Links and Resources

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.

Educational 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

Loops, drums, and sample library companies to checkout:

  • MSX Audio – original soulful samples, breaks and drum libraries
  • BeatPPL – vintage & boom bap sound design aesthetic
  • Dope VST – hip hop drum and bass plugins
  • Loopmasters – well known providers of samples, presets, loops, kits & more
  • Patchbanks – nice hip hop, soul, and rnb  samples
  • Raw Cutz – smoked out, downtempo, organic hip Hhp samples

Affiliate Link Disclosure: Some of this are affiliate links. This means if you click through my link I will get a small percentage of the sale for referring you. I am only an affiliate of companies I personally recommend and products that I personally enjoy. This has no impact on the price you pay or my view of the product/service, but it does help support the site operation and video content creation!

Some companies I am an affiliate of include: LinkedIn Learning, zZounds, Amazon, IK Multimedia, Dope VST, Native Instruments, Sample Logic, Sweetwater, Plugin Boutique/Loopmasters, Pro Audio Files, Audio Plugin Deals, VST Buzz, and CreativeLive.