I have just started my YouTube channel which, for now, has videos of me playing some music I like on my Yamaha Genos arranger. Additional videos will feature workshops and audio-related gear talk about the stuff I use in the studio.
- Yamaha Genos
Other than software VST instruments, the Genos is the sound source for all of my music.
- M-Audio Hammer 88
This is my main MIDI controller keyboard which is connected to to Yamaha Genos.
- Makie CR4 Monitors w Bluetooth
The CR4’s provide exactly the feedback I need for my main workstation.
- Bose Companion 2
Very compact and perfect for my second workstation.
- Behringer U-Phoria UMC404HD
Currently my main audio interface. I am planning on getting the 8-channel version too.
- Steinberg UR22 mkII
Connected to workstation 2 which doesn’t need multiple in/outputs.
- 2 Audio Technika 2035 Condenser Microphone
Mostly connected to the Genos mic input in order to use the vocoder.
My go-to DAW which performs amazingly well on Linux.
- Harrison Mixbus
I am currently evaluating this DAW but think that Reaper is a better fit for me.
- Steinberg Cubase Elements
This well-known DAW came with the UR22 mkII audio interface and will be removed once Reaper is fully up and running in Linux.
- Mini Grand (VSTi)
This fantastic-sounding piano was included with the M-Audio Hammer 88 keyboard. The Genos pianos sound very good but can’t compete with this 11 GIG mega piano patch.
I often write music by hand on scrap paper but once things are final, then I use MuseScore to publish a professional-looking score sheet.