By Michael Daniel, Phoenix, AZ
An Industry Leader in Guitar Lessons Since 1991
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Michael Daniel


Recording Equipment

Point Studios recording equipment

Recording Rig

Propellerhead Reason

Propellerhead Reason

Pro Tools HD

I Use Only The Best D.A.W.


Mic Arm Loaded With Classic Mics



  • Digidesign Pro Tools HD3 accel PCI-e
  • Apogee AD16x/DA16x Converters
  • Mac Pro Eight Core 3GHz
  • Waves Gold and Masters plug-ins
  • Massey plug-ins
  • Focusrite Suite plug-ins
  • Propellerhead Reason with complete library of Sonic Gold sample refills
  • Toontrack Superior Drummer 2 (Music City/Nashville, Metal Foundry, Custom and Vintage, Hits, Latin)

Mic Preamps

  • Neve 1023
    class A discreet mic preamp/
  • Focusrite ISA 110le
  • Manley Mono
    mic pre, 60db
  • Radial
    JDV-3 direct box
  • Allen+Heath Mix Wizard mixer
    (used for cue mixes only)

Dynamics Processor

  • Crane Song
  • SSL
    stereo buss compressor
  • Tube Tech
    (Telefunken NOS tubes)
  • Universal Audio 1176
  • Universal Audio LA-3A
  • DBX
    160x- transformer
  • Drawmer
    MX-50 de-esser

Recording Effects

  • Eventide
  • TC Electronics
  • Lexicon
  • Yamaha
  • Roland
  • Roland
  • Sansamp


  • Neve 1023 class A discreet mic preamp/EQ
  • API 550a
  • Mercury EQP-1 (Pultec EQP clone, as used by Chris Lord-Alge)
  • Crane Song Ibis
  • DBX 120xp subharmonic synth (this particular unit was previously owned by Jeff Buckley)
  • Behringer DSP-8000 Ultracurve EQ and real time analyzer


  • Tannoy
  • Bryston 2B
    power amp
  • Apple M6082 powered monitors (also used by Bob Clearmountain)
  • AKG 240S and 240M headphones


Pearlman TM-1

 Pearlman TM-1

This is a modern legend, a very accurate Neumann U47 clone, with a M7 capsule, a BV8 transformer, PIO caps, and Telefunken NOS tube. It sounds great!

Neumann u87

 Neumann u87

The industry standard studio vocal mic. This particular mic is from legendary producer Keith Olson's Goodnight L.A. Studios (Ozzy, Whitesnake, Scorpions, etc)

Peluso P-12

 Peluso P-12

This is a very accurate clone of an AKG C12, a mic used by John Mayer and Sheryl Crow; Telefunken NOS tube.

Shure SM7

Shure SM7

A classic mic used for vocals by many artists including The Red Hot Chili Peppers and Metallica.

AKG 414b-uls

AKG 414b-uls

A classic mic used on countless hit records.

Beyerdynamic M201

Beyerdynamic M201

Great for guitar cabinet.

Electrovoice RE-20

 Electrovoice RE-20

A classic mic used for vocals by Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder and Bonnie Raitt; also great for bass cabinet.

Beyerdynamic M160

Beyerdynamic M160

Great for guitar cabinet.

(2) Shure SM-57

Shure SM-57

A classic mic. The industry standard guitar cabinet mic.

Shure Beta-57

Shure beta-57

Great for almost everything.

Tram TR-50 lavalier

 Tram TR-50 lavalier mic

CAD 95

CAD 95

Great for live vocals.


Fender Stratocaster 1957 reissue

Fender Stratocaster

Fender Lite Ash Telecaster (American Standard neck)

Fender Telecaster

Parker Nitefly Mojo (Dimarzio Satriani pickups)

Parker Nitefly Mojo

Hamer Special P-90 (Lollar P-90 pickups)

Hamer Special P-90

Rickenbacker 340 (toaster pickups)

Rickenbacker 340

Gretsch Syncomatic Sparkle Jet

Gretsch Syncomatic Sparkle Jet

Takamine G-335
12 string acoustic

Takamine G-335

Washburn D14
6 string acoustic

Washburn D14

Cordoba 45r
nylon string

Cordoba 45r

National Dynamic lap steel (1951 vintage)

National Dynamic lap steel

Danelectro DC-12
12 string

Danelectro 12 string

Fender Geddy Lee signature Jazz Bass

Fender Geddy Lee signature Jazz Bass

Mitchell MBJ200 5 string banjo

 Mitchell MBJ200



  • Marshall 1959 100 watt super lead plexi reissue (modified by Lowell Hunt of Hunt amps to Van Halen spec)
  • Vox AC30cc2x (modded by Lowell Hunt of Hunt amps to vintage spec)
  • Fender Super Reverb reissue (modded by Lowell Hunt of Hunt amps to vintage spec)
  • Mesa Boogie Lonestar Classic head
  • Ampeg SVT3 pro/HE410 bass amp
  • Marshall 20/20 power amp
  • Weber VST Mass reactive dummy-load/ attenuator/DI boxes
  • 3) Vox 2-12 closed back guitar cabinets with Celestion AlNiCo blue, Scumback Scumnico and Mesa C90 speakers

 Guitar amps and effects

Guitar amps and effects

Guitar Effects

guitar effects rack

  • TC Electronics
  • Korg
  • Roland
  • Rane
  • Rane SM82

 pedal tier 1

  • Deltalab
  • B.K. Butler
    Custom Tube Driver
  • Prescription Electronics Experience
  • ProCo
    Vintage Rat
  • Moog Moog
    erfooger ring modulator
  • Roger Mayer Voodoo Vibe

 pedal tier 2

  • Aphex Punch Factory compressor
  • Boss FA-1 FET boost
  • MXR EVH Phase
  • T.C. Jauernig Luxury Drive
  • Maxon Pro

 floorboard 1

  • Digitech
    Whammy WH4 reissue
  • Ernie Ball
    Stereo Volume Pedal
  • Korg EXP-2 expression pedals
  • Hosa and Boss tap tempo controllers
  • Teese
    RMC 3 wah pedal

  pedal tier 3

  • Dice Works Muff Diver (Triangle Big Muff)
  • Digitech Metal Master
  • Emma Discumbob-
  • Maxon OD-9 (Analogman silver mod)
  • Ibanez FZ-7 fuzz
  • Boss GE7 EQ (Tonebias hi-fi mod)

 floorboard 2

  • Digital Music Ground Control Pro
  • Rocktron
    Banshee talk box
  • Korg KVP-001 expression pedals

Other Instruments

  • Roland TD-10 V-Drums
  • Emu X-Board 49 midi keyboard controller
  • Apple Garage Band
  • E-Bow

Roland TD-10

Roland TD-10
  • Hohner Blues Harps
  • Extensive Percussion Instruments
  • Cables: all premium Monster and Mogami gold

 Emu X-Board 49

Emu X-Board 49

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Last modified: Saturday, January 20, 2024 3:03 PM