Studio

I use a lot of instruments and equipment: synthesizers, keyboards, samplers, effect processors, electronic drums, hardware sequencers, stringed instruments and acoustic percussion. I tried some of my wind instruments on early albums but thanks to physical modelling technology and breath control I do not have to learn to play them in order to produce their sounds. Instruments, equipment and applications, sold or not intended to be used, are not listed. Devices with multiple applications may be listed in multiple paragraphs.  

 

Date: February 2024 (Equipment in red is new on the latest album Global Textures and equipment in blue has not been recorded with yet or recordings have not been released yet). Type names are listed in Roland style, i.e. letters and numbers are separated by a hyphen. 

Hardwired and semi modular synthesizers

Akai MPC X, free Mellotron, E-piano & Drum Synth plug-ins and paid Jura & OPx-4 plug-ins

Alesis Andromeda A-6
Anyware Semtex XL
Arp Axxe, modified by Eric van Baaren
Arturia MatrixBrute

Arturia MicroFreak
Ashun Sound Machines Hydrasynth
Behringer Pro-1
Behringer Cat
Black Corporation Deckard's Dream mark 2
Ensoniq SQ-80
Ensoniq TS-10
Korg Arp Odyssey
Korg Kronos X
Korg MS-10
Korg MS-20
Korg T-3 EX
Kurzweil PC-3K6
Moog Matriarch
Moog Minimoog
Moog One 16v
Moog Taurus 3
Novation Summit
Roland JD-800
Roland D-05
Roland Integra 7
Roland V-Synth GT
Roland System 8 including Jupiter 8, Juno 106 and JX-3P plug-outs
Sequential OB-6
Sequential Pro-3 SE
Sequential Prophet 12
Sequential Take 5
The Human Comparator 2600 Mini Meanie
Waldorf Pulse +
Waldorf Blofeld Keyboard
Waldorf Iridium Keyboard
Waldorf M 16v
Yamaha EX-5
Yamaha V-50 

Modular synthesizers 

Analogue Solutions Polymath
Korg MS-50
Synton Fénix 2

Modular synthesizer systems and modules

Analogue Systems Apprentice
Analogue Systems Integrator RS-8500

Eurorack 8000:
2 HP LFO
2 HP Multiple
Behringer 2500 1047 Multimode filter
Black Corporation Rachael  
Erica Synths Pico DSP 
Erica Synths Pico Random
G-Storm Electro Syrinx VCF
Intellijel Atlantis
Intellijel Azimuth mark 2
Intellijel Dual Envelope
Intellijel Dubmix
Intellijel Linix
Intellijel 
µFold mark 2
Intellijel Multiple (2)
Intellijel Mutamix

Intellijel Planar
Intellijel Rubicon
Kenton Modular Solo
Make Noise Optomix mark 2
Make Noise Wogglebug
Mutable instruments Braids
Mutable instruments Rings

Rossum Control Forge
Rossum Morpheus
Strymon Magneto
Synthesis Technology E-950
Verbos Multi-Envelope
VPME ZeroScope
WMD Invert Offset
WMD MSCL

Roland System 500:

Basic System 
Befaco Spring reverb
Roland System 500-555  
Verbos Multiple

Moog stand-alone modules:

Moog CP-251
Moog Dual VCO

Theis Modular Synthesizer System


Keyboards

Behringer VC-340, analogue strings and human voice
Expressive E Osmose
Hammond XK-1c, organ
Korg Lambda, polyphonic analogue preset keyboard
Korg Sigma, monophonic analogue preset keyboard
Roland K-25m (2)
Roland RD-2000, digital stage piano  
Solina String-Ensemble, analogue string and brass preset keyboard
Suzuki Andes 25-F, soprano recorder with keyboard
Waldorf KB-37
Waldorf STVC, digital string and solo sounds
Yamaha Reface CP, digital e-piano 
Yamaha VL-7, physical modelling keyboard
 

Samplers

Akai MPC-2500
Akai MPC-4000
Akai MPC-X
E-mu E-5000 Ultra
Ensoniq ASR-10R
Ensoniq TS-10
Korg Kronos X
Sequential Prophet X
Roland V-Synth GT with VariPhrase technology preserving formants and duration of the samples 
Waldorf Iridium Keyboard

