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My Gear & Software Setup

Hey! Here's the gear I use! I'll only include things that I like using and would recommend to others. If you do end up buying any of these for your own setup, I've included Amazon affiliate links on all of them.

Native Instruments KOMPLETE 13 Ultimate

This music production suite is such a powerhouse. I love it. Between Battery drums, Guitar Rig, and Kontakt, you can pretty much make anything. And that's just a small portion of what's included.

Samsung 870 EVO 2.5 Inch SSD SATA III

This is the SSD I'm currently using for music production. I will upgrade the the NVMe M.2 SSD in the future, but you may find this one to be a bit less expensive if that a priority for you.

Samsung 970 EVO Plus SSD NVMe M.2

This new format for SSDs is wicked fast. I recently got one for my video editing, and will be using it for my music hard drives as well the next time they need replacing/upgrading.

JBL Professional LSR310S Subwoofer

This subwoofer has been immensely helpful in mixing low end of music. I got it when I moved to Stockholm and sold my car (city life), so this basically replaced my "car test" for referencing. Now my mixes translated to car even better without all the back-and-forth testing.

CalDigit TS4

As I started connecting more gear to my laptop for audio recording, I ran into issues of the devices not getting enough power via USB, and other connection-related problems. I upgraded a basic USB dongle to this thing - and it's a beast.

Logic Pro X

Logic Pro X is my primary DAW. I grew up with GarageBand, already had a MacBook Pro - so this one made the most sense for me (great built-in sounds, great bussing and grouping design, and overall just very usable). Tons of other great DAWs will work just fine.

PreSonus AudioBox iTwo Audio Interface

A solid audio interface. Pretty much all the name brand ones are equally good from what I can tell. This is just the one I happened to get. Haven't had any issues with it. Two inputs (nice if I ever need to get stereo input from synths or other instruments).

2.5 Inch SSD Hard Drive Enclosure

This protects your hard drive and allows you to connect it to your computer. You only need this if your using an internal drive as an external drive (which I do). There are also external hard drives that include a built-in enclosure.

NVMe M.2 SSD Enclosure

This is an enclosure/case for the NVMe M.2 SSD hard drive. Basically you hook it up in this to protect it and to allow you to connect it to your computer.

Seagull Performer Acoustic-Electric Guitar

This was the first guitar I bought on my own when I was younger, and I still love it. I really like the acoustic sound for recording. Plugged in playing live, I've had some mid-frequency buildup when plugged in live, but might just be how I turn the knobs on it.

JBL 305P MK2 Monitor Speakers

These are great. But honestly - get a good pair of mixing headphones before upgrading speakers - because unless your room is well treated for sound, headphones are probably more accurate.

Akai Mini MK3 MIDI Controller

This little MIDI keyboard is my travel go-to. I have a little case for it to throw it in my backpack. The pads feel fantastic. Plus, this edition just looks cool with reverse color keys. The other editions have normal color keys.

Shure SM58

This mic is great for live shows, and is probably all you really need for vocal recording when starting out. It's a very common, standard mic for a reason. When first starting (esp. if you do live shows and need your own mic) - this would be my choice.

Shure SM7B Microphone

My Shure SM7B is my jack-of-all-trades mic. I used to use a couple different mics for instruments and vocals, but since I got this, I literally use it for everything haha. The other benefit of it being a dynamic mic is that it can prevent some of the problems that more sensitive condenser mics have in untreated rooms / home studios.

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