I love gear, but I don’t find my identity in it. My gear doesn’t define me or what I can do. However, gear does provide me with awesome opportunities to express my self or convey a message in a multitude of ways. I do not endorse any company or product, but I am proud to use everything that I have. I hope that the list below serves as a great resource for everyone.

Miguel Monroy

Drum Gear:

“Great drums don’t make great music. Great musicians do.” – Miguel Monroy

  1. Dixon Drumset – Artisan Limited Series (3-ply Cordia/5-ply Maple)
    • Bass Drum – 16″ x 24″
    • Tom – 8″ x 10″
    • Tom - 9″ x 12″
    • Floor Tom – 14″ x 14″
    • Floor Tom – 16″ x 16″
    • Snare 1 – 6.5″ x 14″
    • Snare 2 – 5″ x 12″
    • Artisan Metal - 5.5" x 14" Aluminum Snare
  2. Kenny Aronoff Trackmaster Signature Snare Drum – 5″ x 14″
  3. Humes and Berg Custom Padded Cases
  4. Roland TM-2 Trigger Module
  5. Iron Cobra Bass Drum Pedal
  6. Iron Cobra Hi-Hat Stand
  7. Tama Cymbal Stands
  8. Gibraltar Turning Point Series Cymbal Stands
  9. Dixon K-Series Cymbal Stands
  10. 3A Sticks
  11. Gregg Bissonette Signature Sticks, by Vic Firth
  12. Paiste Signature Series 20″ Dry Dark Ride
  13. Paiste Signature Series 14″ Dark Crisp Hi-Hats
  14. Paiste Signature Series 16″ Fast Crash (Cracked, used as trash cymbal)
  15. Paiste Signature Series 18″ Full Crash (Cracked)
  16. Zildjian ZBT 16″ Crash
  17. Zildjian ZBT 16″ China (used with broken Paiste cymbal to make trash cymbal)
  18. Zildjian Edge 20″ Solid Ride (with rivets put in)
  19. Bosphorus 22″ Master Vintage Ride
  20. Bosphorus 16" Traditional Crash
  21. Bosphorus 18" Traditional Crash
  22. Bosphorus 14" Hammer Series Hi-Hats
  23. Bosphorus 20" Traditional China with Rivets

Photography & Videography Gear:

“Great cameras don’t take great pictures. Great photographers do.” – Miguel Monroy

  1. Canon 6D
  2. Canon 80D
  3. Canon T3i (x 3)
  4. Canon EOS-1N (35mm film camera)
  5. Minolta X-700 (35mm film camera)
  6. Praktica LTL 3 (35mm film camera)
  7. Vello BG-C5 Battery Grip for Canon T3i (x2)
  8. Canon Power Drive Booster E1 for Canon EOS-1N
  9. Yongnuo YN568EX II Speedlite
  10. Canon 540EZ Speedlite for Canon EOS-1N
  11. Canon EF 50mm/f 1.8
  12. Canon EF 50mm/f1.8 STM
  13. Canon EF 24-70/f4L IS USM
  14. Canon EF 70-300f4-5.6 IS USM
  15. Canon EF-S 24mm/f2.8 STM
  16. Canon EF-S 18-55 kit lens
  17. Canon EF-S 55-200
  18. Tamron 17-50, f2.8, DiII
  19. Sigma EX 10-20
  20. Minolta MD 50mm
  21. Minolta MC 200mm
  22. Syrp Genie Motion Control System
  23. Konova K2 Slider
  24. Manfrotto 055XPROB Tripod Legs
  25. Manfrotto 701 HDV Pro Fluid Mini Head
  26. Manfrotto MBAG80N Tripod Bag
  27. 4′ Camera Jib Crane
  28. ProAm Camera Crane 360 Degree Panning Bearing Mount
  29. Promaster Neutral Density 2X Filter
  30. 72mm Neutral Density Professional Photography Filter Set (ND2, ND4, ND8)
  31. ePhoto Heavy Duty Backdrop Stand w/Case
  32. 9′ x 20′ White Vinyl Backdrop
  33. 10′ x 12′ Cromakey Green Muslin Backdrop
  34. Queen Size Black Bed Sheets (for infinite black background)
  35. AlienBees B1600 Flash Unit 
  36. Cowboy Studio 2275 Watt Digital Video Continuous Softbox Lighting Kit w/Boom Set
  37. Smith-Victor Photography Flood Lights
  38. Neewer CN-160 160PCS Dimmable Ultra High Power Panel Light
  39. Triple Mount Hot Shoe Bracket
  40. Camera Batteries – Canon, Promaster, DigiPower
  41. Think Tank DSLR Battery Holder 4
  42. Pelican Hard Case for SD Cards
  43. Zoom R24 Portable Production Studio
  44. Zoom H4n Portable Digital Recorder
  45. Zoom H6 Portable Digital Recorder
  46. Rode Videomic
  47. Rode NTG-1 Shotgun Condensor Mic
  48. DLC HD-DSLR Camera Video Rig Shoulder Brace Stabilizer

Computers, Software, and Recording Gear:

“Computers and software don’t make art. Artists do.” – Miguel Monroy

  1. iMac
  2. Macbook Pro
  3. Final Cut Pro X
  4. Motion 5
  5. Photoshop
  6. Lightroom
  7. After Effects
  8. Illustrator
  9. Garageband
  10. Abelton Live 8
  11. G-Technology G-Raid 4TB Dual External Hard Drive
  12. G-Technology G-Raid 8TB Dual External Hard Drive
  13. G-Technology G-Raid 2TB Dual External Hard Drive
  14. Zoom R24 Portable Production Studio
  15. Zoom H4n Portable Digital Recorder
  16. Zoom H6 Portable Digital Recorder
  17. Samson 5KIT 5 Piece Drum Microphone System
  18. Shure SM57 (Multiple)
  19. Shure Beta 52A
  20. Audio Technica AT2035 Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphones
  21. Rode Videomic
  22. Rode NTG-1 Shotgun Condensor Mic