How Hudson Mohawke Cuts Tracks On Airplanes
The gear of a mobile musician
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When you’re Kanye West’s secret weapon and you’ve got a day to turn around a track, you do it no matter where you are. Hudson Mohawke, one of the most sought-after and well-traveled music producers, has a dream rig that fits in a backpack, so he can drop hits between inflight meals. These tools from his on-the-go arsenal won’t put you on Kanye’s riser, but they will make it sound like you worked in a real studio—even if you cut your track at a Doubletree.
Teenage Engineering OP-1
Akai MPK Mini Keyboard
Asus ROG Laptop
This article was originally published in the May/June 2016 issue of Popular Science, under the title “Mobile Musician.”