Las Vegas, NV (February 23, 2016)—Globetrotting DJ 3LAU—pronounced "blau"—has installed Barefoot Sound's newest MM26 monitors in his private Las Vegas recording studio.
"The primary pieces of gear are my Barefoot monitors," explains Justin David Blau, better known by his stage name, 3LAU. "Honestly, they've changed my life. Just being able to mix on these speakers—the precision is insane. They've become my studio's most essential gear." Blau purchased the monitors from Chuck Levin's Washington Music Center in Maryland.
3LAU makes use of the monitors’ emulation settings: "That's one of my favorite features, just being able to switch the sound, but I usually work with them set on Flat. Then when I'm finishing something, making final touches, I'll definitely use the Cube setting, because that's such a great way to hear how 90 percent of the population might be listening to your music. Whether it's off an Apple laptop speaker, or a pair of headphones, it's always good to hear how things sound in lower quality, and in mono."
He further explains, "Then, obviously, I'll use the Hi-Fi mode to make sure that the bass is sitting right in the mix because a lot of the time, when you hear something on Flat, it can sound good, but then when you get on Hi-Fi, the bass is a little bit overwhelming. It's really good at getting the perfect balance in the mix."
In 2012, 3LAU launched his 3LAU Your Mind tour. The Las Vegas Review-Journal described him as "one of America's fastest-rising DJ-producers." In the summer of 2015, 3LAU did his first European tour visiting Barcelona, Germany and Ibiza. Later that fall, he went on his first Asian tour, which included Bangkok, Jakarta and Tokyo.