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Needs Review Gibson SG Junior 60's Electric Guitar

Gibson SG Junior 60's Electric Guitar

At 2:20 of this performance of "Tubular Bells", Oldfield can be seen playing ... more

Needs Review PRS Custom 24

PRS Custom 24

In this image, Oldfield can be seen playing a PRS Custom 24. more

Needs Review Fender Stratocaster Deluxe Player Sunburst

Fender Stratocaster Deluxe Player Sunburst

In this photo, Oldfield can be seen playing a Fender Stratocaster Deluxe Play... more

Needs Review Gibson L6S

Gibson L6S

Oldfield can be seen in this photo playing a Gibson L6 S. more

Amplifiers

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Needs Review Mesa/Boogie Mark V 35 Combo Amp

Mesa/Boogie Mark V 35 Combo Amp

Used on the album *Return To Ommadawn* and can been seen in one of the studio... more

Needs Review Avid Eleven Rack Guitar Multi Effects Processor and Pro Tools

Avid Eleven Rack Guitar Multi Effects Processor a...

Shown in image gallery on his offical website. more

Needs Review Vox Escort

Vox Escort

It can be seen on the floor on this video from 0'20 https://www.youtube.com/... more

Needs Review Fender Twin Reverb Silverface

Fender Twin Reverb Silverface

The Twin Reverb can be seen in this photo of the Ommadawn more

Effects Pedals

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Needs Review Moog Taurus I

Moog Taurus I

In this footage of Oldfield's studio, at 25 secs in when Mike begins introduc... more

Needs Review Roland GP-8

Roland GP-8

"The guitar is DI'd through a GP8 guitar processor and goes via a couple of m... more

Needs Review BOSS GT-5 Guitar Effects Processor

BOSS GT-5 Guitar Effects Processor

According to the site he uses GT-5 and also had GT-6 which in 2007 was sold o... more

Needs Review Boss GT-6

Boss GT-6

According to the site he uses GT-5 and also had GT-6 which in 2007 was sold o... more

Bass Guitars

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Needs Review Vintage Fender Precision Bass

Vintage Fender Precision Bass

In this photo, Oldfield can be seen playing a Vintage Fender Precision Bass Red. more

Needs Review Fender Precision Bass

Fender Precision Bass

At 1:01 of this performance of "Tubular Bells", Oldfield can be seen playing ... more

Needs Review Fender Jazz Bass

Fender Jazz Bass

At 9:40 of this video, Oldfield can be seen playing a Fender Jazz Bass with t... more

Needs Review 1964 Fender Precision Bass

1964 Fender Precision Bass

A 1964 Fender Precision bass was used on the album *Light + Shade*, as indica... more

Pianos

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Needs Review Fender Rhodes

Fender Rhodes

The image here is from the inner sleeve of Oldfields "Discovery" album. The F... more

Needs Review Steinway & Sons Grand Piano

Steinway & Sons Grand Piano

A Steinway Grand 1928 was used on the album *Light + Shade*, as indicated in ... more

Keyboards and Synthesizers

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Fairlight CMI

Fairlight CMI

The attached image is from the sleeve of the Discovery album and the Fairligh... more

Roland VP-330 Vocoder Plus

Roland VP-330 Vocoder Plus

The attached image is from the sleeve of Oldfields "Discovery" album. The VP-... more

Oberheim OB-Xa

Oberheim OB-Xa

The attached image is from the inner sleeve of Oldfields "Discovery" album. A... more

ARP Solina String Ensemble

ARP Solina String Ensemble

This wonderfully detailed photo from the Ommadawn recording sessions labels e... more

Microphones

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Needs Review Neumann U-87 Condenser Microphone

Neumann U-87 Condenser Microphone

Shown in image gallery on his offical website. more

Needs Review Shure SM57 Dynamic Instrument Microphone

Shure SM57 Dynamic Instrument Microphone

QE2 - Mike used these for snare drums around this time.) ; Tubular Bells 2003... more

Needs Review Neumann KM 86

Neumann KM 86

Used for acoustic instruments of QE2 and Incantations. more

Software Plugins and VSTs

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Needs Review iZotope iDrum

iZotope iDrum

iDrum was used on the album *Light + Shade*, as indicated in the liner notes. more

Needs Review Native Instruments Absynth 3

Native Instruments Absynth 3

Absynth 3 was used on the album *Light + Shade*, as indicated in the liner no... more

Needs Review Native Instruments FM7

Native Instruments FM7

FM7 was used on the album *Light + Shade*, according to the liner notes. more

Needs Review Native Instruments Reaktor Software Synthesizer

Native Instruments Reaktor Software Synthesizer

Reaktor was used on the album* Light + Shade*, according to the liner notes. more

Instruments

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DAWs

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Needs Review Image-Line FL Studio 11

Image-Line FL Studio 11

"I am working on my 22nd album and when it's finished ( Next year ) I will se... more

Needs Review Emagic Logic Audio

Emagic Logic Audio

"Logic is a great program and I ve used Logic Audio quite a lot on this proje... more

Needs Review Apple Logic Pro 7

Apple Logic Pro 7

Logic 7 was used on the album *Light + Shade* according to the liner notes. more

Modular Synthesizers

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Needs Review ARP 2600

ARP 2600

This wonderfully detailed photo from the Ommadawn recordings sessions show al... more

Drum Sets

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Needs Review Bodhran

Bodhran

Played most notably on William Tell and Ommadawn. more

Needs Review Roland SPD 11

Roland SPD 11

He used this drum pad for some time. more

Studio Equipment

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Needs Review TC Electronic M5000 Multi-Effects Processor

TC Electronic M5000 Multi-Effects Processor

"My existing effects all have digital inputs and outputs because the studio i... more

Needs Review Sony PCM 3348

Sony PCM 3348

Mike Oldfield's studio was "based around a Neve Copricorn desk and a Sony 334... more

Needs Review Atari 1040 ST

Atari 1040 ST

An Atari 1040ST was used on Mike Oldfield's *Earth Moving*, according to the ... more

Needs Review C-Lab Notator

C-Lab Notator

C-Lab Notator was used on Mike Oldfield's *Earth Moving*, according to the li... more

Headphones

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Needs Review AKG K702 Open Studio Reference Headphones

AKG K702 Open Studio Reference Headphones

It is mentioned that he uses 65th anniversary edition of AKG 702. more

Other Gear

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Gear Guides

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8 Best Looper Pedals for Guitar: 2021 Gear Guide

Michael Pierce Giulio Chiarenza

Michael Pierce & Giulio Chiarenza

Updated June 2021

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13 Best Fuzz Pedals for Guitar

Giulio Chiarenza Mason Hoberg

Giulio Chiarenza & Mason Hoberg

Updated February 2021

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The Top 11 Overdrive Pedals - 2021 Edition

Michael Pierce Giulio Chiarenza

Michael Pierce & Giulio Chiarenza

Updated June 2021

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7 Best Guitar Tuners

Michael Pierce Giulio Chiarenza

Michael Pierce & Giulio Chiarenza

Updated November 2019