Will cdj's always remain club standard?
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    Default Will cdj's always remain club standard?

    CDJ's are totally out of my budget right now. Currently i am about to order the twitch to begin djing on a small scale but i still have around 3-4 years to go until i am of legal age to dj at real clubs. So do you think as time progresss that controllers eventually be accepted at big clubs and viewed with the same respect as cdjs? or will one have to buy cdjs to start getting bigger gigs?
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    You'll be fine, I wouldn't worry about what's "standard". I've never had issues dealing with this so do what you feel comfortable with and rock it out

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    As long as you don't rely on the controller and software to DJ, you'll be able to switch between a controller and CDJ's. Think of it as an instrument you need to master, and practice that way. The twitch can do many things CDJ's can't, learn all of them.

    On the other hand, if you're the kind of guy that loads the next song in the pre-configured playlist, hits sync, then slowly moves the crossfader over... Go jump off something really high.

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    Yes they will be the club standard until something replaces them. Never worry about what tech may be coming about in 3-4 years. The way everything advances we could go through 2 "standard" changes over the next 5 years. Do what makes you happy if you start playing in clubs then learn CDJs. You'll already have the djing basics so it will come a lot easier.
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    Sales of CD players of all kinds are falling of massively. Pure media players will probably be the next "standard".

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    cdjs are the standard yes, but that means that they also will be provided by the club (most of the time) so buying yourself some might be a little silly. Know how to use them, cause shit happens... but do what works for you as well

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    more and more people are either going usb-only (pio rekord box) or serato/traktor + CDJ/vinyl or just full midi

    Pretty soon we will see CDJs without actual cd drives (maybe?) - its like the current cdj line-up minus the actual cd drives, probably in a few years, just like how apple is slowly ditching the superdrives from their latest mac mini / macbook air

    vinyl will always have its spot in turntablism so it will stay for awhile

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJZILCH View Post
    more and more people are either going usb-only (pio rekord box) or serato/traktor + CDJ/vinyl or just full midi

    Pretty soon we will see CDJs without actual cd drives (maybe?) - its like the current cdj line-up minus the actual cd drives, probably in a few years, just like how apple is slowly ditching the superdrives from their latest mac mini / macbook air

    vinyl will always have its spot in turntablism so it will stay for awhile

    just my thoughts hahaha
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    beatmatching is not the problem here i can pick that up quickly but the thing is even though clubs provide them how can one get to practise on them beforehand without buying them? to me the cdj's seem kinda simple to use, to me it seems like pioneer just kinda bullied its way into the dj market sort of :S i mean yea they have quality but are they really worth their cost? Honestly there is no major innovation that i notice with the cdj's granted i am newbie maybe i am wrong :/
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