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What equipment do you use live?

Post by IRRAIK_304 » Thu Mar 20, 2014 5:30 am

i've played many sets for my friends, but i am playing at a little festival in july. my first time on stage.
i normally use my laptop & a mixtrack pro. what do you use... & should i be stepping my game up with technology... :dunce:

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Re: What equipment do you use live?

Post by wub » Thu Mar 20, 2014 6:31 am

What i usuually ask for is;

3 x CDJ1000
DJM series mixer (600 or better)

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Re: What equipment do you use live?

Post by Dub_Fiend » Thu Mar 20, 2014 7:02 am

My usual setup is my MacBook (decent-ish but it's about 4/5 years old now so it will probably require replacing in the near future) with Ableton Live 8 and my Akai APC40... best thing I ever got, such a good tool to use in live performances.

Don't think I've currently used that setup to it's maximum potential but I drop in acapellas and risers as and when needed (tastefully, obviously). I find that the lack of beat-matching allows for a lot more creative elements to enter my mix but as I said, I think I've played it safe so far in terms of the level of involvement in external stuff.
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Re: What equipment do you use live?

Post by IRRAIK_304 » Fri Mar 21, 2014 6:44 am

i use a toshiba laptop i bought in 2011. i am thinking of buying some tables. never really fiddled with the drum machines. any good tutorials out there that you know of...

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Re: What equipment do you use live?

Post by blinx » Fri Mar 21, 2014 1:46 pm

My Live Setup:
- 2010 MBP
- Tascam US1641
- Numark $100 DJ Mixer (3ch)
- Novation Launchpad
- Novation LaunchControl (newest addition replacing a beaten up BCR200 which sucked from day one).
- USB hub + AC Adapter
- A milk crate, which carries my gear and then acts as my laptop stand. That crates been to every show i have done in the last three years.
- Duct tape
- HD280 Pro headphones, sometimes skullcandy in ears depending on the situation.

Ableton live feeds 2 seperate stereo sends into numark dj mixer. I basically use Ableton like a Turnatble repalcement and do my mixing, eq and monitoring via the mixer. I like having a physical mixer to do the dirty work on just how i have been since i started.
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Re: What equipment do you use live?

Post by AxeD » Fri Mar 21, 2014 2:01 pm

Two technics 1200, a mixer and my macbook/interface.
I've noticed that asking for something that's not DJM crap is futile :lol:

Not doing gigs or any DJing at all now though.
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Re: What equipment do you use live?

Post by curmee » Fri Mar 21, 2014 5:00 pm

guitar
mixer
mic
looper
soundcard
notebook

All i use for live,but my public is my drunk friends :h:

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Re: What equipment do you use live?

Post by IRRAIK_304 » Sun Mar 23, 2014 10:35 pm

:roll: yeah the times i have played live, all my friends were hiwasted.

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Re: What equipment do you use live?

Post by Shum » Sun Mar 23, 2014 11:40 pm

OP what are your aims exactly? just curious.

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Re: What equipment do you use live?

Post by IRRAIK_304 » Mon Mar 24, 2014 12:56 am

i aim at mixing live. and i need to know what equipment to purchase.

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Re: What equipment do you use live?

Post by LilWUB » Tue Apr 01, 2014 1:15 am

I just wasn't feeling my Numark CDJ's anymore.

I went ahead and pulled the trigger on a Traktor S2 MKII. So far, Native Instruments have never let me down.

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Re: What equipment do you use live?

Post by test_recordings » Tue Apr 01, 2014 1:25 pm

I want to figure out a way of running midi from a DAW to synths and shit for some dubbin' steps to tape
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Re: What equipment do you use live?

Post by AxeD » Tue Apr 01, 2014 1:42 pm

test recordings wrote:I want to figure out a way of running midi from a DAW to synths and shit for some dubbin' steps to tape
You don't have to figure that out though :)

Midisport 4x4 will do.
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Re: What equipment do you use live?

Post by syrup » Tue Apr 01, 2014 9:53 pm

Mobile phone
RCA to 3,5mm Jack cable
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Re: What equipment do you use live?

Post by elyhess » Sun Apr 06, 2014 9:04 pm

mac book all the way w/ traaaktor

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Re: What equipment do you use live?

Post by blinx » Thu Apr 17, 2014 9:26 pm

johney wrote:Mobile phone
RCA to 3,5mm Jack cable
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Post by m8son666 » Thu Apr 17, 2014 9:30 pm

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Re: What equipment do you use live?

Post by ArkXive » Tue Nov 18, 2014 5:01 pm

Been using an S2 for DJing friends parties but I have my first official gig coming up so i just got an APC40, seems like the best controller out there for playing Live live

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Re: What equipment do you use live?

Post by Umea » Thu Dec 11, 2014 6:32 pm

a macbook pro, traktor kontrol s4 thats it...

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Re: What equipment do you use live?

Post by xtcvsmistycold » Fri Dec 12, 2014 1:19 pm

how often do u controller guys play nights/get booked?

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