Resources

This is a comprehensive guide for anyone who needs help in making their production easier and more efficient. Here you'll find out about the best tools available on the market today. I have personally used and tested each one so you can be sure that they are of top quality, reliable, and easy to use.

These recommendations include: 

  • Audio Equipment 
  • Books 
  • Courses for learning instruments 

Audio Gear

Audio interface 

Apollo Twin - https://amzn.to/3LnQZyc

  • I am a big fan of Universal Audio. The Apollo Twin is a great audio interface for producers who need high-quality sound and flexibility on a budget. With features like independent monitor outputs, MIDI I/O, line input and more, this audio interface is perfect for recording vocals and instruments in the studio. 

Apollo Solo - https://amzn.to/463zThi

  • This option provides a more affordable alternative. While it offers fewer inputs at a lower price point, the quality remains exceptional.


Headphones

Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro - https://amzn.to/3ZhVqAl

  • The Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro headphones are a great choice for producers who want crystal clear sound. The closed-back design ensures that the sound stays in without any outside noise interference, while the velour ear cushions provide comfort during long studio sessions. And with a frequency response of 5Hz to 35KHz, they offer unmatched clarity and detail. 


My Favorite Software 

Native Instruments - https://www.native-instruments.com/en/catalog/software/

  • I highly recommend any product they offer. As a loyal customer for years, I currently own the Komplete Ultimate 13 bundle. I rely on it daily for nearly every record I work on. I have access to any sound I need, and the unmatched sonic quality makes it an indispensable tool in my creative process. 

Books

  • Deconstructed Hits (Modern Pop and Hip Hop) by Bobby Owsinski - https://amzn.to/3PENI0b
  • Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon - https://amzn.to/3Rk2AlK

  • Essential Grooves by Dan Moretti, Matthew Nicholl and Oscar Stagnaro - https://amzn.to/3RmXO74

  • The Music Producers Handbook by Bobby Owsinski - https://amzn.to/3sTtDdt

  • Dont Make Beats Like Me by Christopher "May Day" Rucks - https://amzn.to/3PEkGO4

  • All You Need to Know about the Music Business by Donald S. Passman. - https://amzn.to/3Lpt1Tr

  • How to Make It in the New Music Business (3rd Edition): Practical Tips on Building a Loyal Following and Making a Living as a Musician by Ari Herstand - https://amzn.to/466dRuJ

Online Courses

Scotts Bass Lessons - https://scottsbasslessons.com/

  • Hands down my favorite site for bass lessons. I enjoy the learning pathway program. 

Open Jazz Studio - https://www.openstudiojazz.com/

  • Great site for jazz training. I use it for piano but they offer lessons on multiple instruments. 

Musora - https://www.musora.com

  • This platform includes segmented membership sites for piano, drum, guitar, and vocal lessons. I use Pianote and Guitareo. 

Pickup Music - https://app.pickupmusic.com/hom

  • Great site for guitar lessons.