Of course we all know: It's the ear, not the gear!
Nonetheless, here is some of the stuff I like, trust, and can happily provide for recording sessions and/or touring.
(Listed in alphabetical order, as usual.)
I was recently very impressed by products from sE Electronics and have since been using these mics exclusively on the road with Alice Merton:
V Kick (kick out)
V7X (snare 1)
V Beat (snare 2 & toms)
sE8 (hats and OHs)
V7 (lead and backing vocals)
But anyway, here's the list:
AKG C411 PP
AUDIX D2/D4/D6 & I5
Beyerdynamic M88TG & M201TG
Electrovoice RE320 & PL6
Haun/MBHO MBNM 440 (pair of super nice SDCs)
Sennheiser e606 / e614 (x2) / MD421 (x3) / MD 441 (x2)
Shure b52a / b57a (x2) / KSM8 / sm58 (x5) / b91 / b91a
Superlux S502 (ORTF)
Telefunken MD21 (omni) & MD421
T.Bone RB500 (x3)
Oktava MK012 + omni caps (x2)
+ various Radial DIs
IN & OUT OPTIONS:
Allen & Heath SQ5 + GX4816 - 64 inputs (w/mic pres) @ 96/48k with up to 13 stereo monitor mixes
Digigrid IOS XL - 8 mic pres / 8 line outs / 2 HP outs @ 96k + a massive Waves Soundgrid server.
Allen & Heath SQ5 - 32 channels of I/O @ 96/48k via USB
Behringer X32 - budget friendly solution for 32 channels of I/O @ 48/44.1k and is also super compact (a 4U rack) in this config:
Behringer X32 core + Midas DL32
I tend to use Tracks Live or Reaper for live recording and Logic Pro X for studio work, but can also work in ProTools or Cubase if you prefer.
KS Digital C55 (studio)
Vision Ears VE6 (IEM)
Audio-Technica ATH-M50 X
and various other headphones (AKG 171, Sennheiser HD25, Sony MDR7506,...)
More plugins (Waves, Sonnox, Soundtoys, Fabfilter, PSP, Eventide, ...) than I could ever need, and also some "real" outboard gear.
For live and broadcast, I use Waves Superrack Soundgrid on almost every show.
I also have a few old guitars (Danelectro, Fender, Hagström, Ibanez, Squier...), a beautiful Mustang bass, some tube amps (Genz Benz ElDiablo, Fender Hot Rod Deluxe, Marshall JCM800), and a selection of stomp boxes around.
And if you really want to get into it, I trust these guys to provide anything you may need for any session (or tour!).
Pic by Marco Sensche