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

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
(partial list)

                                    Arturia VI
                                    East/West Ghostwriter
                                    Garritan Personal Orchestra
                                    Modartt Pianoteq
                                    Native Instruments Komplete
                                       (Absynth, Reaktor, Battery)
                                    Spitfire Ólafur Arnalds Composer Toolkit
                                    Spitfire Ólafur Arnalds Chamber
                                    Spectrasonics Omnisphere 2
                                    Spitfire Phobos
                                    Toontrack Superior Drummer
                                               Blue Cat MB-7 Mixer/EQ
                                      WayOutWare TW 2600

Celemony Melodyne 
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 
WaveArts PowerSuite 
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!