Tools

These are the things I use and love in my personal and work life. Many folks are always asking about what I recommend so thought it would be better to collect these in one spot for easy access.

Everyday

Stuff I use almost every day in my personal life

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Tesla Model 3

My daily driver car and personal project that I work on in my spare time. I have the base model with black interior.

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iPhone XS Max

My phone and OS of choice, I prefer the larger form factor of the Max model and upgrade every other year typically.

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Apple Watch Series 4

My smart watch and fitness tracker that I use. Love the new form factor that came with this iteration.

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Gucci Bee Card Wallet

Small but stylish wallet that makes it really easy to carry. I don't really carry cash so this works for me.

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Field Notes

Great way to take notes and sketch on the go. Great for those times you have random ideas you need to jot down.

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Weekly Planner

While I do use a digital calendar and todo list, having a tangible planner is rewarding for me to plan my weeks out.

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Incase City Backpack

Super comfortable backpack that I use for travel and work, fits more than you'd expect.

Setup

Gear and workspace stuff I use for design and code

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Macbook Air 13"

My personal laptop I use for design, code, gaming, freelance, music, and personal projects.

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Logitech Vertical Mouse

My work mouse that I use at Mothership at my desk setup. I have bad wrists so this really helps out.

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Macbook Pro 16"

My work laptop that I use at Mothership for design, code, and administration work.

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Airpods Pro

My choice of headphones when I'm not making music. As a musician I highly recommend the sound quality.

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Drop Alt Keyboard

Mechanical keyboard that I use at my home setup. I love the small form factor, aesthetic, and customization.

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Dell P2715Q Monitor

Monitor I use at my home setup for design, code, and gaming. Great for the price point.

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HyperDrive USB-C Hub

A necessary evil for the days of the Apple dongle life. This has the most extensive connections from what I saw.

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11" iPad Pro

Tablet of choice to use for sketching, note taking, research, and non-design/code work.

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Apple Pencil 2

A must-have accessory for any iPad Pro users. Great for sketching and taking notes.

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Jarvis Standing Desk

My standing desk at my home setup. Very clean plus easy to install and control. I have the white top with black base color options.

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Supreme Pelican Case

For the top of my desk at home, I put all my desk supplies and necessities in here to keep my space organized.

Music

Software and hardware I use to produce music and beats

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Ableton 10 Standard Edition

My DAW software of choice. Has a small learning barrier but worth all the functionality once you start.

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OP-1

My favorite hardware synth I own. Almost unlimited in what it can do and how much fun it is to use.

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OP-Z

A smaller, more sequencer focused version of the OP-1. Almost palm-sized plus very fun and easy to get started with.

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PO-33

A palm-sized synth and sampler that is incredibly fun to use and a great price point for starting off.

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Digitone

A synth and sequencer with a huge library of synth sounds and easy customization. Highly recommend if you need a lot synth sounds.

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Launchpad Mini

Great for live music pad and transition setup. Recommend for anyone wanting to get into live music for a crowd or even some friends.

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Blue Yeti Microphone

Used for vocal, effect, and acoustic instrument recordings.

Dennis Cortés
Designer that codes, teaches, and makes music