Alex The Great

 

Craig "Alex The Great" Spear has been musically inclined since he started piano lessons when he was 5 years old. He graduated from Drexel University in 2009 as a Music Tech, and published production library tracks in Los Angeles that were picked up by the shows "Millionaire Matchmaker" and "Pit Boss". Since moving back east, he has been teaching piano at Music Training Center, DJing in Philadelphia and the surrounding areas, and producing custom music for video shoots and commercials for the Seminole Casino in South Florida and The Borgata in Atlantic City, NJ.

Because production came first, Craig's first rig was an APC40 with Ableton Live. His custom mapping was built for sick effects and tempo transitions, but creativity in changing the set live was limited. He switched to the more standard Traktor setup and now spins on anything from Serato to vinyl to CDJs with his preference being the S2 + Traktor for smoother transitions, beat jumping, and mixing in key.