Music tech gear rarely surfaces in the mainstream. I never saw a Roland Juno and Cubase on Seinfeld. The Hercules DJ Controller did make it onto a recent episode of “24”, however, says CDM reader DJ Klachik:

I was just watching the 5th season of “24” on DVD, and in chapter 21, I saw this Hercules! It it’s the “DJ Control MP3” version, so it has no audio exits, so agent O’Brien is using it as a controller (God knows why). I was a long time Hercules DJ Console user myself (I switched to BCD2000 few months ago), so it was pretty weird to see it … it was the episode where Chloe O’Brien decided to leave CTU and become a Gabba DJ. Actually, she tried to play a recording (since you haven’t seen this one, I won’t tell you what kind) from an external mp3 device. But all she was doing, is to change the volume with one of the faders.

Cool I suppose, but we’ll know we’ve really made it when Caprica Six starts spinning experimental electronics on a Monome hooked up to Max/MSP or Bravo begins production on a new reality show called Top 8-bit Musician.

DJ Klachick is an Israeli DJ spinning “urban folk to drunk ‘n’ bass.” I enjoy the current track he’s playing on his MySpace page: “My brother … my little brother … he picks the pockets of hipsters on the L train.”

  • Funny. I'm always looking for gear in TV and movies, especially the sci-fi ones. I need to see Brainstorm again as I heard there is a Triadex Muse in it. And of course one of these days I'll have to force myself to watch Fame. Part of me still thinks this shot is photoshopped.

  • not a very new episode though, I'm pretty sure it's from season 5…

  • Tonstrahl

    Some time ago, i saw a logic/mackie-control on CSI, but i don´t remember which season it was. I was asking me either for what reason they are using it.

  • In the god awful movie Stealth, I think near the beginning of the movie they have a bunch of Korg KP2s set up in some control center. No one touches them, but hey, they look pretty

  • slayhem

    In the new MTV show "Exposed" where a contestan's friend sits in a vehicle running potential dates words through "lie detection software" there is clearly some sort of boss sampler/4-track/thing attached to the wall inside the van. It's only shown for half a second but 1,000 times an episode.

  • phelm

    theyve changed the knobs to ones with that red on them