Over the course of 34 years in the business, Ron Saint Germain has mixed and/or produced and mixed on 18 Grammy nominated projects with 12 winners. Working with the likes 311, Muse, Bad Brains, Tool, Sound Garden, U2, DMC, Mos Def, Breed 77 and Sonic Youth, Germain's pedigree spreads all over the genre map. “None of us remember for very long who won what Nobel Peace Prize, Academy Award or Grammy and those are the 'best in their fields.' Applause subsides, awards tarnish, and achievements are forgotten," says Germain. "Like a great song, an inspired creation that is captured (in ANY format) at just that 'right' expressive moment will take on a life of its own and live on through generations!” Check out these top ten pieces of gear that Ron Saint Germain uses daily in his recording sessions:

Gear Favorites

1. Marc Levinson Dual Mono Cello Amplifiers w/ Transparent Audio Speaker Cables & ProAc Studio 100 near field monitors 2. Neve/Amek 9098i Mixing Console 3. ATR 1" 2-Trk Analog Master Recorder (custom modified to bypass all electronics and go straight to the head stack) & Studer 827 2" Multi Track Recorder 4. Esoteric Audio Research (EAR) 660 Compressor/Limiter 5. Neve 32264 Correction Units 6. Pultec EQP-1A3 (modified with Telefunken Tubes and an EQ Bypass which leaves only the tubes in circuit) 7. Moog 3 Band Parametric EQ 8. SPL Transient Designer 9. Roland Dimension D 10. Lexicon MX200 Reverb Unit