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  1. 4 points
    LabRat

    Stanton ST150 Turntable Rebuild

    Ladies, Gents and esteemed guests; I pulled my turntables out of storage the other week to find that after a year and a half of being tucked away, something ridiculous happened to all the plastics and rubber parts. I'm not sure what caused it but it became all sticky and gross. The base and all the buttons were stuffed. It's like that feeling when you pull off a sticker after a long time and all the adhesive is left behind. I plugged them in to make sure they still work and so far so good but I didn't want to keep them in this condition. After ringing around for parts and such it became increasingly difficult to find anyone who cared. I called the distributer and they said they may have some second hand bits laying around but no bueno so I decided to pull them apart and clean them up myself. Since they were going to be apart, I've decided that I'm going to wrap the faceplate and do the dicer mod! Quick Note - make sure you keep everything labeled! Take lots of photos and put any parts in labeled zip lock bags so the assembly is much easier Here's as they were when I pulled them out of storage You might be able to see the difference in the plastic. The shinier side is where I scrapped a bit of the adhesive off, and the matte is the gunk. So time to dismantle. There's next to no information about these online so it's a guessing game at the moment. The platter pops right off revealing a few screws. Since I'm wrapping the face plate I need to remove the screws (which I've already done around the platter) the other 4 are unnecessary. There's about 10 screws holding the base together. You can see by the finger prints how stuffed these are Once the screws are out, you can wiggle the base off. Try not to yank it when doing so. Be gentle, it'll come off I'm skipping a massive part here but can go int greater detail if requested. It's good to have an old pillow to rest the face plate down on as the hardness of a table could damage the tone arm, buttons or circuitry. To make a long story short, the tone arm isn't clipped in, it's straight wires from the circuit board right through to the carts. This makes it a bit difficult to remove. You'll require a soldering iron here and some basic soldering skills. It's best to melt the solder on the circuit board to remove the wires. I accidentally snapped mine. It's very easy to do as the wires are so thin so be careful. So this is my current situation. I need to clean all my parts now so it'll be some time before I post updates. Once the parts are cleaned I'll be wrapping the face plate and replacing the decals on the face too. Unfortunately the cleaning product you need to use will remove all text and any kind of printed labels or stickers so you'll need to have these remade if you want to keep them in the future. As I work in the sign and graphics industry this is easy and cheap for me to do myself. I'll probably be doing some custom labels on it rather than replacing the original logos but we'll see how it goes. Hopefully in my next update I'll have my colour chosen too
  2. 3 points
    LabRat

    Kouki - Only One [Trump'd Music]

    Since my absence from the music industry I never had a second thought to write or release anything or promote another party. It's been 3 years now and since I sold my car I've been looking for another hobby to fill in my boredom. I fired up Trump'd again on a VERY small scale. There's a few releases under the Trump'd banner ready to go, which I'll post through out the year. My commitment levels are no where near what they were when I was full-time and I have no idea what's relevant but I'm gonna put out some tunes anyway. Here's the latest one. It's only available via stream on Spotify and Apple Music (amongst others). Once I sort out my distribution to Beatport I'll probably put out some DJ friendly versions for the venues and such. Enjoy.
  3. 3 points
    Craig

    USB to Rekordbox

    Thank for the help @Scottie and @Cupe, I read through that section of the manual and that didn’t work for me, none of the star rating changed. What I did stumbled across that worked was this, Step 1: Insert the USB device Step 2: Expand the playlist I want the update Step 3: Click the track or tracks I want, I clicked track 1, scrolled to the bottom, held shift and click the last track (100 in total) Step 4: Right click and select *Update Collection* Step 5: Done Seems so simple now, cheers for the help tho fellas!
  4. 2 points
    LabRat

