Logic Pro X
Like most producers nowadays, I’m working ‘in the box’ and Logic is where everything comes together and is mixed. The main features I would use are the ESX24 sampler, EFM1 synth (mainly for bass) and then effects like Tape Delay, Space Designer Verb, AutoFilter, Overdrive etc. and also the Compressors too.
Arturia Keylab MkII
The last few years I was just using a Novation Keystation as it was really portable, but I missed having pads and faders, so decided to upgrade. The Keylab is amazing! It’s really well put together. The semi-weighted keys give it a much nicer feel to the previous keyboards I’ve had over the last while and it has loads of really cool features like backlit pads, faders and knobs plus dedicated transport controls and cv/gate outputs.
U-he Diva Synth
There are various soft synths that I use, but this is the main one. Loads of cool presets to get you started and then the oscillators, filters and envelopes are really powerful and great fun to play around with. Definitely one of the best soft synths in years!
Mackie HR624 MK2 Monitors
I’ve used several different types of monitors over the years, but keep coming back to the Mackies. They’re what I used when I first started making music and are so precise and comfortable to mix on. I use the 624’s at home and the 824’s in the studio.
I’ve been compiling and cataloguing samples for about 10 years now. Going back through my record collection and picking out drum hits, stabs, pads, vocals. I’ve never been a massive synth/hardware nerd and always preferred working with samples. You have to be creative by chopping them up and playing about with them, but for me, that’s how you get the ‘sound’ of house/techno/electronic music I’m into.