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  • Larry

    No surprise that this setup won. Well deserved. I dont understand why all the hates about the gear. This guy has worked hard for it and he obviously knows what he is doing and how to get the best out of it, from the wheels on the booth to the lights on the ceiling. That setup could easily compete with most of the clubs round here. He could be working with half of the equipment and it would still be pretty special to see set up.

  • Traktor Tips

    Love it – some wise words said too!

  • Ryan, we miss you on Faderwave Radio.

  • Viirus::..

    after party’s at your place must be epic!

  • It surprises me that so many are quick to hate on the cost of the gear. Lots and lots and LOTS of people outfit their home setups in gear costing WAY more than that. Not to say its not a costly setup, but this contest was about the way its laid out, functions, and looks. I’ve been playing (like many others) for over a decade and I don’t care to do the math on how much I’ve spent!

    Everyone has their own opinion on what looks good and what doesn’t. If you took the lights away and just saw pics of the stand, you wouldn’t be stoked? Even if the gear was mid-range, the layout is great. Super clean, super tight. I’d take it in a heartbeat… but no Traktor thanks 😉

  • modred

    great dj setup! but i am much more interested in your loft!! do you own it? pay rent? how big is it?any pictures of the whole loft? a place like this was always my dream.

    • I own it. It’s just over 1300 square feet.

  • Jake

    Hey Ryan, I’ve got the CDJ Nexus decks as well, but seeing as you’re probably one of the few people that use it with traktor, I’m curious about something. From the pics I noticed you have a waveform up on the nexus deck. Are you able to display traktor waveforms in HID mode or only when utilizing traktor??

    • Jake

      *Utilizing Rekordbox*

    • The scrolling waveforms only display if using with rekordbox analyzed files, or if you are playing from rekordbox. For Traktor HID, it shows the static waveform but not the scrolling.

  • Zach

    This is amazing! Out of curiosity, Ryan, what’s your day job?

  • Very nice gear with a practicality in mind!! I love his obsession with workflow, having being a mad gear slut myself i know what its like to go overboard and destroy your workflow.

    I also agree with him on the USB thing.. Here in Australia, most events and gigs i play have CDJ2000’s (even the small gigs) so i don’t even both bringing a laptop.. theres no point.

  • Can anyone say echos….

    It’s a shame to spend so much and not at least acoustically treat the room. Sounding like a club is a bad thing. I’m always surprised clubs don’t treat more anyway and always pissed me off. When you hear a club that does have well controlled audio and a system it’s a dream.

    • It sounds quite good in the space, actually. The audio in the video is from a DSLR mic, it’s not going to sound good. I’ve never had any complaints!

  • Prince Charles

    Ha… he can’t f%ckin mix….

  • Dancefloor

    Why nobody dancing ?

  • MR DJ

    Homeparty every freakin weekend, bring the friends ahaha, INSANE, if i just had the time to make my setups complete, 2x CDJ 2000 / DJM 800 Rotary, 2x Denon 3700, DJm 909, Native S4, Denon MC 6000, Denon DN 9000 – Denon DnX050, Roland MC808, Rmx 1000 / Kaosspad 3, Alesis DB16 Drummachine, American Audio SD1, Ledbars, lasers, strobs and lots more, but havent gotten into the build yet, maybe next year ;D, gona change the 800 into a 2000 and get 2 more CDJ 2000s, gona have 4 *lol* . . . Anyway congrats to the winner, rad setup and really nice design!

  • This guy obviously has some serious loot to be rocking a kit like that. But it’s nice to see he has good taste and knowledge to back it up properly. Great set up, Ryan. Well done!

  • Eyomuntu

    “…Dude your set up it the bomb for days. My fav’rite piece there is the rotary mixer. I cant wait to buy one of those. Isolators are king.”

  • Juan

    That is a awesome set up

  • Nice nice nice. A very cool setup. Best of luck 2 u 🙂

  • ¿no funktion 1 system? jajajaj, jk. crazy laboratory mad scientist, ¡bravo!

  • Rhapz

    What’s up Ryan? Sweet set-up and very well-spoken interview. And glad to know that this was done from the love of the music rather than to just show off. Need to work my ass off to get a set-up half as decent as this haha

    Props to you bro

  • Anonymous

    Love the setup but one bit of advice:

    Try to be more energetic in your videos.
    It almost looks like you’re being forced to mix at gunpoint…

  • Real Talk

    Capitalism wins again!

