Equipment For Music Composition

Equipment

I have been constantly upgrading my equipment over the years, trying to stay at the top in terms of quality and modernity. Each month I acquire new sound libraries and get rid of old ones (or simple stop using them), this is why what you can read here might not perfectly reflect the actual state of my equipment, though it doesn’t change anything for clients or fans and will only catch attention of other fellow composers.

Equipment for music composition

Hardware

Having a good computer is a crucial element in music composition. Most of the time, the DAW (the main application) has to load huge sound libraries. The equation is pretty simple : the more the sound libraries weighs, the higher the sound quality will be. Consequently, I needed loads and loads of very fast RAM and Solid State Drives.

Computer :
  • Core i7
  • 64Go DDR4 RAM
  • 4To SSD
  • Universal Audio Twin Duo as an external sound card
Instruments :
  • Axiom Pro 61 MIDI controller
  • (Guitar) Schecter Diamond Series 8 strings
  • (Guitar) PRS SE Opeth Akerfeldt Signature
  • (Bass) Ibanez Soundgear 5 strings
Microphone :
  • Audiotechnica AT2020

Software

For the software part, I decided to work on Cubase. I’ve been using Reaper for years, but it lacked options I needed for the orchestral elements I wanted to add in my compositions. Cubase is everything I need, and once you learn how to use it, orchestral music composition becomes much easier.

Cubase - Software Equipment

DAW :
Sound libraries :
  • Composer X Cloud
  • Spitfire Hans Zimmer Percussions
  • Eduardo Tarilonte ERA II and Forest Kingdom II
  • Omnisphere II
  • Many others (for specific projects)

Promotion

You or your company creates sound libraries or equipment for music composition and would like to collaborate with me ? I would gladly compose a song or more for you. Head over the contact form to get in touch with me.