Equipment Listing

Instruments, Amps & Microphones

Mix Bus, Instruments, Amps & Microphones

Digital & Analog Hardware

  • Slate RAVEN MTi CORE Station with 2 RAVEN MTi2s
  • XLR Wall Panels custom made and labeled
  • 3 x Patch Bays (Audio Accessories 1.5 RU)
  • Focal Trio6 BE Studio Monitors
  • Focal Sub6 Subwoofer
  • Rupert Neve Portico II Master Bus Processor
  • Rupert Neve Master Bus Transformer
  • Neve 5057 Analog Summing
  • Helix Rack amp modelers and effects

Microphones & DI Boxes

  • Townsend Stereo L22 Sphere modeller
  • Shure SM57
  • Royer R-121 Ribbon
  • 2 x Sennheiser e609
  • Sennheiser MKH 416 Shotgun Condenser
  • Mono & Stereo Direct Input (Active & Passive)

Audio Interfaces

  • Universal Audio 3 x X8P
  • Complete Universal Audio Plugin Library
  • Complete Universal Audio Instrument Library
  • Complete Waves Plugin Library

Monitoring / Stands

  • HearBack Pro Personal Monitoring System
  • Monitors are digital scribble strips
  • UltraPhones – High Isolation Studio Headphones (29db)
  • Microphone stands are Triad-Orbit/sheet music trays


  • Nord Stage 3 88-key board
  • Pearl Reference Series in Natural
  • Gauger Percussion Tom suspension systems
  • Pearl Cajon / Tambourine / Shakers
  • Custom 1958 Les Paul Plaintop Reissue/Bigsby
  • Custom 1958 Les Paul Standard Chambered/Bigsby
  • Taylor 618 ES2
  • Taylor GS Mini Koa


  • Mesa Lonestar (2014)
  • hand wired 10-50-100 watt head with 2-speaker cab
  • 6L6 tubes for vintage sag or EL34 for a brighter, looser feel
  • 2 x Black Shadow Celestion speakers
  • Tone King Sky King (2012)
  • hand wired 35-watt, 2-channel, 6L6-equipped 1x12 combo
  • Celestion G12M-65 Creamback speaker
  • Fryette Power Station Attenuator

Drum Kit

Mike Gage set up the Groove Studio drum kit, tuned & tested the kit and mic up. Mike is a regular NAMM & Dallas Guitar Festival house drummer, has over 100 album credits and is one of the best pro drummers in the world. Mike has been on both sides of the glass and is a highly experienced audio engineer as well as a session drummer.

  • 12" and 13" 6-lug RIMS Alloy Pro Universal Plate on toms
  • 16" Dynamount FTS on floor tom
  • Drumheads are Evans Level 360 G2 Clear Tom Batter set
  • (2-ply 7-millimeter advanced technology film)
  • Sabien AA 16, 17 18 medium thin crash all in brilliant finish
  • Sabien 20" AA medium ride brilliant
  • 14-inch regular hats in brilliant
  • Kick Drum Interior: AKG D112 MKII Cardioid Dynamic Microphone
  • Kick Drum Exterior: Solomon LoFReQ Sub-style Dynamic Microphone
  • Cymbals & Overheads:AKG C451 B Small-diaphragm Condenser Microphone
  • Snare Top: Audix i5 Cardioid Dynamic Instrument Microphone
  • Snare Bottom: Sennheiser MD 441-U Dynamic Supercardioid Microphone
  • Toms: Audix D2 Hypercardioid Dynamic Instrument Microphone
  • Floor Tom: Audix D4 Hypercardioid Dynamic Instrument Microphone
  • Drum kit deconstrution not allowed (it is a masterpiece)