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:

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:

My main area, with various tools and Neumann monitors:

Software (non-exhaustive list):

Arturia VI
East/West Ghostwriter
Garritan Personal Orchestra
GForce MTron Pro
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
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
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

Siri the dog