I know, another hilarious gear thread dedicated to a production hero's studio setup. I don't for the record believe if I buy Madlib's cartridges I'll suddenly get signed to Stones Throw and start releasing era-definiting hip-hop records. This is a gear forum - I want to understand what my favourite producers are using - and how that particular piece of gear might be contributing to their sound, not ape them completely.
That out of the way, below I've linked two super hi-res Madlib pictures from the Stones Throw site. If you open up both and view them at their actual size (properly zoomed in) you can see the carts he's using on his turntables. In the second picture, I'm pretty sure I can see a Shure Whitelabel, but I don't recognise what the first cartridge is, if anyone knows then please weigh in.
- Studio Picture 1
- Studio Picture 2
The third picture I've linked is another cartridge once again, it looks like an Ortofon/Stanton concord or something similar, but once again help is appreciated.
- Studio Picture 3
Finally, I can see what appears to be the same DJ mixer in each picture respectively. Does anyone know what it might be? [updated: Korg Kaoss Mixer KM-2 - thanks Hint]
Needless to say, if these kind of topics annoy you then save yourself 1 minute of your life and pass on by; any help you are willing
to give me is greatly appreciated.