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Needs Review Shure SM7B

Shure SM7B

Used for Q-Tip's verses on *We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service*,... more

Needs Review Coles 4038 Studio Ribbon Microphone

Coles 4038 Studio Ribbon Microphone

Used to record Mark Colenburg's drumming for *The Renaissance*, as stated in ... more

Needs Review AKG D12

AKG D12

Part of Q-Tip's 2008 inventory, as listed in his January 2008 *Remix* intervi... more

Needs Review AKG D112 BD (Original Version)

AKG D112 BD (Original Version)

Part of Q-Tip's 2008 inventory, as listed in his January 2008 *Remix* intervi... more

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Studio Equipment

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Acetone Rhythm Ace FR-6

Acetone Rhythm Ace FR-6

> My new old baby.... Rhythm Ace #studio#theLastZulu #comingsoon more

Ableton Push

Ableton Push

"I just built this studio, so currently I'm dealing with the renaissance, the... more

Akai Professional MPC Renaissance Controller

Akai Professional MPC Renaissance Controller

In this video, Tip says: > "It's the epicenter to my music" more

Needs Review Akai MPC 2000XL

Akai MPC 2000XL

Featured on the album art for *The Renaissance*, two of its promotional photo... more

Software Plugins and VSTs

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Needs Review Arturia V Collection Software Synthesizer Bundle

Arturia V Collection Software Synthesizer Bundle

Quoted on the official product page. > I am a stickler for the old synths ... more

Needs Review Serato Scratch Live DJ Software

Serato Scratch Live DJ Software

Part of Q-Tip's 2008 inventory, as listed in his January 2008 *Remix* intervi... more

Needs Review Arturia V Collection 8

Arturia V Collection 8

On this article and on the Arturia website, Q-Tip claimed to use V Collection 8 more

DAWs

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Ableton Live 9

Ableton Live 9

"I just built this studio, so currently I'm dealing with the renaissance, the... more

Keyboards and Synthesizers

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Fender Rhodes Stage Piano Mark II 73

Fender Rhodes Stage Piano Mark II 73

Featured in two promotional photos for *The Renaissance* (the second can be f... more

Needs Review Fender Rhodes Mark 1 Stage 73

Fender Rhodes Mark 1 Stage 73

Used on "Life's Circus", as stated in Q-Tip's January 2008 *Remix* interview,... more

Needs Review Fender Rhodes Piano Bass

Fender Rhodes Piano Bass

Part of Q-Tip's 2008 inventory, as listed in his January 2008 *Remix* intervi... more

Needs Review ARP Solina String Ensemble

ARP Solina String Ensemble

Part of Q-Tip's 2008 inventory, as listed in his January 2008 *Remix* intervi... more

Studio Monitors

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Avantone Active MixCube Powered Full-Range Mini Reference Monitors

Avantone Active MixCube Powered Full-Range Mini R...

Part of Q-Tip's home studio during the making of *We Got It from Here... Than... more

Needs Review Yamaha NS-10M Studio Monitor

Yamaha NS-10M Studio Monitor

A pair of original NS-10Ms are part of Q-Tip's home studio. They can be seen ... more

Needs Review Genelec 1031A Two-Way Active Speaker Studio Monitors

Genelec 1031A Two-Way Active Speaker Studio Monitors

The horizontal logo variant is part of Q-Tip's home studio, as can be seen in... more

Needs Review PMC Loudspeakers AML1

PMC Loudspeakers AML1

Part of Q-Tip's 2008 inventory, as listed in his January 2008 *Remix* intervi... more

World Instruments

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Needs Review Hugh Tracey Alto Kalimba

Hugh Tracey Alto Kalimba

Part of Q-Tip home's studio. It can be seen in this excerpt from his 2016 *CB... more

DJ Setup

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Needs Review Pioneer CDJ-1000

Pioneer CDJ-1000

Part of Q-Tip's 2008 inventory, as listed in his January 2008 *Remix* intervi... more

Needs Review Technics SL-1200

Technics SL-1200

Part of Q-Tip's 2008 inventory, as listed in his January 2008 *Remix* intervi... more

Needs Review Vestax PMC-06 ProA

Vestax PMC-06 ProA

Part of Q-Tip's 2008 inventory, as listed in his January 2008 *Remix* intervi... more

Guitars

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Needs Review Gibson ES-325

Gibson ES-325

Part of Q-Tip's 2008 inventory, as listed in his January 2008 *Remix* intervi... more

Amplifiers

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Needs Review Line 6 Vetta Combo 2x12

Line 6 Vetta Combo 2x12

Part of Q-Tip's 2008 inventory, as listed in his January 2008 *Remix* intervi... more

Drum Sets

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Needs Review Roland V-Drums

Roland V-Drums

Mentioned in his January 2008 *Remix* interview. Transcripts can be found at ... more

Needs Review Clavia ddrum 4 SE

Clavia ddrum 4 SE

Used for *The Renaissance*, as stated in his January 2008 *Remix* interview. ... more

Needs Review Ludwig Vistalite

Ludwig Vistalite

Used for *The Renaissance*, as stated in his January 2008 *Remix* interview. ... more

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Top MIDI Keyboard Controllers - Updated 2021

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Michael Pierce & Giulio Chiarenza

Updated June 2021

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5 Best Synth VSTs

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Michael Pierce & Giulio Chiarenza

Updated May 2021

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The Best Audio Interfaces - USB, FireWire, and Thunderbolt

Michael Pierce Giulio Chiarenza

Michael Pierce & Giulio Chiarenza

Updated December 2019

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Best 8 Synthesizers - Updated 2021

Michael Pierce Giulio Chiarenza

Michael Pierce & Giulio Chiarenza

Updated June 2021