Hlynur « El Arce » Helgason

Summary: Traditional and alternative Tango DJ
Since 2016 with about 100 milongas
Region or City:Reykjavik
Resident DJ:El Cramo Reykjavik, twice a month or so
Style:Traditional and alternative
Tandas and cortinas:Yes
Audio format:ALAC Apple Lossless Audio Codec (.m4a, .mp4)
Alternative audio format:FLAC Free Lossless Audio Codec (.flac, .fla)
Sources/Labels:TangoTunes, TDJ, Euro Records, CTA, AudioPark, CdT, among others
Favored orchestras:Di Sarli, Pugliese, Demare, Canaro, D'Agostino, Troilo, Maglio, Caló, D'Arienzo
Song display:Current and next song, current and next tanda, singer, orchestra leader, via Beam on projector or screen

Playing a wide variety of orchestras, mostly from
36–55, with variations back to 26 and contemporary
music if the situation arises.

Equipment for live use
Model:MacBook Pro 15" 2018
Music library management:Music
Player:Radiologic DJ
Audio interface/DAC:Focusrite Scarlett 2i4
Equalizer:Waves Solid State Logic G-Channel via Audio Hijack 2
Compressor:Waves Solid State Logic G-Channel via Audio Hijack 2
Other equipment:Dual Electro-Voice ZLX-12P-US 12" active (for private milongas)

I think effective equalisation is necessary to
bring out the depth and quality of the best
transfers. I rarely use compression, only when
having to deal with difficult equipment. The
G-Channel plugin is excellent for both.

Rescue equipment
Model:MacBook Pro 15" 2012
Player:Radiologic DJ
Audio interface/DAC:ifi Nano iDSD Black label
Other equipment:or IPhone SE with EQ 10 via the ifi Nano, as an ultimate backup solution
Last change:Sept. 12, 2023