Links and Resources

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

Suggested Video Tools: 

  • Vegas Pro Software – I’ve used Vegas software for close to 10 years now. Love it’s simplicity and power.
  • Techsmith Camtasia – I’ve used Camtasia over 10 years. Great software for recording your screen.
  • Panasonic Lumix G7 Camera –  4k camera, interchangeable lenses, great for both photos and video.
  • Rode Headset Mic – I use this mic for most videos in front of the camera or doing a screen tutorial.
  • Rode Video Micro – this as an on camera mic, great for group shots, vlogs, and run and gun. No battery required.
  • Zoom H1 Recorder – stereo  audio recorder, sometimes I’ll plug a lav mic into for a wireless setup.
  • Zoom H6 Recorder – 6 track audio recorder, stereo and shotgun mics, great for events, shows, or groups.
  • iRig Lav Mic – a simple lav mic that can hook up to your phone or  audio recorder.

Useful Resources:

  • Lynda.com – online training and video tutorials for audio, video, business, and more.
  • CreativeLive – live and online training for creatives in audio, video, photography, business, and more.
  • Learn How To Mix – easy to follow tutorials on mixing Hip Hop, EDM, Pop, compression, EQ, vocals, and more
  • SMB Freelance – graphic designer
  • Busy Works Beats – beatmaking tutorials, mixing services,  and custom sample libraries.
  • VST Buzz – exclusive discounts on music software, sounds, and plugins

Loops, drums, and sample library companies to checkout:

  • 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
  • Noiiz – cloud based sample subscription covering urban, dance, ambient, and more
  • Loopmasters – one of the most well known providers of samples, presets, loops, kits & more
  • Patchbanks – nice hip hop, soul, rnb, electro samples and presets
  • Raw Cutz – smoked out, downtempo, organic Hip Hop samples

VST plugin and Instrument developers to checkout:

  • 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
  • Sample Logic – high quality cinematic libraries for Kontakt
  • TimeSpace – plugins, samples, sounds, presets and more. The largest sound distributor in the UK
  • Orange Tree Samples – really authentic instrument libraries for Kontakt