April 24, 2007 at 2:06 pm #1041141Anonymous
That’s right, who wants to see a laptop DJ at a rave? Would you think it’s just too quaint and leave? I’m sure lots of clubs use laptop DJs, but what’s your opinion? Please vote!
This is a slight deviation from my other posting:April 24, 2007 at 2:07 pm #1103529
Want a poll added?April 24, 2007 at 2:09 pm #1103514Anonymous
Poll added, cheers!April 24, 2007 at 2:10 pm #1103530
I prefer decks to laptops :groucho:April 24, 2007 at 2:10 pm #1103528Tek OffensiveParticipant
if the tunes are heavey dont matter what their being played from.April 24, 2007 at 2:10 pm #1103515Anonymous
😥 noooooooo @ RajApril 24, 2007 at 2:12 pm #1103516Anonymous
Cast your votes! :weee:April 24, 2007 at 2:13 pm #1103531
I am not sure I would go as far to walk out if I noticed a laptop [after all GoodDog plays using one and I like his tunes raaa].
I might leave if the tunes were gash [but I would do that irrespective of whether it was decks or a laptop :laugh_at:]
Have I muddied the issue sufficiently for you? :groucho:April 24, 2007 at 2:18 pm #1103517Anonymous
Nah Raj, that’s fine, l think that counts as a “Don’t Mind”.
As for the tunes being gash, some laptop DJ programs can do absolutely wicked things with the music, stuff that you wouldn’t dream of doing on dex unless you use hi-tec add-on hardware. I think they are even better than CD mixers, so hopefully even tunes you don’t like will be transformed into something amazing, live.
The downside is that if you get too active with your tweaking, your computer might stall!!! And that would be so embarrassing, so it’s always an idea to bring a second laptop in. Or a turntable. But that’s not meant to influence the poll options guys, because the poll options are purely about from the audience’s point of view i.e. “what you hear”.April 24, 2007 at 2:19 pm #1103551jester jin lacoyParticipant
never ever ive heard some sick shit that i came from laptop djs that im not shur is posible with out one . i dont prefur them but it is for shure not worth walkin out on a dj, un lesss that dj just blows but i always give respect to those who tryraaaApril 24, 2007 at 2:20 pm #1103552jester jin lacoyParticipantTek Offensive wrote:if the tunes are heavey dont matter what their being played from.
4 shure man raaa raaa raaa raaaApril 24, 2007 at 2:22 pm #1103534AngelModeratorTek Offensive wrote:if the tunes are heavey dont matter what their being played from.
True raaaApril 24, 2007 at 2:26 pm #1103521
laptop DJ’s (often using various other items of audio equipment connected via USB/MIDI) have been popular at raves in the SW and SE for a good few years now, probably about 2 or 3 years at least…April 24, 2007 at 3:13 pm #1103540cheeseweaselParticipant
Decks are infinitely cooler than a laptop, knowing that the atmosphere of the whole place rests on that tiny point where the needle touches the record… And with decks you need records, with colourful sleeves and cool artwork. I find it so much more satisfying to buy a record and then keep it with all my other records than just copying a load of tunes off a mates external drive. Still, I’d hardly walk out of a party if I saw a laptop, just be a bit disappointed. Live production, i.e. ableton etc. otoh can be awesome, but i see that more as performance than DJing.April 24, 2007 at 3:16 pm #1103522cheeseweasel wrote:Live production, i.e. ableton etc. otoh can be awesome, but i see that more as performance than DJing.
this is pretty much what happens – more than often because its homegrown original music produced by the people operating the kit.
No different from the “live PA’s” we used to get back in the 90s although there’s usually more live stuff these days rather than miming, thanks to the advances in technology.April 24, 2007 at 3:18 pm #1103532AsdfParticipant
I’m not bothered as long as the tunes are big and the mixing is tight. I do like all this techy shit as I’m a bit of a geek so I also like to see and hear new tech stuff being thrown in to the mix, it can make it quite fun.April 24, 2007 at 3:20 pm #1103523
TBH I reckon it would have been popular years ago except that you would have needed a truckload of equipment to get the same effects you can today from a single laptop and a couple of soundcards/DSP processors/MIDI control units…April 24, 2007 at 3:29 pm #1103542
mmm for me theres just something not right about having a laptop setup …
turntables and cd players for me …
i only have a laptop with me to burn cds i havent got already at the venue …April 24, 2007 at 4:29 pm #1103524
I think though they shouldn’t be used to replace normal DJ’s, but to bring music that otherwise wouldn’t be heard at the party such as homegrown stuff and/or local talent that hasn’t yet got a recording deal…
one thing I would like to see more at East Anglian parties is more local talent, a lot of DJ’s here are fairly conservative in their selection of tunes compared to other regions which is why the region gets a reputation for DJ’s playing “all the same tunes…”April 24, 2007 at 4:36 pm #1103536Shit RobotParticipant
ive put prefer it,but only coz its what i use,also theres somthing to be said for being able to carry the equivalent of a few thousand vinyl two decks and a mixer in a satchel:groucho::groucho:April 24, 2007 at 4:41 pm #1103543GoodDoG wrote:also theres somthing to be said for being able to carry the equivalent of a few thousand vinyl two decks and a mixer in a satchel:groucho::groucho:
:you_crazy 😉April 24, 2007 at 4:42 pm #1103544General Lighting wrote:one thing I would like to see more at East Anglian parties is more local talent, a lot of DJ’s here are fairly conservative in their selection of tunes compared to other regions which is why the region gets a reputation for DJ’s playing “all the same tunes…”
that is something i have noticed in the south more so than the north (chesire where im from)April 24, 2007 at 6:08 pm #1103541Ellie_Participant
Don’t suppose it matters, as long as the tunes are banging then thats all that matters, right? Although I must say that I like to see a DJ on the decks havin a good old mix!! :bounce_flApril 24, 2007 at 6:53 pm #1103545
to be honest the crowd wouldnt notice what you where using if they couldnt see you, i just think its down to the dj, what they prefer and believe in … theres more to be being a ‘dj’ than playing tunes …April 24, 2007 at 7:05 pm #1103526globalloonParticipant
i went to one party in about 94 and i noticed they were playing a mix tape
no-onr else seemed to have noticed though, everyone was still dancing and the atmosphere was wicked
that was a bit of cop-out though :laugh_at:
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