TOOLS

I've always been captivated by machines, tools and products because of the human capital they contain. Whether it' s a pair of good jeans, a world-class microphone or a well-designed software application, the best products have a sort of grace and refinement by which I am inspired. So naturally, I put great time and effort into choosing my tools.

Since people often ask me for equipment advice and recommendations, here is a selection of the brands and products I'm currently using.

 

Web Apps

  • Google Apps
  • Slack
  • Dropbox
  • OneDrive
  • PayPal
  • eBay
  • Squarespace
  • Cargo Collective

Mac Utilities

Content Creation Apps

  • Adobe Premiere
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Lightroom
  • Vector Magic
  • Buffer
  • HootSuite
    • f.lux

    • FuzzyTime

    • FreeMemory
    • Evernote
    • ClipMenu
    • AudioMate
    • Splashtop
    • gfxCardStatus
    • Compare Folders
    • GrandPerspective
    • MacBooster 2
    • OmniFocus
    • Synergy
    • TopTracker
    • StyleGuard
    • Neat Desk

     

    Music

    I perform in attire by John Varvatos, Ralph Lauren, Skagen and Brooks Brothers.

    I play on digital pianos from Korg and my equipment is supported by On-Stage Stands.

    I play Yanagisawa and Martin saxophones using mouthpieces and reeds from Otto Link and Rico. I play and speak into microphones by Blue, Audio-Technica, Shure, Aston and Rode.

    My live solutions are from Apple, Launch Interactive, Loop Collective and Superpowered. Live mixing and sound reinforcement is from DBX and Line 6. In-ear monitoring is by Ultimate Ears and Audio-Technica, and my live and in-studio performances are mixed and captured by Sound Devices

    In the studio, I work with software from Apple, Avid, Adobe, Iced Audio, Izotope, Waves, Native Instruments and Rogue Amoeba. I depend on microphones from Aston and Rode and electronics from Grace Design.

    When field recording, I use products from Rode, Sound Devices, Audio-Technica, Mogami, Neutrik and K&M.

      Content Creation

      I produce content on the Adobe platform, and I use Buffer for social media management. Neat Desk and Evernote provide document management, and I use StyleGuard for realtime copy editing to AP Style standards.

      My production workstation is custom-built using components from AMD, MSI, Netgear, Microsoft, Corsair, NZXT, ASUS, Thermaltake, Razer, Logitech and Apple. Storage is from Western Digital, SanDisk, PNY and Seagate, and server solutions are from Dell and D-Link. 

      My camera, optics and mounts are by Nikon, Padcaster, ikan, PrompterBox and ProMediaGear.

      My web presence is handled on Squarespace and Cargo Collective, and my invoices and bookkeeping are handled on PayPal.

      Audio Tools

      • Rode NT5 matched stereo pair small-diaphragm condensers
      • Rode NTG-3 directional condenser
      • Rode WS7 Premium Windscreen
      • Sound Devices MixPre-3 recorder, mixer and audio interface
      • ATH-M50X monitor phones
      • Mogami + Neutrik Cabling
      • Avantone SSM Shockmount
      • K&M 23510 Stereo Bar
      • Audio-Technica System 10 Digital Wireless Audio System
      • Ultimate Ears TripleFi 10 custom IEM's
      • LOM Electrosluch
      • M-Audio BX5a Active Monitors
      • Panamax MX5102 Uninterruptible Power Supply

      Music + Audio Software

      • Apple Logic Pro Studio
      • Avid Pro Tools
      • Steinberg WaveLab
      • Steinberg Cubase
      • Adobe Audition
      • Rogue Amoeba Audio Hijack Pro
      • Iced Audio AudioFinder
      • Native Instruments Komplete 11
      • Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol
      • Native Instruments MASCHINE
      • Waves Gold Bundle
      • Waves Grand Rhapsody
      • Waves Electric 200
      • Air Music XPand!2
      • Spectrasonics Omnisphere
      • Tracks Live 1.3