I grew up making beat with Grammy Nominee Drumma Boy who I knew as Chris Gholson through our time at Cordova Highschool. He kept on I took a break and came back. I have family now but I have built a studio and sound collection some would kill for so I think its imperative that I be allowed to help this community with loops.
A few Keyboards and a 16 Pad Drum Midi Controller.
I like to keep it simple with Keystations because everything Virual Synth Instrument VSTi anyways.
FL STUDIO 20.5
OMNISPHERE 2.6 W/Expansions(Keyscape someday)
Fab Filter Total
DUNE 3 great for sound design
Electra 2 is awesome for presets.
Heat up 3 and Serum Rarely.
Ozone 8/Elements 2.
Gross Beat - Custom Presets
Business made CPU, Made to not crash!
JBL mkii 308ps & a pair of 6.5(306p but needed that kick/808 control to go up some more.)
Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 even thought I stopped recording years ago, just wanted the best they had for playback. And just in case.
Audio Technica M-50x Professional Mix/Mastering headphones.
Since Rock is dead there is not much of a diversification. I still listen to rap but I prefer a meaning/concept to the song other than money drugs.
Off top, wow. 400 Degreez changed everything and I was just starting to produce. Mannie fresh was doing crazy things back the, and he did the ENTIRE album
Drumma Boy, Metro Boomin, Mike Dean. Rick Rubin. Timbaland etc.
Trap, Hip Hop. I like to use the pianos but you have to go with what people will listen to.
Learning. The internet is full of mind numbing funny stuff but I like to absorb as much as I can.