Behind all the glitz and glam of every DJ and producer in EDM culture is a gear nerd or tech geek at heart. We all go crazy about the equipment and software that allows us to produce our sound. From the machines we produce on to the speakers it comes out of, the right gear is a must.
MAGNETIC RECOMMENDS:Michael Woods Shares His Essential Studio Gear
One DJ duo who're no stranger to the the studio is Sick Individuals. With remixes for Rihanna, David Guetta and Icona Pop already under their belt, they have that in demand sound that the big artists want. Recently, they gave us a list of their five essential pieces of studio gear for making new electronic music. Take a read:
1. Dynaudio BM5a monitor speakers
We fell in love with these monitor speakers from the very first time we heard them. Speakers are very personal and you have to find the ones that feel the best to you. These speakers just fits what we want to hear in a speaker.
2. Universal Audio Precision Mastering Bundle
We bought the external UAD card about a year ago and never regretted it once. At first we thought it was a big investment for a piece of hard/software but in the end it was well worth it. This mastering pack just takes your track to the next level and isn’t comparable with any other software.
3. LennarDigital Sylenth
Our tracks always include something that comes out of this soft synth. I love the way it works, it’s easy to handle and you can tune a lot of it to your own taste.
4. Mac Pro
Every studio needs a monster computer to keep up with the enormous software that is getting released nowadays. This one is perfect because you can easily add or remove everything you want from the inside so it stays up to date. It has a monster inside and a beautiful outside!
5. Xfer Records LFO Tool
The easiest plugin to get the tightest sidechain you want. It’s easy to handle and doesn’t use to much from your CPU. A must have for every producer.