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    Default Things your kids may never know about DJing (NI thread stealing)

    Awesome thread going on over at NI

    http://www.native-instruments.com/fo...ad.php?t=90234

    A trip down memory lane.


    What's DJTT got on this?!
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    ...chasing beats through ghetto streets...

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    How about:
    1. The fun of being covered in dust and grime from record shopping.
    2. When finding an awesome White label record brings the most joy in a dj's life.
    3. Using a club's turntable that had old Ortofon Concords that screwed up the contacts on the 1200s tonearm.
    4. Your dj crew back in high school and talking shit to other sucker djs.
    5. Trainwrecking b/c the gig's equipment is jacked up.
    6. Learning beat matching, harmonic progressions, just basic mixing skills.
    7. Stanton 500AL cartridge w/ a nickel taped to the headshell. (really old school)
    Last edited by chex; 08-22-2009 at 11:43 PM.
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    from a digital aspect (and since i probably won't be having kids for a hot minute):

    - using traktor 3
    - possibly: when ableton and traktor had to be routed together manually :P
    - when we still used usb 2.0
    - having to buy external HDD's to fit all of our songs because the built-in ones weren't big enough
    - processors maxed at 3ghz (ish)
    - not all mixers were Traktor Scratch Certified (i can dream) :P
    - the time before DJTT was known as the home of controllerism in this world, before they bowed at our feet

    haha.
    soundcloud.com/hpntk / soundcloud.com/freakstep
    freakstep.com / thefreakbeat.com
    me on beatport / me on djtunes
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    My solution: Pay some one to whack them so you don't have any competition

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    I am not about to have kids any min either so -

    1- Using a crappy low resolution protocol with latency and jitter that was defined back in 1982 - aka MIDI

    2- Having to mod your unit to get rid of the dreaded MIDI dead zone on either side of your cross-fader

    3- Having to mod your unit to get decent buttons - ala VCI-100 arcade button mod

    4- Horrible amounts of plugin latency on your favorite mastering VST's, so you cant use them live

    5- Having to use a midi translator just to get a decent mapping

    6- Using a real turntable to get the best turntable emulation - ala timecode vinyl

    7- Having more effects processing than CPU cycles available

    8- Dealing with haters who hate just because your using sync

    9 - Dealing with haters just because your digital (even if you dont sync)

    10- Having to run 4 programs at once just to get a kick ass DJ\Live setup

    11- Using EQ's and volume fading as the main method of transitioning from tracks

    12 - Building your own controller to get all the features you want

    13 - Using touch screens without any haptic feedback

    14 - Using an external soundcard even though your device has a soundcard built in (because they are 9 times out of 10 crappy quality *cough* VCI-300 *cough*)
    Last edited by BentoSan; 08-24-2009 at 05:01 AM.

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    all those are definitely spot on

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    13 - Using touch screens without any haptic feedback
    but +1 on that one
    soundcloud.com/hpntk / soundcloud.com/freakstep
    freakstep.com / thefreakbeat.com
    me on beatport / me on djtunes
    Quote Originally Posted by JesterNZDJ
    My solution: Pay some one to whack them so you don't have any competition

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    - shelling out $200+ to be an unofficial native instruments product tester *cough* traktorpro *cough*

    - "try-before-buy" software

    - hypem.com

    - facebook fan pages for promo

    - digital dj stigma

    - 192 kbps mp3s

    - cd decks

    - DJ MOUSE !!!!!!! lol lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by chex View Post
    How about:
    1. The fun of being covered in dust and grime from record shopping.
    2. When finding an awesome White label record brings the most joy in a dj's life.
    3. Using a club's turntable that had old Ortofon Concords that screwed up the contacts on the 1200s tonearm.
    4. Your dj crew back in high school and talking shit to other sucker djs.
    5. Trainwrecking b/c the gig's equipment is jacked up.
    6. Learning beat matching, harmonic progressions, just basic mixing skills.
    7. Stanton 500AL cartridge w/ a nickel taped to the headshell. (really old school)
    x2...
    never did 7 though.

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    1. Putting up with obnoxious, arrogant, unhelpful, bored, miserable, moody, surly staff for years in your local record shop.

    2. Having to wait in line to listen to a record.

    3. Only being allowed to listen to a handful of tunes.

    4. Record shops with no listening posts so you can't try before you buy..

    5. The joy of wandering into a random record shop in another town and being greeted by friendly helpful knowledgeable staff who actually want to sell you some records.

    6. Soundlab DLP-1 Turntables

    7. Gemini PS626 Mixers

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    Still doing #7 lol

    Bento your comprehensive list took away my ability to add anything to this thread

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    1. not knowing the name of the records but it's the one with the blue cover and the pink font

    2. checking the grooves of the records to know when is the breakdown and when is the end of the reccords

    3. the click of the pitch of an SL1200 in the middle of the pitch where the speed lock is not very stable

    4. over pitched SL1200 that goes +16% instead of +8% coupled to the fact that records in 33rpm are harder to beatmatch due to less precision of the groove.

    5. the "play a records backwards" trick when putting the needle upside down and elevating the record with an ashtray so the needle play the records under.

    6. marking scratch records with a piece of tape so you know where to cue!

    7. very, very... very heavy aluminium records case.

    8. creating a "kick" sound when hitting the records while the needle is on.

    9. Beatmatching with only the pitch...
    Last edited by Koris; 08-23-2009 at 05:25 PM.

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