E120 drivers

Magic Boxes:

  • Little Labs PIP preamp, Reamp, splitter, mixer
  • Trek ll preamp for Leslie cab, gives all sound sources access to the marvelous spinning speaker
  • Moog MuRF analog filter set with animation and voltage control…what? ….. (nothing like it)
  • TC Electronics Finalizer, handy for lots of stuff, I use the meters mostly.

The Pro Tools Rig:

I usually have the latest stable version.

Currently a custom built Intel Core i7 875k running Windows 7 with 16 gigs of RAM.
For hardware, between the Apogee and Metric Halo converters and the Digi 192 I have 32 analog ins and 32 analog outs. The main outputs feed the Benchmark DAC-1 and a Coleman MP3H for speaker selection and monitoring.

For tactile control (faders and the like), I have a Procontrol, which I love.
I’ve also customized my set-up with the following software
enhancements, these plug-ins get used on most every session:

Eqs:

Waves SSL, API and neVe series, Waves JJP, Sony, GML, Filterbank, Digi Eq lll, Focusrite, URS A and N graphics

Comps:

Waves, Sony, Focusrite, EMI, Compressor Bank, Dynamic Spectrum Mapper

Reverbs and FX:

  • Lexicon PCM Bundle
  • Reverb One
  • TL Space
  • Sound Toys Echo Boy
  • Time Blender
  • Pitch Blender
  • Echo Farm

Fairy Dust:

  • Heat
  • Crane Song Phoenix
  • Tape Head
  • Autotune
  • Izotrope Trash
  • Amp Farm
  • Sony Inflator

Other Software:

  • BFD
  • BFD 2
  • Geist
  • Stylus RMX
  • Velvet
  • EZ Drummer
  • Reason 4
  • Digital Performer
  • Studio Vision

Midi setup:

  • MOTU Midi Timepiece
  • EMU E4 sampler
  • Reason 4
  • Yamaha DX7 IIFD
  • Roland D-50
  • Roland D-550
  • Roland MKS-20
  • Alesis D4

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