Tour Essentials with Melodymann
We have talked with Melodymann to find out what are his absolute essentials when touring to his gigs and performances all around the world:
ROLAND MC808: Compact and lightweight. This easy hybrid sampler & groove box is still a key element in the studio today. I remember making beats with this in a hospital once!!
MACBOOK: My main storage for music, but also a necessary tool when using Traktor often in my case.
HEADPHONES: I always bring the Senheizer studio headphones, our Melodymathics DJ telephone + some earplugs for during flights. Having a variety of speakers to hear music on comes in handy while making music on the road as well.
NEEDLES/CARTRIDGES: We’ve all been there. Broken needle or no needles at all. Always bring your own !
SLIPMATS: Same rule as for the needles. We’ve all been there … No slipmats, No game !
USB/TRAKTOR/CD: Always bring backups from backups of your backups. I try to play vinyl as much as possible. But with so much new being made every day, playing digital has become crucial in getting to know your own productions.
PROMO COPIES: Always bring free gifts such as vinyl promo copies, Iphone covers, DJ telephones, mix cd’s or even demo tracks.