The Traktor Kontrol S2 Mk1 is the controller that I am using right now and the next step will be get the second version as it has a new connection with Ipads click here to check it on youtube
My Favorite Percussions :
My favorite headphones are : SONY MDR - V700 ( around 100 $) , click here for the review Unfortunately is discontinued and you need to be careful to don't buy a fake one on ebay, so the next option for me will be the Pioneer HDJ -2000 (around 300 euro - cheaper in USA)
Bongos : Pearl Bobby Allende with Remo Fiberskyn 3 heads
Djembe : Remo with skyndeep drumhead, tunable with key.
Congas : Remo or Pearl with Fiberskyn 3
I LOVE to play percussions on the beach, performing in Miami South Beach was going to be quit difficult with standard drumheads as the buffalo skin change the tune while humidity level rise in the night so I choose Remo Fiberskyn 3 on all my instruments has there is no change in tune ! Great sound guaranteed !
My Favorite DAW Software :
I love Reason 7.1 to beats !!! The key is that is with this DAW (Digital Audio Workstation ) is EASY to get your ideas out, now even more expandable with other Rack Extensions Softwares .
I bough the first Reason 1.0 in the year 2000 and I never stop to upgrade it and I work only with Reason for now.