EQUIPMENT & GEAR
Gal's usual on-stage equipment: Audix No. 11 vocal microphone through a Neve 1073 preamp for vocals, Gibson acoustic (SJ 300, Montana Gold flame maple Custom, J-100 Walnut) and electric guitars (Gibson Goldtop, 330 or 135), Gretsch Electromatics, Gibson Mastertone banjo (1981), Weissenborn slide guitar, two 5 Watt Marshall amplifiers, AKG and Line 6 wireless systems for guitars, Fazioli or Steinway grand pianos, Stage Rhodes Mark 7 with two Fender Twin Reverbs, Roland Jazz Chorus 40 amp, Mellotron M-4000, Hammond organ A-100 (1963) or Hemicord with 251 Leslie, Mauriat alto sax, Armstrong tenor sax (1960), Yamaha soprano sax, King trumpet (1925) etc.
Gal's usual studio gear for recording: Blue Cactus tube microphone for vocals, Neve 1073 dual EQ preamp, Neve 33315 preamp with EQ's, Amek Neve preamps with EQ, UAD 1176 compressor, SSL G stereo compressor, Neumann SM-23-C, TLM-49, KMS-105 and paired 102's microphones, paired Beyerdynamic ribbon M 130's, Aston Spirit microphones, Senheiser 421's etc.
For studio purposes he also uses a Hammond organs B3, M3 and M-100 with H22 and 760 Leslies, a Yamaha upright piano U2 (1978), stereo paired VOX AC30's, Marshall JCM 800, JVM and JCM 900 heads, various dulcimers, mandocello, bugarias, bratschs and other tamburitzas, cuban Tres, spanish Laud, older European made double basses (1826 & 1948), ukulele bass, viola, cellos, German made Neupert Harpsicord, Casio GP-500 Grand Hybrid Piano, MOOG Grandmother synth, MOOG Little Phatty, vintage KORG Micropreset synth (1975), KORG Micro-Synth with vocoder, Access TI2 Polar Virus synth, VC340 Vocoder, Yamaha DTX Drums, Zildjian Constantinople series cymbals, various balaphones, steel drums, tin whistles, glass, native american and baroque flutes, Tama Jazz and Pearl Masters Custom drum sets, G. Hidalgo LP congas full set, personal Simon Philips and Chad Smith snare drums, Avantone, Dynaudio (EUROPE) and Yorkville (CANADA) near, middle and far field monitors, Apogee AD and DA converters etc. Gal records, mixes and does mastering, preferably with Steinberg Cubase 10 program.