Studio/Performance Gear

Below is a list I’ve compiled of gear I use both in the studio and on stage in my live performances. It’s not everything, but it’s a pretty in depth look at some of the tools I like to use. I’ve been slowly collecting all these items, and you can certainly make excellent music with a minimal setup. I will get a small percentage of any purchases made using these affiliate links. Thank you in advance for helping to support my music!

Computer & Tablets

New Apple MacBook Pro (16-inch, 16GB RAM, 1TB Storage, 2.3GHz Intel Core i9) – Space Gray

Note:

These aren’t the exact specs of my 2020 Macbook Pro, although this one is a great deal, and it’s better than the mid-2012 Macbook Pro I’ve used the last 8 years to make music.

You will also need a USB C adaptor to connect to your audio interface and midi controllers. See the music & tech accessories below for the one I use.

(Renewed) Apple iPad 9.7 inches with WiFi 32GB- Space Gray (2017 Model) 5th Generation

Apple iPhone 8, 64GB, Space Gray – Fully Unlocked (Renewed)

Audio Interface

Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 USB Audio Interface Bundle with XLR Cable and Austin Bazaar Polishing Cloth

Studio Monitors & Test Speakers

YAMAHA Hs8 Studio Monitor, Black

JBL Charge 3 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker (Black)

Headphones

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Professional Studio Monitor Headphones

Apple AirPods with Wired Charging Case

Midi Controllers

Ableton Push 2 Controller Instrument

Akai Professional APC40MKII

M Audio Oxygen 49 Midi Keyboard

QuNexus Smart Sensor Keyboard Controller

Korg nanoPAD2 Slim-Line USB MIDI Pads – Black

Music Applications

Live 10 Suite & Push 2 Controller Bundle:

Reason Studios AB Multitrack Recording Software (11)

Hardware Synths

Moog Minitaur Bass Synthesizer 

Stands & Cases

PYLE-PRO Laptop Stand (PLPTS26)

UGREEN Cell Phone Stand Holder

Avantree CP901 Gooseneck Phone Holder

OtterBox DEFENDER SERIES Case for iPad (5th Gen) / iPad (6th Gen) – Retail Packaging – BLACK

Microphones & Portable Recorder

Rode PodMic Cardioid Dynamic Podcasting Microphone

Zoom H2n Stereo/Surround-Sound Portable Recorder, 5 Built-In Microphones, X/Y, Mid-Side, Surround Sound, Ambisonics Mode, Records to SD Card, For Recording Music, Audio for Video, and Interviews

Blue Microphones Baby Bottle SL Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone (Renewed)

Music & Tech Accessories

fOfima USB C Hub, MacBook Pro Air Adapter, 8-in-2 Thunderbolt 3 USB-C Adapter Hub

Smart Plug, Gosund Mini WiFi Outlet (4 Pieces)

Seagate Portable 2TB External Hard Drive Portable HDD – USB 3.0 for PC, Mac, PS4, & Xbox (STGX2000400)

LG Full HD IPS UltraWide Monitor