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    I just stumbled across a blast from the past. This is what affectionately became known as my "OCD Wallet"


    I burnt 2 copies of each disc in case I wanted to mix a track that was on the same disc, also I had a backup should anything go wrong with one of the discs.

    Then there's the labelling, I bought a printer, label sheets and an Avery label machine. It was a lot of prep involved but it was totally worth it when playing out... even if it was a little OCD
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    haha...looks familiar. It almost caused me to shudder.

    I did basically the same thing, except it was pieces of paper in the slots instead of labels on the CDs with just an index code on the CD to figure out where the CD goes.

    I hated it. Going to a computer for organization for DJing made so much more sense....I'm not sure any argument I've heard even for vinyl beats the existence of playlists and arbitrary, instantaneous sorting for me even without all of the other additions. It did take a couple years to get over associating songs just with album art, but...it was worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mostapha View Post
    I hated it. Going to a computer for organization for DJing made so much more sense....I'm not sure any argument I've heard even for vinyl beats the existence of playlists and arbitrary, instantaneous sorting for me even without all of the other additions. It did take a couple years to get over associating songs just with album art, but...it was worth it.
    This.
    Every time some DJ starts bitching about the lack of CD option on XDJ/SC5000 line because he has a ton of CDs still in his collection and he's a "professional DJ" and so any gear without a option for CD playback is "not for professionals and won't be a club standard" all I can think about is: why the frack haven't you converted your CD collection into lossy/lossless format and joined the 21st?

    Also the main reason why I was suggesting for the past 5 years for beginners to skip the whole "buy a CDJ8000/1000 setup, it was a club standard and you'll learn beatmatching" phase and go straight to digital. It's just not worth it. Too much money, too much hastle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SlayForMoney View Post
    This.
    Every time some DJ starts bitching about the lack of CD option on XDJ/SC5000 line because he has a ton of CDs still in his collection and he's a "professional DJ" and so any gear without a option for CD playback is "not for professionals and won't be a club standard" all I can think about is: why the frack haven't you converted your CD collection into lossy/lossless format and joined the 21st?

    Also the main reason why I was suggesting for the past 5 years for beginners to skip the whole "buy a CDJ8000/1000 setup, it was a club standard and you'll learn beatmatching" phase and go straight to digital. It's just not worth it. Too much money, too much hastle.
    There definitely are high-level guys still using CDs. I saw Derrick May on vinyl + CDs a few months ago, and he killed it. So, it does happen. But, he's been doing it that way for a long time, and it works for him.

    I agree, I'm not sure there's a reason to start that way now except maybe as a backup for gigs that don't have current gear.

    In my personal music listening life, I've actually been buying CDs again, though. I've finally come around to mostly listening to albums the way the artist/producers intended rather than just shuffling a playlist and very much enjoyed it. But I don't think I'll ever DJ that way again.

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    I think I'm gonna start buying CD's again. I really miss listening to a whole album from start to finish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patch View Post
    I think I'm gonna start buying CD's again. I really miss listening to a whole album from start to finish.
    When I do the studio upgrades later this year, I'm seriously considering picking up a dedicated cd player to run into my monitor controller.

    Ironically, this realization came the same week I found out Best Buy was going to stop selling CDs.

    Prediction: there's going to be an audiophile CD craze in a few years, probably related to different level normalization on streaming platforms. It is really weird if you're shuffling around something and some quiet, ambient ballad plays at the same volume as a Techno or Metal track.

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    I was just looking at some Super Market compilation CD's in Sainsburys. 5 for a 4xCD box set. Bloody good money that is...
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