What Equipment/Software Do You Use?

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What Equipment/Software Do You Use?

Post Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:36 pm

I am really intrigued to see what everyone uses to produce their mashups and what recommendations they have from what they use or have used.

I want to know the following;
Software: - DAW/plugins/Tools etc.
Computer/Screens - Mac/PC/screens etc.
Listening Devices - Headphones/Speakers/Monitors etc.
Notes (Advice) - Any advice or recommendations you have about your setup
Notes (Questions) - Any questions you have about improving your setup

For example, I use:

Software:
Ableton Live 9
Mixed In Key 8 (I use this to detect the key of all my tracks)
Traktor Pro 2 (Yes, it's DJing software but I find it a much more effective and accurate way of finding the BPM of (mainly) my acapellas and instrumentals)
Computer/Screens
Macbook Pro 13" (It's a powerhouse but did die on me recently and was expensive to fix :1cry: )
Samsung 22" monitor (Very handy having a second screen instead of switching)
Listening Devices
Sennheiser HD 205 headphones (DJ headphones so not the best for mastering tracks)
Logitech Z506 5.1 Surround System Speakers (Currently got them set up as 3.1 and also not great for mastering tracks)

Notes (Advice)
I believe monitor speakers/headphones would improve the setup much more as my headphones/speakers aren't ideal.

Notes (Questions)
I would like to know which free plugins I can acquire for Ableton Live (Mac)

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Re: What Equipment/Software Do You Use?

Post Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:56 pm

Software:
Ableton 9
Serato DJ (I use this at all gigs and that's how my collection is organized)
Waves Plug-ins
Logic X (Preferred over Ableton for actual songwriting/composition)
Final Cut Pro X for music videos

Computers:
2017 27" iMac
2008 21" iMac (on my office desk until I bought the other one this year)
2 Macbook Pro 13" used mobile

Listening Devices:
2 M-Audio Bx8as
Sony MDR-7506 Headphones

Other:
16U studio rack next to my desk filled with various stuff
Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 Interface
AVID Elevenrack
Fender Billy Corgan Strat
Various MIDI controllers
Sheet music of songs from online (to check keys/notes/chord progressions)

Just buy the best monitors you can afford. They'll last you for years. I plan on getting the Yamaha HS8s soon.

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Re: What Equipment/Software Do You Use?

Post Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:12 pm

Nice setup Adam! - That's a lot of Apple computers! :1shocked:

Do you mainly master with your monitors or headphones? or is it a bit of both?

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Re: What Equipment/Software Do You Use?

Post Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:23 pm

Don Hector wrote:Nice setup Adam! - That's a lot of Apple computers! :1shocked:

Do you mainly master with your monitors or headphones? or is it a bit of both?


Monitors only using Izotope Ozone.

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Re: What Equipment/Software Do You Use?

Post Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:25 pm

i have a little PC and use 2 freeware Tools...
Virtual DJ & MixPad Audio Mixer :1rolleyes:

but it works :1grin:

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