OWC's Envoy Pro FX Mini packs true USB 10Gbps speed into the thumb drive form factor and also provides both Type-C and Type-A connectors. It's pricey, but super convenient and fast.
Focusrite has designed this pod/video-casting kit to makes sense to the budding content creator. The audio interface and mic are surprisingly high quality, and the design metaphor is bang on.
Digital Performer is a vastly capable digital audio workstation that offers unique organization abilities for soundtracks and other large-scale projects. It also takes a deep dive to plumb its capabilities and quirks to reap the rewards.
While aftermarket solutions are possible, If you're buying a new iMac, you should first consider whether you want to get VESA compatibility.
Sabrent's XTRM-Q Thunderbolt 3 drive sports two 8TB NVMe SSDs that can be combined (striped) for speed, or mirrored for redundancy. But it's over-priced at $3300, uses software RAID, and performance on the Mac slowed under load
While only an average performer among 10Gbps USB drives, the LaCie Portable SSD's unique and attractive design, as well as its svelte form factor make it one of our favorites
WD's Black_D50 gaming dock may not be aimed at Mac users, but it still does a great job expanding ports and storage on a Mac.
Users are concerned over SSD lifespan with the M1 swapping from memory under heavy loads. It's not something to ignore, but the fact is, SSDs last a lot longer than most people think.
Ableton Live, now at version 11, offers a streamlined workflow and minimalist interface that eases the creative process. It's designed for musicians, not sound engineers.
Running Windows 10 for ARM on an M1 Mac is workable via virtualization. There's no retail version of the OS available currently, only a free preview, but the indicators that there may be seem positive.