Time for a break from the relentless stream of hot news and in-depth reviews, and instead let’s all pull up a chair, have a cuppa and chat about nothing in particular.
Given the stellar volume of work we’re getting through right now (thanks team!), I seem to have a never ending stream of nextlevelness in front of my lens sausage factory style. I barely get time to play, let alone form any kind of attachment to anything. It made me thing about the massive amount of gear that has come my way over the years, and how much of it I’d actually like to keep. If I had the room, I’d keep all of it, and build the definitive hardware DJ archive. But the one thing I truly miss is Numark‘s NS7.
Why? If I’m honest, simply because it was pure unadulterated fun – something I’d forgotten about. I could scratch well, juggle better than ever, and have all that ITCH based goodness, as well as messing with new digital juggling techniques that made the whole experience a massively engaging hoot. I miss it like hell, and may well get one for home fun, or as a quick way to despatch the odd frustration at the office. It’s that or a punch bag.
I’ve got a penchant for classic gear – usually mixers. I’ve nabbed a mint Numark Blue Dog (completely crap but iconic), a Vestax 06T, and a pair of Gemini Flash Formers. But once I have the space and the shelves, I’ll be grabbing all manner of classic stuff. Given my job, my new gear craving is satiated every week, I’m much more about classic gear. A Vestax QFO and some wooden sided Gemini PMX mixers are on the cards too.
So over to you – what items of gear do you wish you owned? I’m more interested in things you’ve always fancied rather than the gear you need – the kind of thing that satisfies a craving. New or old, cheap or expensive – tell us what you covet and why.