Effect processors


Built in

Akai MPC-2500
Akai MPC-4000
Akai MPC-X
Alesis Andromeda A-6
Analogue Solutions Polymath, spring reverb
Arturia MatrixBrute, analogue effects
Ashun Sound Machines Hydrasynth
Behringer VC-340analogue ensemble
E-mu RFX-32
Ensoniq ASR-10R
Ensoniq TS-10
Expressive E Osmose
Fazley Kubo 10, distortion
Hammond XK-1c
Korg Kronos X
Korg Lambda, analogue ensemble and tremolo
Korg T-3 EX
Kurzweil PC-3K6
Moog Matriarch, Moog 500 analogue stereo delay
Moog One 16v with Moog and Eventide effects
Novation Summit
Pearl Mimic Pro, compressor, eq, mic adjustment and reverb 
Roland D-05
Roland Integra-7 
Roland JD-800
Roland RD-2000
Roland System 8 
Roland VP-03, analogue circuitry modelling ensemble 
Roland V-Synth GT including the Vocal Designer

Sequential OB-6
Sequential Prophet 12, delay and distortion
Sequential Prophet X
Sequential Pro-3 SE
Sequential Take 5
Solina String-Ensemble, analogue ensemble

Soundcraft EFX-12, Lexicon effects 
Synton Fénix 2, analogue delay and phase shfter
Tascam DM-3200
Tascam SX-1, Tascam, TC and Antares effects
The Human Comparator 2600 Mini Meanie, spring reverb
Waldorf Blofeld Keyboard
Waldorf Iridium Keyboard
Waldorf STVC, tremolo, ensemble, phase shifter and reverb
Yamaha EX-5
Yamaha Reface CP
Yamaha V-50
Yamaha VL-7

 

Stand-alone
Analogue Systems RS-120, analogue comb filter
Analogue Systems RS-240, analogue frequency shifter
Analogue Systems RS-400, analogue phase shifter
Analogue Systems RS-430, analogue distortion
Analogue Systems RS-440, analogue delay
Befaco Spring reverb
Behringer VC-340, analogue vocoder
Boss SE-70 with Behringer SNR-2200
Erica Synths Pico DSP
Eventide Eclipse
Lexicon PCM-91
Lexicon PCM-96
Line 6 Pod HD Pro X  
Roland 572, analogue phase shifter and delay

Solina Ensemble, analogue ensemble built by Eric van Baaren
Strymon Magneto
Synthoma Elkorus 2
TC Electronic M-3000

TC Electronic D-Two
TC Helicon VoiceWorksPlus
Vermona VSR-3, spring reverb
Waldorf STVC, vocoder
WMD MSCL, stereo compressor/limiter

Yamaha REV-500

Electronic drums

ATV aDrums EXS-5SK artist (see picture) 
ATV aD-T13, floor tom  (see picture)
Cyclone Analogic TT-78
Intellijel Plonk
Korg KR-55, with midi and individual outputs installed by Analogue Solutions
Millenium MPS-300, splash cymbal pad
MFB 522
Korg Wavedrum Global Edition
Pearl Mimic Pro
Tiptop Audio RS-808, Roland TR-808 rimshot and claves
WMD Crucible

 

Linear hardware sequencers

Akai MPC-2500
Akai MPC-4000
Akai MPC-X
E-mu E-5000 Ultra
Ensoniq ASR-10R
Ensoniq SQ-80
Ensoniq TS-10
Korg Kronos X
Korg T-3 EX
Kurzweil PC-3K6
Roland MC-80 HD
Tascam SX-1
Yamaha EX-5
Yamaha QY-700
Yamaha V-50

Step sequencers

Alesis Andromeda A-6
Analogue Solutions Polymath
Analogue Systems RS-200
Analogue Solutions Oberkorn 3
Anyware Inseqt, two different analogue sequencers
Arturia MatrixBrute
Roland System 8 
Sequential OB-6, 64 step sequencer
Sequential Pro-3 SE
Synton Fénix 2 
Korg SQ-10
Winter Modular Eloquencer, controlled chance pattern sequencer

Programmers

Peavey 1600Xmidi controller
Dtronics DT-01, Roland D-05 programmer
Stereoping Programmer for Pulse

