“Today’s producer is on the move, spending a lot of time traveling from club to club, or city to city,” says DJ TechTools. “If you’re still coming up in the game, you might just be en route across the street, but creativity doesn’t have to be limited to spending hours locked away indoors in your home studio.” The solution? Portable studio items, the likes of which have vastly improved over the last couple years to include not only tablets and software, but plenty of small packable controllers, synths, soundcards, and even monitors.

Need to put together the perfect on-the-road production kit? This story by Sara Simms outlines some of the best gear on the market, whether its Moog’s Animoog app, Teenage Engineering’s OP-1 synth, or a pair of Genelec 8030A monitors, which come with their own carrying case.

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