Tim Richards describes his set-up
describes his set-up
Tim Richards is a passion driven, workaholic musician and DJ whose musical creations land somewhere between the futuristic side of House and bass driven analogue Techno. His lust for electronic music (and the gadgets that create it!) has spanned a career of over 15 years and his musical exports now cover the globe.
For Tim Richards his music has been played and supported by dance music’s elite. Names like Carl Cox, Richie Hawtin, John Digweed, Groove Armada and many more have all played the musical creations coming out of Tim’s gear-laden studio.
What gear are you using when DJing? Explain your DJ set up
My set up is always changing but as it stands currently my set up is as follows: Pioneer DJM900nexus, 2x Pioneer CDJ2000nexus’, Native Instruments Traktor Scratch Pro 2, Native Instruments Audio 10, Native Instruments Maschine, Pioneer RMX1000, iPad running Touch OSC and a pair of Pioneer HDJ2000 Professional Headphones.
How has the gear changed how you DJ?
First and foremost it has made DJing more fun for me and I feel that if I am having fun then it ends up in a better performance for the crowd.
Beyond making DJing more fun, this equipment opens up my creativity and gives me endless scope to what I can do while I am performing.
How does also being a producer change your approach to DJing?
I feel being a producer gives me the mind set to look at DJing in a way that blurs the lines between just DJing in the traditional sense and performing live. This equipment enables me to take what I do in the studio out into the clubs and begin to create music on the spot while I am performing insted of just playing track after track.
What has been your best DJ gig?
There is nothing like seeing a group of people enjoy something you created so I always enjoy DJing in that sense. When asked what my best DJ gigs have been a couple spring to mind first.
I was lucky enough to play the legendary club that is Turnmills in London before it was closed and Rhythm and Vines is a festival that I always enjoy playing. 2009 was a special year in that I was lucky enough to play the Vines stage leading into the New Year.