BipTunia

BipTunia Hardware / Software

Michael Dean’s tools at Intergalactic Prairie Studios:

HARDWARE

Controllers:

Nektar IMPACT LX25+ MIDI Controller (6th record and on)
M-Audio Keystation 61 II (4th & 5th records)

M-Audio Keystation 49 II (first 3 records)

ChromaCast keyboard stand (with the Nektar IMPACT LX25, I put a board and a towel on the stand, and put the controller on that, which leaves room for a cat to sit!)

Korg nanoPAD2

Sonnus G2MV3 Universal Guitar to MIDI Converter

MICROPHONES:
Audio-Technica AT2005USB Cardioid Dynamic USB/XLR Microphone (with foam windscreen). for MWD and PW, first 4 albums.

MXL 770 Cardioid Condenser Microphone (with pop filter). For MWD 5th album on)

(Both mics with this Boom stand.)

ANALOG-TO-DIGITAL CONVERTER (Mostly for microphone for singing and talking)
Focusrite Scarlett Solo (2nd Gen)

THEREMIN
SYNTHROTEK Optical Theremin DIY Kit

GUITAR
Fender Squire (don’t use it much, mainly to trigger midi.)

HARDWARE SYNTH
Arturia MicroBrute Analog Synthesizer (Only on first 3 albums, and only on part of them. Then went full soft synth and gave this away as a gift.)

MIXING SPEAKERS
PreSonus Eris E4.5

HEADPHONES
For mixing: Sony MDR-7506

For listening to music I make (and listening to all music): Skullcandy Hesh 3


FOR MORE ON MY PROCESS, GET MY BOOK, $30 Music School


SOFTWARE

DAW:
Cubase 5.1 (vintage!)

VSTis (all are 32-bit, because my Cubase is 32-bit, even though my computer is 64-bit):
LuckyWorm
Kontakt
Reaktor (including doing some granular synthesis in Travelizer)
Drum Pro 32
Addictive Drums
HALionOne
Sforzando
Tyrell N6
Embracer
Monologue
Mystic
Prologue
LoopMash
Spector
TAL NoiseMaker
TAL BassLine
TAL-Elek7ro
Crystal
Groove Agent ONE
Alphatron
SuperTron
Alphatron
MiniMogueVA
Synth1 + Soundbank00
Phadiz
Czar
Arminator
Addvector
Rematered TR-808
Easy Drum X8
ENSIDESA
mda JX10
Easy Synth
MedBell
p8
RaveGen
Saturn V
Scorpius
SyntrhTronic
Element of Surprise
Vurtbox
EVM Omicron
Ganymed
GTG 44
Harmony Box
Brzoza
Super Spook Keys
Cymbiant
Swierk
Lynx
LUCID
NoteGraphica
wavesynth
tetra


MASTERING
SoundForge (all albums)
Elephant (first 3 albums)
LANDR (4th album and later)
Lurssen Mastering Console (6th album and later)



Gear me baby, all night long!

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