Gear

BMI affiliated published songwriter since 1979
Producer/engineer and A&R for Captain Blue Records since 1980

Instructor at DeMelfi School of Music since 2005


 

Equipment & Software

Custom dedicated computer system

32 GB of RAM, running Cubase Pro 9 for recording and mastering, and Wavelab 7 for additional wave manipulation.

Microphones

Solid state

2 Pacific Pro Audio large diaphragm condenser mics
2 Marshall large diaphragm condenser mics
4 Small diaphragm condenser mics (marshall, CAD & Nady)
1 Sennheiser 421 MD dynamic mic

Tube

Marshall large diaphragm

Keyboards

M-Audio Key Studio 88

This is a midi keyboard with 88 full size weighted keys.

Virtual instruments

The Grand 3

We now have the sounds of 3 top of the line grand pianos

  • Yamaha C7
  • Steinberg model D
  • Bossendorfer 290 97-key expressive grand piano

Cubase contains a wide variety of 32 and 64 bit VST3 virtual instruments with note expression. We constantly upgrade our library with more sounds as needed. We also use both Cubase and 3rd party plugins for processing.

Loops

We have a wide variety of instrument and drum loops in both audio and midi format, all transposable and ready to follow the tempo of your project.

VST connect

VST connect is a time and travel saver. It allows our studio to record someone from a distance, using a high speed internet connection. For instance, we could have tracks that were recorded in our studio playing while recording a vocalist in another country.  All it takes for the remote client is a high quality audio interface, webcam, and headphones. No software is needed. Click here to watch a Youtube video on how it works.

Taylor Sappe Music Production & Instruction