Michael Zazzio

Instruments
 

Here is a list and some pictures of the Music Instruments that I have in my Studio.

My Grand Piano is a 210 cm long concert B model, hand built in Malmö in Sweden
by the Grand Piano manufacturer Ekströms in 1933 – during the “golden years”.

Ekströms is a black beauty, well nuanced from deep bass to bright treble. It has a clear tone without any disturbing mechanical sounds. I found this amazing grand piano at the piano restorer Torbjörns Erikssons pianoverkstad in Karlshamn. I compared this Grand Piano with several Steinway, Bechstein and Bösendorfer Concert Grand Pianos, but the Ekströms appeared to be the most suitable one for me. It is now equiped with a Moog Piano Bar MIDI detecting device to record the keystrokes on a sequencer.
 

Synthesizers, Sound Processors, Microphones and Recording Equipment


Synthesizers:
Access Virus TI II,    Akai S6000,    Akai VX90,    Alesis Andromeda A6,    Alesis QSR,    
Alsis DM-10,    Arturia Origin,    Axon AX 100 Mk II,    Böhm 12/24 Dynamic,    Casio PG-380,    
Casio VZ-10m,    Clavia Nord C2D,    Clavia Nord Electro 2,    Clavia Nord Rack 3,    
CME UF8,    Creamware Pro-12 ASB,    DSI Poly Evolver,    DSI Prophet 08 DT,    
DSI Prophet 12,    Elka MK-88,    E-mu Audity 2000,    E-mu B3,    E-mu E4XT Ultra,    
E-mu E-64,    E-mu Mo' Phatt,    E-mu Morpheus,    E-mu Orbit 3,    E-mu Planet Earth,    
E-mu Proteus 2000,    E-mu Proteus 3 XR World,    E-mu Vintage Pro,    E-mu Virtuoso 2000,    
E-mu X-treme Lead,    Ensoniq ESQm,    Ensoniq SQr,    Ensoniq VFX,    Evolution EVS-1,    
Fujiha F9e,    Fujiha F9e,    Hammond B3,    Hammond XM-1,    Hartmann Neuron,    
Kawai K3m,    Kawai K4r,    Kawai K5000R,    Kawai K5m,    Korg 01R/W,    Korg EX-8000,    
Korg M1R EX,    Korg MS2000BR,    Korg Triton Rack,    Korg Triton Rack,    
Korg Wavestation A/D,    Korg Wavestation A/D,    Kurzweil K2500X 88,    Line-6 Bass Pod Pro,    
Moog Piano Bar,    Moog Voyager Rack,    Novation A-station,    Novation Supernova II,    
Oberheim Martix 1000,    Oberheim Martix 6R,    Oberheim OB-12,    Oberheim OB-Mx,    
Peavey Spectrum Synth,    Quasimidi Quasar,    Quasimidi Technox,    Roland AX-Synth,    
Roland D-550,    Roland DDR-30,    Roland Fantom XR,    Roland GR-55,    Roland Integra 7,    
Roland JD-990,    Roland JP-8080,    Roland Jupiter-80,    Roland JV-2080,    Roland MKS-20,    
Roland MKS-30,    Roland MKS-50,    Roland MKS-70,    Roland MKS-80,    Roland P-330,    
Roland SH-01 Gaia,    Roland SPD-20,    Roland V-Bass,    Roland VG-8,    Roland VP-9000,    
Roland XP-10,    Roland XV-5080,    Roland XV-5080,    Roland XV-5080,    Sequential Circuits
Prophet VSm,    Small MIDI Keyboard,    Studio Electronics Omega 8,    Studiologic SL-880,    
Waldorf Blofeld,    Waldorf Microwave XT,    Waldorf Pulse Plus,    Waldorf Q Rack,    
Yamaha CS6R,    Yamaha CS6R,    Yamaha EX5R,    Yamaha EX5R,    Yamaha Motif ES Rack,    
Yamaha Motif ES Rack,    Yamaha TG77,    Yamaha TG77,    Yamaha TX-802,    

