Here is a complete list of my current machines organized by studio location (minus some utility machines/modules). Will try to keep this list updated and add notes as time goes on.
- Synthstrom Audible Deluge
- Midisizer MidiGal (MidiPal clone)
- Keith McMillen QuNexus
- Alesis Midiverb II
- Yamaha FB-01
- Roland JV-1010
Late 90s rompler with a huge amount of patches. Bought for $20 in a Target parking lot. Used extensively in UTA Trax live sets & recordings.
Rack #2 (eurorack)
My main reason for getting into the eurorack world was to make an optimal drum machine, so a lot of my modules revolve around that.
- 2hp 3:1
- Bastl Little Nerd
- Bastl Popcorn
- Expert Sleepers Disting mk4 (x2)
- Doepfer A-110-1
- Antumbra Knot (Braids clone)
- 2hp Rnd
- 2hp LFO
- Ladik C-041
- Doepfer A-103
- Doepfer A-124
- Erica Bass Drum
- Tiptop CYMBL909
- Erica Clap
- 2hp Hat
- 2hp Snare
- Delptronics LDB-2e & LDB-2x
- Bastl Skis
- Bastl Noise
- Ladik C-030
- 2hp Verb
- 2hp Delay
Stand level 1
- Korg DW-8000
My first proper synthesizer. Bought from a pawn shop in Spokane. Was used pretty heavily in all my projects, but was put in storage for a while after recording HEL001. Hoping to build this DIY programmer for it in the near future.
Stand level 2
- Arturia MicroFreak
- Behringer Neutron
- Cyclone TT-303 (v1)
TB-303 clone with some added functionality. Used on pretty much all UTA Trax recordings.
Stand level 3
- Korg ER-1
My first drum machine. Used heavily in my early material, but occasionally still in use. Used on HEL016.
- Boss DS-330
Under the radar general MIDI device picked up to assist on Alberto productions.
- Roland TR-626
My only Roland TR machine. Basically a TR-505 with more sounds, individual outputs, and independent pitch control. Not very highly regarded in general, but I like the sounds. Was the UTA Trax backbone in the Rally 626 era.
Stand level 4
- Boss DR-55
My oldest machine. A very simple & limited drum machine, but the sounds are excellent and can be very inspiring in the right setting. Used on HEL025 (also used in most Blade performances).
- Boss DR-110
The budget TR-606. Sound-wise I actually prefer it to the 606, but it definitely has limitations. Used on HEL025 & Void.
- Korg Volca Series (Beats, Keys, Bass, Kick)
Really love the Volca series. Beats, Keys, & Bass were used heavily on HEL008, HEL010, and HEL025 especially, but have found their way on various recordings over the years.
- Bastl microGranny 2
Really cool lofi granular synth/sampler that I definitely need to use more. Can be heard on Touching & Moving remix.
- Korg Monotribe
- Korg Monotron Delay
- Korg NTS-1
- Korg SQ-1
- Tascam DR-05
Portable digital recorder that has recorded many live sets, casual jams, and field recordings. All of HEL022 was recorded on this.
- Casio MT-68
This was my melodic workhorse for many years. The last recording I used it was used on was (I believe) 10/13. Not a lot of tone control, but the sounds are very neutral and warm.
- Yamaha PSS-560
The Portasound was the first "synth" I owned that had sound editing capabilities. It's a very simple FM synth that can actually make some interesting sounds (with the limited editor section).
- Yamaha MT4X
Solid tape 4-track with a helpful visual interface. Used on HEL008 & 10/13.
- Nanoloop 2.3
Music generator for Game Boy Advance. Used on Nano & 12/10.
- MTV Music Generator
AKA Music 2000. Music creation tool for PlayStation.
- MAGIX Music Maker (Deluxe Edition)
Music creation tool for PlayStation 2.
- O.to.i.Re: Dreamcast Sequencer
Music creation tool for Dreamcast.
- Korg DS-10
Korg MS digital remake for the DS. Used on 12/10 & HEL002.
- Teenage Engineering PO-12
- Korg DDD-1
- Memorex micro cassette recorder
Used this for some lofi sounds in the Weekly Beats era. Also heard on Touching & Moving remix.
- Panasonic VSC RR-830
Tape transcription machine with speed control. Used on HEL005.