Leaving so soon? Well, if you absolutely have to go…

Stuff I like to use

  • Ableton Live, a complete music solution for Mac OS and Windows.
  • Applied Acoustics Systems – Developers of amazing physical modeling software instrument plug-ins like the Lounge Lizard EP-3 and Chromaphone.
  • FabFilter – Instrument and effect plug-ins featuring highly advanced filter techniques, superb digital oscillators, smart parameter interpolation methods and innovative user interface solutions.
  • FL Studio – A full-featured digital audio workstation for Windows PC. FL Studio is my host of choice!
  • Goldbaby Productions – Vintage drum machines and synths sampled in various formats. Also has a great freebies section.
  • Loopmasters – Superb royalty free sample libraries from the best sample labels.
  • Native Instruments – Home to the most excellent Reaktor, Kontakt, Maschine, and more.
  • Ohm Force – Plug-ins for lovers of cats. French quality, you know it’s good!
  • Reveal Sound – Developers of the superb Spire synthesizer instrument.
  • Rob Papen – Blade, Punch, Predator, SubBoomBass, RP-Verb & RP-Delay, etc. by Rob Papen and ConcreteFX.
  • Soniccouture – Top notch sample libraries (Ableton/Kontakt/EXS). Make sure to check their freebies for high quality downloads.
  • Synapse Audio – Home to the DUNE 2 synthesizer, EKS Pro and more.
  • Time+Space – Leading soundware provider — sample CDs, virtual instruments, music softare and learning resources.
  • Tone2 – Developers of the most excellent Gladiator, Nemesis, Electra2 & Saurus virtual synthesizer plug-ins.
  • Tonebuilder – Driven Machine Drums features tons of great electronic drum hits. Must have!
  • U-He – Urs Heckmann and team deliver some of the most stunning virtual synthesizer and effecs ever. Zebra, Diva, Hive, ACE & Bazille, Presswerk, Satin, MFM2, and more.
  • Wave Alchemy – superb royalty free samples, loops and sound effects.

Other places I like to visit

  • Bedroom Producers Blog – Excellent blog for producers on a budget. Includes Free Sample Shootout and bpb Freeware Studio “best of” posts.
  • Create Digital Music – Great webzine and community site for musicians using technology.
  • KVR Audio – KVR Audio is the Internet’s number one news and information resource for open standard audio plugins.
  • Make: Blog – Blog from MakeZine with daily posts about exciting DIY projects and hacks.
  • SoundCloud – My favorite network to discover and listen to music. You can find some of my music and samples at SoundCloud.
  • Wire to the ear – Oliver Chesler’s blog always provides interesting music production related news.