General Discussion: Everyones a fucking DJ!


velvet
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9546 posts since 12/6/06

12 Oct 2008 12:58
Would be good for advice, questions, mixes etcetera


andymakesglasses
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20434 posts since 26/1/06

12 Oct 2008 13:01
is "DJ Thread" your "handle"? seamlessly sewing tracks together
velvet
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9546 posts since 12/6/06

12 Oct 2008 13:20
i need this essential piece of equipment to enable me to preview a track.

http://www.numark.com/djio

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName;=STRK:MEWAX:IT&item;=120314854116#ht_2757wt_0

I have the numark total control mixer thing.

Before i buy it is there a maybe a cheaper alternative? It is just a standard sound card isn't it?

Mackemlad
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143 posts since 1/5/07

12 Oct 2008 13:21
This could be well usefull Smiling ….right ive just got myself some cd decks and a mixer but im a total novice and no idea where to start Laughing out loud so any advice would be appreciated…thanks
Mate
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3685 posts since 15/4/07

12 Oct 2008 13:21
Get some CDJ's ffs
Murakami
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13324 posts since 9/5/05

12 Oct 2008 13:23
Everyones a fucking DJ , get yourself some grooveboxes and start from the ground up
velvet
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9546 posts since 12/6/06

12 Oct 2008 13:23
too expensive mate, easier for me to work off my macbook etc
Murakami
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13324 posts since 9/5/05

12 Oct 2008 13:27
These might be usefull ?

http://www.cone.nl/test/exs.htm
http://tinpan.fortunecity.com/aphex/113
http://www.bestservice.de/31_product/3_index_prd.asp?idx=2&typ;=1&group;=22&area;=8&lng;=2&stamp;=20030110201647
http://hometown.aol.com/rhynobeatz/samples.html
http://www.oneshotsamples.com/
http://www.stonewashed.net/sfx.html
http://www.sonomic.com/
http://www.hollowsun.com/
http://www.djsamples.com/djsamples/samples/samples.cfm?category=%25&counted;=976&orderby;=size
http://www.geocities.com/samplecity/home.html
http://www.irishacts.com/
http://www.samplearena.com/
http://www.akaipro.com/libraries/free.htm

ftp://ftp.mfi.com/pub/keyboard/AKAI/
http://dmoz.org/Arts/Music/Sound_Files/Samples_and_Loops/
http://www.crg.cs.nott.ac.uk/~jcp/akai/samples.html
http://www.sonicimplants.com/freesoundfonts.htm
http://www.groovedealer.com/freesoundfonts.html
http://hammersound.net/cgi-bin/soundlink.pl
http://www.soundfont.com/
http://www.soundsonline.com/

ftp://210.227.67.8/downloads/sound_libraries/MPC2000XL/
http://members.fortunecity.com/jupiter8/
http://www.thesoundsite.net/
http://www.samplefusion.com/
http://www.soundsource24.de/
http://www.analogsamples.com/
http://www.samplearena.com/
http://www.samplenet.co.uk/
http://www.hyperreal.com/music/machines/samples.html
http://midiworld.com/sounds.htm
Mate
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3685 posts since 15/4/07

12 Oct 2008 14:07
Is it just a hobby then? Or do you plan on eventually moving to clubs?
velvet
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9546 posts since 12/6/06

12 Oct 2008 14:08
i can mix already mate - i will see how i get on with the virtual dj software - i just think its easy to take lappy and a mixer to parties and hey presto…
eent
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9015 posts since 25/2/05

12 Oct 2008 14:55
A mate of mine used his macbook and traktor, he was pretty good at it. CDJ's are the way forward though, he's moved over and it's much easier.

I started on cdj's (800mk2, 1000mk3) and picked it up really quickly, i don't know what vinyl is like to use as i've never used it, but i assume it'd be a good place to start as it transfers over to cdj's quite smoothly.

Makemlad, first thing to do is beatmatch, then take it from there.
Jake Unkutt
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2882 posts since 2/3/04

13 Oct 2008 04:42
I reckon vinyl is probably easier to learn on,,
but CDJs are deffo the future,,,

Ive never really had much practice on CDjs mind…. SL's FTW
aitch
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8923 posts since 19/8/07

13 Oct 2008 08:06
I want to attempt a bit of mixing, are Pioneer CDJs the way to go? Should I start at 200s or go all out and get 800s to last me? I know a couple of fuk'ers on here have 800s. Also, what are they like second hand?
Sidney
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642 posts since 8/8/07

13 Oct 2008 10:44
I went to meet Deadmau5 on saturday at HTFR in brum. It was fucking amazing. Only 80odd people turned up and he played a 2 hour set, brought his hat and everything. Proper geek though has no fasion sense whatsoever. DJing was amazing though. Makes me laugh how all these djs use comlpetely diff set ups. He was using a mac with ableton, with a khaos (i think) synthesiser, pioneers efx 1000 and an allen heath xone 400 i think it was or 40. Really good to watch, just a shame he doesnt use the conventional 1000mk3's. He didnt use a pair of headphones once.