Recording, mixing, mastering and monitoring

Adam Audio T7V, active nearfield monitors
Behringer Ultra-Gain Pro-8 Digital ADA-8000, 8 channel a/d converter 
Behringer Ultra-Curve Pro DEQ-2496, digital equalizer and analyzer
Behringer XM-8500, dynamic microphone
Beyerdynamic SHM-424, dynamic gooseneck microphone
dbx 120XPsubharmonic generator 
Devine MR-6A, active studio monitors
dbx Quantum, mastering processor
Fazley Kubo 10, practice guitar amplifier
Mark of the Unicorn 2408 mark 3, used as an 8 channel a/d converter
Mark of the Unicorn V-4HD, 18 channel digital line mixer
Neutrik NYS-SPP-L, audio patchbay
Røde NT-4, stereo microphone
Røde NT-1A, large diaphragm microphone
Sennheiser HD-540, headphones
Soundcraft EFX-12, analogue mixer, connected to the Korg KR-55, Cyclone TT-78 and Eurorack 8000
SPL Vitalizer SX-2
Tascam DM-3200, 48 channel digital mixer
Tascam MA-AD8, 8 channel a/d converter
Tascam SX-1, 40 channel digital mixer, 16 track hard disk recorder and stereo or surround master recorder
Tenlux DM-938, unidirectional dynamic microphone
Lucid GENx192, word clock patchbay
Waldorf gooseneck microphone

Midi tools

Analogue Systems RS-370, midi to cv converter
CME Widi Master (4), wireless midi via Bluetooth
CME Widi UHost (3), wireless USB midi via Bluetooth 
Encore Expressionist, midi to CV converter
Kenton Midi USB host mark II
Kenton Merge 8
Kenton Modular Solo, midi to CV converter
Kenton Pro-2000, midi to CV converter 
Kenton Pro-2000 mark 2, midi to CV converter 
Kenton Pro-4, midi to CV converter (2)
Midisolutions Merger (2)
Midisolutions Quadra Merge (4)
Midisolutions Quadra Thru V2 (4)
Midisolutions Router (2)
Midisolutions Thru (2)
Miditech Midi Thru 4 (1)
Renkforce USB 3.0-hub 1:13
Waldorf KB-37, midi to CV converter
Waldorf Midibay, midi patchbay
Winter Modular Eloquencer Midi Expansion

Miscellaneous

Foot pedals and switches (a lot!)
VGA monitor
Computer keyboards (4)
Reading lamps (7)
Magnifying glasses (2)
Yamaha BC-3, breath controllers (2)

Storage

Chicken Systems SCSI2CD, plugin drive
Chicken Systems ZuluSCSI, SD drive
Compact flash memory cards (4)
Optional CD RW drive in the Akai MPC-2500
Optional hard drives in the 
Akai MPC-2500, Korg Kronos and Roland MC-80
PCMCIA memory cards (2)
SCSI CD ROM drives (2)
SD memory cards (5)
Spyrus MCD-2, SCSI compact flash drive
USB CD ROM drive
USB floppy drive
USB memory sticks (>10)
Yamaha MDF-3, midi data filer

Stringed instruments

Alhambra C-3 CW E-1, electro-acoustic nylon string guitar
Bağlama, Turkish lute
Danelectro Baby Sitar 68 
Harley Benton MA-50E BK mandolin
Line 6 Variax 700, electric modelling guitar
Squier Mustang Classic Vibe, electric guitar

Acoustic percussion

Angklung from Indonesia
Bongos
Cabasa
Claves
Cowbells from Austria
Dumbek, Tunesian vase drum
Guiro
Jingle bells
Jingle stick
Latin Perussion Bar chimes
Maracas (2)
Meinl HE-124 Darabuka
Riq, Jordanian skin head tambourine
Rainstick from Guatemala
Rainstick from the Bahamas
Shaker from Haiti
Sleigh bells
Street congas
Tabla set from India
Tambourine
Tar, Egyptian hand drum
To’ere, Tahitian wood block
Triangle
Wind chimes

Wind instruments 

Gipsy flute
Pan pipes
Suzuki Andes 25-F, soprano recorder with keyboard
Whistle

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