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    Question to you guys with small or average sized homes. Why do you position your setup's to face away from a wall? In all of my apartments and houses I've ever lived in while DJing, I never did this due to the reason that I didn't have any rooms that were obscenely large. Setting things up to have a "booth" facing the "dancefloor" of the place never made sense to me. It only ended up taking away valuable living space.
    I'm really curious after looking at picture after picture of setups having the DJ's back to the wall... why do you guys do this? There is no obvious benefit of having things arranged like this for living purposes, so why is it that you do it? It genuinely has struck my curiosity for a while now.

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    I put all my old stuffed animals in the middle of the room so I can pretend they all came to hear me play.
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    No idea. Curious myself. Mine faces the wall as well.
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    My setup faces against a window and to my yard, houses and hills thankfully. Personally, I'd try to face to an open space even if it took some room. Otherwise I'd feel "trapped" or in need of air/space if I was mixing against the wall...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gryz View Post
    I put all my old stuffed animals in the middle of the room so I can pretend they all came to hear me play.
    I dress up Raggedy Ann like an Emo slut and I put some baking flour under Miss Piggy's nose.



    No idea. Curious myself. Mine faces the wall as well.
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    I think its to strengthen/bruise your DJ ego by making you constantly stare at an empty room and remind you that you should be at a place with people.
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    I would rather rather look out into my living room than stare at a wall, it is less isolating and I enjoy using my setup and mixing more and find I do it more often and for longer. It is also more social when I have friends over who are into DJing and music and we are messing around so people have a place to sit and chill while someone else is mixing and no one has their back to each other.

    It also looks a lot better that way especially in a small space like the DJ console was a planned part of the space and not just thrown up against an available free wall. I don't imagine it as a dance floor but it is fun to just chill, sit around and listen to music.
    Last edited by Xonetacular; 10-11-2011 at 10:20 PM.

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    So that people can't sneak up on me when I'm completely deaf, zoned out and facing a wall.

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    Facing the room.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DigitalDevil View Post
    So that people can't sneak up on me when I'm completely deaf, zoned out and facing a wall.
    You have no idea how many times this has happened to me.

    But, yeah, facing the room definitely. Hopefully with some view out the windows But in the end who cares about the windows, cos you can't see sh8t once it gets dark out.

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