Swedish House Mafia share 2022 tour setup DJ gears
After their comeback, releasing some serious heater such as It Gets Betterand Redlights, Swedish House Mafia are now ready to tour. In a recent Instagram post, the trio has shared what it looks like to be their tour setup DJ gears. Built in collaboration with Teenage Engineering, the setup includes of course CDJs and mixers as well as some specific gears for a live performance.
Let’s take a step back and talk about Teenage Engineering, the guys behind the setup. Teenage Engineering is a Swedish consumer electronics company and manufacturer founded in 2005 by Jesper Kouthoofd, David Eriksson, Jens Rudberg, and David Möllerstedt and based in Stockholm. Its products include electronics and synthesizers, with its core product being the OP-1. Besides their incredible quality, Teenage Engineering’s gears stand out because of the incredible visual design. They are minimal but effective; they almost seem to come from the future.
One of the most famous products has been the OP-1, the portable wonder synthesizer. Not only an excellent piece of hardware but true art as it’s exposed at MoMA San Francisco permanent collection. Swedish House Mafia collaboration with Teenage Engineering comes a long way as the legendary One music video is built around and features the synthesizer.
Swedish House Mafia x Teenage Engineering 2022 tour setup DJ gears.
Coming back to the Swedish House Mafia 2022 tour setup DJ gears, from the picture posted you can spot two Pioneer CDJ-3000s linked to a PioneerDJM-V10-LF a six-channel mixer, all in white. On top of the mixer, some sort of touchscreen tablet seems to be linked as part of the tour gears. On the very right of the setup, there’s what seems to be a Native Instruments Maschine. Three slots, two on the right and one on the left seem used for a Traktor Kontrol F1 and two Traktor Kontrol X1. The whole setup is very modular given the picture and a lot of slots are yet not used.
Pioneer CDJ-3000 and DJM-V10-LF.
The CDJ-3000 is the latest addition to Pioneer CDJs lineup. It features a brand new MPU (micro-processing unit). It’s compatible with rekordbox CloudDirectPlay which means the CDJ is able to stream and reproduce the music directly to the cloud without even having it physically on the USB. It also has the ability to sync the audio with lighting, video displays, and pyrotechnics in real time.
The DJM-V10-LF is one of the most advanced mixers Pioneer produces. It features 6 channels with 3 unique fader curves and one of the most cutting-edge sound processing units in any mixers. Studio-quality 64-bit mixing and dithering processing, 32-bit high-quality A/D and D/A converters, a low-jitter clock circuit, and many other components all work to produce full low-end, vibrant mids, and precise highs. A 32-bit SABRE 8-channel DAC (ESS Technology’s ES9016S) is used for both the master and booth outputs. The analog channel inputs use a 32-bit premium ADC (AK5578EN/AK5574EN) with VELVET SOUND technology by Asahi Kasei Electronics.
Maschine consists of a controller that connects to sequencing software. It features 16 ultra-responsive pads and it lets you automate pitch, volume, LFO, or any other parameter. The two full-color display screens plus the 4-directional push encoder make it easy to quickly find any project, group, sound, instrument, effect, or sample. The hardware integrates a 96kHz / 24-bit built-in audio interface.
Traktor Kontrol F1 and X1.
Similar to Maschine, Traktor Kontrol F1 includes a series of sample pads, preciously 16 with functions like Punch mode and FX assignments. On top of that 4 dedicated filter knobs, one per Remix Deck slot or Stem part. Plus 4 robust faders deliver precision volume control for individual Remix Deck or Stem Deck channels.
The X1 has a multi-purpose touch strip that delivers ultra-precise command over track position, pitch bend, and FX. It is built to give physical control to the music. Both gears haven’t an audio interface included.
In the past performances, including the ones during the reunion tour, part of the performance has been live played. You surely remember Sebastian Ingrosso playing the drum pad live on various occasions, including Ushuaia Ibiza.