Newest addition.  Fractal Audio Axe Fx III.  

I just got to replace my Axe Fx II XL+. Call me crazy.  This box has really helped me get the tones I need live and in the studio. For now this is racked in my studio. I love it.  Sue me.  No tubes, but it doesn’t sound like no tubes. 


Fractal AX8! This is kind of a floor version of the Axe Fx II. I run it with two XiTone active 1-12 wedges. These, two guitars and a few cables is all I’ll need to play live on the road. Throw the AX8 in a carry on, put one or two of the Xitone wedges on the plane with Slipcover.

AX8 fresh out of the box

ULN-8 Picture

I use the remarkable Metric Halo ULN-8 interface. I have 4 of them! I split them up between two studios, or recording a band live with my remote rig. I also have a Metric Halo ULN-2 to augment the set. The pres in these boxes are amazing, as is the conversion.  I find I need far less hardware. So I've been getting rid of the excess.  But I cannot do without:

The Millennia HV-3D. 8 channels of pristine mic pres

The Millennia TD-1 swiss army knife DI.  The most high end DI on the planet. It also has the HV-3 micpre, tube or solid state at the flip of a switch, great 2 band EQ, reamp technology and great routing options. 

LF and pedalsa

MIssion central control for this modern jazz guitarist. I just got a pedal board.  I shunned these for many years. 

Pedal Board 3-B

And this is the newest addition to the family - the FAMC LF+12+ midi foot controller.  Next to it on the left, is a Mission SP-1 , on the right of the LF+12+ are two Boss FV-500L Expression pedals. This is to control all of the wonderful parameters of the Fractal Axe Fx II. It has no effects in it itself. Right now I'm only using three pedals. I have a fourth one I couldn't fit on the board, and for me right now, it's overkill. The little foot switch is for tapping out tempos for the delays. Look, hands free Mom!

Gear rack 1
HR head on left with gear

34 tracks of goodness! I don't know when I'll need to record that many tracks all at once, but if I do I'm ready. Here is my studio rack of ULN-8s, and Millennia. I'm a happy man. 

My Guitars

                    Here are my guitars! My bevy of beauties! 


OK, I'm told by my wonderful assistant that it's completely unprofessional for me to show my dogs in the background.  There's one dog missing.  Maybe that's the problem. Here is my main axe, the '78 Gibson ES-355. 

ES-355 and Green Strat

My two main electric guitars: 1978 Gibson ES-355 and a 1987 Fender Strat Plus with Clapton circuitry. 

Tommy R Telecaster

This is a great Telecaster style Guitar made exclusively for me my the great Tommie Shorter. It's quickly moving in as one of my main guitars as well!

Tommie R Maybe Tuesday

This is another Tommie Shorter guitar I call "Tuesday,"  since Maybe Tuesday was the first song I recorded with it.© Henry Robinett 2012