Welcome to the Mixdown Online Resources section, a curated list of the tools and websites I strongly recommend for building and optimizing your home studio and your production/mixing skills.

I have tested every recommendation on this page. Many of the resources listed here are crucial to running my business (or were crucial to developing Mixdown Productions to where it is today).

Disclosure: Please note that some of the links below are affiliate links, and at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you decide to make a purchase. Note that I only recommend products that I use or used myself, because they are helpful and useful, so I know you’ll be in good hands. Plus, when you order through my link, it helps me to continue to offer you lots of free tutorials. Thank you, in advance for your support!” Please do not spend any money on these products unless you feel you need them or that they will help you achieve your goals.

  • entry level gear
  • recommented books


Here are my recommended products if you’re new to music production. You don’t need a lot to start recording and mixing your music. Here are some options to fit your needs and budget. With these options, I assume you already own a decent computer.

  • UR22mkII USB 2.0 Audio Interface with Dual Microphone Preamps
  • ST-H01 Studio Monitor Headphones
  • ST-M01 Studio Condenser Microphone
  • Includes Cubase AI, Cubasis LE, and WeveLab LE
  • Everything you need to get started recording immediately!

Steinberg UR22 MKII RP Recording Pack with Interface, Headphones, and Microphone

Presonus Abox Studio USB 2x2 Recording System

  • Bus powered USB audio and MIDI interface
  • Compatible with almost all recording software for Mac and Windows
  • 24 bit resolution 44.1 and 48 kHz sampling rate
  • 2 combo mic instrument inputs with high performance low noise high headroom mic preamplifiers
  • Zero latency analog monitoring