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Sam @MetalRenard

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List of Gear

Posted by MetalRenard - August 26th, 2015


So I read @Lich's list of gear and it made me realise I haven't tallied up what I actually have recently. I got a bunch of cool stuff from doing reviews on TheAudioSpotlight etc so... here goes! I'll edit if I forget something (currently still WIP). I'll add a wishlist too, so any comments on those things are more than welcome, say, an opinion or alternative suggestion. :)

Instruments:

  • LTD F400 Electric Guitar
  • Yamaha FG700 Acoustic Guitar
  • SoundGear Bass Guitar
  • Ibanez Gio Electric Guitar (was my first)

Microphone:

  • Rode NT1-A

Midi Controller and Audio Interface:

  • M-Audio Axiom 61
  • Line 6 UX2

Mixing and Mastering Plugins:

  • Izotope:
  1. Ozone 5
  2. Alloy 2
  3. Nectar 2

Virtual Instrument Plugins:

  • Native Instruments Komplete 8 (27 instruments and effects) + Session Strings
  • EWQL Complete Composer's Collection Gold +1:
  1. QL Spaces
  2. Pianos
  3. Hollywood Strings
  4. Hollywood Brass
  5. Orchestral Woodwinds
  6. Ra
  7. Choirs
  8. Goliath
  • EWQL Symphonic Orchestra Gold
  • SampleLogic
  1. Bohemian
  2. Cinematic Keys
  • Heavyocity:
  1. Evolve Mutations 1&2
  2. Master Sessions Ensemble Drums Collection
  3. C-Tools
  • AntiSample Cinematic Grand
  • Tone2 Electra 2
  • Embertone Jubal Flute
  • AudioModern Abuser

DAW (Software and Hardware)

  • REAPER! \m/ (Don't fear it...)
  • i7 Intel Core i7-3820 3.60GHz
  • Gigabyte X79-UP4 Intel X79
  • Samsung Green 16GB (4x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz
  • Crucial RealSSD M4 256G
  • Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM 1TB
  • Corsair Builder Series CX 750w Modular '80 Plus Bronze' PSU
  • Silverstone Precision PS06 USB 3.0 Midi Tower Case

 

Wishlist:

  • Focusrite Scarlett 2i4
  • Sony MDR 7056 Monitoring Headphones (alternatives in this price range welcome, up to £130) - I bought a pair of Sennheiser HD280s in the end after Sony Customer Support screwed me over. WOW! Such good headphones!
  • New speakers, currently using a cheap Logitec set. It's got me this far though!
  • New bass: Not decided which yet, but I want something with more umph.
  • New guitar: A mid-range (£1200) ESP with Seymour Duncan pickups and a Floyd Rose

Comments (2)

Cool list homie, and +100000 for Reaper!
I wanted to comment as a music maker/ mainly guitar player on the new bass you mention-
I went through a ton and probably wasted alot of money now that the new Musicman SUB series is out.
It is seriously incredible value, having spent alot of time with people that own the more expensive ones.
Do check them out if you want tons more UMPH!

I wouldn't have even thought to bring it up had I not seen your list btw,
I started on the gio and went up through the ibanez line. Wasn't umphy enough until the Stingray SUB RAY 5

Later dude!

I'll definitely check that out, the reviews make it seem great! :)

My plan isn't to go cheap though, I'm thinking around £500-£700 but this won't be for another year AT LEAST. I say this because my current bass is an Ibanez GSR200 which is around the £200 mark and has more features than the one you recommended and it's not worth me investing in another low-end instrument. The bass is a secondary instrument for me, I only use it for recording as my main instrument is the electric guitar (and singing). I just want something that is better for recording.

Please let me know if you have any other thoughts!! Thanks for taking the time to tell me about that awesome bass! :D

No problemo dude! and i definitely understand
I'm sure you'll also want to try out whatever you buy next
Only other thing regarding the price alone, i technically downgraded as well
But oddly, I find it totally better than my SR405
Talk at ya later mang!