Audio gear

Frank loves music, listening to it as well as making it. Preferably Jazz, Blues, Fusion, 70s Progressive Rock, Psychedelic, Lounge, but also electronic music like deep or progressive house, techno, ambient, or Drum’n’Bass. He plays electric and acoustic guitar, bass and synthesizers, and also uses samplers and drum machines.

His experience in electronic music, goes back to 1991 or 1992. At that time he started some techno experiments with the famous tracker ModEdit 2.0 and the sound editor BlasterMaster on MS-DOS. Around 1996, he used Steinberg Cubasis and Buzz Machines on Windows.

Nowadays, Frank is a happy user of Reason Studios since many years, which he uses mainly for recording, editing, and mixing. For live sets and jam sessions, his first choice is Ableton Live.

Listen to some of Frank’s music on Soundcloud.com or on this website.

Here’s some of the gear that has accumulated over the years:

Acoustic instruments

  • Epiphone Les Paul Standard (early 90s model)
  • Squier Stratocaster (early 90s model)
  • Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass ’70s
  • Gold Tone M-Bass 25 FL fretless acoustic-electric bass
  • Epiphone AJ-100 acoustic
  • Baton Rouge V2-G guitarlele
  • No name classical guitar
  • No name Melodica
  • Standard C Xaphoon

Hardware synthesizers

  • Moog Sub 37 Tribute Edition
  • KORG microKORG
  • KORG Electribe Sampler
  • Behringer Crave
  • Arturia Drumbrute Impact

Guitar amplifiers

  • Palmer Pocket Amp MK 2
  • Palmer Bass Pocket Amp

Effects and processors

  • Waldorf 2-Pole analog filter
  • Artec SE-EQ8 graphic eq
  • Behringer Compressor/Sustainer CS100
  • Behringer Hellbabe Wah
  • Boss LMB-3 bass limiter
  • Electro Harmonix Big Muff PI USA distortion
  • Electro Harmonix Bad Stone phaser
  • Ibanez TubeScreamer TS9 (early 90s model)
  • Nobels PRE-1 preamp
  • Nobels TR-X tremolo
  • TC Electronic Flashback Mini delay
  • MXR M222 talk box
  • ART Tube MP Preamp

MIDI hardware

  • M-Audio Oxygen 49 Pro master keyboard
  • Akai MPD18 pad controller
  • Akai APC Mini
  • Miditech MIDIface 4×4
  • Kenton MIDI Thru 5
  • Kenton MIDI Merge

Other audio hardware

  • Presonus StudioLive 16.0.2 USB digital mixer, audio and MIDI interface
  • Adam F7 active near field monitors
  • Moog EP-3 expression pedal
  • Shure SM58 dynamic microphone
  • Røde NT1-A large diaphragm condenser microphone
  • Plugable USB 3.0 7-port charging hub

Audio software

  • Reason Studios
  • Ableton Live Standard

Last update: January 2022