On a side not as im poor ive just purchased the vestax cdx05's to go withmy djm300. Anyone selling any 800 or 1000's?

Cheers

SID! (btw 14th November starting my own night with a friend - ERRATIC, electro, trance/techno) should be amazing!
FLG
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5870 posts since 21/5/04

13 Oct 2008 10:49
Sidney wrote: I went to meet Deadmau5 on saturday at HTFR in brum. It was fucking amazing. Brought his hat and everything.

Laughing out loud
His essential mix a few weeks back was a belter.
Sidney
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642 posts since 8/8/07

13 Oct 2008 10:50
eent wrote: A mate of mine used his macbook and traktor, he was pretty good at it. CDJ's are the way forward though, he's moved over and it's much easier.

I started on cdj's (800mk2, 1000mk3) and picked it up really quickly, i don't know what vinyl is like to use as i've never used it, but i assume it'd be a good place to start as it transfers over to cdj's quite smoothly.

Makemlad, first thing to do is beatmatch, then take it from there.

in other words, dont try mixing D&B youll quit before youve even started. Start with house/progressive/trance. Once youve got good take it from there.
Sidney
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642 posts since 8/8/07

13 Oct 2008 10:52
FLG wrote:
Sidney wrote: I went to meet Deadmau5 on saturday at HTFR in brum. It was fucking amazing. Brought his hat and everything.

Laughing out loud
His essential mix a few weeks back was a belter.

Yeh hes a sound guy, wish i got a few more pictures with him. First one i had my eyes closed, 2nd one he closed his eyes as a joke. funny though. We turned up and he was djing with a big mac in his hand. We thought it would be fnny to buy him a block of cheese lol
Charles Winthorpe III
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5474 posts since 29/7/05

13 Oct 2008 11:29
to learn on vinyl is a shit load harder than cdj's. the basics are the same, but its all the little nuances you get with vinyl that you have to address, things like 1210's being set up in different ways, reading records as opposed to reading the wave display on 1000's or seeing the time on any cdj. spindle mixing or platter…etc etc.
a vinyl dj will take minutes to pick up how to use cdj's,
a cd dj will need a fuck load longer and the ones i've seen end up giving up.

i have no idea why Deadmau5 gets so much love, i find his productions pretty lame.. granted he can call on tommy lee for mastering and sound engineering which helps a lot if you're looking for a big room sound but ultimately his stuff doesn't excite me.
dj wise, if you're a digital dj then come with a big set up incorporating synths, drum machines, control panels synced up with ableton. it needs to be a live show as such.. see dp and what justice are doing with ableton at the moment.

Sidney
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642 posts since 8/8/07

13 Oct 2008 16:34
billy ray valentine wrote: to learn on vinyl is a shit load harder than cdj's. the basics are the same, but its all the little nuances you get with vinyl that you have to address, things like 1210's being set up in different ways, reading records as opposed to reading the wave display on 1000's or seeing the time on any cdj. spindle mixing or platter…etc etc.
a vinyl dj will take minutes to pick up how to use cdj's,
a cd dj will need a fuck load longer and the ones i've seen end up giving up.

i have no idea why Deadmau5 gets so much love, i find his productions pretty lame.. granted he can call on tommy lee for mastering and sound engineering which helps a lot if you're looking for a big room sound but ultimately his stuff doesn't excite me.
dj wise, if you're a digital dj then come with a big set up incorporating synths, drum machines, control panels synced up with ableton. it needs to be a live show as such.. see dp and what justice are doing with ableton at the moment.

Yeh i know but as progressive music goes hes at the top. Justice and dp are differant genre. Theyre all good and i agree if your a ddj you should be using a lot more synths etc. Going to eclectricity on saturday at the custard factory anyway, it should be amazing; the last one was. Simian Mobile Disco on a function 1 sound system was rather special !
Seventyfour
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9121 posts since 6/10/05

14 Oct 2008 04:42
i just bought one of these look spot on for the money,if its any good when it arrives i'll get another
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=320310295054