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Lets get to know Medhi and his lovely Condesa rotaries

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Condesa Carmen V

Condesa is a renowned manufacturer of high-quality rotary mixers that are highly regarded among DJs and audio enthusiasts. The company, based in Australia, specializes in crafting hand-built mixers that combine vintage aesthetics with modern technology. Condesa mixers are known for their exceptional sound quality, attention to detail, and unique sonic characteristics.

Here are some key features and aspects of Condesa rotary mixers:

  1. Rotary Design: Condesa mixers only feature a classic rotary design. As we know this design choice provides DJs with a tactile and precise control over their mix.
  2. Handcrafted Quality: Each Condesa mixer is meticulously hand-built by a team of skilled craftsmen. They pay attention to every detail, using high-quality components and materials to ensure durability and longevity.
  3. Vintage Aesthetics: Condesa mixers often exhibit a retro-inspired aesthetic, combining wooden or metal panels with classic analog VU meters. These visual elements give Condesa mixers a distinctive and timeless appearance.
  4. Sound Character: Condesa mixers are renowned for their warm and rich sound character. The audio path and circuitry are carefully designed to impart a unique analog warmth and depth to the audio signals passing through the mixer. This characteristic sound has made Condesa mixers popular among DJs who appreciate a vintage and organic sonic experience.
  5. Customization Options: Condesa mixers offer a degree of customization, allowing DJs to tailor the mixer to their preferences. Some models offer options like different filter types, custom finishings, and additional input/output configurations.
  6. Limited Production: Due to the handcrafted nature of their production, Condesa mixers are often produced in limited quantities and/or to order. This exclusivity adds to their desirability among DJs and collectors, but you’ll have to be patient.

Condesa mixers have gained a strong reputation in the DJ community and are sought after by DJs who value craftsmanship, sound quality, and a unique mixing experience. While Condesa primarily focuses on rotary mixers, they have also expanded their product line to include other audio equipment such as preamps and amplifiers, all crafted with the same dedication to quality and sound excellence.

Mehdi is a music producer & DJ originally from England and now residing in Adelaide, Australia where he works full time on his waiting list building his Condesa mixers of varying shapes and sizes.

A producer and DJ for over 20 years Mehdi has played numerous sessions across London, all over the UK & Europe including summer residencies in Ibiza. Since living Adelaide, he’s worked with The Elements, an electronic fusion band and regularly DJs at some of the best venues Adelaide has to offer, including Casablabla, Lotus Lounge, Sugar & Udaberri and more.

Art, and the process of making things has always been the primary way that I am able to process, and understand the world

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Check out this nice little boogie, jazzy, funky, discoey mix from Mehdi.

I enjoyed the Carmen V mixer for a relatively short time and hope to get my hands on something bespoke from him in the near future. Tell us your experiences or wants in the comments below.

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