Music Production Software

With thousands of music apps and plugins available today, it can be hard to know where to start when it comes to choosing your music software. That's why we have put together this list of our favourite and most used programs and plugins.

We're going to cover everything, from the DAW'S we use to the EQ's and compressors we sculpt our sample packs with. We've been using some of this software for over 20 years, so we think we've got a handle on it!

Digital Audio Workstations (DAWS)

The centrepiece of many a modern studio is the sequencer, otherwise known as the DAW. Here are some of the best (in our opinion).

Propellerheads Reason

Software Synths (VSTI)

There's some amazing software emulations of analog hardware, but in our opinion, some of the new digital wavetable software synthesizers just sound out of this world!

Xfer Serum

Samplers and Drum Machines

Everyone needs a sampler, everyone needs a drum machine. These are the best on the market.

Fxpansion Geist 2

EQ Plugins

EQ is probably our most used effect plugin, from the simplest HPF, to removing resonant peaks, the humble EQ finds its way onto every track. Here's our most used.

Pro 2 EQ

Compressor Plugins

Some people say compression is a mysterious dark art, we say that's nonsense - it's an automatic volume control, simples. :P

Fairchild 670

Reverb and Delay Plugins

We use a lot of Reverb and Delay in our Sample Packs and these are our favourites.

Plate 140 Reverb

Distortion Plugins

Saturation and distortion plugins usually aren't all that fun, until you try these 2 that is!

  • Fabfilter Saturn - From subtle tape saturation to full digital distortion, Saturn does it.
  • Izotope Trash 2 - More than just distortion, Trash 2 is a sound mangler.

Fabfilter Saturn

Filter Plugins

Filter plugins are an integral part of modern music production. We're using these:

Sugar Bytes WoW2

Modulation Plugins

Modulation effects such as Chorus, Phaser, Flanger, Vibrato etc. are widely used in the making of our Loops and Samples, and are equally well used in our Synth Presets.

    Valhalla UberMod

      Other Useful Plugins

      We use many different effect plugins that don't fit into other categories. Some are multi-effects, some are analysers or stereo enhancers. Here's a few more from our box of magic tricks.

      Sonic Charge Permut8

      That just about rounds up our most used and favourite audio software and plugins. Now if you need some New Loops and Sample Packs to use them on, head over to our shop and check out the Latest Deals.