GEAR

I’ve slowly built my gear up over the years and you’ll find all of it now in place at Trapdoor Studios. I have carefully chosen everything I have to best reflect what I want to create in a record. As with any gearlist, this list is subject to change but I’ll try my best to keep on top of it.

OUTBOARD/PRES

Universal Audio 4710d
Solid State Logic Alpha VHD-Pre
Focusrite Octopre Dynamic
Focusrite Platinum Voicemaster
6x Universal Audio Unison Pres

Microphones

1x AEA R88 Stereo Ribbon
2x SE R1 Ribbon
1x SE Gemini III Multi-Pattern Tube Condenser
1x Shure SM7b
1x AKG D12VR
1x Audix D6
1x Audix i5
2x CAD M179
1x SE1a Pencil Condenser
1x Shure Beta58
1x Sennheiser e602
2x T-Bone Pencil Condenser

Monitoring

Quested S6R active monitors with integrated SB10R active Sub Woofer
AKG K702 Open Back Headphones

Interface

Universal Audio Apollo Twin Quad
Universal Audio Apollo 8 Duo
Universal Audio Satellite Quad

Computer

Apple iMac 3.3ghz Intel Core i7 with 16gb RAM 1TB hard drive

Software

Pro Tools 2019 Native
DSP Quattro for DDP and CD Image creation
Selection of plugins from Fab Filter, Oeksound, Waves, Universal Audio and many others

Musical Instruments

Guitars
2004 USA Fender Telecaster Highway One in Daphne Blue
2015 Mex Fender Telecaster Classic Player Triple in Black
1987 Japan Fender Jaguar in Candy Apple Red
2005 (ish) Shed/Handmade ‘Brender’ Weirdo Guitar in Forest Green (p90 and coil tapped PAF)

Drums

Gretsch Catalina Club Mod drum kit in limited ‘Black Widow’ finish 10×8, 14×12, 20×20
Sonor vintage 12″ Rack Tom
Tama Steelworks 14×6.5 Steel Snare Drum
Various hardware and percussion

Cymbals

Istanbul 20″ Radiant Crash
Zildjian 14″ K Custom Dark Hi-Hats
Sabian 16″ AAX Stage Crash
Sabian 17″ Signature Saturation Crash
Stagg 12″ China
Stagg 10″ Splash

Amplifiers

Soldano Astroverb 2×12 20 watt combo
G Electronics/Tipton Electronics 50 watt head
Victory Sheriff 44 45 watt head

Cabs
Victory 2×12 Celestion V30 Loaded Cab
Ashdown 6×10 Bass Cab

Pedals

Drive
Paul Cochrane Tim Transparent Overdrive
Hermida Audio Zendrive (original)
Amp Tweaker Tight Metal
Blackout Effectors Blunderbuss Fuzz
Gojitone Houstboost Treble Boost
Carl Martin Hot Drive N’ Boost

Octave
Digitech Whammy 5
Digitech Whammy 4
EHX Micro Pog
Boss OC2 Octaver

Delay/Reverb/Mod
Strymon Timeline Delay
Strymon Bluesky Reverb
Boss DM2W Delay
Line 6 M5
Boss Chorus

Misc
Korg Pitchblack Tuner
Boss ES8 Effects Switcher
EHX Ring Thing Ring Modulator

Synths

Korg MS-10 Monophonic Analogue Synthesiser