Rack and Studio Gear
Allen & Heath GL2
I’m working with an Allen & Heath GL2 soundboard now. It has 12 input channels (10 mono and two stereo) with four Group and two Master faders. It was a $120 at Main Drag. It had a broken knob, but Jason fixed it.
What a bargain this was! The GL2 came out in 1994, and Paul White of Sound on Sound called it “a well-built, nice-sounding mixer, with a great EQ section, plenty of Aux sends, and enough facilities to make it useful in most mixing environments, including 4-track recording and live sound.”
The GL2 was launched right at the beginning of the home studio explosion, and so is one of the first generation of smaller, high-quality mixers. In addition, when I eventually grow out of it, I will have a solid live mixing board in my arsenal. Always good for those live shows in unexpected places.
MOTU 828 mkii
Still got it. Now I use all the ins and outs in the back. I was right when I wrote that I’d grow into it. It complements the GL2 nicely.
Alesis 3630 Compressor
Korg DTR 1000 Digital Tuner
Two track 1/4″
Four track 1/2″
That’s right, I can record to tape.
Event 20/20 studio monitors
Wurlitzer electronic piano
Many years ago, Jason brought home a broken Wurlitzer, missing a couple of keys. It was just another piece of stray equipment in our house (of which there are many– we’re like the island of misfit musical toys), until I started playing keyboards in Cookie and the Crumbs and decided I really needed it bad. Jason fixed it for me, and I got a vintage Wurlitzer.
Akai MPK 49
Just another keyboard controller, though this one I can gig with.
Harmony electric guitar
Sears-made, late 70s model.
Yamaha acoustic guitar
About a 1980 model. The action is low and sweet.
Snare, kick, floor tom, ride and high hat. BYOC(ymbals)
And a couple of xylophones, maraca, cowbells, etc.
AKG C 430
Twin mics, great for drum overheads.
Cascade M20 Cardioid Condenser (2)
Shure SM 27 SC Cardioid Condenser
CAD GXL2400 Cardioid Condenser
What do I have, 5 or 6? I’m convinced that if you put them in a microphone drawer they multiply.