Hello! Some question about technics 1200s
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 21
  1. #1
    Tech Student
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    1

    Default Hello! Some question about technics 1200s

    Hi! Guys! I'm a beginner DJ. I just got my used technics 1200 mk2 and m3d. It seems they need slipmats and needles, but I don't know what I should get. I want to go traktor since it has promotion right now. Could you guys give me some suggestions? Thank you!

    Also, Do I need to do arm adjustment if I play timecode vinyl?

  2. #2
    Tech Mentor
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    118

    Default

    For my 1210s, I use Butter Rugs V2s which are great for if you're a turntablist or just generally mixing. You can even get Traktor Butter Rugs now. I swear by my butter rugs but as long as your slip mats allow you to manipulate the record and spin it back then that's all you'll need. As for needles/cartridges I have Ortofon Pro S but there are others out there which I'm sure the other forum members will advise you on. Also no tonearm adjustment required to play timecode vinyl.

  3. #3
    Tech Mentor
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    NYC
    Posts
    225

    Default

    I actually the original butter rugs as well. As for the needle/carts, it depends on what kind of mixing you plan on doing. You going to do any scratching?

  4. #4
    Tech Mentor Nicadraus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Tatooine
    Posts
    415

    Default

    The best all-around cart and needle is the Shure M44-7. You can't go wrong with it. If you don't have a headshell yet, you can get the Shure M44-7 H package complete with an original Technics headshell.
    Works1200 - Technics SL-1200/1210 specialist
    Dell Inspiron 14R N5437 i5 4200u, 16gb RAM/750gb 7200rpm/Win8.1
    TSP 2.6.8 + Audio 4 DJ + Kontrol X1 + Novation Dicer
    Technics SL-1200 MK3D x 3 + Ecler Nuo 4 + Pioneer DJM-250 + V-Moda M100 + Sennheiser HD280 Pro
    Alesis RA-300 + KRK ST8 + Jamo Sub200 + MGM Studio HT-3D 8" powered sub

  5. #5
    Tech Mentor
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Bolton, Nr MANCHESTOH U.K
    Posts
    320

    Default

    Slipmat? Pah.. i have drawn around a 12" record placed on a supermarket carrier bag, and cut that out, then placed the disc shaped bit of bag under the mat..

    Gliiiiides... maaan

  6. #6
    Tech Guru Bassline Brine's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Massachusetts
    Posts
    1,818

    Default

    Guitar Center stocks slipmats. There are a few that people recommend for different kinds of mixing, scratching and whatnot, but the generic ones do fine IMO.

    Needles are personal preference. You can spend a TON of money on them, or not much. I'd say get a good set and go from there. Personally I like Concorde's myself, but I know a lot of people whom swear by the standard style.

    You'll have to mess around with adjusting them to get them set correctly and making sure everything is working right. I'm heading into work at the moment so don't have a ton of time to type, but I'm sure others will point you in the right direction.
    BREAKBEATS AND OTHER MUSICAL ADVENTURES
    Facebook - Soundcloud - Mixcloud - Mixlr - Twitter

  7. #7
    Tech Guru Cybertrash's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Stockholm, Sweden
    Posts
    631

    Default

    I use ThudRumble's Frosted Plates, they're *awesome*, a tad bit noisy, but otherwise incredible.

    Also, what's this I hear about Traktor Butter Rugs?
    ___________________
    Quote Originally Posted by earl panda View Post
    iŽll quote you in 5 years and we both will have a good laugh while we are at this awsome dj battle on mars trying to finally beat the damned 1000 armed alien squid "dj squid master". his routines are sick!

  8. #8
    DJTT Infectious Moderator photojojo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Sherman, TX
    Posts
    13,939

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by U-31 View Post
    Slipmat? Pah.. i have drawn around a 12" record placed on a supermarket carrier bag, and cut that out, then placed the disc shaped bit of bag under the mat..

    Gliiiiides... maaan
    I use wax paper.
    Chris Jennings FHP

    Podcast - Soundcloud - Mixcloud - Beatport Charts - x

  9. #9
    Tech Mentor
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Bolton, Nr MANCHESTOH U.K
    Posts
    320

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by photojojo View Post
    I use wax paper.
    A mate did that back '88... and also a sheet of lino used previously for break dancin'

    And if i recall, a cut up cornflake box

  10. #10
    Tech Guru synthet1c's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    1,597

    Default

    for diy... wax paper good, record insert bad, you will build up a lot of static using that method which makes dust stick to your records which will destroy them and your needles, But I use butter rugs, they make it slide like buttah, and no excess static, a must have for scratching..
    Why did the elephant get lost... Cause the Jungle is MASSIVE!

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •