Some serious controllerism hate
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    So im browsing around the forums on Resident Advisor and I end up in the general discussion part. Now I dont normally go in there because I use RA strictly for music but I found a thread in there with some serious hate in it. To spare you from clicking heres what it said:

    "Since the advent of the dreaded laptop sync selector there’s obviously a lot more time on the dj’s hands. After he’s selected the next tune from his hard drive, checked his emails and updated his Facebook status there’s not much else to do apart from stand and wait. Cue effects. These things are a god send for the syncers – a great time filler. Piddling around endlessly with delays, flangers, filters etc makes the whole experience much more bearable, and it even looks like you’re actually doing something.

    The equipment manufacturers have obviously picked up on the growing demand for things to fill the time that was originally allotted to matching the speed of two records. So effect controllers are the order of the day - flashy knobs and a multitude of zany sound manipulations all at your fingertips.

    Well guess what guys? Leave the controller alone. In fact, smash your controller over your laptop and then smash your laptop over your head until you banish any ambition to ever set foot behind a dj console. Dance music wasn’t meant to be tampered with like this. It takes a lot of time, effort and love to make – all for you to ruin it like a demented monkey with OCD. Conserve your energy (and a possible chronic RSI condition from your twiddling) and redirect it to using your laptop for something more appropriate, like looking up porn.

    So please spar us – we’re not all converted to your mindless idiocy yet. Some of us can see through the façade that by barraging us with endless delays and filters will shield your complete and utter incompetence.
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    If you want to see the thread here it is:
    http://www.residentadvisor.net/forum...aspx?id=144769

    Now I'm very aware that theres people against controllers but being a bedroom dj for the most part I dont really get exposed to them and this is the first time im seeing full out hate against it. Im a little taken back on how ignorant some of the things said in here are. what do you guys have to say?

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    There are plenty of big DJ's out there who only beat match songs and then stand or dance around behind the decks. I learned how to beat match on vinyl, moved to CDJ's, and now I'm using Traktor. And honestly... I'm glad I don't have to worry about beat matching any more. It allows me to focus on more important things, like presentation, making the mix more interesting, and doing fun things with controllers.

    Besides, there are people out in the audience who don't dance to the music and just stand around watching the DJ. Might as well give them something to watch. :P

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    because people who also produce as well as dj dont use effects or juggle between cue points....*COUGH* Armin does this all the time, though not as in depth as say someone doing it with a zillion cue points and 4 decks (REALLY limited on it on cdj1000-2000) and he also uses delay quite a bit as well as filters.
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    I believe controllers add more livelyness to a DJ's performance. although im not one to sync up songs and would prefer to beatmatch i have to admit its fun "remixing" the tracks. I think controllers are a fine addition to the many tools a DJ can muster and all this hate is just plain close mindedness.

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    In the end it's all up to the DJ how he wants to play the music. Whether it be letting the music speak for itself, or taking your favorite tracks and turning it into a blended, glitchy, complicated performance, it's all personal preference. There is no right or wrong choice.

    That's not to say there aren't people who are just terrible at it, though. lol

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    tbh - that ain't that bad. the OP is a tit, but he seems to be the exception in that thread ...
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    That was a fun read... I always thought f1 had an auto pilot , 95% of people dont even care or know what the dj is using or how, the other 5% are prob djs them selves which if theyre going to give out.... My thought is why arent they up there instead?? Not good enough at beat matching i chink soww
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    Quote Originally Posted by dj stifffy View Post
    My thought is why arent they up there instead?? Not good enough at beat matching i chink soww
    At the end of the day a monkey would suffice for some of the DJ-Jobs and what is required for them. First come, first eat but not actual skill is needed IMO. All this counts for mix-dj-ing of any genre...

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    Waddup bruh, but dah mane ting is, is dat tis all bout song selection if u as got dah songs 2 rock de floor den who cares phow you is doing it if dey be dropped at right times....
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