Gear Tour (Comprehensive List)

Welcome to the gear gallery! This is what I use to do what I can where I am. There is no such thing as “too little” to get started. Even if all you have is your computer mic and Audacity, you can make music.

This list goes in order of importance, and is split between technology and software. The more I use it, the higher on the list it will be. Also, you can read my post about my setup to see how I put it all together (if you haven’t figured it out for yourself :).

I included links to gear you can still buy mint online. Links always go to sites I personally use and/or trust. No affiliate links.

Aluminum MacBook 2008. Used: 2010-present
Ibanez RGA42 Red 2012. Used: 2012-present
Peavey Vypyr 30W. Used: 2012-present.
Sanpera II Foot Controller. Used: 2014-present.
Audio Technica AT2020USB mic. Used: 2013-present.
Line 6 POD Studio UX1. Used: 2013-present.
Roland TD-11 V-Compact Series. Used: 2014-present.
Ibanez Mikro Bass White. Used: 2012-present.

So, to recap: 2008 Macbook, Ibanez electric guitar, Peavey amp and pedal, the AT2020USB mic, UX1 interface, Roland drums and Ibanez mini bass.


Garageband X
Garageband X. Used: 2014-present.
EzDrummer also the Metalheads extension. Used 2012-present.
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Garageband 5.1 . Used: 2010-present
POD Farm 2. (Comes with the UX1.) Used: 2013-present.

So to recap: Garageband (X and 5.1), EzDrummer, and POD Farm 2.

Hope you found this helpful. If you’re considering buying any of the gear listed here, I recommend all of it wholeheartedly. That being said, don’t wait to make music until you’ve got “the right gear,” and don’t stress that you’re making a mistake in buying POD Farm over Guitar Rig or EzDrummer vs Superior Drummer. Make music with what you have – it doesn’t matter what tools you use if you create something beautiful.

If you have any questions, let me know in the comments. You can always send thoughts, suggestions, and questions to as well 🙂 Thanks for reading!


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Musician, writer, sophomore in college extraordinaire, Just Another Halfling is... actually quite your average kid, and content to remain so.

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