It’s Cary’s fault! A few years ago I had my head turned to rotary mixers by a superb set of Youtube mixtapes by an all round cool guy and absolute gentleman Cary Carreon. Since watching that initial mix I have been lucky enough to own and get my hands on many rotary mixers including Bozak AR6 & AR4, Taula 4, Varia Instruments RDM20, Mastersounds Radius 4 & 4v, Isonoe 420, Rane MP2015, converted Xone 23c, ARS9000 and even an Omnitronic (don’t dis it til you’ve used it lol).
As well as being lucky enough to have these toys to play with over the last few years, probably the best thing about using a rotary mixer is actually the people who are associated with the scene. Just for the record I am not refering to the “superstar rotary DJs who look close to an orgasm when (in my opinion) needlessly tweaking the living daylights out of the bass potentiometer whilst profusely sweating all over the rack faceplates.
The people I admire are the guys and girls who agonise and research their choice before parting with significant amounts of money without any expected return on their investment. Also I cannot fault the suppliers of these boutique masterpieces. People like Matias (formerly Can Audio (Taula4), Ryan at Mastersounds, Simon at Varia Instruments and most notably Paul from Bozak who’s customer service was literally above and beyond. I have also had some very pleasant interactions with Medhi from Condesa. They are all a credit to their niche industry.
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