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    Default For those using CDJs....

    Do you cue up your track, then hit play/pause and play again when you are ready to bring in your track, or do you keep your hand on the platter where you have it cued, ready to play, and just let it go like you would with a TT?

    I am trying to experiment with the platter and didn't know if that was a common way, since I am new to external mixing.
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    Hand on the platter, vinyl mode

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    Hand on the platter, then let it go (or back & forth then go) Like a TT for me if I need to use CDJs

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    Really? Do you find the accuracy of landing the track better than hitting the play button that way?

    I thought everyone was going to say, "use the Fu^&ing button, that's what it's there for" haha
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    load a track, drop a cue point by tapping loop in and just use the top of the platter when im ready to play the track.
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    I tap but i had controllers first so that's what I'm used to I guess..

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    Quote Originally Posted by levvis View Post
    I tap but i had controllers first so that's what I'm used to I guess..
    Same here. Trying to figure out which is better or more comfortable.
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    Probably because I'd work with TT so much... says 29 years now, it's kind of second nature. BUT it's only with TT & CDJs... play when using any controllers.

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    I don't know I suppose in my mind timing your whole hand/wrist/arm to move and drop in time is harder than just tapping a couple of times and then tap in time..
    but then again using the platter you probably have more feel and is more fluent.. either way practice is the only way. I still have to concentrate on tapping after over a year!

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    for me i use the buttons on CDJs but it really doesnt matter what ppl use...its personal preference.

    I prefer to use the buttons as i dont have to hold the platter and can be using both hands either working efx or eqs then quickly press/drop the new tune. I have tried using the platter but found it too labour intensive, hahaha but im sure that was just me

    Few of my mates love to use the platter and claim it is more natural when beatmatching. Whatever floats your boat really

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