Things Worth Emptying Your Pockets For

Updated: Dec 2, 2021

Updated: October 20, 2021



Songwriting with Universal Audio's Apollo Twin X


“Apollo Twin X allows musicians and producers to easily track, overdub, and mix with elite-class A/D and D/A conversion, two Unison-enabled preamps, and available DUO or QUAD Core realtime UAD plug-in processing — all in a desktop Thunderbolt 3 audio interface for Mac and Windows. Built upon UA’s 60-year heritage of audio craftsmanship, Apollo Twin X confidently outperforms everything in its class with 127 dB D/A dynamic range, along with an included bundle of UAD analog emulation plug-ins and LUNA Recording System, giving you a fully-stocked analog studio, right on your desktop.” (Uaudio.com, 2021).





Songspace


“Manage and share your songs in a whole new way. No more scattered files across emails, apps and computers - your Songspace catalog stores all of your music, lyrics, collaborations and information around your songs in one place. Keep track of ideas, songs and any versions added from collaborators. Import voice memos from your phone and save lyrics whenever inspiration strikes. Wherever you go, your catalog goes with you. Send songs and playlists in a clean, user-friendly format. Track who listens, views, and downloads what you send. Add those you work with to folders and songs allowing everyone involved in your projects to have access to the same files and be on the same page. Organize as many recorded versions as you want in one song project, storing the entire life of a song from start to finish. A dashboard that centralizes your pitches where you’re able to filter by any attributes and generate reports. Keep track of all potential pitching projects along with all of their relevant info. Add statuses to projects and songs to allow for better status management” (Songspace.com, 2019).





Evernote


“A good database for organizing all your important songwriting information. Focus on what matters most in your songwriting journal. Manage everything from your song catalog, publishing information, song pitching, cuts, big projects to personal moments. Capture ideas and inspiration in notes, voice/work tape/demo recordings, photos and emails. Never lose track of your tasks and deadlines” (Evernote.com, 2019).





SonarWorks Reference 4 Software


“Make music that sounds great everywhere. Reference 4 software calibrates your studio monitors and headphones, so you can trust that every mix will translate.” (Sonarworks.com, 2020).





Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro Closed-back Studio Mixing Headphones


“Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro closed studio headphones provide professional-quality sound for critical listening applications. Whether you're in the control room or on the recording floor, DT 770 Pro headphones are made to deliver accurate sound while providing a very comfortable fit — a real necessity for long sessions. You get an impressive 5Hz-35kHz frequency response, while the closed-ear design helps to minimize outside noise and orient the headphones' speakers to your ears correctly. Built to last and perform reliably, DT 770 headphones make a great addition to any studio” (Sweetwater.com, 2019).