First Club Gig Tomorrow Night! Excited, but have a few technical questions...
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    Default First Club Gig Tomorrow Night! Excited, but have a few technical questions...

    Hey guys,

    So after about 8 months of playing house parties and blowing the roof off, I've networked a bit, shook some hands, and finally got my first club gig! I'm psyched as hell and feel confident in my abilities, however there are a few technical things I've never encountered before, and I want to make sure the issues will be mitigated with some thorough prior knowledge.

    The club provides a DJM800 and 2 Pio CDJ1000MK2s. I use Traktor Scratch Duo 2 with an Audio 6 and 2 Numark NDX400s. I also have an LPD8 to control looping/FX/cue points. This will be my first time using authentic CDJs, and I was wondering if there would be any major differences/hurdles between using NDX400s and CDJ1000s, namely platter control, pitch percentage, and other basic functions. I don't plan on utilizing any of the other features like the loop function or the vinyl stop/start, as I plan on doing most of that in Traktor. I'm assuming (perhaps incorrectly, hence the thread) that the Pioneers will basically be larger versions of the NDXs, and as such am planning to approach them the same way. I am aware that the MK2s do not have MP3 support, so I have burned my set to CDs as a backup in case something goes amiss. Do I have all my bases covered or is there something critical I forgot and need to know?
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    I've found the touch and sensitivity of each brand of CDJ to be a bit different but if you're foundation is strong you shouldn't have too much of a problem. I'd recommend making your first mix or two of the night very simple just to get a feel of the CDJ1000's and then ramp it up as you get more comfortable with the feel.
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    I was planning on starting the night out with a lot of minimal and tech house so I have plenty of time to noodle around with one while the other is playing.
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    Maybe arrange to go during day time to test everything out.

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    So how did it go?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Powwow View Post
    So how did it go?
    It went awesome! Not only did I blow the roof off the place (on a Monday, no less), the head DJ wants me to come back in a headlining position! Here's a few pics that were taken on people's phones:

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    530404_10100518578945653_22203631_48666183_466042081_n.jpg <--GREAT SUCCESS
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    Fuck yeah dude that's whats up! Grats!

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    props man!! looks like things went well
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    Nice one. Congrats
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