When I first began working with MIDI orchestration, my studio consisted of a hardware sequencer, several hardware sound modules, a multitrack tape recorded, some hardware effects modules and a workstation keyboard. My studio now has many, many times the power of that first setup and it is mostly contained in a PC. 

 

 

What turns me on about the digital age, what excited me personally, is that you have closed the gap between dreaming and doing. You see, it used to be that if you wanted to make a record of a song, you needed a studio and a producer. Now, you need a laptop.

   - Bono

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hardware

  • Akai Pro MPK 88 Keyboard Controller

  • Presonus USB ASIO Audio Interface

  • M-Audio Monitors

  • Custom DAW PC with i7 CPU, SSD main drive, 2 TB sample drive, 2 TB data drive, 16 GB RAM, 24" Dell Touch Screen monitor and Gateway 24" 2nd monitor

  • Office PC for networking and non-DAW work

  • Alto ZMX 52 for monitor mixing

  • Shure SRH440 Studio Headphones

  • Korg Nano 2 COntrol Surface

  • Surface Pro 2 tablet functioning as controil surface for live CC entry

Software

  • Cakewalk Sonar Professional

  • Notion 5 for notation

  • EWQL Hollywood Strings

  • EWQL Hollywood Brass

  • EWQL Hollywood Woodwinds

  • EWQL Hollywood Percussion

  • Kontakt Komplete

  • Kirk Hunter Spotlight Strings

  • Kirk Hunter Diamond Orchestra

  • EWQL PIanos

  • EWQL Symphonic Choirs

  • Shevannai Voices of the Elves

  • SoundIron Apocalypse Perscussion Elements

A Virtual Studio

  • EWQL Stormdrum 1 & 2

  • EWQL Symphonic Orchestra

  • SoundIron Olympus Elements

  • NI Action Strings

  • Chris Hein Horns Compact

  • Drums of War

  • Voice of Gaia Mezzo Soprano

  • Voice of Rapture Alto

  • EWQL Voices of Passion

  • RealiVox Blue

  • Strezov Cornucopia Strings

  • Zero G Animato

  • And quite a few more....

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