Resources for music production and video
Welcome to my resources page for music production and video. Importantly, this is the gear that I use for all my music production, sound design and YouTube video production. Furthermore, feel free to ask if you have any questions on my studio setup or workflows.
This is my list of top 4 products for music production
1. Baby Bottle SL – Microphone
Every studio needs a solid and crisp microphone to record the instruments and voices. I’ve been using several microphones through the years. From low- to high-budget microphones. If I had to choose one mid-budget microphone it would be the Baby Bottle SL from Blue microphones.
The main reason I work with the Baby Bottle is that it features a crips sound. I sometimes use a Neumann TLM102 microphone, but the Baby Bottle gives a tad less harsh mid-range when recording my voice.
Baby Bottle SL also has a very inspiring design. Baby Bottle SL is available from amazon and you can check the price here.
2. OLLO AUDIO S4X – Headphones
These are my main headphones. I’ve always been on the lookout for a good set of headphones with premium design and comfort. The S4x output balanced high fidelity sound and is perfect for producing, mixing and mastering. Designed and measured using IEC 60318-1 standard. Neutral and brutally honest. Check Ollo Audio website for more info:
3. AKG K141 Studio – Headphones
I’ve had the AKG K141 headphones for ages. While I have many other headphones in the mid-budget range, none comes close to the sound of the AKG K141.
…Note that I still use the first rendition of the AKG K141, and not mk2.
These headphones gives a balanced upfront sound without being too healthy in the bass (as their bigger brother, K240). You can look up the AKG K141 mk2 on Amazon.
4. Bitwig Studio 3 – DAW
The main DAW that I use for most of my all-round music production and sound design work. I also use other DAWs like Logic Pro X, FL Studio, Ableton Live and Studio One depending on the projects at hand. But majority of my work and videos are done with Bitwig Studio. Mainly because of the great modulation and quick audio routing capabilities.
It’s super easy for me to set up Bitwig to run alongside a video streaming software like OBS. Perfect for my YouTube video content creation!
My Studio Gear (affiliate links):
- Arturia Keystep 37 – https://amzn.to/30OIm87
- Komplete Audio 6 mk2 – https://amzn.to/3cdPOjL
- Uno Synth (IK Multimedia) – https://amzn.to/3tv5FQY
- Bitwig Studio 3 – http://bit.ly/2NpsZKg
- Blue Microphones – Baby Bottle SL – https://amzn.to/31GRj5e
- Blue Microphones – Yeti Caster – https://amzn.to/2YXJg23
- Ollo Audio S4x headphones – https://bit.ly/3mS0Bmc
- Nektar Panorama T4 – https://amzn.to/2NTodYd
- Maschine Mk3 – https://amzn.to/2SKjrNF
- FL Studio – https://amzn.to/2SF8DjO
- Omnisphere 2 – https://amzn.to/2VF31ba
- Maschine Jam – https://amzn.to/2M0Tir9
- Komplete Kontrol Mk2 K61 – https://amzn.to/2M0Tir9
- Panorama P6 Keyboard – https://amzn.to/2H216df
- M-Audio Keystation Mini 32 – https://amzn.to/2XUC2cQ
- AKG K141 mk2 Headphones – https://amzn.to/2CYaieF
- Shure SM58 – https://amzn.to/2H3Iud7
- Neumann TLM 102 – https://amzn.to/2Jlk7pV
- AKG Y50 BT Headphones – https://amzn.to/2LYSuDg
- Zoom H4n Pro – https://amzn.to/2RBAZ0Z
- AKG K240 mk2 Headphones – https://amzn.to/2M4slD6
- Sony A6400 (MAIN CAMERA) – https://amzn.to/2I3cHu8
- Sigma f1.4 16mm lens (MAIN LENS) – https://amzn.to/2VuxlpP
- Sigma f2.4 30mm lens
- Canon EOS750D (SECOND CAMERA)
- Canon EFS f2.4 24mm lens
Below is a link to my kit.co/gelhein page where I have collected some favourite gear that I gladly recommend for creative producers.
About this post
I use affiliate links on my website, but my opinion isn’t for sale. Therefore, I only recommend what I use, have used or vetted in the best interest of my readers. While I may earn a commission if you click on an affiliate link, it won’t cost you extra. Finally, I hope you like my recommendations.
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Video Editing Software
I recently switched to Davinci Resolve for all my video editing. Aside from being free, it has all the bells and whistles (read: features) I need when editing my YouTube videos. Importantly Resolve is very easy to work with. Be it editing, color grading or exporting in 4k.
The only downside with Resolve is the occasional crashes when using specific features. But if you have autosave / backup active it’s easy to just reload the project and continue working.
While doing video editing and post production I am also using a mixture of software. Blender, a powerful yet FREE software. I use it for 2D/3D animation, Rendering, Stop Motion, Video Editing and Processing, Compositing etc. Consequently, it’s just insane what you can do with Blender 3D, give it a spin!
For additional video effects I’m using Apple Motion 5.
Finally, Final cut Pro X is used for general and quick video editing.
Please let me know if you have any questions on my production process.