As a vocalist, reliable gear is the safety-net of every performance.

Sennheiser Freeport HH Combo Wireless Mic System

The workhorse of our performance microphones.

Shure SM58

Every vocalist has one. It’s not a question. You just do. As soon as you decide to be a vocalist, you find out you’ve always had one.

Shure SM7b

It’s the first Shure microphone you decide to buy when you start recording as a vocalist. The 58 is inherited, the 7b is chosen.

Shure SE215

Protect your ears and hear what you’re puttin’ down? I call that a win.

TC Helicon Voicelive 2

You know all those vocal effects you use on the recording? Do it live.

Shure Beta 58a

Variety is nice.

Oktava MK-319

Again, variety. We don’t use this on every song, but when we do… there’s a reason for it.

This is the guitar rig that helps me to put into the world exactly what I hear in my head.

Ibanez RG7321

My mains fiddle. Seriously one of the best guitars you can buy.

Ibanez RGD7UCS Prestige

Another Ibanez RG. I have a type.

DiMarzio Titan Pickups

Gotta have pickups in your electric guitar, and these ones are pretty damn good.

Fractal Audio Axe FX Ultra

Tones for days, man. You have no idea. You’ll spend years learning this thing, more years tweaking and improving your sound.

Gruv Gear Fretwraps – White

When you get technical, you gotta control that string noise. No options.

Elixir Nanoweb 7-String

These things lost a long time, sound great, and don’t destroy my delicately supple fingertips.

Monster Cables

Affordable and reliable. What more do you need in cables?

DiMarzio Strap Lock

With these strap-locks, your guitar ain’t goin’ nowhere.

Shure SE215

Wireless. In-Ear. Monitors. Just stop what you’re doing and get them.

AnySpot AS-900

It’s like cables for your guitar without the cables!

SKB 19-8U Rack Case

Rack all the things and keep them protected. I move my stuff around a lot and have had no issues.

M-Audio MidiSport 2x2

For quickly tracking guitar ideas.

It doesn’t really have to get complex with bass gear. All that matters is playing with soul.

Warwick THumb 5-String Bass

It’s a fantastic bass. Couldn’t speak more highly of it.

Aphex 2-Channel Aural Exciter

It adds that “something” that gets lost in a digital processor.

Shure SE215

These make it simple to hear the tempo so we can play to absolute perfection.

AnySpot AS-900

I like to throw my bass around live, cables got in the way.

Doing pre-production on our own has required a high investment, but the quality control it supplies is worth the cost.

Yamaha HS8 Powered Studio Monitors

We do a lot of our own pre-production in-house, as well as A/B different mixes. These monitors are great reference tools.

Focusrite Scarlett 18i20

Enough inputs and the best quality for what we need.

Propellerhead Reason 9

It’s the only DAW I’d use for recording.

Cockos Reaper

This DAW is for when we stream live.

Toontrack EZ Drummer 2

Performing drummers are not easy to come by, especially for metal. This let’s use get high-quality drums into our music.

On Stage WS7500 Audio Desk

Gotta have a good desk, am I right?

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