Numark CDM-77 USB

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August 2019 i added the Numark double drive cd player to my systemnumark logo small

As i still own a large collection of cd's and would like to play them occasionally i added this player to the studio.

The 2 "old" single drive cd players i previously owned decided to give up after i left them in storage for 8 years :)


Omnitronic EM-260

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The Broadcast mixer has an headphones output, but so does the Pioneer controller, somehow i have to merge these signals into one headphones output, I used to do that with the minimon, it could handle both inputs and even had a headphones output volume knob, worked fine for years, but, as always you get what you pay for and crackling hissing and popping started to happen after a few years so a replacement was needed.


Devine MR-5A Active Studio Monitors

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In December 2018 I added 2 Devine MR-5A active monitor speaker to my studio.1519118272devine mr 5a

As I do not produce tracks and only use them whenever i take off my headphones these didn't have to be expensive (near-field) monitor speakers, they had to be active speakers though, as i do not want to put an amplifier in my studio (noise).

Behringer Eurocom SPL-3220

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December 1018 I added this limiter to the system.behringer logo white yellow

Whether at a club, a church or an outdoor festival, the ability to accurately and effectively control sound volume has always been challenging. Especially in today’s regulatory environment, it's extremely important for proprietors to have a solution in place to prevent complaints and fines, and to protect their customers and sound system when an over-enthusiastic engineer decides to “crank it up.” The SPL3220 offers the ideal solution, providing dependable and seamless full-loudness control – without sacrificing the sonic integrity of the sound system, or listening pleasure of the audience.


D&R Airlab DT

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 In November 2018 i replaced the Behringer DX2000USB and installed a D&R Airlab DT Broadcast mixer, it needed some cutting in my desk, but it was well worth it.. :)

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The AIRLAB-DT radio ON-AIR console is an extremely reliable solution for applications where features and functions has to be weighed up against operational simplicity. It's analog, digitally controlled signal path is the best solution of both worlds to achieve a reliable workhorse under any condition.
With over 900 units in the field, the Airlab-DT has proven to be a successful centerpiece in many ON-Air studios.
A simple direct accessible control surface combined with intelligent instantly reset able digital functions enables customizing to station requirements and even to personal requirements because of the use of a personalized chip card holding all important functional data.


Shure SM7B

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Recently i added the Shure SM7B Dynamic to my setup,default


The SM7B dynamic microphone has a smooth, flat, wide-range frequency response appropriate for music and speech in all professional audio applications. It features excellent shielding against electromagnetic hum generated by computer monitors, neon lights, and other electrical devices.

The SM7B has been updated from earlier models with an improved bracket design that offers greater stability. In addition to its standard windscreen, it also includes the A7WS windscreen for close-talk applications.

Behringer Q1002USB

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  • December 2014 i added this Mini mixer from Behringer.
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  • 2-Track In/Out
  • USB Audio Interface
  • Master fader
  • External power supply
  • Weight: 1.2 Kg
  • PreSonus Studio Channel

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    Recently i added the PreSonuspresonus03 360

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    to my hardware inventory,

    The Studio Channel’s Class A tube preamplifier is based on our original BlueTube DPPreSonus

    The VCA-based compressor is known for musicality and fast attack, with the ability to tame the fastest transients. From slap bass, to snare drum, to vocals, the Studio Channel’s compressor allows you to record blazing-hot signals with total dynamics control. Its convenient Auto Attack/Release feature provides preset attack and release curves. The backlit VU meter can display gain reduction or output gain.

    NI Kontrol F1

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    Recently i added the TRAKTOR KONTROL F1 to my hardware inventory,nilogo

    TRAKTOR KONTROL F1 is the definitive hardware for controlling the powerful Remix Decks™ in TRAKTOR PRO 2.5 – the flagship DJ software included with the F1. Finally, you can launch clips in a perfectly intuitive, DJ-centric way – control Remix Decks just like regular track decks, switching between up to 64 tracks, loops and one-shot samples on each deck. With your signature sound at your fingertips, it’s time to blur the line between DJing and live performance.

    AKAI APC40

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    Ableton Live software is a powerful, flexible environment for creating, performing, and producing music. This unique software demands an equally unique control instrument. Akai Professional and Ableton are proud to present the APC40: the Ableton Performance Controller. Combining the APC40 with Ableton Live transforms your experience from constructing tracks on a computer to fluid, musical creation.

    Alesis 3632 Compressor

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    Intelligent compression and dynamics.546 57 hp alesis

    The 3632 Compressor is the follow-up to the 3630 Compressor™, the most popular dynamics processor ever made. The 3632 Compressor builds on the popular design and features of its predecessor by providing two independent, full-featured compressor/limiters in one compact rack. It delivers superb sonic quality for any application from studio recording to live sound or broadcast.


    Lexicon MX300

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    lexicon logoOur revolutionary MX200 and MX400 changed everything. The great sound of a hardware Lexicon reverb — plus the ability to put that power to work as part of your DAW workflow via PC VST® and Mac® AU plug-ins (32-bit only). Now we’ve packed a significant portion of the MX400’s feature set into the ultra-affordable MX300.

    Pioneer DDJ-T1

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    Center piece of my equipment is the Pioneer DDJ-T1, it is designed around the Traktor software and the layout of the buttons on the hardware is the same as in the program, basically it is a MIDI console, plug & play on a USB2 connection. it holds 1 audio input for a microphone or external source and 2 outputs for your mixer and pre fade headphones.


    SONY Minidisc MDS-JB930

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    Yesh, oldies, and previously used as jingle machines, but all that has moved to computers in the last 20 years... Still they are able to quickly record and playback phonecalls, little interviews etc. and in great quality, so I keep them around.. :)