This is a curated list of the tools I strongly recommend for building and optimizing your production and workflow. I have tested every recommendation on this page. Many of the resources listed here are crucial to production and sound design (or were crucial to evolving my skill level to where it is today).
Before digging into the awesome resources I know and trust, an important disclosure:
Some of the links below are affiliate links, which means that if you choose to make a purchase, I will earn a commission. This commission comes at no additional cost to you. Please understand that I have experience with all of these companies, and I recommend them because they are helpful and useful, not because of the small commissions I make if you decide to buy something. Please do not spend any money on these products unless you feel you need them or that they will help you achieve your goals.