tools & toys.

Website

Wolfjay.com is hosted and built on Squarespace's Dev Mode. All domain names are registered with Hover.com. We use Libsyn to host podcast files, with the RSS feed generated by Squarespace. The template is 'York', but we made everything has been tweaked with CSS. Inspect to see more. All code is written and FTP'd into the site with Coda by Panic.

Music

Most tracks start life as basic demos in Garageband on iOS running on an iPad Mini. They are then imported to Logic Pro X running on a mid-2014 15" MacBook Pro. Midi input is handled by an Akai MPK61 and a Ableton Push 2. Despite having the Push, I only use Ableton to run tracks for live sets. I mostly edit and mix with the standard Logic Pro X plugins, but I also have Waves Gold that i'll use occasionally. Other favorite plugins are Nicky Romero's Kickstart, Valhalla Shimmer by Valhalla DSP and Native Instruments' Replika. I monitor all of that on a pair of Sennheiser HD 280 Pros. All vocals and guitars are tracked straight into an Apogee Duet, which I also use as a headphone preamp.

Graphics

I design all of my layouts in Sketch, photo development in Lightroom CC, photo manipulation in Photoshop CC, and print layouts in InDesign CC. I use Final Cut Pro X whenever I need to do video production. I shoot photos on a Nikon D7200 with an 18-35mm Sigma Art series lens, though I'd love to move to a more compact mirrorless system.

I'd still love to try...

  • Decent studio monitors
  • A retina-quality desktop display
  • Akai MPC2000
  • Tech 21 SansAmp for tracking bass
  • Teenage Engineering OP-1
  • Fujifilm X100F / XPro2 w. 23mm f2.