I have been mixing for a long time and I am pretty particular about what equipment I use. I am a total gearwhore, if something comes out and it will sound better, work better, allow more creativity, I WANT IT!
I do a lot of research on the equipment I buy – reading, testing, seeking out user’s opinions, etc… I usually know more about the products I get than the sales people making the commission on the sale.
In 2011 I invested in a new Macbook Pro, several hard drives, MIDI controllers, and a video converter box – all of which allowed me to move into video mixing. 2012 brought a much anticipated pair of EV ZXa5-90’s to the fold, allowing serious levels of sound at high quality and completing out my second mobile sound system. High end equipment is a big investment, but I feel the people paying me to perform deserve the best quality equipment I can realistically obtain. Also recently added was a complete Pioneer DDJ-SZ, Traktor S4 system, complete with Scratch upgrade, new condensor mic, and an EV ZXa1 sub for the studio & small setups. Soon to be picking up another Macbook Pro, a Facade and a Honda Inverter Generator. Future purchases to include the new Rane MP2016 mixer, all new lighting, and a Danley SM80/TH-118 PA system. I will soon be upgrading my current Macbook Pro with two SSDs and another 8g of RAM will extend it’s working life another year or two.
I am currently running Serato DJ & MIx Emergency with the above setup.
Here is my current setup:
Computers:Macbook Pro 17″
Toshiba Satellite 15″ DJ Software:
Serato Scratch Live
VDJ Pro 7 & 8
Traktor Scratch Pro2
Pioneer Rekordbox Mixing Gear: Pioneer DDJ-SZ
Korg Zero4 Mixer
Rane SL3 Audio Interface
Denon HS5500 Media Player/Controllers
Denon DN-HC1000s MIDI controller
Korg Nano Kontrol MIDI controller
Technics 12010 MK5 Turntables
Stanton STR8-150 Turntables
Ortofon CCS-120 Needles
Pioneer HDJ2000 Headphones
Traktor S4 Controller
Traktor Z1 Controller
Allan & Heath Zed10FX 10 channel Mixing Console Microphones Line 6 XD-V70 Wireless Mic
Sterling Audio ST51 Condensor Mic
Sure Beta 58 & EV wired Mics P.A. Electrovoice ZXa5-90 Speakers
Electrovoice SX200 Speakers
Electrovoice ZXa1 Subwoofer
Crown XLS402 Amplifier
Yorkville LS800p Subwoofer Mackie MR8 Studio Monitors
Samson Resolv 65 Studio Monitors Lighting:
Chauvet Min Pin Moving Head
American DJ Revo III
LED Wash Lights