Sound Processors and Mixers:
Antares ATR-1,
  dbx 786,   dbx 160 SL,   dbx 3231L,   Ensoniq DP/4+,   Eventide Orville,   
Lexicon PCM-81,   Lexicon PCM-90,   Roland SRV-2020,   Rosendahl Nanoclocks,   
Sony DPS-V55M,   t.c. electronics FireworX,
  t.c. electronics G-Force,   t.c. electronics M2000,   
t.c. electronics M3000,
  t.c. electronics Voice Processor,   t.c. electronics Helicon VoicePro,  
Yamaha SPX-900,   Jimmy Hendrix Wah Wah,   Jimi Hendrix Fuzz Face,   HT Heil Box,   
Morley Stereo Volume,   6 x Yamaha 03D with analog and digital cards.
Microphones:
2 x Audio Technica 4033,
   2 x Audio Technica 4050,   2 x Neumann TLM-103,   2 x Röde Classic II.
Recording Equipment: (not including Mac and PC)
MOTU 308,   MOTU 1224,    MOTU HD 24i,   MOTU HD 192,   MOTU 896 HD,
Sony PCM-800,   Sony PCM-700.  
 

Electric Guitars, Semi-Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars


Electric and Semi-Acoustic Guitars
:
Casio PG-380 w FRt,   Epiphone ES-335 DOT,   Fender Stratocster w FRt,    Fender Stratocaster w maple fb and FRt,   Gibson SG '61,   Gibson ES-175,    Gibson Les Paul Gothic,   Gibson Les Paul Standard, Nature/Maple 1991,  Gibson Les Paul Standard, Desert Burst 2010, Gibson Les Paul Standard 2013 Heritage Cherry Sunburst,   Ibanez RG-7620 w FRt,   Peavey Wolfgang EVH w FRt,    Paul Reed Smith Santana SE w FRt,   Rickenbacker 360,   Rickenbacker 360/12.
Bass Guitars:
Woodo B7,   Larrivée 6 str,   Ibanez BTB605BG (limited edition),   Fender Prefision FL maple fb,   
Yamaha BB-N4 FL,   Fender Jazz Bass rosewood fb,   Rickenbacker 4001 maple glow, maple fb,   
Rickenbacker 4003 maple glow, rosewood fb,   Rickenbacker 4003 fire glow, rosewood fb,

Acoustic Guitars


Nylon String Acoustic Guitars
:
Alhambra 6P,    Almario Brughet - Flamenco Guitar w Fl CA,   Esteve - Spanish Classic Guitar w Fl CA,
Juan Estruch - Spanish Classic Guitar,   Henrik Jansson - Flamenco Guitar,   Levin Lute Guitar.  
Rickguit Flamenco,   Rickguit Spanish Classic.
Steel String Guitars:
Cimar Hummingbird (cutom built w 7 resonance strings),   Daion 12 str,   Gibson J-100,  
Ibanez EW 20 ASENT,   Ibanez EW 30 SMENT 1201,   
J&D DG-108,   Samick C5JE,   
Samick C5JE (cutom built w 9 resonance drone strings),   Tanglewood TW15/12 NS.

Ethnic Plucked String Instruments


Other Plucked String Instruments
:
Ibanez ME50 Mandolin,   Ibanez ME50 Mandolin,   Renaissance Lute (8 course, 15 string),
Samick Autoharp SH-21,  
 Samick SB4 Banjo.

Arabian and the Middle East Plucked String Instruments:
Baglama,   Oud,   Oud (customized with frets),   Persian Setar,   
Renaissance Lute (15 string, 8 course),   Saz,   Saz,   Small Saz.


Indian
Plucked String Instruments:
Afgan Rabab (afgan lute, custom built),   Saraswati Veena,   Santoor,   Sarod (indian lute, custom built),
Sitar (custom built w 10 strings),   Sitar (traditional),   Surbahar,   Swarmandal,   Tanpura (male version). 
  

