Terminal V: Moogs, Boutique Mixers, Classic Drum Machines and Much More.

Tomorrow sees the return of Terminal V after its sold out Easter extravaganza ‘The Rising.’ This months event ‘The Reckoning’ takes place at The Royal Highland Centre in Edinburgh boasting an all-new area known as The Hangar, that doubles the capacity of the event to 20,0000. With a line-up that includes Laurent Garnier, Marcel Dettmann, Ben Klock, Annie Mac, IDA, Koze, DJ Tennis and much much more it is bound to be an excellent day of electronic music.

With 5 stages and a huge amount of performers the festival turned to us for their DJ Equipment needs which includes mixers, decks, drum machines and synths. Below is a breakdown of some of the highlights.

Terminal V Line-up

Terminal V Line-up

Moog Subsequent 37

A few of the acts had requested a Moog Subsequent 37 and we had been toying with the idea of adding one to our current Moog collection which includes the legendary MiniMoog Voyager and the Moog Sub Phatty. We didn’t need much more deliberation after this and we are happy to now stock one at ESP.

The guys over at Moog set themselves the difficult task of improving upon the Sub 37 Tribute Edition, an already brilliant synth, and the result was the Subsequent 37, a rich and powerful sounding analogue synth with a massive tonal range. A big part of this undertaking was inspired by the feedback they received from owners of the Tribute Edition. They wanted to take on board these users comments and build an even better synth. Cyril Lance, a chief engineer at Moog had this to say about the process:

“We are really excited to incorporate community feedback into the evolution of an instrument. Adding CV interconnectivity was the starting point, but we have also increased the headroom in the mixer and significantly extended the range of Multidrive, giving the Subsequent 37 CV expanded sonic capability and modular control."

As noted above the expanded headroom in the synth’s mixer allows the synth to generate both lovely warm clean tones even with volume cranked high. However for those looking for something with more bite, driving the re-calibrated multi-drive circuitry will generate some wonderful gritty tones. Driving it to the max will generate much grittier tones than the Tribute edition was capable of so the overall tonal qualities of the updated synth are amazing. As well as all its impressive functionality and sound the synth also looks exquisite and is another example of Moog unparalleled aesthetic design. We can definitely see this being a popular hire at ESP.

Moog Subsequent 37 Hire

The beautiful Moog Subsequent 37.

Rane MP2015

The festival which features five stages and over 30 performers has hired pretty much all our DJ Equipment. This includes fantastic Pioneer mixers and decks such as the DJM 900 NXS2 (there are 32 of these out on this hire alone), Allen and Heath Xone 92’s and 96’s, Technics 1210s plus much more that can all be found on the DJ Hire Section of our website.

One particular mixer going out to the festival that we would like to focus on today is our Rane MP2015. The boutique mixer is a particular standout amongst the excellent DJ Equipment we have at ESP.  With over 40 years of rotary mixer experience to draw on, along with collaboration and input from the world's best techno house DJs, the MP2015 is the best mixer produced by Rane and arguably one of the best mixers ever. There are no compromises in the design as it has unparalleled sound, features, feel, reliability and durability. Again, very much like aesthetic design of the Subsequent 37, it is very unlikely that you will ever see a better looking mixer. If you are heading to the festival tomorrow keep an eye out for it on the Interstellar stage.

Rane MP2015 Hire

 The classy Rane MP2015.

Roland TR-909

Departing from two recently released but soon to be classic pieces of equipment we also have a bonafide legendary drum machine going out to Terminal V. Like its predecessor the TR-808, which became synonymous with the sounds of hip-hop, the TR-909 has become synonymous with electronic dance music such as techno, house and acid. Popularised in the 1980s by producers in Chicago and Detroit such Frankie Knuckles and Jeff Mills its distinctive sounds can be heard on literally thousands of songs. Today these classic drum machines are very hard to come across seen as Roland only ever produced 10,000 of them between 1983 and 1985. We count ourselves very lucky to have of one of these legendary drum machines available for hire and will be delighted to see it featured by some of the performers on the Area V Stage of the festival tomorrow.

Jeff Mills Playing a Roland TR-909

 Jeff Mills Playing a Roland TR-909

As usual if you are looking to hire any of these pieces of equipment don’t hesitate to get in touch at info@esp-musicrentals.co.uk and if you are heading over to the festival tomorrow have a great day. There are a few tickets available for Terminal-V here alongside a full list of all the performers.