Mac Setup: DJ & Music Producer Workstation with Dual iMacs

Jul 19, 2015 - 5 Comments

Full Mac setup of a professional DJ and Music Producer

This weeks featured Mac setup comes to us from Pat B., a professional DJ and music producer in Belgium who has a workstation that not only looks great, but it’s full of great hardware as well. Let’s jump to it and learn a bit more about this Mac setup:

What Apple hardware makes up your Mac setup?

  • iMac 27″ (2011) – 2.7GHz Core i5 CPU with 16GB RAM
  • iMac 27″ (2010) – Used as a second screen
  • iPad 2
  • iPhone

I’m using a 2010 iMac as a second screen. This was our internet and administration computer but lately we are only using iPhones & iPads for that. So I thought it would be a nice idea to use this as my second screen. 

I’m also using an iPad 2 for controls, and some audio equipment like a keyboard and controller.

Mac Setup of a professional DJ and Music Producer

What do you use your Mac setup for?

I’m a full time music producer / DJ. I also make small videos in Final Cut Pro X and make artwork in Adobe Photoshop. But most of the time I’m creating beats!

Which apps do you use most often on Mac and iOS?

On the iMac it’s Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Photoshop, and Cubase for music production. 

On iPad and iPhone, it’s most definitely Dropbox! And I love Instagram too!

Mac Setup of a DJ and Music Producer

Do you have any general tips or advice for setting up a great workstation like this?

Invest some time in making your workplace 100% to your liking. Get rid of nasty wires, create a nice lighting and organize your computer so it’s running maximum! I love sitting here in my studio!

Want to share your Mac setup? Go here to get started, it’s a matter of answering some questions about your hardware and how you use it, and taking a few high quality pictures to send on in.

If you’re not ready to share your own Apple setup yet, you can always browse through previously featured Mac workstations here, there’s tons of them!

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  1. Joseph WJ says:

    This is a really nice setup, one of my favorites I’ve seen on here.

    Is the mood lighting by LED?

    What type of speaker monitors are those, and what stand are they on?

  2. Wharf Xanadu says:

    What are the knobs and dials on the desk? What do they do? Volume controls?

    • Difinity says:

      The knob on the right side is probably an audio interface (pro quality sound card w/ input/output options), making the knob strictly volume/gain control. The controller on the left looks like some sort of AKAI MPC variant. If you don’t know, it’s simply a way to control knobs and other things within the application you are using. (drum pads, playing music notes, triggering anything really.)

  3. kazuba says:

    This is my favorite setup I like the whole thing a lot it’s a good one

  4. Ixmntr says:

    Rad! Good to see some pro level desks. . . .

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