I reside in Los Angeles, where I produce
electronica and perform
live. Here’s my studio breakdown:
“Damage Control” starts with an Apple MacBook Pro
strapped with a dual hard-drive solid-state drive connected to an
HP touchscreen 22" monitor. From there, the signal gets processed
through a Native Instruments Komplete 6 interface, which has
six inputs including two preamps. The audio then gets sent to a
Presonus Monitor Station for control over multiple sets of monitors
including KRK Rokit 8s, M-Audio BX5as, and a Polk Audio 10"
low-frequency subwoofer. The Monitor Station is also used for
talkback features and also has four headphone outs with individual
volume control. As an input selection for multitrack recording, I
have a Presonus FireStudio Project with eight preamp inputs. This
gets connected via 12-channel line snake, eight inputs, and four aux
returns (headphones) for monitoring in a separate room. For MIDI
instances, I use an E-mu X-Board 49 for main keyboard control
and a Nano Key for sound searching and close-field navigation. The
drum machine is a Native Instruments Maschine MK2 on a drum
snare stand. There is also a Korg microKorg for extra sound synths.
My live performance gear consists of two custom carbon fiber-wrapped
Technics MK2 SL1200s and a Pioneer DJM-400 with
Ortofon QBert needles, all with custom LEDs.