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.

My hardware

  • 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 software

  • Reaper
    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.
  • MuseScore
    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.