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


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 11 Pro Max, 256GB, Midnight Green, 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, 2-Way Bass-Reflex Bi-Amplified Nearfield Studio Monitor with 8-Inch Cone Woofer and 1-Inch Dome Tweeter

JBL Charge 3 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker (Black)


Audio-Technica ATH-M50X Professional Studio Monitor Headphones, Black, Professional Grade, Critically Acclaimed, with Detachable Cable

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 – White

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)