Here I talk about gear. This shot features a lot of instruments I play. I'll go from left to right.
Yamaha Soprano Saxophone (won it in 1995 from JAZZIZ Magazine). I use a Bari rubber soprano sax mouthpiece with Rico Royal 3 reeds.
Selmer Mark VI Tenor Saxophone (serial numbers around 64,000). I play a Vandoren metal mouthpiece that's somewhat open with Vandoren Jazz reeds strength 3.
Selmer Mark VI Alto Saxophone. I use a brass Lawton mouthpiece that's medium open with Rico Royal 3s.
There's a bunch of stuff in this rack that's not mine. My Studio Vocalist harmonizer is dead-I just purchased a Digitech IPS 33 which is older and sounds better but does less harmonies-that's fine!
My beautiful Moosmann 200AP bassoon. I use Legere Reeds Bassoon Reeds and I am proud to be a Moosmann bassoon artist. I currently use Leitzinger bocals-I alternate between the gold-plated one for ease of playing in loud and high passages and the silver bocal for more of a classical sound.
I also have a Yamaha WX5 instead of an Akai EWI. I use Logic 9 sounds and I am starting to get into other sound samplers such as Kontakt and Komplete.
In terms of pedals-I have had a lot of them. I currently am really liking the ZOOM B2.1u a lot because it's small and does a lot of things. However-you have to hoop through programs to get to where your sounds are. I also have the Line 6 M13 which is very nice too-it's just a bit BIG. Now I'm using something I new-the TC Helicon Voice Live 2. I really love this unit-the one below the Line 6 M13. It actually does intelligent pitch-shifting!!
In the last few years-great strides in bassoon pickup microphones have been made. Most notably at the top of the list is Trent Jacob's Little Jake Pickup microphone. Here's a shot of it on my bassoon. I have been using it on tour since March and it is really great. I never thought I'd ever stop using my FRAPs but I have.
This can be purchased at Forrests Music online.