PERCUSSION

As you may suspect I own a multitude of percussion instruments that could easily fill a couple of large rooms up to the ceiling! The majority are professional level Meinl Percussion instruments, which I endorse, as well as many other vintage and traditional instruments that I bought around the world during my trips.

 

DRUM KITS:

My main recording drum kit is a vintage Yamaha 9000 series Recording Custom kit which I absolutely adore. and set up with various combinations of toms sizes ranging from 8" to up to a 14" floor tom, depending on the style required.

It comes with a 20" kick or I may also use a vintage 18" Yamaha 8000 series.

 

SNARES:

Here is my collection of snare drums with which I can sonically cover any style or texture required.

 

Roger Dyanasonic COB (chrome over brass) 14x5

Slingerland Radio King COB 14x5

Ludwig Acrolite Aluminium 14x5

DW Collector's Maple 14x5

Yamaha Tour Custom Maple 14x5

Tama RoyalStar Steel 14x5.5

Pearl Sensitone Brass 14x5.5

Pearl Sensitone Steel 14x5.5

Asama (vintage) Maple wood 14x7.5

 

CYMBALS

I have a large collection cymbals which comprise several vintage ones such as Zildjian K, Tosco, Zanki and Paiste as well as modern ones from Meinl,, Anatolian, Bosphorus, Bliss and Amedia.

I tend to favour a darker tone which I like both live and in studio

 

MICROPHONES:

I also own a great collection of top vintage microphones which will suit any sonic possibilities in my studio from AKG, Sennheiser, Beyerdynamic, Electro Voice, Shure and others.

 

PREAMPLIFIERS:

I mainly use Universal Audio preamplifiers.

 

SOUNDCARD:

MOTU 828 x2 (up to 20 tracks) recording at 24bits 44.1 KHz

 

DAW

Apple Logic Pro