  • Percy

    Brilliant. A guy that obviosly loves his music and appreciates quality sound. Good to see that some people still just do whatever the hell they want. Not everyone that loves to play the stuff they love is striving to be a super star DJ. The cost is not important im sure he works his nuts off to pay for it. I have a question for Ryan. Did those speaker stands come as part of the DJ booth? If not what are they. I am looking for something like that.

  • Alex from Germany

    Do you really need all this fancy tech stuff ? Im no vinyl nazi but imo 2xTechnics and a simple 2-channel-mixer or 2xCDJ (at least 400’s) are enough for a home setup. Thats enough to have some practise. Better go out and play gigs. Setups like that simply confuse geginners and let them think they need to spend thousands to be a “real dj”
    just my 2 cents

  • Party at Ryan’s

  • Golden shower


    We would all think a contest between models to go out and buy the most expensive dress was absolutely pointless, in addition stupid as hell wouldn’t we?

    What if the people who started the contest make clothes for a living?

    …… Come on.

    • Conall

      So what? People like looking at cool setups, there’s threads on it on any dj/music related forum you’ll find on the net, why not have a contest? it’s not like he’s getting a medal.

  • Go Ryan!

  • djyanaki

    this setup is what inspired me to build my own… and this forum in general and i am super happy with the setup at the moment!!!

    • feel the same way about my setup and this forum

  • dad

    and…. you’re giving him free stuff? for a contest? nice.

  • vic

    Oh, to have money.

    • Yeah this contest could have been called, “who spends the most money on DJ equipment.” But it’s still a killer setup. Really should have parties though. Can’t imagine spending that much and not really using it. Then again… Party people suck and having them in your home would suck even more.

      • Ha, like I said I do entertain often and use the system at least once a week, and I do have people over during my weekly online broadcast. And of course the occasional party. But yeah, wild parties with tons of randoms over to trash my home? Not so into that.

        • Invite me! I’m very respectful of people’s spaces.

        • Love your place. I had a huge 2000sq ft studio / loft in downtown Denver from 1998 – 2001 dubbed Studio 74 that I had completely remodeled myself..all old oak floors, etc. I had alot of parties there, maybe one large one every 2 or three months with many smaller gatherings interspersed. I stopped once the police kept showing up! I’m 40 now and just “party” by myself at home and I agree, I got really sick of people trashing my nice place (including the po-po) lol!.

  • Kunal

    Was it even really a contest? Let’s be honest! His setup was in my mind hands down & by far the best! May as well have been a nice small bar in that apartment!

    • For all that he has, it’s still a relatively mid/old-school setup (somewhere betweeen old and new-school). He didn’t include a 25-Key Keyboard or something with buttons, sliders, X-Y pads and dials to control effects, drum samples or remix clips (with MF3D, Kontrol F1, etc.) so he still has room to grow if he chose to. Weirdly enough, I get this strange sensation like most people are actually going to try and “Pimp their DJ Cart” (making their gear mobile while still as versatile as possible)… I strangely like that idea and I can’t wait for next year when someone shows off their “Shockwave” or “Optimus Prime” Transformer, an All-Touch or V/R interface and someone makes a Monster Truck DJ cart… and yes, I have DJed out of the trunk of my car through my stereo so it better have projectors for visuals as well at least one smoke machine.

  • As amazing as this is, I don’t understand, why? If you’re not into having parties, or live with neighbours close by, what’s the thrill? Standing there alone in an empty room with headphones on and jamming out? I don’t mean any disrespect, I just don’t understand.

    • preset

      For the love of Music

    • Well I do still entertain often. By “parties”, I mean I don’t have 50 people over until 4am. It’s more like a lounge for friends.

    • Jay

      I figure, why not? A man’s home is his palace, is it not? I know I personally come home to ‘get away’ from it all.

    • JuanSOLO

      Standing there alone in that empty room jamming out, sounds like a good time to me.

    • It’s like asking a guitar guy why he owns 5 Les Paul’s when he can only play one at a time. For the love of them, and because he can. (and maybe a little bragging rights)

  • Neotechtonics

    Sweet setup. Can’t wait til mine is all up and running.. might give Ryan a run for his money.

  • Wow, that’s some serious cash sunk into that place. It’s basically a club space in his house. I see everything but the P.A. speakers he’d use to push sound throughout the space, but that’s a serious commitment to gear.

  • steve

    awesome to see you guys highlighting stuff from the forums, not enough of that…..
    ryan’s dj rig is absurd, wish I had the cash to have one like that!