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 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 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.

 

SNARES:

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

 

CYMBALS

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

 

 

MICROPHONES:

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)

EV PL 6

Golden Age R1 MK3 Active Ribbon

Revox M3500

Sennheiser MD451 (pair)

Shure SM57 (several)

Shure SM58 (pair)

Shure SM59

Shure Unidyne III 545D

 

PREAMPLIFIERS:

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.

 

SOUNDCARD:

MOTU 828 x2 (up to 20 tracks)

 

DAW

Apple Logic Audio Pro