hardware:   Apple MacBook Pro, iPhone and iPad + zoom mic (for location recordings), Gibson Epiphone "Les Paul" guitar
software:   Amadeus sound editor, Apple Logic Pro X

We had upgraded our studios at Columbia to Logic Pro X (from Logic Pro 9), so I needed to be sure I knew my way around the new interface before I used it in class (yes, that can be embarrassing...).

pre-class1 uses all internal Logic software synthesizers. For pre-class2 I used all soundfiles. The location recordings used in pre-class2 came from our recent trip to Israel for Lian's wedding and from a remarkable summer storm that came through Roosevelt a few days after we had returned.