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just wondering if there are any on here! i am looking to get some decks and a mixer cuz i have loads of free time of late and would like a new hobby apart from VW's! my mates also say i have a good taste in music! just wondering what equipment i need and what is best. cheers
 

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robbug58 said:
just wondering if there are any on here! i am looking to get some decks and a mixer cuz i have loads of free time of late and would like a new hobby apart from VW's! my mates also say i have a good taste in music! just wondering what equipment i need and what is best. cheers
gets some technicssl1210s mk2 and a made to fade :hangloose
i run a bar in digbeth next to the medicene bar and those are what i have there
 

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2nd'ed Fingy.

I used to DJ on the old ones & two's.

It can be an expensive hobby & my decks + about £2k worht of tunes were stolen years ago so never got back into it.

I still mix though but using my PC.

Most of the clubs now used CD mixers, m8 has a set of Pioneer ones, not the same as 'true' mixing but is still mixing ;)


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kool im usally down the medicine bar /custard factory and Air always a good nite out!! yer technics are the standard i will have a look at that mixer, cheers
 

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There are apparently quite a lot of DJ's on here, but seem well versed in excuses when it comes to playing in public.

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robbug58 said:
kool im usally down the medicine bar /custard factory and Air always a good nite out!! yer technics are the standard i will have a look at that mixer, cheers
next time your down come to my bar oppo the med bar rooty frooty ( the one thats open till 7am with al makenzie djing ) ;) ill shout you a free beer and show you some real djs ;)
 

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yeah i have been looking at those pioneer cd deck im thinking that cds would be a cheaper option

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2nd'ed Fingy.

I used to DJ on the old ones & two's.

It can be an expensive hobby & my decks + about £2k worht of tunes were stolen years ago so never got back into it.

I still mix though but using my PC.

Most of the clubs now used CD mixers, m8 has a set of Pioneer ones, not the same as 'true' mixing but is still mixing ;)

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da' Fandango said:
There are apparently quite a lot of DJ's on here, but seem well versed in excuses when it comes to playing in public.

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Hey im not affraid, a bit rusty & dont have any vinals, but if someones got the vinals and decks I will always stand up and do some, may not be brilliant to start with but I get there after a few mixes ;)

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fingy said:
next time your down come to my bar oppo the med bar rooty frooty ( the one thats open till 7am with al makenzie djing ) ;) ill shout you a free beer and show you some real djs ;)
that sounds ace mate! do you have a website?? always looking for a good nite out lol
 

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yeah i have been looking at those pioneer cd deck im thinking that cds would be a cheaper option
if your just doing it at home then youve got a PC ;)

I use Atomix programme, just drag n drop your tunes onto the 'decks' find the right loop to bring the tune in, get it to the correct BPM then your away ;)

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that sounds ace mate! do you have a website?? always looking for a good nite out lol
click myspace link inder my sig then go to my rooty frooty one from there ;)
this friday we got friendly fire dug reggae night with some serious heavy dub vibes going on ..
 

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pioneer CDJ1000's or if you want vinyl, 1210's.... not a dj, but they seem to be what people are specking on their riders these days...
 

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So, why is using CDJs not "true mixing" then?
Easy, they have built in 'beat matches' not hard is it when youve got them, as long as you know your tunes and mixing points.

I was DJ'ing in the early 90's on proper decks, alot more skill involved, CDJ's any monkey can mix with.

Turntable decks take practice and alot of skill, simple as ;)

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Yes. I thought you come out with that old "it does it for you" spiel... Shame it's not true.

I was DJing in the 90s on "proper decks" as well, but I'll stick to the CDJs - they take a shitload of skill to use properly as well, actually.
 

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Yes. I thought you come out with that old "it does it for you" spiel... Shame it's not true.

I was DJing in the 90s on "proper decks" as well, but I'll stick to the CDJs.
LMFAO

My m8 has some CDJ's and uses then @ The Tube in Halifax, & ive 'played' with them many times, NEVER said they do it all for you but when you can set Mix points & have Beat matchers built in then it doesnt take much skill to mix with them, all you need is a basic knowlege of your tunes and know the basics of 16 beat 32 beat and off beat loops and is easy + you dont need to keep adjusting them to keep a tunes running together.

