GEAR


Scroll further down to see the exact gear I’m using right now, or click on each brand below for my reviews and thoughts about their gear.


I proudly endorse:

Tama Drums

Meinl Cymbals

Evans Drumheads

Promark Drumsticks

Porter & Davies

ACD Unlimited

Low Boy Custom Beaters

Big Fat Snare Drum

Drumtacs

Sound & Communication In-Ears


Current studio setup:

Current setup as of July 24, 2019.


Hold down your finger (or hover over the pictures) to read about the gear!


Tama Drums

Starclassic Walnut/Birch kit - Charcoal Onyx
 

- 10x7 rack tom
- 12x8 rack tom
- 14x12 floor tom
- 16x14 floor tom
- 22x16 bass drum

Tom shells: 6mm, 4ply Birch + 2 inner ply American Black Walnut
Bass drum shell: 8mm, 5ply Birch + 2 inner ply American Black Walnut

Snare Drums:
 

- 13x7 Tama SLP G-Maple Snare
- 14x6.5 Tama Soundworks Steel Snare

Tama Starclassic Walnut/Birch kit in Charcoal Onyx finish, with a 14x6.5 Tama Metalworks Steel snare drum.

Tama Starclassic Walnut/Birch kit in Charcoal Onyx finish.

Tama Starclassic Walnut/Birch kit in Charcoal Onyx finish.

13x7 Tama SLP G-Maple Snare.

14x6.5 Tama Soundworks Steel Snare.


Meinl Cymbals - Currently On The Kit


16" Byzance Extra Dry Medium Thin Hihats

20" Byzance Jazz Extra Thin Ride (used mainly as a crash)

18" top cymbal from a Matt Garstka Fat Stack over a upside-down 12" Classics Custom Trash Splash

24" Byzance Big Apple Dark Ride

10” Byzance Extra Dry Dual Splash

10” Byzance Extra Dry Dual Splash

22" R&D Byzance China (prototype)

 
 

Meinl Cymbals - Collection

18" R&D Byzance Vintage Trash China (prototype)

15" Pure Alloy Medium Hihats

14” Byzance Traditional Heavy Hihats

16" Byzance Traditional Medium Hihats

16" Byzance Extra Dry Dual Crash

18" Byzance Brilliant Thin Crash

22” Byzance Vintage Pure Light Ride

22" Byzance Extra Dry Medium Ride

22" Limited Edition Byzance Brilliant Trash Crash/Ride

21" Byzance Polyphonic Ride

22” Byzance Jazz Symmetry Ride

20" Pure Alloy Medium Crash

16" Pure Alloy Medium Crash

18" Byzance Extra Dry Dual Crash

19" Byzance Extra Dry Thin Crash

6" Byzance Brilliant Splash

10” Byzance Vintage Trash Splash

10" Byzance Dark Splash

12" Classics Custom Trash Splash

10" Soundcaster Custom Piccolo Trash China

10" Byzance Dark Splash upside-down over a 10" Soundcaster Custom Piccolo Trash China

12" Classics Custom Trash Stack

12" HCS Trash Stack

16" Classics Custom Trash Stack

16"/12" Artist Concept Model Luke Holland Bullet Stack

21" Byzance Brilliant Serpent's Ride

18"/16" Artist Concept Model Matt Garstka Fat Stack

18"/18" Artist Concept Model Thomas Lang Super Stack

18"/18" Artist Concept Model Anika Nilles Deep Hats

18" HCS Trash Stack

18" Classics Custom Trash China

10” Byzance Vintage Trash Splash over a upside-down 10” Byzance Extra Dry Dual Splash

8" Artist Concept Model Benny Greb Crasher Hats

 
 
 

Evans Drumheads - Current Setup

- 10x7 rack tom - EC2S Clear batter over G1 Clear as resonant
- 12x8 rack tom - EC2S Clear batter over G1 Clear as resonant
- 14x12 floor tom - EC2S Clear batter over G1 Clear as resonant
- 16x14 floor tom - EC2S Clear batter over G1 Clear as resonant
- 22x16 bass drum - EMAD Heavyweight batter and EQ3 Resonant Smooth White
- Snare drums - Heavyweight batter over 300 Hazy resonant

Evans Drumheads on all drums.


Promark Drumsticks

Select Balance - Rebound 5b Long

Promark ‘Intruder’ drum sticks.


Recording Equipment

Current Mic Setup:

Overhead L - t.bone RB 500
Overhead R - t.bone RB 500

Core mic - t.bone RB 500

Hallway mic - t.bone RB 500

Kick mic - AKG D112
Subkick - Solomon LowFreq

Hihat mic - AKG C 391 B
Ride mic - AKG C 391 B

Additional Recording Equipment:

Main camera - Huawei Mate 9 Pro smartphone
Foot cam / Birdseye cam - GoPro Hero 7 Black
Photo - Huawei Mate 9 Pro smartphone

Four 55 W, 5500 K softbox lights

Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 2nd Gen audio interface
Behringer ADA8200 Ultragain AD/DA Converter

Dell Inspiron 15 laptop
Cubase 9.5 Elements
Slate Digital Everything Bundle plugins
AKG K-712 Pro Reference Studio Headphones for mixing
Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 2nd Gen audio interface for mixing
Adobe Premiere Pro for video editing

Sound & Communication custom molded in-ear monitors

EQ Acoustics Foam Tiles
t.akustik Manhattan Diffusors


Porter & Davies - Throne & Tactile Monitoring System

Porter & Davies BC Gigster engine.

Porter & Davies saddle throne.


ACD Unlimited - Pedal & Hihat Stand

ACD Unlimited Darwin Single Pedal (longboard, strap) with a Low Boy custom wood beater.

ACD Unlimited Darwin Single Pedal and Darwin Hihat Stand.

ACD Unllimited Darwin Hihat Stand (longboard).


Tama Hardware - Stands & Accessories

- Tama HTC807W RoadPro Combination Tom/Cymbal Stand
- 2x Tama HC83BW RoadPro Boom Cymbal Stand
- Tama MCA63EN Cymbal Boom Arm
- Tama HS800W RoadPro Snare Stand
- Tama QHC7 Quick-Set Hi-Hat Clutch
- Tama Iron Cobra Power Glide double pedal

Tama QHC7 Quick-Set Hi-Hat Clutch.

Tama HTC807W RoadPro Combination Tom/Cymbal Stand.

Tama MCA63EN Cymbal Boom Arm.


Clinic Rig

Porter & Davies BC Gigster engine (and saddle throne).

Dell Inspiron 15 laptop, Cubase 9.5 Elements and a Akai LPD8 controller for track navigation, volume control, etc.

Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 audio interface.

Sound & Communication SC-4 custom molded in-ear monitors.


Other Accessories

Drumtacs overtone dampeners.

Meinl Ching Ring.

Meinl Cymbal Tuners.

Low Boy Custom Beaters, from left to right - Wool, Wood, Felt, Lightweight Wood, Leather.

Big Fat Snare Drum’s, from left to right - 13” Original BFSD, 14” Steve’s Donut, 14” Original BFSD.

Sound & Communication SC-4 custom molded in-ear monitors.