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|06-05-2013 03:58 PM|
I did greek parties in college and I couldn't have survived without CDJs. All drunk college kids wanted to hear were club bangers anyway, cause they're just trying to get pussy. It was easy to bring 2 x 6 copies of MP3 CDs and an excel spreadsheet with titles, BPM and keys. But yea, REAL turntablism and controllerism are hugely respectable.
Madeon's pop mashup is a standout example to me of how controllers, Ableton and lots of intimate knowledge of your music combine in totally new ways in live performance.
|06-05-2013 02:52 PM|
|ShredLife||mpcs and to some extent ableton controllers and the like are cool when played live well but cdjs are gayer than my avatar. always have been, always will be - nothing anyone can say will ever change that. turntablism ftw.|
|06-05-2013 02:40 PM|
learning to properly use decks is a good move, man!
real djing will never die. i live in new mexico, but run a vinyl/dubplate only night in san diego... no cds, no laptops.
|06-05-2013 01:11 PM|
i rock this guy with 1200s, dicers, and serato...
|06-05-2013 01:06 PM|
I actually am. I'm just operating in stealth mode right now.
So here's everything. I'm waiting for my Odyssey table to come in so I can actually mix at waist height :/ It's getting annoying because I can't turn the tables 90 (that entertainment stand is too shallow) and I keep bumping the tone arms.
I'll never get rid of this setup (even got that Macbook Pro Retina just for running Serato, Ableton and Traktor). This is dedicated to learning the art of turntablism. However, I'm sure this controllerism movement is going to overtake everything because it really does bend the line between live performance and playing recorded music; I'm thinking there's just a LOT more homework involved than traditional DJing though so a regular setup will always have a use.
|06-03-2013 08:57 PM|
|Donutz||Good thing. Every time I saw this thread pop up, I thought you were one of those electronix spammers we get once in a while, and I'd reach for the ban-hammer.|
|06-03-2013 04:18 PM|
|CheeseForSteeze||Update: Item has been sold.|
|05-24-2013 05:42 PM|
ummm... my crates of dubplates beg to differ.
|05-24-2013 03:54 PM|
When I left we had 4 Crown XTi 4000s to push a pair of JBL SRX728s (bridged) and 738s, 2 older Crown CE 4000s for two single JBL Pro 18s and that alone was so incredibly loud it even worked for small outdoor stuff. I'm sure they've doubled their capacity since then.
I hugely recommend dBx drive racks for all-in-one preamps, Crown amplifiers and JBL cabinets. I never had any problems in all my years working with them. Throw those things in some good Pelican amp racks and you have nothing to worry about. I could get hold of my old director and get the contact information for the distributor we purchased from; you might be able to save some $$.
It's funny because so many DJs don't even bring decks anymore. I saw a tech-trance-ish kind of guy last night and a chick playing DnB with a tiny bit of real jungle thrown in and both were just using a laptop, 4 channel mixer and what looked like a big queue-pad in the same vein as a Novation. I talked to the tech-trance guy after the show and he actually plays all original music so he has access to all the stems and he just programs songs live and does everything in Ableton Live. I think that's the way DJing is moving but only for certain styles of music.
|05-24-2013 03:03 PM|
Have you guys ever heard of a guy called DJ EZ...???
The bloke is soooooo quick with what he does, i have never seen anyone on decks like him, i used to do some concert and club photography and worked with him more than a few times, and i was always in awe of what he could do with a pair of cdj's and a mixer...
Look him up, him and a a DJ called Dj Terry Marks... Different but both awesome...
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