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In an [article from *beatportal*](http://news.beatport.com/benny-benassis-righthand-man-cousin-alle-benassi-on-the-ghost-writing-phenomenon/), Alle is asked what's currently used in his studio, he responds, "The core of the studio is a [Mac Pro](http://equipboard.com/items/apple-mac-pro) with [Logic](http://equipboard.com/items/apple-logic-pro-x) and a [Protools HD II](http://equipboard.com/items/avid-pro-tools-hd-2) system with a couple of Digidesign 96 interfaces connected to some analog and virtual-analog stuff, such as a [Moog Little Phatty](http://equipboard.com/items/moog-little-phatty-stage-ii-keyboard-synthesizer), [Voyager](http://equipboard.com/items/moog-minimoog-voyager), [Nord Lead 2x](http://equipboard.com/items/nord-lead-2x-rack), [Virus TI](http://equipboard.com/items/access-virus-ti-desktop-synthesizer), [Yamaha CS1x](http://equipboard.com/items/yamaha-cs1x-control-synthesizer), [Sherman Filterbank](http://equipboard.com/items/sherman-filterbank), and so on. There are also lots of virtual instruments, and then to monitor we use a [TL Audio Fat Track](http://equipboard.com/items/tl-audio-fat-track) and a couple of [ADAM S3As](http://equipboard.com/items/adam-s3a-active-monitors)."more
Stargate's work is almost entirely 'in the box', but they keep a few rackmounting synths and samplers around. From top: Furman power conditioner, Digidesign 96I/O interface, Roland JV1010 synth, Yamaha Motif Rack synth, Emu Proteus 2000 synth, Yamaha Motif Rack XS, Digidesign MIDI interface, Apple G5 Power Mac and Akai S3000XL sampler. Photo: Lucas Thorpemore