I frequently get asked what hardware/software/technology I prefer for certain pursuits. I decided it was easier to list it all in one place and point people to that, rather than keep answering the question in different ways.

To that end, what follows is my “toolbox”. All of the information technology hardware and software that I use for the various things I do. Now the real challenge comes: keeping it up to date!

If you have questions, or suggestions, please add them to comments!

ToolboxMy Toolbox
Last updated: June 3, 2012 Aug 31, 2016 Feb 26, 2017 Nov 01, 2019 (see, I knew I was gonna slack and not update it!)

  • Computers
    • Primary Workstation (Windows 10)
      • Desktop w/Intel i7-7700K quad core CPU, 16 GB DDR4 RAM, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 GPU, 240 GB SSD, 3 TB SATA, water cooled
      • Two 24″ 16:9 displays
      • Logitech C920 HD Webcam
      • Logitech Precision Wireless mouse
    • Backup Music Production (Windows 10)
      • Laptop w/Intel i7 quad core CPU, 8 GB DDR3 RAM, 15″ HD Screen, 256GB SSD, 3TG eSATA drive
      • Logitech Trackman Wireless mouse
    • Media Server (Rasbian)
      • Raspberry Pi B
      • 2TB external USB Drive
  • Mobile Devices
    • Samsung Galaxy S9
    • Apple iPad
  • Audio Hardware
    • Primary Interface: Focusrite Scarlett 18i8
    • Mixing Headphones: AKG K702, open back
    • Tracking Headphone: Sony wired headphones (nothing special, forgot the model #)
    • Primary Podcast Microphone: Shure SM-7b (large diaphragm dynamic)
    • Other Mics
      • Large diaphram condenser: AKG Perception 200
      • Large diaphram condenser: MXL 990
      • Dynamic: Shure SM58
      • Dynamic: Shure SM57
      • Lavalier: Big Squid podcaster stereo (small condenser omnidirectional)
      • TC Helicon VoiceLive Play multi-effects processor
    • Portable Recording: Zoom H4n Handy Recorder
    • Primary Bass: Epiphone Thunderbird four string
      • Boss ME50 multi-effects pedal
    • Primary Guitar: Epiphone SG six string
      • Boss ME25 multi-effects pedal
    • Primary Keys: Sequential Prophet Rev 2
      • Analog polyphonic synth (16 voices)
  • Audio Software
    • DAW: Reaper 64bit
    • DAW: Reason 10
    • Audio Routing: VB-Audio VoiceMeeter Potato
    • Frequently used plugins
      • Fav channel strip: SSL E Series (Waves)
      • Fav reverbs: Valhalla VintageVerb, IR-L Full Stereo (Waves) w/extended impulse library
      • Fav compressors: Focusrite Red3, ReaComp (Cockos)
      • Fav virtual drums: XLN Addictive Drums
      • Fav soft synths: Native Instruments Reaktor, Reason Europa, Daichi Synth1, TAL Noisemaker
  • Graphics Software
  • Internet Software
    • Favorite Browser: Brave or Firefox depending on the site
    • FTP: Filezilla
    • Server Host: Linode VPS running Ubuntu


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