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Probably the most crucial step when creating an incredible record besides writing really good songs is getting a fantastic recording. Getting the sounds on the way in as they say. This is a lifetime pursuit for mixing engineers. We are constantly learning new techniques, swapping gear, and experimenting to get closer to the sounds and textures in our heads. This is one of the most creative, exciting, and difficult parts of our jobs. 

Quality recording a lot of the time requires very expensive equipment. (I own a few good pieces.) But that alone won't get you good results. You also need a great room, great players, and a great arrangement. You need to know were to put the mic. You have to be obsessed with it. I happen to be one of those people who is obsessed with it. 

I've been lucky enough to have created my own home recording studio here in Richmond, Virginia for this purpose. I call it Mint Star Studios. We are now booking and after years of trial and error have created a fantastic array of mics and microphone preamps and instruments that get great results. It is a really vibey place to work and get inspired.

I also offer a remote recording solution thanks to my Antelope Audio Zen Studio. Up to 20 inputs at 192 kHz! 

Here's a list of gear that I own and is available at Mint Star Studios and for use in remote recording projects:

Microphone Preamps:

Daking Mic Pre IV (4 Channels)

Golden Age Project Pre-73 MKii


Rosewell Mini K47

Shure Sm7b

Shure Sm57 (3)

Shure Beta57

Shure PG48

Lewitt LCT 040 (2 matched pair)

Electro Voice N/D767a

Astatic D-104

Toshiba EM-220

Panasonic RQ-2104

Wollensak 3M dynamic

Turner Model 99

OKI dynamic

MXL 990


Antelope Audio Zen Studio


Logic X

Studio One



1970's Slingerland Kick (22x16)

1970's North Fiberglass Kick (22 x 20)

1970's North Fiberglass Tom (8" megaphone)

1970's North Fiberglass Tom (10" megaphone)

1970's North Fiberglass Tom (12" megaphone)

Ludwig Supralite Snare (7x14)

Pearl Export Pro Snare (6x14)

Slingerland 1960's Student Model Snare (5x14)

Kingston Snare (5x14)

Pearl Popcorn Snare (10x3)


Oberheim Matrix-6

Korg DW-8000

Korg Microkorg

Yamaha DX-7

Yamaha DX-27

Yamaha FB-01

Arturia Minibrute

Nintendo Miracle Piano

Casio MT-100

Casio SA-38

Casio MT-55

Casio PT-85

Realistic Concertmate 350 (circuit bent)


Eastwood Deerhoof Signature EEG

Danelectro 57' 

Epiphone Les Paul Studio

Squire Telecaster


Acoustic B200H

Yamaha JX Series 15

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