I have a recording and writing space called Otter House Studios. It's a genuine home recording studio of sorts. I treasure all the time I've spent in beautiful recording studios, but if I'm honest, I've always felt most at home recording on 4 track cassette machines in an old garden shed or garage. As luck would have it, this aesthetic fits my budget quite nicely!

Besides working on my own music albums and TV compositions, I also record, mix and master a handful of other peoples projects there throughout the year. If you want to hear an example, I recorded the amazing violinist and singer/songwriter Jenny Scheinman's new solo record there, featuring Bill Frisell and Danny Barnes on various instruments. Listen to it here! 

Some of the gear I have: 

Pro Tools 11, Waves Bundles, Massey plugins,  
UA Apollos, many UAD plugins 
Teac 80-8 reel to reel

Outboard gear: 

  • Toft ATB 08 Console
  • Presonus M80 preamp (8 preamps with Jensen transformers) 
  • UA Apollo system w/UAD Preamps
  • DBX 160vu compressor 
  • Chameleon 7720 stereo compressor 


  • 2 AEA R84 ribbon
  • 1 AA cm67 tube
  • 1 AA cm47 fet
  • 1 Ear Trumpet Labs Edwina
  • 2 AKG C 451 B
  • 1 Shure SM81
  • 1 Pacific Pro Audio PP2
  • 1 Shure SM7b
  • 1 Sennheiser 421
  • 1 Shure unidyne
  • 2 vintage Beyer Dynamic M810 
  • Multiple SM58 and SM57


  • Santa Cruz 1929 OO 
  • Gibson B20 1960's era 
  • 1939 Gibson L30 small bodied archtop 
  • Telecaster w/Bigsby, lollar pickups
  • Telecaster w/B bender, lollar pickups
  • 1980 Stratocaster w/ telecaster neck & 2 Lollar low wind Imperial humbuckers 
  • 1967 Harmony Rocket 
  • Cigar Box six string guitar w/danelectro lipstick pickup 
  • Weber Bitterroot Mandocello 
  • Steve Andersen mandocello/tenor guitar hybrid 
  • Gibson F9 mandolin
  • Flatiron Montana Rose five string banjo
  • Deering Deluxe tenor banjo 
  • Hofner "beattle" bass 
  • Korg SV-1 keyboard 
  • Crown drum set. vintage 60's era kit from Japan 
  • 1930's Buescher Alto Saxophone 
  • Selmer Clarinet 
  • Ukulele 
  • Swart Atomic Space Tone amplifier 
  • Fender Bandmaster Reverb, vintage silverface 
  • Vox AC10 amplifier 
  • Handmade 1940's projector amplifier
  • Ampeg Rocket Bass bass amp combo 

Various effects pedals, vintage Deluxe Memory Man, Strymon verbs and delays, Keeley Compressor, various dirt and fuzz pedals, Klon clones, Loopers, etc....