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Tech Talk w/ Maiya Sykes

Updated: Jul 15, 2020

Check out Maiya Sykes' music gear must haves!



During this week's Banking On Music podcast, I asked Maiya a hypothetical question:

If you still had all the experience and knowledge you currently have, your food and shelter was taken care of, but all you had was a laptop and $500 dollars. What would you do?

This is what she would purchase with her $500 (Get ready, because Maiya dropped some serious knowledge you can bank on!!):


Izotope Spire Studio Portable Wireless Recorder.

Audio-Technica AT2035 Large Diaphram Condenser Microphone.


Pop screen filter


App store Gift Card on Ebay ( who knew you could get a deal on gift cards on Ebay?!) Maiya would then use that to card to purchase video and photo editing apps, as well as an extra storage plan


Pro Tools Monthly Subscription


Logic 7


Studio headphones (Refurbished on Ebay) or you can check out Sweetwater.com for a comprehensive list of studio headphones


Portable LED ring light - In the words of Mariah Carey, "Don't come at me with bad lighting".... Lighting is key!

Phone tripod - for your Instagram Live videos

(You can also peep the IK Multimedia iRig Video Creator Bundle Video and Streaming Kit - it comes with a 4-in1 phone mount, iRig lavalier mic, and a 6" LED ring light)



(Full disclosure, by clicking on links above and link below, you will be redirected to our affiliate at Sweetwater to receive great customer service from people who know their gear! If you purchase, I will receive a small commission with no added cost to you.)






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