Image of: multiple synthesizers in MW Gilbert studio

Siri'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:

Image of: MW Gilbert's Eurorack modular system

The system changes from time to time, but is pretty stable at the moment. 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 Daniel and I as 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, and which was recently restored by Daniel Gilbert:

Image of: MW Gilbert's ARIES modular system

My main area, with various tools and Neumann monitors:

Image of: MW Gilbert's studio

Software (non-exhaustive list):

Arturia VI
East/West Ghostwriter
Garritan Personal Orchestra
Modartt Pianoteq 6
NI Komplete 11
Spitfire Ólafur Arnalds Composer Toolkit
Spitfire Ólafur Arnalds Chamber
Spectrasonics Omnisphere 2
Spitfire Phobos
Toontrack Superior Drummer
WayOutWare TimeWarp 2600

Blue Cat MB-7 Mixer/EQ
Celemony Melodyne
Eventide EQuivocate/Elevate bundle
Eventide Anthology XI bundle
Exponential Audio R2 Stereo Reverb
iZotope Alloy 2 / Neutron 2 / Ozone 8
Kush Hammer DSP
LiquidSonics Seventh Heaven Reverb
Nomad/BBE D82 Sonic Maximizer
PSP Vintage Warmer2
Sonarworks Reference Monitoring
WaveArts PowerSuite5
Waves Diamond Bundle

Ableton Live 10
Avid Pro Tools 12
Expert Sleepers Silent Way
Logic Pro X
Waves on SoundGrid
Vienna Symphonic Library Ensemble PRO 5

...and a bunch of other things and devices, a small assortment of percussion, toys and instruments, and processed guitars and vocals.

This is SIRI (studio manager)

Siri the studio dog :)