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Primary Writing Suite

From Concept to Delivery

The Heart of it All: Machine #1

Apple Mac Pro (2019):

  • 3.2GHz 16-Core Intel® Xeon® W Processor, Turbo Boost up to 4.4GHz
  • 512GB 2933MHz DDR4 ECC Memory
  • Radeon Pro Vega II with 32GB of HBM2 Memory
  • 2TB Internal SSD Storage
  • x3 LG 27UK850-W Display
  • x3 Universal Audio UAD-2 OCTO PCIe DSP Accelerator
  • x1 Avid HDX Core
  • x1 Sonnet Tech Fusion Dual SSD RAID (x2 Samsung 870 EVO 2TB SSD) *Local Libraries*
  • x1 Blackmagic Design Intensity Pro 4K *Hardware Picture Playback*

External Project Storage:

  • Blackmagic Design MultiDock 10G
  • Samsung 870 EVO 500GB SSD 2.5" (x1 per project)

Core Routing:

  • Black Lion Audio Micro Clock MKIII XB
  • Universal Audio Apollo x16 TB3 Interface
  • Avid MTRX Studio

Primary Software:

  • Steinberg Cubase Pro 12
  • Avid Pro Tools | Ultimate

The Heavy Lifter: Machine #2

Heavy Digital Audio Big DAWg*

  • 3.7GHz Ten-Core Intel® Xeon® W-2255 up to 4.5GHz
  • 512GB 2666MHz DDR4 Memory
  • x2 250GB Samsung Evo M.2 SSD System Drive
  • x6 Samsung 870 EVO 2TB SSD Internal Sample Drives
  • Sonnet Tech 10GbE Ethernet Adapter
  • NVIDIA GeForce GPU
  • Microsoft® Windows® 10 Professional x64 (HDA Optimized Proprietary Version)


  • Vienna Ensemble Pro 7
  • Native Instruments Kontakt 6
  • Orchestral Tools SINE Player
  • Spitfire Audio Player
  • EastWest PLAY 6

Hands-On: Control, Monitoring, Processing & I/O

MIDI Input and Control Devices:

  • iConnectivity mioXL MIDI Interface (MIDI Over Ethernet)
  • Doepfer LMK4+ Master Keyboard Controller
  • JL Cooper FaderMaster Pro
  • Acer UT241Y 24" Touch Display (Custom Touch Software on Aux Machine)*
  • Avid S3 Control Surface
  • Avid Pro Tools | Dock
  • Apple iPad Pro 11" (Pro Tools | Control App)
  • Apple iPad Pro 12.9" (Additional Control Apps)
  • ROLI Lightpad Block M


  • Left: ATC SCM45A Pro
  • Right: ATC SCM45A Pro
  • Center: ATC SCM45A Pro
  • LFE: JL Audio Fathom F112V2
  • Left Rear Surround: ATC SCM12I Pro
  • Right Rear Surround: ATC SCM12I Pro
  • Left Side Surround: ATC SCM12I Pro
  • Right Side Surround: ATC SCM12I Pro
  • Height Surround 1: ATC SCM12I Pro
  • Height Surround 2: ATC SCM12I Pro
  • Height Surround 3: ATC SCM12I Pro
  • Height Surround 4: ATC SCM12I Pro
  • Grace Design m908 Multichannel Monitor Controller

I/P, Preamps & DI's

  • x2 Neve 88RLB Mic Pres
  • x2 Millennia HV-35 Mic Pres
  • Kemper Profiler Rack

Outboard Processing Hardware

  • Elektron Analog Heat MKII
  • Meris OttoBit Jr.
  • Strymon Deco v.2
  • Chase Bliss Generation Loss MKII
  • Hologram Microcosm
  • Strymon Volante
  • Meris LVX
  • Fairfield Circuitry Shallow Water (Stereo Pair)
  • Eventide H90
  • Chase Bliss CXM 1978
  • Empress Reverb
  • Strymon Nightsky
  • Meris Mercury 7
  • x2 Neutrik NYS-SPP-L1 48-Point Balanced Patch Bay (Pedal/FX Routing for Synths & S/R For OTB Processing)

The Template: Flow & Featured Instruments

Cubase Pro 11 Template Rundown:

  • 1400+ Instrumental MIDI Tracks (VEPro)
  • 20 Empty Instrumental MIDI and Native Tracks in Project Specific Folder
  • 75 Instrument Group Processing Busses
  • 35 Effects Returns
  • 200+ Pre-Fader Stem Sends for Tranfer to Pro Tools | Ultimate
  • Surround/Immersive Playback & Demo Processing Busses
  • Stereo Fold Down Buss
  • Minus Verb Stem Outs

Primary Writing Libraries:

  • Woodwinds: Orchestral Tools Berlin Woodwinds (All EXP)
  • Woodwinds: Orchestral Tools Modus
  • Brass: Orchestral Tools Berlin Brass (All EXP)
  • Brass: Orchestral Tools Tom Holkenborg Brass
  • Brass: Orchestral Tools Modus
  • Percussion: Spitfire Audio Abbey Road Percussion
  • Percussion: Spifire Audio Hans Zimmer Percussion Professional
  • Percussion: Orchestral Tools Berlin Percussion
  • Percussion: Orchestral Tools Tom Holkenborg Percussion
  • Percussion: Audio Ollie LA Modern Percussion
  • Keys: CineSamples CinePiano
  • Harps: CineSamples CineHarps
  • Choir: 8Dio Lacrimosa
  • Choir: 8Dio Silka
  • Choir: 8Dio Insolidus
  • Choir: 8Dio Liberis
  • Choir: Orchestral Tools Tallinn
  • Choir: Orchestral Tools Modus
  • Choir: EastWest/Quantum Leap Hollywood Choirs
  • Strings: Orchestral Tools Berlin Strings (All EXP)
  • Strings: Orchestral Tools Berlin Symphonic Strings
  • Strings: Orchestral Tools Berlin Con Sordino Strings
  • Strings: Spifire Audio Appassionata
  • Strings: Spifire Audio Chamber Strings Professional
  • Strings: Spifire Audio Appassionata
  • Strings: Spifire Audio Olafur Arnalds Chamber Evolutions
  • Strings: Spifire Audio Solo Strings
  • Strings: Best Service Chris Hein Solo Strings Complete
  • Strings: Orchestral Tools Modus

Primary Software Synths:

  • u-he Zebra 2/HZ
  • Spectrasonics Omnisphere 2.6
  • Arturia V Collection 7
  • Native Instruments Massive X

Hardware Synths:

  • Dave Smith Instruments OB-6
  • Roland Juno-60
  • Moog Subsequent 37
  • EuroRack Rig
  • SOMA Laboratory Lyra-8