ALIBI'S LITTLE CORNER STUDIO
My studio area, with various tools and some very nice Neumann KH 120 monitors.
"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'm not formally endorsing these as products (with the exception being modules by Tall Dog Electronics), 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, shown here sitting on top of my Aries 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.
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.
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!