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    I now mix only once a week and one of the reasons (not the only one) is that when I had my 1210s I think I was more inspired to mix compared to my current S4 + Laptop setup. The spinning platters combined with an actual mixer was more enticing compared to the buttons and jogwheel of the S4. I'm not sure it's all about the tactile nature of the 1210 either. The history, weight and asthetic beauty of the 1210s also helped. When I was mixing on 1210s I felt like I was part of a larger community. The S4 is popular sure, but the 1210s were like a real symbol of DJing.

    I have still not had one person comment on my S4 setup, but almost everyone who saw my 1210s made a comment. Everyone knew what 1210s represented.

    /end ramblings...

    PS: I love my s4...but I thought this topic might generate some empathy - I know there are lots of people who've sold their 1210s to go digital

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    No reason you can't go digital with the Technics

    I'd get some if I had the money/space spare.
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    I LOVE my 1210's.

    Just to rub it in:




    Just go digital WITH 1210's...
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    I haven't had TTs, but I know there's an easy way to make it digital with timecode. And if you don't like timecode I think there's this denon thing called SC-3900, i think, which has CD, USB and MIDI and a big platter!

    PD: @xs2man 4 turntables? how do you do that? you don't get crazy or something? anyway it's a VERY nice setup!

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    ^ not the same

    OP - I feel ya man. I've had tons of gear and the most enjoyment has always been on two 1200's. start saving up for some!
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    Yep. Same here. Since the 1210s are gone I don't enjoy mixing as much. Got an f1 and although it can be fun , the remix decks need so much preparation, i spend more time organising them than mixing
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    Quote Originally Posted by sebastiannz View Post
    When I was mixing on 1210s I felt like I was part of a larger community. The S4 is popular sure, but the 1210s were like a real symbol of DJing.

    I have still not had one person comment on my S4 setup, but almost everyone who saw my 1210s made a comment. Everyone knew what 1210s represented.

    /end ramblings...

    PS: I love my s4...but I thought this topic might generate some empathy - I know there are lots of people who've sold their 1210s to go digital
    I kinda feel the same way. I'm going the digital vinyl route - I miss the feel and the fine control. Not that you can't do that with a S4, but it just doesn't feel right to me using a non-spinning platter that is essentially just a MIDI encoder. Might as well use a knob, imo.

    It's interesting how a simple turntable became a cultural relic. Maybe that has something to do with why it's so enticing. Maybe some more experienced DJs than myself could chime in on this.

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    Or...... go digital and use 1210's and keep the S4... you don't need to choose.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Karlos Santos View Post
    Or...... go digital and use 1210's and keep the S4... you don't need to choose.

    Karlos, is that a Mac Mini ur using to run maschine and 'logic'??
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    Yeah it was... but I sold it to buy a new Guitar FX processor.
    It was a wrench but I wasn't using it as much as I intended. Lovely machine but I just use a Macbook Pro now and hook it to the screens.

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