Balladeer Studio Gear

Digital audio workstation running Cubase


Small-diaghram condensor

  • Telefunken M-60 FET stereo pair (cardioid and hypercardioid capsules)
  • Rode NT5 stereo pair

Large-diaghram condensor

  • Lauten Atlantis FC-387
  • Audio-Technica AT4050 pair
  • Rode NT1


  • Shure SM7B
  • Shure Beta58A
  • Shure SM57
  • AKG D 1000E

Preamps and other outboard gear

  • Forssell SMP-2 dual-channel mic preamp
  • Stam 1073EQ Neve-style mic preamp with EQ
  • SansAmp RBI Bass Tube Amp Emulator
  • Presonus DigiMax DP88

Audio Interfaces

  • Universal Audio Apollo Twin
  • Steinberg UR824, UR44


  • Cubase 10

Monitors and Headphones

  • Yamaha HS8 powered studio monitors (pair)
  • Avantone Pro Active MixCube reference monitor
  • Beyerdynamic DT 880 headphones
  • Sony MDR-7506 headphones
  • Mackie HM-4 headphone amp

Instruments and Controllers

  • Yamaha CP4 weighted 88-key stage piano and MIDI controller
  • Yamaha U3 52" upright acoustic piano
  • Seagull MJM6 acoustic guitar
  • KAT Percussion electronic drum and percussion pad, hi-hat controller, and kick trigger with Iron Cobra kick pedal
  • Various percussion instruments

Virtual Instruments

  • Spectrasonics Keyscape
  • Synthogy Ivory II Studio Grands, Ivory II Grand Pianos, and Ivory II Italian Grand
  • Steinberg Neo Soul Keys
  • Steinberg Groove Agent
  • Steinberg Halion Sonic, Retrologue 2, Padshop, Sampler Track, Flux, Trip, LoopMash 2, Prologue, Spector, and Mystic
  • Steinberg Halion Symphonic Orchestra
  • Native Instruments Virtual Organs
  • Spectrasonics Trilian acoustic and electric bass
  • Shimmer Shake Strike
  • Vienna Symphonic Library Appassionata Strings I and Special Edition Vol. 1 Strings

Favorite Plugins

  • Softube FET Compressor
  • Soundtoys EchoBoy
  • Soundtoys MicroShift
  • Soundtoys Little AlterBoy
  • Steinberg Frequency
  • Steinberg REVerance and REVelation reverbs
  • UAD AKG BX 20 Spring Reverb
  • UAD EMT 140 Plate Reverb
  • UAD Fairchild 660 and 670 Tube Limiter
  • UAD Lexicon 224 Digital Reverb
  • UAD Neve 33609 Compressor
  • UAD Pultec collection
  • UAD Studer A800 Tape Recorder
  • UAD Teletronix LA-2A Legacy compressor
  • UAD UA 1176LN Legacy compressor
  • Waves Abbey Road TG Mastering Chain
  • Waves C4 Multiband Compressor
  • Waves Doubler
  • Waves J37 tape emulation
  • Waves L1 Limiter
  • Waves MV2
  • Waves Renaissance Compressor and RVox
  • Waves Reel ADT
  • Waves S1 Stereo Imager
  • Waves Scheps Omni Channel

Acoustic Treatment

  • Auralex Studiofoam wall panels
  • Primacoustic ceiling cloud panels
  • GIK Acoustics 2" Spot Acoustic Panels
  • 4x Producer’s Choice acoustic blankets w/ stands
  • SE Electronics Reflexion Filter PRO
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