Technical specs

Muzzy in booth 1

Basics

There is no mystery to getting a great sound: you need some great equipment run by someone that knows exactly how it works. This is some of the equipment I have built up over the years. I know all the gear, all the plug-ins and all the effects.

  • Mac intel, running Pro-Tools 10 HD 2 and Cubase 6.5.
  • Genelec 1032 monitors with Yamaha and Bose reference speakers
  • Flamingo Class ‘A’ stereo Pre-amp.
  • Benchmark Dac 1 digital to analogue converter.
  • SSL XL Logic summing desk
  • Neve  Funky Junk Stereo channel strips
  • Universal audio 6108 Tube Pre amp

Keyboards and Synths

  • Roland XP 60 (mother)
  • Akai MPK 49 controller
  • Studiologic 88 note fully weighted controller
  • Nord modular G2X*
  • Dave Smith Poly Evolver*
  • Fender Rhodes mark 1 (tuned and good working order)
  • Akai Z4 with large internal library*
  • Waldorf Micro Q*
  • Kurzweil PC3 K7
  • Roland SH 101 Classic Analogue Monophonic x2
  • Electribe SX drum machine
(*) on screen Editors
 
 Rhodes keyboard at Bonk Studio

Virtual Instruments

(All Plug-ins and software completely legal)

  • Vienna Cube full spec+additionals (Vienna Suite Orchestral Plugin bundle)
  • Garritan CFX Concert Grand..(The Best Piano sound around)
  • Ivory 2 full compliment of Pianos
  • Superior Drummer +full Groove Monkey Midi library
  • EZ drummer
  • Groove Agent 3
  • Izotope I Drum
  • Realguitars. Stratocaster, Acoustic, LPC.
  • Kontact 3,4,5 with lots of stuff like Chris Hein Horns,Evolve,Sonicouture Pan Drums,…too many to mention
  • Omnishere 2, Quantum Leap with Goliath, Ra, Gypsy, Stormdrum 2,Silk, Voices of Passion, Symphonic Choirs.Ministry of Rock.
  • Rob Papen, Albino 3, Preditor, Punch Drums (very cool)
  • Battery 3, Groove Agent 3, Stylus RMX, Yello Tools World Percussion. Massive.
  • U-he Zebra 2, Zebra HZ
  • Korg Legacy Bundle
  • GarageBand….if you insist..
  • Many more interesting virtual instruments.

Plug-ins

  • A really big selection of TDM,VST, RTAS plugs, Lots of reverbs/FX, Waves Complete Bundle and lots of other interesting stuff like Trigger, Eliosis vocoder, SSL Channel strip/Buss Comp, McDsp EQ/Filters, Soundtoys Complete, Oxford comps/EQ/Inflator/SuprEsser/Transmod, Massenberg EQs, Altiverb 7, Speakerphone, Amplitube, Melodyne Poly, Ohmforce filters, GRM Sound design Bundle, Guitar Rig 4, TC Electronics Harmony 4/Master X3, Cranesong Phoenix Bundle, Serato Pitch’n’ Time, Fairchild 660/670…….too many to mention..!   Plus-:  UAD 2 with great comps and Eq’s/FX/Plates……very nice for acoustic stuff….
  • Audioease ‘Snapper’…great for lifting snippets from samples straight into the session.

Microphones

  • Neuman U87
  • Brauner Phantom ‘anniversary’
  • AKG 414 B-XL
  • Coles 4038 studio Ribbon
  • Sennheiser MD 421-11
  • Beyer Dynamic M88TG.  Double Bass, Cello and Violin Mic
  • AKG C451 B/Stereo x/y
  • AKG C1000
Herman’s Studio Brussels
Chausseé de Boondael 544
Brussels 1050