Studio

I use a lot of instruments and equipment: synthesizers, keyboards, samplers, effect processors, electronic drums, hardware sequencers, guitars, mandolin, sitar, santoor and acoustic percussion. I own a few wind instruments, some of which I tried and played or sampled on early albums. Unused equipment and applications are not listed. Devices with multiple applications may be listed in more than one paragraph.  

 

Date: May 2021 (Equipment in red is new on the latest album Deadlock 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 synthesizers

Alesis Andromeda A-6
Arp Axxe, modified by Eric van Baaren
Arturia MatrixBrute
Arturia MicroFreak
Ashun Sound Machines Hydrasynth
Behringer Pro-1
Behringer Cat
Dave Smith OB-6
Dave Smith Prophet 12
Ensoniq SQ-80
Ensoniq TS-10
Korg Kronos X
Korg T-3 EX
Korg Arp Odyssey
Kurzweil PC-3K6
Moog Minimoog
Moog One 16v 
Moog Taurus 3
Novation Summit
PPG Wave 2.3
Roland JD-800
Roland D-05
Roland V-Synth GT
Waldorf Pulse +
Waldorf Blofeld Keyboard
Yamaha EX-5
Yamaha V-50

 

Modular synthesizers 

Analogue Solutions Polymath
Korg MS-50
Synton Fénix 2

Semi modular synthesizers 

 

Anyware Semtex XL
Korg MS-10
Korg MS-20
The Human Comparator 2600 Mini Meanie

Modular synthesizer systems and modules

Analogue Systems Apprentice
Analogue Systems Integrator RS-8500

Eurorack 8000:
2 HP LFO
2 HP Multiple
Erica Synths Pico DSP 
Erica Synths Pico Random
Intellijel Atlantis
Intellijel Azimuth II
Intellijel Dual Envelope
Intellijel Dubmix
Intellijel Linix
Intellijel µFold II

Intellijel Multiple (2)
Intellijel Mutamix
Intellijel Planar
Intellijel Rubicon
Kenton Modular Solo
Make Noise Optomix 2
Make Noise Wogglebug
Mutable instruments Braids
Mutable instruments Rings
Rossum Control Forge
Rossum Morpheus
Strymon Magneto
Studio Electronics SE-88
Synthesis Technology E-950
Verbos Multi-Envelope
Waldorf NW-1
WMD Invert Offset

Roland System 500:

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


Moog CP-251
Moog Dual VCO

Theis Modular Synthesizer System

Yusynth Breed

Keyboards

Alesis Vortex, keytar
Behringer VC-340, analogue strings and human voice
Generalmusic Promega 3, digital piano and stage keyboard
Hammond XK-1c, organ
Korg Sigma, analogue preset keyboard
Roland K-25m (2) 
Solina String-Ensemble, analogue string and brass preset keyboard
Waldorf KB-37
Waldorf STVC, digital string and solo sounds
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
Kurzweil PC-3K61
Roland V-Synth GT with VariPhrase technology preserving formants and duration of the samples 
Waldorf Blofeld Keyboard
Yamaha EX-5

Effect processors

 

Built in
Akai MPC-2500
Akai MPC-4000
Akai MPC-X
Alesis Andromeda A-6
Analogue Solutions Polymath, spring reverb
Arturia MatrixBrute
Ashun Sound Machines Hydrasynth
Behringer VC-340, analogue ensemble
Dave Smith OB-6
Dave Smith Prophet 12, delay and distortion
E-mu RFX-32
Ensoniq ASR-10R
Ensoniq TS-10
Generalmusic Promega 3
Hammond XK-1c
Korg Kronos X
Korg T-3 EX
Kurzweil PC-3K6
Moog One 16v with Moog and Eventide effects
Novation Summit
Roland JD-800
Roland D-05
Roland VP-03, analogue circuitry modelling ensemble 
Roland V-Synth GT including the Vocal Designer

Solina String-Ensemble, analogue ensemble
Soundcraft EFX-9, 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 STVC, tremolo, ensemble, phase shifter and reverb
Yamaha EX-5
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
Yamaha REV-500

Electronic drums

Cyclone Analogic TT-78
Intellijel Plonk

Korg KR-55, with midi and individual outputs installed by Analogue Solutions
MFB 522
Korg Wavedrum Global Edition
Tiptop Audio RS-808, Roland TR-808 rimshot and claves
WMD Crucible 

Hardware sequencers

Akai MPC-2500
Akai MPC-4000
Akai MPC-X
Alesis Andromeda A-6, analogue style sequencer
Analogue Solutions Polymath, analogue sequencer
Analogue Systems RS-200, analogue sequencer

Analogue Systems RS-450, CV recorder & step sequencer
Analogue Solutions Oberkorn 3, analogue sequencer
Anyware Inseqt, two different analogue sequencers
Arturia MatrixBrute
Dave Smith OB-6
E-mu E-5000 Ultra
Ensoniq ASR-10R
Ensoniq SQ-80
Ensoniq TS-10
Korg Kronos X
Korg SQ-10, analogue sequencer
Korg T-3 EX
Kurzweil PC-3K6
Roland MC-80 HD
Synton Fénix 2, analogue sequencer
 

Tascam SX-1
Yamaha EX-5
Yamaha QY-700
Yamaha V-50
Winter Modular Eloquencer

Programmers

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

Recording, mixing, mastering and monitoring

Adam Audio T7V, 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
Beyerdynamic SHM-424, dynamic gooseneck microphone
DBX 120XP, subharmonic generator 
DBX Quantum, mastering processor 
Mark of the Unicorn 2408 Mk III, to be 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
Rupert Neve Portico 5042, tape emulator
Sennheiser HD-540, headphones
Soundcraft EFX-9, 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 
Encore Expressionist, midi to CV converter
Hama USB 2.0-hub 1:7
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 II, midi to CV converter 
Kenton Pro-4, midi to CV converter (2)
Midisolutions Merger (2)
Midisolutions Quadra Merge (3)
Midisolutions Quadra Thru V2 (4)
Midisolutions Router (2)
Midisolutions Thru (2)
Miditech 4merge
Waldorf KB-37, midi to CV converter
Waldorf Midibay, midi patchbay
Winter Modular Eloquencer Midi Expansion
Yamaha MDF-3, midi data filer

Miscellaneous

SCSI CD drives (3)
Spyrus MCD-2, SCSI compact flash drives (2)
SCSI hard disks (5)
Chicken Systems SCSI2CD plugin drive
USB memory sticks (5)
Foot pedals and switches (a lot!)
Yamaha BC-3, breath controllers (2)

Stringed instruments

Alhambra C-3 CW E-1, electro-acoustic nylon string guitar
G. Rosul fusion sitar
Danelectro Baby Sitar 68 
Gurusoundz Kolkata santoor Professional model, hammered dulcimer from India
Harley Benton MA-50E BK mandolin
Line 6 Variax 700, electric modelling guitar
Soh, two string violin from Vietnam

Acoustic percussion

 

Angklung from Indonesia
Bar chimes
Bongos
Cabasa
Claves
Dumbek, Tunesian vase drum
Guiro
Jingle bells
Jingle stick
Maracas (2)
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 

Bamboo flute
Gipsy flute
Hohner Soprano 26 melodica, mouth organ with keyboard
Khehn, mouth organ from Thailand
Pan pipes
Recorder
Suling
Tin whistle
Whistle 

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