Zak's Music Gear (Live & Recording)
For my live solo performances and shows in Second Life and real life as well, I use a Martin D-18V as my main guitar. This is what you hear for 90% of my shows. My famous "cheap guitar" (to use the nicer word for it) that I use for alternative tunings is a Rogue RA-100D. I use Groove Tubes GT-33 and GT-55 mics, a Mackie 1202 VLZ mixer, a Digidesign Mbox as an interface to get audio into my MacBook Pro, and run Nicecast to broadcast my live show into SL. On real life stages, I use a Mackie SRM450 for sound reinforcement, and a Mackie SRM150 for monitoring.
GEAR LIST FOR THE ZAK CLAXTON ALBUM
We know you equipment junkies want to know what we're using to get our sounds on the Zak Claxton album, and we're happy to tell you. But keep in mind, it's not the sword, it's the samurai. My most important "gear" for this recording was the ninja-like abilities of my co-producer and engineer Phil O'Keefe. Virtually all the gear below, except where noted, is from his personal collection.
Pro Tools|HD 2 Accel, Digidesign 96 I/O Interfaces, Lucid GENx6 master word clock, Vocal mic: Soundelux ELUX 251, Acoustic guitar mics: Groove Tubes GT33, Audio Technica AT4041, Drum mics: Groove Tubes Velo-8, E/V RE20, Shure SM57, AKG D1000E, Audix i5 and D2, Yamaha Subkick, and more.
Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul, Gretsch Pro Jet, Fender American '57 Reissue Strat, Epiphone Casino, Fender Telecaster Special, Danelectro DC-12, Gibson SG (Ken Lee), Ibanez Artist (Bunny Knutson)
Martin D-18V (Zak's personal guitar), Taylor 510
Nord Electro 2 (Ken Lee)
"Blackfaced" 1971 Fender Princeton, Vox AC15cc with Weber Blue Dog AlNiCo speaker