Should I bother learning how to DJ with vinyl??
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    I caught the vinyl bug a while ago. I've been slowly building a collection of records. I started out with Digital Djing on Traktor and Ableton, but something is constantly pulling me to vinyl. My setup right now uses a 2 ch vestex mixer to mix between sound coming from Traktor and Ableton. I also own an Audio Technica AT-LP120 that I use with Traktor for a bit of DVS. I've been looking on ebay trying to score a second one. Best case I'll get one for $170. Besides the equipment, vinyl is fucking expensive...I can use my time codes and just do DVS, but idk. it will never be the same.

    Has anyone picked up vinyl equipment and regretted it? Is it even worth learning how to DJ with vinyl these days?

    Thanks!

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    Yes, it's a lot of fun and it can come in handy if you have to spin with someone who uses vinyl/dvs.
    If in doubt, stick to DVS - best of both worlds - and spring for a piece of vinyl you really like every now and then for those quick "unplugged" sessions with no laptop

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    Quote Originally Posted by bumtsch View Post
    Yes, it's a lot of fun and it can come in handy if you have to spin with someone who uses vinyl/dvs.
    If in doubt, stick to DVS - best of both worlds - and spring for a piece of vinyl you really like every now and then for those quick "unplugged" sessions with no laptop
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    HAd a really nice session last night - strictly vinyl - for the first time ever. A mate came over to dinner with a sack of records and we had a couple of bottles of wine in the manshed and played random tunes to one another.

    Twas damn good fun
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicky H View Post
    Agreed
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    There's hardly any difference between DVS and vinyl, handling-wise.
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    do it! i'm picking up a pair of Stantons next month when home on vacation (I know home on vacation sounds odd)

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    I'm picking up some tt's too, I really want to know what vinyl is like. I'n gonna stick to dvs because I can't afford (and don't really see the point in) buying vinyls, but I think it's going to be a lot of fun!
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    Quote Originally Posted by StephanV View Post
    I'm picking up some tt's too, I really want to know what vinyl is like. I'n gonna stick to dvs because I can't afford (and don't really see the point in) buying vinyls, but I think it's going to be a lot of fun!
    I manually beatmatch (largely as gridding all of the tunes is a little impractical given to old soul and funk I play) and prefer the feel of vinyl to a platter for doing that ...

    Also it's loads nicer to scratch on ...
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    get some, i did and i love it
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