Links and Resources

Below you can find some of my favorite sound providers, instrument companies, and other useful resources

Useful Resources:

  • Lynda.com – online training and video tutorials for audio, video, business, and more.
  • Mixing 101 – learn the basics of mixing your music using tools like eq, compression, etc.
  • Mixing Hip Hop – easy to follow tutorials on mixing hip hop, rnb, and urban music
  • Mixing with compression – easy to follow tutorial on how to use compression
  • Mixing with EQ – easy to follow tutorials on how to use EQ properly when mixing
  • SMB Freelance – graphic designer
  • Busy Works Beats – beatmaking tutorials, mixing services,  and custom sample libraries.
  • The Business of Music Licensing – easy to follow book on how to make money licensing your music
  • VST Buzz – exclusive discounts on music software, sounds, and plugins

Drum sample companies:

Loops, drums, and construction kit companies:

  • Big Fish Audio – the premier resource for samples, loops, kits, instruments, and sounds
  • MVP Loops – contemporary urban, electro, rnb, and pop samples
  • MSX Audio – original samples, breaks and drum libraries
  • Diginoiz – fresh urban, edm, rnb, and pop samples and presets
  • Sample Magic – high quality electronic and down tempo/chillout samples
  • Loopmasters – one of the most well known providers of samples, presets, loops, kits & more
  • ThaLoops – nice collection of urban, rnb, and pop samples
  • Patchbanks – nice hip hop, soul, rnb, electro samples and presets
  • Raw Cutz – smoked out, downtempo, organic Hip Hop samples

VST plugins and Instrument companies:

  • Native Instruments – high quality plugins, libraries, and music creation software
  • Gospel Musicians – authentic EP and synth instrument libraries for gospel, urban, and neo soul styles
  • Plugin Boutique – plugins from various manufacturers all under one roof, brought to you by loopmasters
  • Arturia – hardware synthesizers, vintage software emulations, midi controllers, and more
  • Spectrasonics – amazingly powerful software synth, bass, and drum workstations
  • Soundiron – amazingly creative and boutique instruments for Kontakt
  • Soniccouture – high end unique sample libraries and instruments for Kontakt
  • Studiolinked VST – urban/rnb and pop vst instruments for Kontakt, VST, and AU
  • Heavyocity – high end cinematic sound design libraries for Kontakt
  • Sample Logic – high quality cinematic libraries for Kontakt
  • TimeSpace – plugins, samples, sounds, presets and more. The largest sound distributor in the UK
  • ProjectSAM – high end cinematic and orchestral libraries for Kontakt
  • Orange Tree Samples – really authentic instrument libraries for Kontakt
  • UVI – high quality sample libraries of vintage synths, orchestral tools, electronic, urban, jazz, and more