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    Quote Originally Posted by happydan View Post
    Because people are intimidated by progress.

    I can beatmatch. I own two 1210s, play vinyl at home, and enjoy the odd mix with Traktor Scratch. But I also enjoy having six channels of music playing, and the flexibility it brings.
    I personally think its insane when others say that someone is not a "real" DJ becuase they used sync. Like I remember seeing a video of Laidback Luke arguablly one fo the best mainstage DJ's praising Pioneer for putting a Sync button on the CDJ's becuase it was just useful and helpful when needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hesster View Post
    Why're you guys different from everyone else that seems to frown upon it??
    There are actually creative people here.

    As in, people who know that the ability to create a set list, read a crowd, and know when to transition is a lot bigger of a deal than whether you can learn a wrote mechanical skill.

    I learned on vinyl. I can still spin on vinyl (though the first few mixes after a long break are a little rough). I just don't anymore.

    Heck, big name guys claim you have to play pre-recorded sets at a festival to time it with the lights (despite the fact that musicians have been doing the same thing with actual instruments for 40 years). Sync is a settled debate.

    Just make sure beat grids are right. There's no excuse for train wrecks anymore.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mostapha View Post
    There are actually creative people here.

    As in, people who know that the ability to create a set list, read a crowd, and know when to transition is a lot bigger of a deal than whether you can learn a wrote mechanical skill.

    I learned on vinyl. I can still spin on vinyl (though the first few mixes after a long break are a little rough). I just don't anymore.

    Heck, big name guys claim you have to play pre-recorded sets at a festival to time it with the lights (despite the fact that musicians have been doing the same thing with actual instruments for 40 years). Sync is a settled debate.

    Just make sure beat grids are right. There's no excuse for train wrecks anymore.


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    I think it helps that people are also technically literate. If all you know is how to plug in gear, and how to beatmatch/scratch, then people with more complex setups will seem intimidating.
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    Quote Originally Posted by happydan View Post
    I think it helps that people are also technically literate. If all you know is how to plug in gear, and how to beatmatch/scratch, then people with more complex setups will seem intimidating.
    I've got a lot of respect for turntablists.

    Scratching is a rabbit hole I've never really taken, probably because I've mostly played genres it doesn't fit. I've thought about getting a PT01Scratch just for the heck of it. But, I'd need a bigger table.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mostapha View Post
    I've got a lot of respect for turntablists.

    Scratching is a rabbit hole I've never really taken, probably because I've mostly played genres it doesn't fit. I've thought about getting a PT01Scratch just for the heck of it. But, I'd need a bigger table.
    Those that understand it takes all sorts, sure. But there's a lot of DJs stuck in the past. The DJ equivalent of those people in an office that refuse to learn how to use a computer.
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    I think that it depends on your crowd. If you're playing underground music and the public is somewhat pretentious, then you should stay away from the sync button unless you have effects or other tools to back up the fact that you've skipped this fundamental aspect of DJ-ing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carls View Post
    I think that it depends on your crowd. If you're playing underground music and the public is somewhat pretentious, then you should stay away from the sync button unless you have effects or other tools to back up the fact that you've skipped this fundamental aspect of DJ-ing.
    Well, that's just hogwash.
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    Quote Originally Posted by carls View Post
    I think that it depends on your crowd. If you're playing underground music and the public is somewhat pretentious, then you should stay away from the sync button unless you have effects or other tools to back up the fact that you've skipped this fundamental aspect of DJ-ing.
    And that hogwash is why we have to deal with so many damn white noise sweeps and over-cooked reverbs.


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