The Shure Beta58A microphone is a supercardioid dynamic vocal microphone with excellent rejection of off–axis sound. In the studio it used to isolate the vocal when the performer is playing an instrument at the same time, as well as for backing vocals.
This Yamaha CP4 88-note Wooden Key Stage Piano controls an extensive library of virtual instruments with an emphasis on pianos and other keyboard instruments, along with bass, drums/percussion, and strings.
Cubase Synthesizers -- A rich palette of virtual instruments with thousands of sounds. Synths include Retrologue 2, Padshop, HALion Sonic SE 3, LoopMash 2, Prologue, Spector, and Mystic
Virtual Bass, Drums and Percussion
Spectrasonics Trilian Total Bass Module -- Extremely detailed acoustic upright, electric, fretless and synth basses including Chapman Stick and Epiphone Viola Bass, Fender Precision and Music Man five-string studio bass, Martin acoustic bass guitar and multiple bass synths including Moog, Prophet, ARP and PPG
On the production side, the digital audio workstation is powered by Cubase, with a six-channel input (four microphone pre-amps) Steinberg UR44 front end heard through Mackie MR5 Mk2 active monitor speakers.
The room itself is acoustically treated with Auralex 2'x2'x2" Studiofoam panels on all walls to cut reflections of high frequencies, plus two Primacoustic Nimbus 2' x 4'ceiling cloud panels to reduce lower-frequency reflections and and standing waves.
Albums recorded in my studio
Along the Way - Monica Sicard's Native American Flute Project. I served as recording engineer and co-producer, and mixed the album.
Looking Up - My first album of New Thought songs. I was the primary recording engineer and arranger, and mixed the album.
New Eyes - My second album of New Thought songs. I recorded, mixed, and mastered this project.