Equipment Used

I get asked from time to time what equipment (microphones, recorders etc) I use to record the sound effects you download here at So here is a list of the main gear used:

Software DAW

  • Logic Pro X
  • Adobe Audition
  • Presonus Studio One



  • Sound Devices MixPre 6
  • Sony PCM D100
  • Zoom H5
  • Zoom H1



  • Sennheiser MKH8040 matched stereo pair
  • Sennheiser MKH 416 shotgun
  • 2 x Audio Technica BP4029 (AT835ST) stereo shotgun
  • Audio Technica AT825
  • Aquarian Audio H2a-XLR hydrophone
  • Roland CS-10EM binaural



  • Beyerdynamic DT100
  • Sony MDR7506 Pro Monitor Headphone


Other/ Accessories

  • Rycote Stereo Windshield WS AE ORTF Kit (MZL)
  • Rycote Modular Windshield WS 4 Kit (XLR-5F)
  • Rycote 18cm Classic-Softie Kit
  • Rycote S-Series 300 Windshield Kit
  • Portabrace AR-MIXPRE6 carry case for MixPre 6
  • Macbook Pro
  • Presonus 2|6 preamp