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 as well as many other vintage and traditional instruments that I bought around the world during my trips.



My main recording drum kit is a late 70s Yamaha 9000 Recording Custom kit which I absolutely adore.

It comes with a 20" kick as well as a vintage 18" Yamaha 8000 one and assorted with a variety of tom sizes ranging from 8" rack tom up to a 14" and/or 15" floor toms depending on the requirements.

I also own an early 70s Pearl kit with classic sizes of 22" kick, 12" rack tom and 16" floor tom which I love playing live.



As for my main drum kits, my snare drums are also all vintage pieces with which I am able to sonically cover most of the styles:


Roger Dyanasonic COB (chrome over brass)

Slingerland Radio King COB

DW Collector's Maple wood

Pearl Sensitone Brass

Ludwig Acrolite Aluminium

Premier 2000 Steel



my cymbals are a mixture of vintage and modern.

I tend to favour a darker tone which I like very much in my recordings (I am afraid I am not a Heavy Metal drummer):


14" Hi Hat Amedia Amhet

14" HI Hat Tosco

14" Hi Hat Zildjian K

14" Hi Hat Dream Bliss

13" Hi Hat Meinl Custom Shop

12" Hi Hat Meinl Byzance

16" Meinl Byzance Crash

16" Amedia Classic Thin Crash

16" Meinl Custom Shop Crash

18" Zildjian K Crash-Ride

18" Meinl Candela Crash-Ride

20" Meinl Custom Shop Ride

22" Meinl Custom Shop China + rivets




I also own a great collection of microphones which will suit any sonic possibilities in my studio:


AKG C414 B-ULS (pair)

AKG 414 B-TL2 (pair)

AKG C480 combo (pair)

AKG C451  + CK1 ULS

AKG D224 (pair)

AKG D112 (pair)


Golden Age R1 MK3 Active Ribbon

Revox M3500

Sennheiser MD451 (pair)

Shure SM57 (several)

Shure SM58 (pair)

Shure SM59

Shure Unidyne III 545D



I own two vintage solid state custom made Telefunken preamplifiers which I use for almost everything and several Universal Audio Solo 610 that I use when I need to record several tracks simultaneously.



MOTU 828 x2 (up to 20 tracks)



Apple Logic Audio Pro