Manu El Chino likes DJ with Serato Scratch Live (on Rane SL3 hardware) and Pioneer CDJ 2000, 1000 MK3 or 900 CD players. Pioneer DJM-800, 850 and 900 mixers complete the standard booth, the Allen & Heath Xone serie could be a very good alternative but more rare to find this products in the club dj booth. Native Instrument Traktor is also considered as a very good « DVS » (Digital Vinyl System), but Manu El Chino actually prefer the Serato simplicity.
It permits more flexibility and creativity than a classic CD setup. With USB controllers like the fantastic Midi Fighter and a lot of other stuffs (Traktor Kontrol X1, Denon Controllers, Akai and many more), the DJ performance approach to live performance.
For the music production, Manu El Chino loves the Ableton Live intuitivity. Plugins are essential to reach a modern sound.