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  • #1103549
    AvatarPlayground Politics
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    what ever the dj finds easier to manipulate, if hes having problems with the equipment, he should change his stuff, so it does not effect the toones, as long as the music is banging raaa

    #1103518
    AvatarAnonymous
    globalloon wrote:
    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:

    Lol, the lynching a DJ would get for doing that is not worth the risk, but l see what you mean.

    #1103527
    Avatar3kilos
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    its asign of the times progress and every thing have been using a Hercules and a lap top for last 4mths and yes it gives u a lot more choice and yes a lot more ability to mix stuff around on the spot and u aint carrying half a ton of vinyl around lets not all forget that are music is the most modern and most computer derived out there we make tunes and music out of the technology around us the rave scene was cutting edge back in the late 80s wen i fell into it why shouldnt it be now

    #1103546
    AvatarDigital-A
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    if i was told to get off the decks to give way to a bloke and a laptop id cry and return to my profession of playing psychedelic trance to persons in nursings homes ….

    basically id be insulted …

    #1103539
    AvatarTekhan
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    I like live PAs, people producing stuff in ablteon on the fly – but i dont count that as laptop DJing,

    If its Djing i prefer to see someone on the dex…

    #1103537
    AvatarShit Robot
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    3kilos wrote:
    its asign of the times progress and every thing have been using a Hercules and a lap top for last 4mths and yes it gives u a lot more choice and yes a lot more ability to mix stuff around on the spot and u aint carrying half a ton of vinyl around lets not all forget that are music is the most modern and most computer derived out there we make tunes and music out of the technology around us the rave scene was cutting edge back in the late 80s wen i fell into it why shouldnt it be now

    Exactly its not like its even that unusual now both Hawtin And BT have been doing it for ages now plus more recently Magda-Sasha Ect Ect Im sure people dont walk out on them coz they not using vinyl and im sure other vinyl djs dont cry when they have to give way to them either:groucho::groucho: was the same when cd decks first became available people saying it wasnt proper dj ing ect after all there is no stopping progress, each to thier own live and let live.:bounce_fl

    #1103547
    AvatarDigital-A
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    GoodDoG wrote:
    each to thier own live and let live.:bounce_fl

    i shall agree :bounce_fl

    #1103519
    AvatarAnonymous

    It’s nice to hear someone say they have disdain for Laptop DJs, as l worry about it myself sometimes, l think the seat of my angst is in that the computer is at least an equal partner, at most the one in charge.

    Scratch-mixing isn’t possible, and the fine ingenuity of a DJ’s eye/ear to hand co-ordination doesn’t come into it. I mean, the DJ can’t listen to the music or see the crowd, and then translate that into his movements on scratching the vinyl. He isn’t a figurehead any more. Ppl like a leader l guess, something to lean on.

    Mind you, scratching the vinyl is the only logical problem l can think of. Sentimentalism is silly, so l suppose if the scratching problem were overcome, then goodbye vinyl!

    There’s an interesting post on vinyl emulation here:

    http://www.partyvibe.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=24299

    Kit such as this allows you to connect your turntable to a PC and scratch the WAVs or mp3s that way. Apparently there’s still some way to go…

    Oh by the way, has anyone’s comp ever frozen during a Laptop DJing performance??

    Please keep your opinions coming, no matter what they are!

    #1103520
    AvatarAnonymous

    Oh yeah, l realise you can scratch CDs, l’ve never tried it, dunno if it works like vinyl, l doubt it can, l mean with vinyl you can really spin the record and release it and it slows down, you know it’s got a real dynamism to it.

    And l’m not sure you can do what you can on a laptop, on a CD deck instead.

    #1103533
    AvatarSound-Guy
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    Saw roni size once and he was using a laptop but he had it wired to the deck so he could just select a tune and it would come through the vinyl. Fuck knows how but it looked good. Was bringin in tunes left right and center proper quick at the click of a button. Think he had scratchin samples on there too. Think DJ craze does somthin similar.

    #1103525
    AvatarGeneral Lighting
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    Sound-Guy wrote:
    Saw roni size once and he was using a laptop but he had it wired to the deck so he could just select a tune and it would come through the vinyl. Fuck knows how but it looked good. Was bringin in tunes left right and center proper quick at the click of a button. Think he had scratchin samples on there too. Think DJ craze does somthin similar.

    probably the final scratch software, think what a good “celebrity endorsement” deal this sight would be with all the younger DJ’s who look up to roni size..

    #1103548
    AvatarDigital-A
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    DynamicDon’tPanic wrote:
    Oh yeah, l realise you can scratch CDs, l’ve never tried it, dunno if it works like vinyl, l doubt it can, l mean with vinyl you can really spin the record and release it and it slows down, you know it’s got a real dynamism to it.

    i can scratch cds, the jobwheel acts exactly like a turntable.

    DynamicDon’tPanic wrote:
    And l’m not sure you can do what you can on a laptop, on a CD deck instead.

    for me i need decks, cd or vinyl in front of me, i believe if you have a laptop it looks like its doing it all for you which most likely it isnt but gives that impression … there just isnt something right about laptops in the set-up unless their burning cds at a million miles an hour for me … then again one day i will have to introduce a laptop into my live act with the new project i am creating … i shall give in then 😉

    #1103538
    AvatarShit Robot
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    DynamicDon’tPanic wrote:
    Oh by the way, has anyone’s comp ever frozen during a Laptop DJing performance??

    Not Yet! Hope thats not a case of famous last words:yakk:lol! With Ableton You Can Actually Tune the latency to make that situation MUCH less likely to happen

    #1103550
    AvatarPlayground Politics
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    wait the titles false advertising, i want my free laptop!

    #1103535
    AvatarBigAndy
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    This was a free party in london i went to last year, the dj was on a laptop playing breakcore in plain view of everyone. Cant say i saw many people storm off in disgust.:weee:

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