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    Default controllerist?

    what defines one?
    im tierd of saying: hi, im a dj
    and having a confused look when they see my controller

    i would much prefer the conversation to go like...:
    -hi, im a controllerist
    -whats that?
    -it means i use a controller to mix music etc.

    but thats the problem, all i do is mix, i dont juggle much, and im not using a midifighter as a deck or anything like that.


    so would it be right to call myself a controllerist?
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    I'd say no.
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    I'd have to say controllerist = turntablist.
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    I remember in one of ean's earlier vids he said that a controllerist was someone who did routines similar to that of a turntablist but using controllers. I now personally think the term controllerist would categorise a larger group now as more people are starting to turn to digital setups using controllers to perform in clubs etc. rather than just shorter routines.

    I'd call you a controllerist

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    I'm a deejay. My focus is on playing tunes for people. I use both records and controllers. Quite often when I play out I'll just use a controller.

    If my focus was on routines on my controller I'd call myself a controllerist. If it was on scratching I'd call myself a turntablist. I'm neither, I'm a DJ, like you.

    There are 2 dangers to calling yourself a controllerist:

    1) You're bringing unecessary attention to the fact that you're just using a different tool to create the same result in mixing 2 tunes together
    2) You are going to piss off actual turntablist/controllerists

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    You are a DJ.

    Dont give the "controllerism isnt DJing" idiots anymore ammunition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karlos Santos View Post
    You are a DJ.

    Dont give the "controllerism isnt DJing" idiots anymore ammunition.
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    ...

    The history is like this:

    Babu: "I'm turntablist (like guitaris)" (and not only a Disc Jockey)

    Moldover: "I'm a controllerist" (like turntablist but without tunrntables).

    40 years ago...
    Bruce Lee: "I don't believe in styles anymore because styles (and labels) separe the humans" (...) "My style is the no-style". "Students become robots pursuing the "Master" cristalized knowledge making his "word" the Godspell Truth.


    Back to the future...
    Mudo: I'm a Free Creative Human... but if you don't understand it, call me "Tooltablist" (because any "tool" is the "tool") but don't forget: It is only a name... (not the Godspell truth).

    Ean Golden is declared himself a controllerist because he dropped the turntables in the past... maybe with dicers he is considering change that. At last, who cares?

    The most important question is:
    Are you alive, my friend? What do you Feel about this?



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    I absolutely love you Mudo...
    Mind-Bending.

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    I feel like... I've learnt something. I feel like... I've learnt nothing. But I do... feel alive.
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    Why not just be a musician? Or is it the tool that defines the artist?
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