Studio & Equipment

View from my studio at Tampere where all Toscasound music is made.

I am working in my home studio at Tampere where I have a small set of equipment to work with. My production work is based on Native Instrument’s Maschine 2 DAW software running on Macbook Pro. As well as that my studio HW setup includes:

  • Maschine first gen. HW controller
  • Novation Circuit groovebox / synth
  • Novation Launchkey 25 keyboard
  • M-Audio Oxygen 49 keyboard
  • Native Instruments Komplete Audio 6 Audio Interface
  • Behringer Xenyx 802 compact mixer
  • Behringer Truth B2031A Studio monitors

As well as the production HW, I also have some equipment for live performance and DJing:

  • NI Traktor Kontrol S4 mk2 DJ Controller 
  • 2 x Gemini CDJ-7000 media players
  • Technics SL-1200 turntable
  • Behringer DDM-4000 DJ Mixer

As for the SW side, all of the software and plugins I’m using are far too numerous to mention since the Maschine package alone includes plenty of SW / plugins but I will list the ones that I’m using the most (all VST / AU unless otherwise stated):


  • NI Maschine Drumsynths (Maschine 2 built-in)
  • NI Massive
  • NI Monark (NI Reaktor plugin)
  • NI Razor (NI Reaktor plugin)
  • Sonic Academy KICK2, ANA and ANA2
  • Initial Audio Sektor
  • Plugin Boutique Carbon Electra
  • Cakewalk Z3TA+ 2
  • Waves Element 2.0
  • Synthmaster 2.8
  • Synthmaster One
  • D16 Phoscyon
  • Novation Bass Station
  • Novation V-Station

Effects / Mastering (in addition to Maschine built-in stuff)

  • NI Replika XT
  • NI Razor (as Reaktor effect)
  • D16 Sigmund & Toraverb
  • iZotope Stutter Edit
  • iZotope 8 Advanced & Neutron Elements
  • Many Waves mixing & mastering plugins (compressors, limiters etc)