Gear and Resources

My few of my favourite tools, equipment, apps and plugins that you might like too

Tried and tested tools of the trade and the ones I  simply love to work with

Finding the right tool can amplify your results 10x over, and in my transition from BBC staff to self employed mix engineer I've tried a few! 

This page contains my favourite tools I use for mixing, YouTube and business duties that I recommend to make your life a little easier.

Before we start...

It goes without saying that I would only ever recommend resources I know and trust, but before we get going – an important disclosure: Where possible, I register as an affiliate for the products and services I use and recommend. Many of the links I share on this page are affiliate links, which means if you click these links and make a purchase I may earn a commission. This commission comes at no additional cost to you, and in some cases these links may even unlock savings or give you additional bonuses. You can check out my full Affiliate Disclosure here.

Mixing & Mastering Software

Avid Pro Tools

The DAW that I love to use. It's powerful yet easy to use and is constantly being updated.

Try Pro Tools

Waves

Probably the largest plugin company in the World! For all aspects of music production

Try Waves

iZotope

World leading mixing, mastering software. Neutron, Ozone, RX and more.

Try iZotope

PSP Audio

High quality plugins from this Polish company. Well respected by the pros. From the Vintage Warmer to the Infinistrip

Try PSP Audioware

Steinberg Wavelab

The DAW for pro mastering. I like to change mindset when mastering, so a change in DAW helps me do that.

Try Wavelab

Sonarworks

One of the best room and headphone correction software available today. Free trial available

Try Sonarworks

Fabfilter

My favourite EQ plugin is the Pro-Q3. It sounds and looks great.

Try Fabfilter

Universal Audio

Faithful plugin reproductions of classic analog gear. 

Try Universal Audio

Sessionwire

Online collaboration software that makes revisions and remote recording easy. All in one solution, including talkback.

Try Sessionwire

Learning

Pro Mix Academy

The most affordable online training for recording, mixing and mastering from big names and the not so big (...me)!

Try Pro Mix Academy

Mix With The Masters

In-person seminars and online training from some of the worlds best producers. Changed my life!

Try MWTM

Puremix

Music production membership with tutorials from big names like Andrew Scheps, Joe Chiccarelli and Greg Wells.

Try Puremix

Produce Like A Pro

Oodles of free tutorials and an exclusive academy. 

Try Produce Like A Pro

Cubase Training

Ultimate Guide To Cubase. The best Cubase focused training from my friend Chris Selim

Try Mixdown Online

My Core Studio Equipment

UAD Apollo X Twin DUO

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Apple Macbook Pro (2021)

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Apple Studio Display

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Neumann KH310 Monitors

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Focal Clear Pro Headphones

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Beyerdynamic DT770

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Buying Audio Equipment Online

These are my favourite shops for buying gear online:

My Video & Lighting Equipment

Sony A7IV Full Frame Camera

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Tamron 24mm-70mm Lens

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Manfrotto 190x Tripod

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Manfrotto Video Head

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Godox UL150 Cob Light

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Godox ML60Bi Light

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Godox TL30 Tube Light

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Godox 60cm Diffuser

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Godox 90cm Diffuser

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Business Tools

Backblaze

Cloud backup storage for my clients files, videos, sessions and more. Easy minute by minute automated backup.

Try Backblaze

Kajabi

My all in one tool for Simply Mixing's website, email service, digital product storefront and shopping cart.

Try Kajabi

Publer

Social media scheduler that makes posting on all my media outlets so easy, Incl. IG carousels and YouTube.

Try Publer

Things 3

I use this app every day for to-do's and project management. Simple quick capture of tasks and calendar sync.

Try Things 3

pCloud

The secure file transfer service I use to send mixes to clients. 10GB free storage!

Try pCloud

Shor.by

Mini mobile website for my "Link In Bio" on Instagram and client showreel.

Try Shor.by

Dropbox

One of the oldest and most trusted cloud syncing services.

Try Dropbox

Sunsama

The digital daily planner that helps you feel calm and stay focused. 30 day free trial

Try Sunsama