what do u guys use as a back up dj ??
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    Default what do u guys use as a back up dj ??

    just wondering... say your computer freezes... or something out of the ordinary just happened to your vci... what other dj gear do u have as a back up.. and what would would you get as a back up...

    its a if question????

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    just looking for a cheap$$$ and good back up

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    Use an iPod already connected to one of the mixer's channels.

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    The night that I spin at has CD decks all the other DJs use so I just bring a small case of CDs and cue one up when I start.

    But I've been debating on putting together a larger rig (CD decks, turntables and VCI-100) so I think a pair of simple CD decks should do the trick. The CDJ-400's might be a bit much just for a backup. But maybe a simple integrated mixer/CD decks could work, or the iPod idea. Keep in mind you don't want to have a better backup than your main option.
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    use some cheap cd player! that is the best...

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    You could use something that also doubles as another midi control.... if such a thing exists, anyone know ?

    That would justify the purchase of a decent cd deck

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    Well, the CDJ-400 doubles as a MIDI controller. And you get a mixer that doubles a MIDI controller and you have an all-in-one for around $2500... hm...
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    I'm going to sing classes xDD then if laptop crashes I can sing a song hehe

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    If you are not playing in a club, take an iPod with you, if you're playing in a club, learn how to mix on cd players and burn a couple of CD's....

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    yeah that's what i want to do.. play at clubs... and lil gigs here and there... I really wanna buy those pioneer dj 400 cuz its an all in one player as well.. i can use a hard drive or ipod cd mp3 and coded cd's... all in one..

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    I myself am playing out using a laptop and the VCI-100 and a Trigger Finger hooked to Ableton Live and/or Dekadance.

    However in the event I have a mass failure I do have a hard-drive with all my projects backed up and music set up to play in any digital set-up (ie... FS, Mix Vibes, Torq, Serato etc...) when available. As well I have a handsome selection of music on CD's ready to go.

    The funny thing I find lately is when I am out (Generally warehouse parties) I see fewer and fewer vinyl DJs. The last show I was at there was only one. They had to scramble due to a lack of preparation to get a set of turntables and a mixer in order for him to play.

    The best advice is when traveling to a venue. Investigate before hand what will be generally available.

    or you could just sing

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