My home recording studio includes the following gear for tracking, mixing and mastering.

System and Hardware

Apple Macbook Pro

Pro Tools 9

iOmega 320 GB Hard Drive

iOmega 1TB Hard Drive

M-Audio ProFire 2626

M-Audio Fast Track

Alesis MultiMix 8 Mixer

M-Audio KeyRig 49

OSP Elite Core 16 Channel Snake


KRK Rokit Powered 6 Monitors

AKG K240 Headphones

Hafler Power Amp

rTr Reference Speakers

Software and Plugins

Celemony Melodyne Studio 3.2

Propellerhead Reason

Beat Detective

DigiDesign Sound Replacer

Smack! Compressor

JoeMeek Bundle

Waves CLA Bundle

Waves Maserati Bundle

Waves GTRAmp Modeler

Waves Renaissance Bundle

BombFactory BF76


SansAmp PSA-1

Waves L3 Multimaximizer

Waves L2

Waves L1 Limiter

…and many more

Mics and Such

Blue Bluebird

Audio Technica AT2020

Behringer C-2 (x2)

Shure SM58

Shure SM57 (x3)

Shure Beta 52A

MXL R144

Nady CM-90

HotWires DB500 Direct Box


Bugera 1990 Tube Head (Marshall JCM900 Clone)

Orange PPC-212

Fender FM212 100 Watt Combo

Waves GTR Plugin Series

SansAmp PSA-1


Fender ’72 Thinline Telecaster

Squier Affinity Series Telecaster

Squier Stratocaster

Custom Squier Stratocaster

Epiphone Les Paul Special II

SX Ursa 3 Bass Guitar (Fender Precision Bass Electronics)

Yamaha FG700S Acoustic Guitar

PDP Piccolo Snare Drum (13×3.5)

Sonor Steel Snare Drum (14×5.5)
Custom Maple Snare Drum – 10 Ply (14×7)

Pulse Custom Rack Tom (12×10)

Pulse Custom Floor Tom (16×16)

Pulse Custom Kick Drum (22×16)

Latin Percussion Aspire Bongo Drums

Pearl Tambourine with Mount

Latin Percussion Shaker Egg

The studio at UMBC features top notch, state of the art gear, including a full control room running Pro Tools|HD and a full array of microphones.

Photo by Carah Goldoust