ALLIE'S LITTLE CORNER STUDIO
"People sometimes like to ask me what instruments or effects I use on my projects. I have always been somewhat reluctant to go into this, not because it's at all a secret, but more because people tend to over-focus on the tools rather than on the sounds and sonic landscapes themselves. Having said that, I thought I would share what I actually use these days in my studio. I do not formally endorse these as products, but they are all excellent studio tools each in their own ways, and I would not hesitate to recommend them to a friend or fellow musician or composer.”
First and foremost, I have a Eurorack modular system:
The system changes from time to time, and is in process at the moment as I figure out a balance that I want for modular synth live performance. It includes all of the Tall Dog Electronics SE series modules: uBraids SE, uClouds SE, uRings SE, and uo_C SE (Ornament & Crime). All of the modules are licensed CC BY-SA 4.0 and are designed, manufactured, and sold by my son Dan at Tall Dog Electronics. More info and availability at http://www.tall-dog.com/
I also have a classic/vintage ARIES modular system,
which I hand built from kit in 1975-6. It was fully restored by Dan Gilbert.
My studio area, with various tools and some very nice Neumann KH 120 monitors:
Software I use
Garritan Personal Orchestra
Native Instruments Komplete
(Absynth, Reaktor, Battery)
Spitfire Ólafur Arnalds Composer Toolkit
Spitfire Ólafur Arnalds Chamber
Spectrasonics Omnisphere 2
Toontrack Superior Drummer
Blue Cat MB-7 Mixer/EQ
WayOutWare TW 2600
Eventide EQuivocate/Elevate bundle
Eventide Anthology XI bundle
Exponential Audio R2 Stereo Reverb
iZotope Alloy / Neutron / Ozone
Kush Hammer DSP
LiquidSonics Seventh Heaven Reverb
Nomad/BBE D82 Sonic Maximizer
PSP Vintage Warmer2
Sonarworks Reference Monitoring
Waves Diamond Bundle
Logic Pro X
Expert Sleepers Silent Way
...and a bunch of other things and devices,
a small assortment of percussion, toys and
instruments, and processed guitars and
vocals. This list is fluid and likely always will be.
I have a new studio manager here! Her name is Alibi ("Allie").
She has a specific interest in anything in the studio she considers edible.
Sirius (Siri), my previous studio manager, passed away
in December after 12½ years of excellent service.
Siri (July 2010 - December 2022)
He was the goodest boy!