Below is a list of tools and services I use and recommend.
Personal Productivity & Journaling
- Amazon Kindle Reader & Apple iBooks
- Apple iPhone 7
- GoPro Hero5 Session – Again, image stabilization FTW!
- Microsoft OneNote
- Microsoft Surface Book 4 with Windows 10
- XMind – For desktop mindmapping and Gantt (Desktop). I’m a certified Xmind Master.
- MindMeister – Web and mobile personal and collaborative mindmapping.
Web-Based Planning & Collaboration
- Trello – Kanban-style collaboration and task management tool on the web
- Basecamp – Basecamp organizes your communication, projects, and client work together so you have a central source of truth.
- MesiterTask – Kanban-style collaboration and task management tool on the web
Multimedia Production and Performance
- Ableton Live 10 – DAW, Instrument Host
- Albeton Push 2 – Matrix pad controller. Purpose-built for live. Amazing build quality.
- CME XKey Air – 25-key controller keyboard
- Cycling ’74 Max for Live – a visual programming environment that allows users to build instruments and effects for use within Ableton Live.
- Elekton Octatrack – Dynamic Performance Sampler. Hard to learn. Worth it when you break through.
- Elektron Analog Four Synthesizer – The Analog Four represents the best of two worlds. Inimitable analog impact combined with razor-sharp digital accuracy.
- Elektron Digitakt 8 Voice Drum Sampler
- Resolume – Visual synthesis software. Just great.
- Sweetwater Sound – Music gear buys. If you don’t have a salesperson, I recommend Jeffrey Green
- Techsmith Camtasia Studio 9 – Screencasts and video editing
- U-He Virtual Synthesizers – Zebra 2, Bazille, Hive
- Techsmith SnagIt 13 – Screen capture software
Cases and Bags
- Eagle Creek 22″ Load Warrior Carry-On – My travel suitcase, 14 x 22 x 9 in, only 4lbs 13oz, 41L – 45L expanded
- Osprey Ozone 24 – Ultra-light travel backpack, daypack. “Osprey’s Ozone Day Pack 24 carries everything you need for a day wandering through a strange city.”
- Osprey Ozone 46 Backpack – Tardis of a gear bag for gigs (Fits Computer, Ableton Push 2, iPad, Audio Interface…), 20 x 13 x 12 inches.
- Pelican 1510 Protector Case – Watertight, dust proof, crush proof with wheels and handle -bam. Meet US Carry-On specs.
- Osprey Aether 70 – Wilderness camping pack