Chris Vrenna

Chris Vrenna

Chris Vrenna

Chris Vrenna

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Drum Sets

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Cymbals

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Drumsticks

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Snare Drums

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Studio Equipment

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Summit Audio TD-100 Instrument Preamp and Tube Direct Box

Summit Audio TD-100 Instrument Preamp and Tube Di...

Vrenna says that most of the bass and guitar parts on the album were recorded... more

Needs Review Digidesign 888/24

Digidesign 888/24

Though Vrenna does most of his recording work in Pro Tools, he still likes hi... more

Avalon U5 DI Preamplifier

Avalon U5 DI Preamplifier

His recording chain includes a mixture of vintage and contemporary analog gea... more

Needs Review DBX 160X

DBX 160X

For outboard compression, he owns an 1176, a Distressor, a pair of old dbx 16... more

Software Plugins and VSTs

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Native Instruments Battery 4

Native Instruments Battery 4

Software synth-wise, he uses "all the Native Instruments stuff. I really like... more

Spectrasonics Atmosphere Dream Synth Module

Spectrasonics Atmosphere Dream Synth Module

"I do like all the Eric Persing [of Spectrasonics] stuff: Stylus, Trilogy and... more

Spectrasonics Trilogy Total Bass Module Software Synthesizer

Spectrasonics Trilogy Total Bass Module Software ...

"I do like all the Eric Persing [of Spectrasonics] stuff: Stylus, Trilogy and... more

Spectrasonics Stylus RMX

Spectrasonics Stylus RMX

"I do like all the Eric Persing [of Spectrasonics] stuff: Stylus, Trilogy and... more

Headphones

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Studio Monitors

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Yamaha NS10 Studio Monitor

Yamaha NS10 Studio Monitor

Because he is a drummer capable of writing his own beats, Vrenna never uses l... more

Microphones

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Needs Review Shure Beta 57A Vocal Microphone

Shure Beta 57A Vocal Microphone

Vrenna says that most of the bass and guitar parts on the album were recorded... more

Sennheiser MD 421 Dynamic Microphone

Sennheiser MD 421 Dynamic Microphone

Vrenna says that most of the bass and guitar parts on the album were recorded... more

Shure SM7

Shure SM7

Because he is a drummer capable of writing his own beats, Vrenna never uses l... more

AKG C 451 B Condenser Microphone

AKG C 451 B Condenser Microphone

Because he is a drummer capable of writing his own beats, Vrenna never uses l... more

DAWs

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Needs Review Avid Pro Tools

Avid Pro Tools

Things are very organized around Vrenna’s studio. All the essential hardware ... more

Amplifiers

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Mesa/Boogie Triaxis Guitar Preamp

Mesa/Boogie Triaxis Guitar Preamp

While recording 2 A.M. Wakeup Call, Vrenna used some virtual synths, lots of ... more

Marshall JMP-1 Tube MIDI Guitar Preamp

Marshall JMP-1 Tube MIDI Guitar Preamp

“The whole thing started with the guitar riff,” Chris explains, “a big heavy ... more

Keyboards and Synthesizers

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Korg MicroKORG Synthesizer/Vocoder

Korg MicroKORG Synthesizer/Vocoder

When it comes to gear, Vrenna is all about analog and analog/digital hybrids.... more

Waldorf Microwave XT Synthesizer

Waldorf Microwave XT Synthesizer

In terms of keyboards, Vrenna notes, “I just like big, shiny keyboards with l... more

Alesis A6 Andromeda Synthesizer

Alesis A6 Andromeda Synthesizer

In terms of keyboards, Vrenna notes, “I just like big, shiny keyboards with l... more

Clavia Nord Lead 2 Synthesizer

Clavia Nord Lead 2 Synthesizer

In terms of keyboards, Vrenna notes, “I just like big, shiny keyboards with l... more

Effects Pedals

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Needs Review Hot Hand Phaser/Flanger

Hot Hand Phaser/Flanger

"I love the HotHands effect boxes. They sound fantastic and the wireless ring... more

Needs Review Line 6 DL4 Delay Modeler

Line 6 DL4 Delay Modeler

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Line 6 Bass Pod

Line 6 Bass Pod

While recording 2 A.M. Wakeup Call, Vrenna used some virtual synths, lots of ... more

Other Gear

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Apple Power Mac 9600

Apple Power Mac 9600

"I’ve owned a lot of gear, but only two pieces of gear have done a consistent... more

Gear Guides

5 Best Ride Cymbals

Mason Hoberg

Mason Hoberg

Updated July 2019

5 Best Drum Thrones: Beats and Seats

Mason Hoberg

Mason Hoberg

Updated July 2019

Gear Guide to Selecting the Best Bass Drum Pedal

Michael Pierce Giulio Chiarenza

Michael Pierce & Giulio Chiarenza

Updated July 2019

5 Best Crash Cymbals

Updated July 2019