The Louie V Timeline:
So since I haven't formally introduced myself here I guess I'll share the story here:
Many many years back it started with carrying crates for a few uncles that were DJs, from carrying crates it slowly evolved to where it is now.
I had been practicing for a while and picking up some techniques from my uncles, however, it was sometime around the age of 12 that one of my uncles finally let me take over one of his sets. That's what I consider my fist gig, however I had been covering piss breaks for a few years.
That night I took home that uncles gear (this uncle wasn't DJing as a profession, it was a hobby for him so I was able to hold on to his gear for a pretty long while.
(Gemini PDX-2400, Denon DN-D4500)
I got the hang of rackmount CD players for a little while, then found out about this new thing called Virtual DJ. I didn't really like that everything was controlled with mouse and keyboard so started using 3 decks (2 decks off the cd players and the master out of Virtual DJ) at the time, however, I still relied mostly on CD's.)
After a long while of having my uncles gear I decided to start buying my own, started with a mixer.
(Gemini PDM-02 w/ Gemini 2-5-2 Case)
I started doing a few more gigs and getting a little more cash, my main focus started going towards EDM music. Decided to purchase a new mixer.
I actually really, really liked that mixer, to this day I miss it, if I could fix the DSP/effects engine it would be perfect. Nonetheless, after getting this mixer I went for some CD players. I ended up purchasing a set of Numark ICDX's which were pretty great, however, looking back, there are days do regret not going with the Pioneer CDJ-400's.
(2 Numark ICDX's, Gemini CS-02 Mixer & Behringer HPX-2000 Headphones)
Now remember this very point... This point in the story is where the "RGAS" started...
With the new gear there were a few changes. The biggest change was that I started doing gigs solo. I had been working with one of my younger cousins and we would mostly tag-team at gigs, however his heart wasn't in it and he had a lot of distractions. I still think that he has great talent and great potential, and with some refinement he could be better then I am, however your heart has got to be in it or else there is no reason for it.
With the divide between my cousin and I, gigs started paying double (no more need to split money down the middle) and they became more frequent. I won't lie, I went crazy buying random stuff with no real plan. There were a lot of impulse buys, and I think I could of been a lot better off if i would have planned out all my purchases. It also doesn't help that at this time I set up a bank account for my DJ'ing and had a nice new debt card that made shopping a lot easier.
(Bunch of random stuff. Most Notable: Monster Cables, Vaultz cases for my CD Players, Some Chauvet lighting & a Chauvet Fogger)At this point I mostly played on VDJ, CD's became 2nd since the ICDX's worked natively with Virtual DJ. One thing i really did like about the ICDX's was that there wasn't (to my knowledge) any sync button, so I still had to pitch and nudge my tracks and I made it a habbit to not look at the waveforms while doing such.
(20'x20'x10' Aluminum Truss)
(New Coffin, New Laptop (Again), Laptop Stand, Legit Version of VDJ, Maya 44, some other stuff)