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Vector Lovers can't live without his DR1 Drone synth

"WHEN I relocated to Berlin in 2006 I arrived with nothing more than a pair of headphones and a battered suitcase. With no studio and...

Marc Adamo & Tim Healey can't live without the Nord Modular

MARC: "I've been addicted to Nord Modulars since they first appeared back in 1997 and I've used them on every single track since then. The...

Their Arturia Minimoog

I first came across the original hardware version in the 90's while doing a session with the guys from DOP. I'd been looking for a...

Stama from Erase Records can't live without his FabFilter Simplon.

"Every producer needs a wicked sounding filter in their plug-in folder, and they don't come much better than the ones from Fabfilter.


The Simplon, like...

The Edirol V4 Video Mixer

"I resisted it for a while, but now the Edirol V4 video mixer is an integral part of my VJ set-up. With four source inputs...

Electro duo on their love for retro synths

Sasha Kojevin and Katya Tiger are hot Russian electro dance duo Tiger Cubes. They can’t live without their retro Soviet keyboards.

His TLA EQ-1 Dual Valve Equaliser

"The first time I used the EQ-1 was back in 1996 when I made the tune 'Represent' with Brockie at his studio in Ilford. He'd...

Korg Legacy Collection is Orkidea's must-have kit

“Korg's Legacy collection features the virtual versions of MS-20, Mono/Poly, Wavestation, M1 and Polysix synthesisers — this is my favourite and most used piece of software, not least because of the brilliant MS-20 replica controller that shipped with the first part of the series.

Arp Solina String ensemble Synth

King DJ’s new album 'Let Me See You Feel' is out now on Bearfunk. DJ Mag wanted to know what he Can’t Live Without…

Audio Technica ATH-M50s headphones

Stevie Neale is the next young starlet about to take dancefloors by storm, her 'Obsessed' EP is due out this April on Week Of Wonders. Here he tells us about his essential studio kit.

His ETI 4600 modular synth.

The synth was an early creation of Trevor Marshall who went on to design the Fairlight.
"My one is unique; these synths where sold as...

M-Audio Oxygen8 Midi controller Keyboard.

"I wanted a small, inexpensive Midi keyboard controller for my home studio. A friend recommended the Oxygen-8 and I purchased it right away. I wanted...

His Rooland JP8000 Keyboard

"I used to have so many Japanese synths but when I switched my set-up to a 90% digital studio, the Roland JP8000 was the only...

Top producer's must have kit

"I can't live without my Blackberry Voice Notes Recorder. I don't need to use it, I've got good microphones, and a little handheld digital recorder that I could record things on. And, actually, even the built-in mic on my laptop is probably better quality than my phone, but more and more, I find myself putting a few loops that I've recorded on the shitty, built-in voice recorder into a track, and realising that they make the track, bring it together somehow.

This guy knows a thing or two about creating killer tunes, here is what Tom can’t live without...

“I picked up the Focusrite ISA430 Mk2 a few months ago after a few friends hammered on to me about the need for a quality...