I'm new to posting in DJTT forums, so I figure I'll start with my workstation. I've designed it to be very flexible for work and DJing. During the day I do software design & development. On weekends, I'll mix for hours at a time.


Workstation



  • Uplift Desk electric sit / stand frame (w/ 4 position presets)
  • IKEA pine kitchen counter (as desktop)
  • Event 20/20 monitors (very inexpensive on Craigslist or ebay)
  • Wood Technologies 12" speaker stands
  • On-Stage LPT5000 adjustable laptop computer stand
  • Mackie 802VLZ 8-channel mixer (fits under the stand perfectly)
  • Apple MacBook Pro
  • Apple Cinema Display
  • Apple iPhone stand (with audio out for Pacemaker)



DJ Setup



  • Traktor S4 MK2
  • Keynamics laptop stand (for the S4)
  • Sony MDR-Z7 headphones
  • Sony PHA-3 headphone amp
  • SubPac M1 Bluetooth
  • E-MU Pipeline (wireless mic)
  • Gator case (4-slot)
  • Furman PL-PLUS C 15 amp power conditioner
  • BBE MaxCom compressor, limiter and gate with Sonic Maximizer
  • Lexicon MX300 stereo reverb/effects processor
  • DBX 215s dual channel 15-Band equalizer
  • Anti-fatigue standing comfort mat


Audio Routing

Mixer inputs: Mac headphone output, iPhone audio, and S4 main
Mixer output: Event monitors & E-MU Pipeline
Mixer aux: signal processors
S4 booth: out to Subpac (wired, not bluetooth)
S4 headphones: out to Sony headphone amp

I use Apple's AirPlay to play sound around the house. To use Pacemaker, I route audio using AirPlay from my iPhone to my Mac into Airfoil.

For live mixing, I use the E-MU Pipeline. I can broadcast to other Pipeline receivers nearby. Note that I only plug them into power when I'm playing. If I leave them charging for a long time, the batteries tend to bloat, warping the case and eventually burning out.

The signal processors are simply to sweeten the sound. I add a little Sonic Maximizer boost, reverb (via Lexicon), basic EQs, and compression (for when guest DJs get out of control).

Let me know if you have any questions...

-radley