Snoop Goes Mobile with Mackie

Feb 21, 2008
Snoop Van_Exterior_eNewsBlog.jpg When Snoop Dogg calls, you answer the phone. Snoop called on West Coast Customs to pimp out his old Sprinter van and turn it into a mobile recording studio, for an episode of Street Customs, which airs on the TLC channel. This was no short order, as the Doggfather only uses the highest quality professional audio equipment, even if it is meant for the road. Since Mackie meets his needs when working in his studio, he didn t want to change a thing for his new mobile studio. The mobile studio runs Mackie s Tracktion 3 Ultimate Bundle music production software, featuring a full suite of mixing and mastering tools, as well as virtual instruments and loops galore. Mackie Control Universal Pro, Extender Pro, and C4 Pro control surfaces give him full access to all of Tracktion s recording and editing functions. An Onyx 1200F FireWire interface provides 30 inputs and 34 outputs of 192kHz audio using Mackie s high-end Onyx preamps. A pair of SA1521z two-way 15-inch active loudspeakers serve as monitors for this tricked out studio on wheels. Snoop Van_Interior_01 eNewsBlog.jpg SnoopVan_BigDane_eNewsBlog.jpg Besides the studio, the Snoop Van also needed to be a place to relax. Mackie s HR624mk2 s are used in a 5.1 setup formaximum pleasure while watching a movie, or playing video games. Snoop was so thrilled to have Mackie on board that he gave permission to have the van driven down to NAMM. A bunch of Mackoids were on scene to meet with Big Dane from West Coast Customs and to see the pimped out ride in action. There is no doubt that this mobile studio is the real deal.

Check out a clip from the Snoop Van episode of Street Customs.