Sorry im just old school & I prefer to see a DJ using talent rather than electronics when it comes down to the nitty gritty, best sight ever was Paul Taylor & Carl Cox both doin it using 4 decks at Angels in Burnley, now thats what I call skill ;)

Yes I know CDJ's are the 'modern' decks but I have alot more respect for those that can mix on 1210's or other vinal decks.

This wasnt a disscussion about CDJ's & 1210 it was offering someone advice on a question they asked, why do some people have nothing better to do than make arguements out of others 'helpful' posts Ill never know.

& with that im off to bed.

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personally I have a set of gemini CD units and some numark vinyl tables and a Behringer 4 - channel mixer. It's cheap and cheerful but it's good for mixing old with new. I do get a bit fed up with peeps in the pub asking why I use CD's and not vinyl. Cos I have more CD's, simple :) There's a lot of 'purists' out there that turn their noses at CD decks and I guess I can understand but if the tech is there then why not use it? Having said that, I've got a beat-counter on the mixer but I never really use it, cos I find it is pretty much bollocks at dealing with anything other than a standard drum beat, always trust your instincts I guess.
If you are going to be lugging your stuff around to different venues always remember that vinyl weighs a bloody ton too! :D
 

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This wasnt a disscussion about CDJ's & 1210 it was offering someone advice on a question they asked, why do some people have nothing better to do than make arguements out of others 'helpful' posts Ill never know.
Nor will I, but if you're saying that vinyl mixing is the only "true" skill (which isn't that helpful in the first place) then expect someone to perhaps take issue with you. Mixing creatively with CDJs is just as skill-taxing as creative DJing with records... and no place to put sticky tape either.

My 'helpful' 2p - if you want to be able to mess about with a whole variety of source material (everything from commerical recordings to oddities found on the internet to your own productions, should you make any) in many ways (repitching, playing backwards, looping, screwing things around generally) then get CDs. Don't buy cheap CD players unless you've no ambitions beyond playing one unconnected tune after another. Pioneer CDJ 800s are excellent tools, but overpriced (each one being not far off the cost of two good used 1210s).

If you want to be using the greatest audio format ever invented (I buy everything on black plastic, there is nothing like it), want to be a proper showman (even if it means people can't dance to what you're doing), get a hernia from lugging your tunes around (that'll be last Saturday at a vinyl only date) and not worry about not being "respected", get turntables. Don't buy cheap turntables unless you've no ambitions beyond mixing one 133bpm dance tune into another using the handy 16bars of kick drum at either end. Technics 1210s are excellent tools and the only thing you really want to consider unless you want a DJ setup that looks like an Action Man accessory kit, but overpriced.

All depends on what you want to play, where you want to play it, and how serious you are. The main thing to remember is, if you buy decent gear and find out that you either can't do it or can't be bothered doing it, you'll be able to shift it on for almost as much as you paid for it. Cheap stuff always ends up in Cash Converters or in the loft.
 

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it dont matter what you use to get started,i`ve still got old soundlab belt drives
at home,and use numark direct drives and an old twin cd mixer at the club,and
i can mix seamlesly with them all.

and as for vinyl or cd.it just dont matter,its the tunes that are on them
that matter.if its a shit tune,you clear the floor,simple as.
 

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Defo with you all on the 1210's recommendation, althou the vestax pdx2000's are a sweet ass turntable, and id get them tomorrow if i could afford it!

I thought Denon cd turntables were meant to be the shit thou?! Not clued up on cd turntables, althou would love to have a bash on them, and definately agree with the whole thing that vinyl is a bugger to carry etc! Also if u download music, have heaps of cd's it makes more sense buying cd decks, something i should have, but didnt do, but i do love me vinyl!

Would lurve to start djing out, have had 1210s for 2 years or so, and am now confident on them, just the issue that where im at currently isnt really a DnB town/I dont know other dj's, or have the knowledge on how to make a mix cd! dammit!
 
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