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Rack and Power
The studio Starts off with the rack that holds all of the gear. I own the 10 space version. For power, there are two Furman M-8X2 Merit Series Power Conditioners.
I have two power amps. The Behringer EP2000 class AB Power Amplifier, and the Behringer NX-6000 Class-D Power Amplifier.
My speakers consist of two Behringer B215XL Eurolive 2-Way PA Passive, Unpowered Speakers held up by On-Stage SSP7900 speaker stands. Next, there is one Behringer B1200D-PRO Active Subwoofer. I plan on adding a second at some point. Finally, I have two Kustom PA KPC12 12" PA Speaker Cabinets, used as monitors when needed. I had to get a musicians friend link for this one, as noone else had them.
I use the Mackie ProFX12 v2 USB Mixer and the Mackie 2404VLZ4 24-Channel USB Mixer.
Currently, I have the M-Audio Hammer 88 MIDI Keyboard Controller, 88-Key version.
Drums and Drum Related Hardware
My drum set is the Roland TD-25KV V-Tour Electronic Drum Kit. I replaced the kick pad that came with it with the Roland KD-120 12-inch Kick Pad and added a Roland BT-1 Bar Trigger Pad. Other parts include the Pearl P3002D Eliminator Demon Drive Double Bass Drum Pedal, a Roc N Soc Nitro Base Original Seat Drum Throne and separate backrest, several Pro-Mark PW747W Oak 747 Neil Peart Signature Drumsticks, and a number of Evans DADK Magnetic Head Drum Keys.
Other Things of Interest
For active use, I use the Behringer Ultra-DI Pro DI800v2 8-channel Active Instrument Direct Box. For passive use, I use the Radial Pro DI Passive Direct Box. I have four of the things at the moment. For effects and other processing, I use the Lexicon MX200 Dual Reverb Effects Processor and the Lexicon MX400 Dual Stereo/Surround Reverb Processor. I also have two old Crate effects units, I'm not 100 percent sure what they are.
When doing mixing work, I use speakers and headphones both. When I need headphones, I use the Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Headphones paired with a Behringer HA8000-V2 8-Channel High-Power Headphone Amplifier. As for cables, most of my cables excluding the cables that run the drum kit are made by the brand Hosa.
My microphone collection includes two Rode NT1-A Studio Condenser Microphones, three Shure SM57 Cardioid Dynamic Microphones, two Shure SM58 Dynamic Handheld Microphones, three Behringer XM8500 Microphones, and other assorted microphones, not sure what they are. I just know they are very, very old.
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