Classical and Ethnic Bowed String Instruments


Classical Bowed Instruments
:
Double Bass,   Violon Cello,   Viola,   Violin.

Ethnic Bowed String Instruments:
Dilruba (customized with extra fets),   Esraj (customized with extra fets),  
 Sarangi,  
Tar Shehnai (customized with extra fets),   
Taus (customized with extra fets).
 

Percussion instruments


Hand Drums:
Meinl Congas Floatline: 10", 11", 12", 13",   Djembe Drums,   Dhol,   Dholak,   Ghatam (clay pot),   
Khol (brass),  Khol (clay),   Mridangam,   Nall,   
Packawaj,   Tablas (copper,  brass,  chrome plated brass,  clay,  shesham wood).


Percussion: 
Cabasa,   Congas,   Cymbals,   Chimta,   Daphs,   Dhad,   Elephant Bells,   Ghungroos,  Gong,   
Gorpichands,   Hathelis,   Jhika,   Khartals,   Manziras,   Maroccus,   Monkey Drums,   Tambourines,
T ibetan
Manjiras.
 

Drums


Drum Set:
Tama Superstar All Maple:  Snare Drum - 14x6,5”  
Tama Superstar All Maple:  Bass Drum - 20x16” with Yamaha DFP-9315 Double Pedal.
Tama Superstar All Maple:  T
oms - 10x10”,   12x12”,   13x13”,   14x14”,   15x15”,   16x16”
Sonor 3003 Tom - 18'x18"
Octabons:
Eagle 8 x 6"

Hi-Hats & Cymbals:
Hi-Hats:
Meinl:  Rakes 14” Heavy Hi-Hat Bottom
Paiste:  3000 Heavy Hi-Hat 14” Top
Sabian:  Hi-Hat, B8 Hats 13” Top & Bottom

Ride Cymbals:
Bosphrus:  The Versa 20”
Meinl:  Byzance Dark Ride 20”
Paiste:  Alpha Flat Ride 20”
Sabian:  Flat Bell 19”

Crash Cymbals:
Meinl:  Byzance Extra Dry Thin Crashes 18”
Paiste:  2002 Paperthin 16";   Traditional Thin Crash 16”
Sabian:  HHX Evolution O-Zone Crash 16”;   HHXtreme Crash 19”;   Jojo Mayer Fierce Crash 18”

Zildjian:  Oriental China Trash 20”

China Cymbals:
Paiste:  Alpha, Sensitive China 17”
Wuhan:  China Crash 27”
Zildjian:  Oriental Crash Of Doom 20”;   Oriental China Trash 12”;   Oriental China Trash Splash 9"

Splash Cymbals:
Indian Laxman Cymbals: Splash 8",   Splash 8",   Splash 10",   Splash 10",   Splash 12",   Splash 12"
Meinl:  Byzance Traditional Splash 10”
Paiste:  Alpha Thin Splash 10”
Sabian:  AAX O-Zone Splash 12”;   HHX Evolution Splash 10”;   XS20 Splash 10”
Wuhan:  Splash 12”

 

Wind Instruments

Bansuri / Murli flutes,   Beens (snake charmer flutes),   Bugle,   Conch,  
Didjeridoo,   Flutes (brass),   
Lotusflöte,   Moorchangs (indian Jew's Harps),   Pan Flute,  
Shruti Box,   Shenai (Saharanpur),   Shenai (Varanasi),   Trumpets,   Casio MIDI-saxophone.

 

Amplifiers and Loudspeakers

Line6 AX2Sys-212,   Line 6 AX2-212,   Line6 LowDown 300 Pro,   
4 x Event 20/20 BAS,   4 x Event ASP 8.

  

e.mail:   ZazzioMusic@mail.nu

This homepage was updated on the 13th of December 2009.