The Studio

In 2011, after 11 years of working with my old MacG4/MOTU Studio that I had recorded my previous two albums with, I decided to take a leap and upgrade my studio. It's amazing how far technology has come in the past decade. Instead of the bulky and noisy desktop mac G4 that I'd been using for years I decided to make a much more portable studio and go with a Dell XPS laptop running Reaper. As an interface I choose the new Focusrite Scarlett 18i6. I've also decided to move in a more virtual instrument way with Native Instrument's Komplete system.

I'm only getting started with this setup and have only recorded a few demo's so far, but this setup is what will make my next album and youtube demo's a reality.

The Studio Gear

Dell XPS 17 Computer Focusrite Scarlett 18i6 USB interface preamp Native Instruments Komplete 8 Yamaha MSP10 Powered Monitors Alesis Q49 Sennheiser HD280 Shure SM7B microphone Neumann TLM103 Microphone Shure SM57 Audio Technica 3525 microphone Focusrite ISA110 preamp/EQ Lexicon MX300 Reverb Peavey 5150 head Carvin 4x12 Celestion Vintage 30 Demeter SSC-1 Silent Speaker Cabinet

All of Erik's music is available at

Erik Zukauskas, disc 1, The Allston Years The Amazing Erik Z, Tastes Like Chicken The Amazing Erik Z, Schizophrenic Daze The Amazing Erik Z, The First Album Bear Crossing