Logic Pro X
I’ve been personally using this program for about 20 years or so since it was emagic. I think I still have my emagic key somewhere. So I know the ins and outs of this program as well as anyone, and the new features are second to none. I would recommend Logic for anyone, beginner through to experienced pro.
MCU Pro Universal Control Surface
I like to touch faders and control knobs while I’m mixing. It still gives me an analog feeling with a Digital DAW running my studio. There’s something about having that tactility that makes everything flow much better and I think it gives the finished product a more human feel.
MM-45 Barefoot Studio Monitors
Every studio needs two good pairs of monitors, otherwise you’re not giving yourself a chance. In my studio I have the MM-45s, which are incredible. Some of the best monitors I’ve heard, however all barefoot stuff is pretty solid so if you’ve got the cash pick up a pair in your price range and grab them! My second pair is the studio standard Yamaha NS-10M Studio Monitors, the classics. If your stuff sounds tight and good on these they will sound good anywhere.
Avalon 737 SP Vacuum Tube Compressor
This my go-to compressor above all others so I recommend it for everything and use it not only in every track, but in multiple parts of pretty much every record I make. Vocals, bass, keys, anything I can plug in to it!
AKG Solid Tube Mic
Last but definitely not least you need a good mic. Even if you’re not much of a singer you can use your voice for adding depth in loads of different ways. I this AKG for myself, but I recommend testing a few out and find what works for you.
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