knows his gear. He is constantly shopping for the
best hardware and software to keep The Garage
on the cutting edge.
Here is the latest:
Dave plays Yamaha
drums, and has both Phoenix and Birch Absolute kits.
Both are available immediately
in the studio. Bass drum sizes
range from a nice 18" or 20" kick to a thunderous 24x18"
for the heavier stuff! 10", 12", 13", 14", and 16" toms
can be used along with Dave's signature snare drums. All
Dave uses LP
timbales, bells, and other percussion instruments.
A new addition in the drum
department is Dave's endorsement with Cajon DG. Paolo
makes some fantastic instruments, and Dave is studying
to play the cajon. He is already incorporating it into
Dave plays Remo
heads, mostly coated Ambassadors on the top and clear
heads on the bottom. He also plays Remo congas.
Everything gets hit with
Vic Firth sticks and products.
Dave exclusively plays the two
lines of cymbals he helped create: the Sabian
HHX Evolution and Legacy
lines. The Evolution cymbals are bright and refined,
while the Legacy cymbals feature darker textures.
5 Daking Mic Pre/EQs
Daking Mic Pre IVs
2 Daking Compressors
1 Universal Audio Stereo Tube mic pre
2 192s with added input/output
MAC PRO 8 Core, OS 10.6x - Pro Tools HD Accel 3
Magma 6 slot PE6R4 PCIE to PCI
Glyph/Western Digital Firewire
Big Ben Clocking
2 Lexicon PCM 70s
YAMAHA Rev 5
Dangerous Audio 2bus LT
analog summing amp for mix down
KK Audio Edit Desk
C24 Pro Tools Control Surface
30" Apple HD Cinema Screen
2 Barefoot mm27 speakers
Audio Accessories TT Patch Bay
Yamaha NS 10 speakers
M-Audio Reference Monitors
SY99 Keyboards, a few old Yamaha sound
mods, Alesis Masterlink
Panasonic 3700 DAT machine
Pro Tools HD 8 and 9
Waves Platinum, Digi, Universal
Audio (50), plugins
4-Sm57s, 2SM 58s, 3-Beta 52, 6-SM98s, 2-KSM 44s, 2- KSM
32s, 3- SM81s,
2-KSM 141, AKG: 3-451s, 2-DPA 4011s