Studio

studio

What’s in my studio?

Hardware:

– Ecler Evo 5: my DJ mixer and still the best one in the market if you ask me. It’s pretty similar to the Xone 4D, but less MIDI oriented and with onboard effects.
– Apple Macbook Pro Retina 13′: the Evo 5 is Firewire only, so I got a Mac essentially for this. I became a fan and I have recently upgraded to a late 2013 model with i7 @ 2.8GHz, 512 GB SSD and 16 GB of RAM.
– M-Audio Axiom 61: a pretty popular MIDI controller keyboard.
– Arturia Analog Factory: another MIDI keyboard, bundled with some great vintage synths.
– Novation Nocturn: small USB MIDI controller that I use to run some custom-made MIDI effects.
– Novation Launchpad: mostly used for arrangement ideas while producing.
– Novation Launchcontrol: a simple controller that is a nice companion to the Launchpad.
– Adam A5X: my studio monitors.
– Sennheiser HD-25 Aluminium: I used the 280s Pro for a LONG time (about 8 years) but I have recently upgraded to this new Sennheiser release and I must say I am very impressed.
– HTC One and the Nexus 7: I’m an Android fanboy and I may use these gadgets from time to time to control Ableton via TouchOSC.

Software:

– Ableton Live 9 Suite: my absolute favorite software in the world. Used for both mixing live and production work.
– Native Instruments Komplete 7: so many great plug-ins that it will take me 200 years to master them all.
– Mixed In Key 5: a great way to organize all my tracks.
– FabFilter plug-ins (FabFilter Pro-Q, Pro-C, Pro-L, Pro-G, Volcano 2, Saturn and Timeless 2): this company makes amazing plug-ins, they all sound great for both mixing and production purposes.
– Valhalla plug-ins (ValhallaRoom and Valhalla Shimmer): for the money, quite possibly the best Reverb plug-ins out there- and I love them.