Over the last month I've been reflecting on the dichotomy that exists in my weekly musical endeavors between old and new Music Technology.
I use a range of DAW (Digital Audio Workstations such as Cubase, Studio One or Pro Tools) integrated with Software instruments such as Native Instruments' Komplete Ultimate 10. Added to this, for the last year I've been using a Maschine 2 which is the hardware connection to the software - like an old school Akai MPC 2000 Sampler. The photos show my various weekly setups, from Digital Mixing desks such as the Allen and Heath QU24, through to the epic combination of two Macbook Pros, one Maschine Studio, one Maschine 2, keyboard controllers and a solid Yamaha O2R.
On the other hand, I DJ....Vinyl. Not just the occasional record to supplement a Serato DJ Setup, but my whole set. At times I've played for 4 hours, all Vinyl. I use a pair of Technics 1200s Turntables and a Vestax mixer through a P.A suitable to tame all the rumble, hum and hiss. This means a totally different plan of attack to ensure I have enough tunes that are suitable for a gig. The photos attached are for a 1hr set that turned into nearly 2 hours. Thanks to my prior planning of 2 crates of great tunes, including a few 7" singles, I had enough to keep the party going.
I use the latest and the oldest Music Technology every week and love it!
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