I work out of a number of different studios around London and the South East, so the equipment available to you will depend on your requirements. I will happily work with Pro Tools, Cubase, Logic or any other DAW during tracking, but my preferred mixing and editing environment is Cubase. Cubase is a seriously powerful and innovative product and I am always recommending it to my clients and peers.

After your session is finished, I will take your audio away to mix in my home studio. I have a great-sounding mixing environment and a huge arsenal of effects plugins, which allow me to recreate the sound and feel of working on an analog console with a large array of high-end outboard gear.

My gear list is as follows:

Stringed Instruments

  • Music Man John Petrucci JP6 (HH w/ piezo – MIA – 2014)
  • Jackson Soloist SL3 (HSS – MIJ – Late 1990s)
  • Jackson Soloist SL3 (HSS – MIJ – Mid 2000s)
  • Jackson Phil Collen PC3 (HSS – MIJ – 1996)
  • Fender American Deluxe Strat HSS (2010 model w/ rosewood neck)
  • Fender Standard Fat Strat (HSS – MIM – 2003)
  • Fender ’72 Telecaster Deluxe (HH with Duncan pickups – MIM)
  • Gibson SG Special Ltd (HH w/ ebony neck – MIA – 1997)
  • Janick Gers Tribute Strat (HSH – Partscaster – 2017)
  • Music Man Stingray 5 Bass (H – MIA – 2005)
  • Ashbury Octave Mandola (China – 2015)
  • Hora Irish Concert Bouzouki PU (Piezo – Hungary – 2014)

Amplification

  • Engl Fireball E625 60w valve head (original chrome face panel version)
  • Engl Ironball E606 20w valve head
  • Engl PRO Slanted E412VS 4×12 cabinet
  • Blackstar HT-408 4×8 cabinet
  • Palmer PDI06 Power Attenuator – 8 Ohm version

Pedals

Stompboxes

  • Suhr Riot Reloaded
  • BOSS SD-1 Super Overdrive (Keeley modded)
  • BOSS DS-1 Distortion (Keeley modded)
  • BOSS CE-2 Chorus (MIJ – 1980s)
  • MXR M-108 10-Band Graphic EQ (x2)
  • MXR Smart Gate
  • MXR Dyna Comp
  • Dunlop 535Q Cry Baby Multi-Wah
  • TC Electronic Flashback X4 Delay
  • TC Electronic PolyTune 2
  • BOSS TU-2 Chromatic Tuner

Mini pedals

  • Ibanez Tube Screamer Mini
  • Dunlop Cry Baby Mini Wah
  • TC Electronic PolyTune 2 Mini
  • TC Electronic Flashback Mini Delay
  • TC Electronic Hall of Fame Mini Reverb
  • TC Electronic Spark Mini Booster
  • Mooer Ensemble King Analog Chorus (x2)
  • Mooer Ninety Orange Phaser
  • Mooer Flex Boost
  • Mooer Noise Killer
  • Hotone Eko Delay
  • Fender Micro Compressor
  • Korg Pitchblack Mini Tuner

Software

DAW and Editing

  • Cubase Pro 9
  • Logic Pro X
  • Studio One Professional 3.5
  • Ableton Live 9 Standard
  • Pro Tools 12
  • Wavelab Elements 8

Effects

  • Waves
    • Mercury Bundle
    • Studio Classics Collection
    • Abbey Road Collection
    • StudioRack
  • Softube
    • Abbey Road Studios Brilliance Pack
    • Tonelux Tilt and Tilt Live
    • TSAR-1 Reverb
    • Valley People Dyna-mite
    • Drawmer 1973 Multi-Band Compressor
    • Acoustic Feedback
  • SoundToys
    • EchoBoy
    • MicroShift
    • Little PrimalTap
    • Little AlterBoy
    • Sie-Q
    • Tremolator
    • Little Plate
  • IK Multimedia
    • AmpliTube 4
    • T-RackS CS Grand (w/ Sontec 432c Mastering EQ)
  • FabFilter
    • Mastering Bundle
  • Synchro Arts
    • VocALign Pro 4
  • Brainworx
    • bx_limiter
    • bx_boom!
    • bx_opto
    • bx_stereomaker
    • bx_refinement
    • bx_shredspread
  • SPL
    • Passeq
    • Vitalizer MK2-T
    • Transient Designer
    • EQ Rangers Vol. 1
  • Slate Digital
    • Everything Bundle
  • Kush Audio
    • Clariphonic DSP
  • Focusrite
    • Red Plug-in Suite
    • Midnight Plug-in Suite
    • Scarlett Plug-in Suite
  • Eventide
    • UltraChannel

Virtual Instruments

  • Native Instruments
    • Komplete 9
    • Abbey Road 80s Drummer
    • Alicia’s Keys
  • Arturia
    • V Collection 4.0
  • XLN Audio
    • Addictive Drums 2
    • Addictive Keys
  • Steven Slate Drums
    • SSD4 Platinum + all expansion packs
  • UVI
    • Darklight IIx
    • The Beast
    • Digital Synstations
    • Synths Anthology
  • IK Multimedia
    • SampleTank 3
  • Korg
    • M1
  • Steinberg
    • Padshop Pro
  • SONiVOX
    • Orchestral Companion – Strings
    • Orchestral Companion – Brass
    • Orchestral Companion – Woodwinds
  • Drumdrops
    • Various Kontakt Packs

Hardware

  • 2009 Macbook Pro
  • 2012 Mac Mini
  • Focusrite Scarlett 18i20
  • Novation Remote 49SL Compact MIDI keyboard controller
  • StudioLogic SL-990 PRO 88-key weighted MIDI keyboard
  • E-mu Proteus 2000 sound module – fully expanded with the following sound ROMs:
    • Vintage Collection
    • Sounds of the ZR, featuring Perfect Piano
    • X-Lead
  • Kurzweil PC2R sound module – fully expanded with the following sound ROMs:
    • Orchestral
    • Classic Keys
  • Alesis DM5 drum module
  • Apple iPad Mini 2
  • IK Multimedia iRig Pro

Monitoring

  • Adam A7X Active Nearfield Monitors
  • PreSonus Eris E4.5 Active Studio Monitors
  • Sony Reference Monitors
  • Sonos PLAY:3
  • Beyerdynamic DT 150 Headphones