Making music is an expensive hobby, and I don't charge for any of the songs on this site, but I do ask that you help subsidize my habit by making a donation! You can make it any size you want, though I recommend $10. Think about it: for the price of a CD, you can support independent music and show your appreciation for all the music on this site!

Lexicon Lambda digital audio interface
Lexicon Lambda

Lexicon Lambda (back view)
The Lexicon Lambda is an external audio interface for the computer. I picked it up in early 2009 for about $150, and since then, just about everything I record goes through it. It filters out noise and makes everything sound all bright and shiny. It also supplies power to my condenser microphone and allows input from multiple sources. Debuted in "Back from Juvie," and used on every song since.

Johnson J-Station preamp
Johnson J-Station

Johnson J-Station (back view
The Johnson J-Station is a pretty powerful piece of work. Unfortunately, they don't make 'em anymore. I got mine as a birthday gift in 2003, and it's still going strong. I debuted it with "House in My Head" and featured it on almost every song from then until "Back from Juvie." I used to use it for everything from distorting my bass synth to recording vocals. Nowadays, I use it exclusively for recording guitar, but it still serves well in that capacity. Most recently featured on "Sleep Tight."

Shure SM58 dynamic microphone
Shure SM58 dynamic microphone

The Shure SM58 is a legend among dynamic microphones. Known for its clarity with both vocals and instruments as well as its durability, This mic costs $100, and it's worth every penny. I picked it up in early 2009 and debuted it on my demo of "Corportate Conscience." It's been featured in one way or another on every song since then.

MXL 9090 Dual-Capsule Condenser Microphone
MXL 9090 Dual-Capsule Condenser Microphone in its case

MXL 9090 Dual-Capsule Condenser Microphone on its stand

Essentially two microphones in one, the MXL 9090 Dual-Capsule Condenser Microphone sells for about $150. Mine made its debut on "Sold Out," my collaboration with Nigel (Sp00n) Clements, and has carried my voice on every song since then.

Roland P101 digital piano
Roland P101 digital piano

Roland P101 digital piano, with Jon Eric

This one's the real big bad mamajama. As a digital piano, it's virtually as good as the real thing, plus it can be plugged in for cleaner audio and doesn't need to be tuned. It also features extra voices like electric piano and organ. Mine made its debut on my "Silver Tongue," and I've recently been going back and rerecording the piano tracks on older songs, for your listening pleasure!

The P101 cost a whopping $1500, but it's been worth every penny; I wouldn't be able to make my music the way I make it without this piano.

So help me cover some of these capital expenditures! Just $10 will make a huge difference in my finances and my music!