Regardless of reasons you make music, you need the proper tools for the job. Get your sound libraries, drumkits, Vsti's, etc from some of the best companies from around the world. Important links to music lawyers, publishing companies, and recording tips all in one place. Our belief is by helping you we also help ourselves, music is the one community that we all live in.




Loops, drums, and construction kit companies:

 

  • Big Fish Audio – the premier resource for samples, loops, kits, instruments, and sounds
  • MVP Loops – contemporary urban, electro, rnb, and pop samples
  • MSX Audio – original samples, breaks and drum libraries (10% off with code: SoundsAndGear)
  • Diginoiz – fresh urban, edm, rnb, and pop samples and presets
  • P5audio – urban and electronic loops, drums, presets, and kits
  • Sample Magic – high quality electronic and down tempo/chillout samples
  • Prime Loops – high quality samples in all types of genres from electronic to urban, cinematic and more
  • Samplephonics – high quality organic samples of guitars, analog synths, cinematic sounds and more
  • Loopmasters – one of the most well known providers of samples, presets, loops, kits & more
  • ThaLoops – nice collection of urban, rnb, and pop samples
  • Patchbanks – nice hip hop, soul, rnb, electro samples and presets

 

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VST plugins and Instrument companies:

 

  • Native Instruments – high quality plugins, libraries, and music creation software
  • Gospel Musicians – authentic EP and synth instrument libraries for gospel, urban, and neo soul styles
  • Plugin Boutique – plugins from various manufacturers all under one roof, brought to you by loopmasters
  • Arturia – hardware synthesizers, vintage software emulations, midi controllers, and more
  • Prime Plugins – plugin superstore brought to you by prime loops
  • Spectrasonics – amazingly powerful software synth, bass, and drum workstations
  • Soundiron – amazingly creative and boutique instruments for Kontakt
  • Soniccouture – high end unique sample libraries and instruments for Kontakt
  • Studiolinked VST – urban/rnb and pop vst instruments for Kontakt, VST, and AU
  • Heavyocity – high end cinematic sound design libraries for Kontakt
  • Sample Logic – high quality cinematic libraries for Kontakt
  • TimeSpace – pugins, samples, sounds, presets and more. The largest sound distributor in the UK
  • ProjectSAM – high end cinematic and orchestral libraries for Kontakt
  • Wave Alchemy – high quality drums, analog synth libraries for Kontakt, and other electronic samples
  • Orange Tree Samples – really authentic instrument libraries for Kontakt
  • UVI – high quality sample libraries of vintage synths, orchestral tools, electronic, urban, jazz, and more

 

Useful Resources:

 

  • Lynda.com – online training and video tutorials for audio, video, business, and more.
  • Oneload – the most flexible and reliable video distribution service online
  • Mixing Hip Hop – easy to follow tutorials on mixing hip hop, rnb, and urban music
  • Mixing with compression – easy to follow tutorial on how to use compression
  • Mixing with EQ – easy to follow tutorials on how to use EQ properly when mixing
  • SMB Freelance – graphic designer
  • Maschine Forum – free community for Native Instruments Maschine users
  •  Try-Sound – try virtual instruments and plugins online for free before you purchase
  • macProVideo – great tutorial videos on all types of music and creative software
  • Busy Works Beats – beatmaking tutorials, mixing services,  and custom sample libraries.
  • The Business of Music Licensing – easy to follow book on how to make money licensing your music
  • VST Buzz – exclusive discounts on music software, sounds, and plugins
  • AudioIntegrity - Offers high-end mastering, audio mixing, digital editing.
  • SoundsandGear -Music production news, sound library demos, tutorials and more.
  • Dubspot - One of the world's leading school for electronic music production.

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