Below you can find some of my favorite sound providers, instrument companies, tools, and other useful resources
Suggested Video Tools:
- Dell XPS 15 Laptop – Great laptop that’s thin & sleek yet powerful enough to edit 4k videos on the go.
- 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.
- Sony X3000 Camera – 4k action camera with built in optical image stabilization.
- 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.
- 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
Loops, drums, and sample library companies to checkout:
- Dope VST – hip hop drum and bass plugins
- The Loop Loft – high quality drum breaks, drum samples, and loop libraries
- 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
- BeatPPL – vintage & boom bap sound design aesthetic
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 – 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
- Best Service – high quality, authentic and creative instrument libraries, fx, and plugins.
- Output – inspiring, creative, and innovative instruments, sounds, and plugins