Poll: It's best to learn beatmatching on turntables

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    Tech Mentor Poulet Blanc's Avatar
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    Default It's best to learn beatmatching on turntables

    My opinion: the best way to learn beatmatching is on vinyl? Do you guys agree?

    Vinyl to CDJ/controller = small step (people spinning on vinyl can easily spin on controllers and cdjs)

    CDJ/controller to vinyl = huge step (people spinning on cdjs or controllers are having a hard time when spinning on vinyl)
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    I think beatmatching on CDJ's is the best place to learn. It's easier to cue up and has a better learning curve IMO. I do think you should practice with TT's at one point though.
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    I think its best to learn on whatever cheap inexpensive tools you have available....

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    Vinyl's just fun and awesome. Everyone should have a go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrPopinjay View Post
    Vinyl's just fun and awesome. Everyone should have a go.
    I'm all for practicing with whatever you have handy, but, THIS.
    Even better if you can learn a bit on all of the above.

    Also, needs a fourth choice for "This again?"

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    i agree on the basis that its easy to see whats going on to an extent
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    Easier to see what's going on? What? You get less feedback than on CDJs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrPopinjay View Post
    Easier to see what's going on? What? You get less feedback than on CDJs.
    take a closer look at your vinyl records.

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    Seeing the grooves doesn't help you beat match at all.
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    Beatmatching, manually matching the tempos of two different tracks, is the same regardless of what medium you're using. There's no way that beatmatching on a turntable is "better" than doing it with a CDJ or vice versa, that's more of a "what i prefer to use" topic. When it comes to beatmatching, it's your ear that's doing the work.
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