    Stanton ST150 Turntable Rebuild

    So I've ordered the wrap and I did some photoshopping to get an idea of what it may look like. Not sure if I like it but it'll look better in person! I'll keep that a surprise for now. While I wait for the wrap (there's no stock in WA) I got to cleaning the rest of the parts. Here's a before and after of the start / stop and power cluster. Before After The cleaning products you gotta use will eventually remove the ink on the buttons (as you can see) but there's no way around it and I can live with it tbh. I thought about wrapping the buttons too but it's a pain to get them out and I'm not 100% sure if they'll stick. More updates to follow one I've wrapped the face and put it back together. I just gotta figure out the colour scheme for the rest of the decal and then it'll be 1 down, 1 to go!
  5. 2 points
    ***ATTENTION ALL ASPIRING ARTISTS & PRODUCERS OUT THERE *** THE CHALLENGE Hey guys! I’m happy to announce our first major collaboration with Theracords "The Challenge". This record-label has amazing artists such as DJ Thera, Riot Shift, Caine, etc! Raveconnect has teamed up with Theracords Labs to produce a competition which will allow someone to win a release on all of their platforms, as well as ours. It will also get featured on the official Theracords website and have your music exposed on a global scale! HOW TO WIN: Head to the official competition through the link below and apply through there. https://www.theracords.com/thechallenge Make sure you follow both Theracords and Raveconnect on all social platforms in order to complete your entry. FOLLOW: Raveconnect: http://bit.ly/follow-raveconnect Theracords: https://linktr.ee/theracords Theracords LABS: http://linktr.ee/theracordslabs Deadline "The Challenge": August 8th 2019 23:59 (CEST)
  6. 2 points
    Nice mix there mate!
  7. 2 points
    Tom Cosm has just released this huge swag of content for free on YouTube as he makes the move to Patreon, give him some love at http://www.patreon.com/tomcosm "20 In depth high def tutorial videos covering a tunes entire creation process, from programming beats, to tune structure... the main focus however is on 16 powerful bassline patches and a tutorial on how each was made." Intro - https://youtu.be/934Bw_bzGJo Part 1 - https://youtu.be/349Uf8HQZkk Part 2 - https://youtu.be/ar51_A1psIY Part 3 -https://youtu.be/uUKMUlRGfPY Part 4 - https://youtu.be/gg9QHX88D3Y Part 5 - https://youtu.be/UEzn2-V1eh4 Part 6 - https://youtu.be/BAjE2H4fi00 Part 7 - https://youtu.be/424WHMjz8Tg Part 8 - https://youtu.be/nDXTn08f06I Part 9 - https://youtu.be/w1etcEAiSHU Part 10 - https://youtu.be/934Bw_bzGJo Part 11 - https://youtu.be/LcktjBqnuK0 Part 12 - https://youtu.be/DMvoA0VX7rc Part 13 - https://youtu.be/nzc4cWzGy0A Part 14 - https://youtu.be/fkT80cUt1go Part 15 - https://youtu.be/H13wvKwA7Yc Part 16 - https://youtu.be/cu8wreyJiSM Part 17 - https://youtu.be/934Bw_bzGJo Part 18 - https://youtu.be/ukv4mc-oc8w Part 19 - https://youtu.be/oHypQS_yCiA Part 20 - https://youtu.be/kqpFTCoxUxA
  8. 1 point
    Craig

    *Live* Funky Tech House

    Thanks man, I know it's a small contribution but any traffic flow for the site helps.
  9. 1 point
    Hey all, I just put together and recorded my latest Progressive Evolution mix. Arguably some of the smoothest mixing I have ever done to date. I really enjoyed putting this one together and hope you enjoy it too. Listen to it here
  10. 1 point
    LabRat

    Stanton ST150 Turntable Rebuild

    Righty... it was a bit of an effort but I FINALLY got my labels! The inspiration for my labels comes from the times where we use to pull off tape and write what our channels on the mixers are or even patch locations on some synths. It came out close enough but because they're so small some of the detail in the tape goes. I had a feeling that would be the case but if you don't try these things you won't really know how it's gonna go. Anyways, here's the actual final product and the F1 Pics aren't artistic but I just wanted to grab a few quickly and update. Still on the hunt for a tonearm / second hand deck for parts and I've pulled the other turntable open and have that ready for cleaning. Hopefully I get a chance to get the second one all sorted out and working but that'll be all on these for a while.
  11. 1 point
    Craig

    *Live* Tech House Roof Top Session

    Evening! Below is the link to my most recent private roof top session recored live. Was a nice afternoon to throw some tech house around and I'm not going to lie, it does get a little sloppy in parts as the drinks were being consumed quckly 😂 >>>Soundcloud link<<< Let me know your thoughts on the mix, constructive criticism is alway welcomed. Also if you can throw a like, repost or follow it'd be much appreciated 🤙
  12. 1 point
    rc40

    Floorfillers for suburbs?

    Hi there, My apologies if this not the right place to ask this question - I'm just a guy trying to help his kids' (public) Primary School, and I haven't DJed for 20 years! Crikey I feel old saying that. Long story short: I've been asked to play songs at my kids' Primary School Fundraising Night, and I'd like to help them out (I'd be a pretty poor Dad if I didn't!). The crowd will be suburban parents, teachers & their friends, aged late 20s to early 50s I guess. Can anyone please give me the names some songs suitable for that sort of crowd from the last 10 years or so? By way of example, I asked some other parents for suggestions, and apart from the usual suspects (Katy Perry, Pink, Beyonce), someone suggested 'Cake by the Ocean' by DNCE, which sounds brilliant (I think). Thanks in advance for your help. rc40
  13. 1 point
    BeatLeSS

    Floorfillers for suburbs?

    DJ's From Mars are always ontop of mashups. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKFTka-4aYpo2H_WTcDCoJg
  14. 1 point
    BeatLeSS

    BeatLeSS - Home is Where the House is

    Did the #housewerk the other day needed some tunes.
  15. 1 point
    BeatLeSS

    *Live* Tech House Roof Top Session

    Ahh fresh mixes! Digging the vibes man. Gave you a follow! What's this private rooftop bizness about?
  16. 1 point
    LabRat

    *Live* Tech House Roof Top Session

    digging this one man! making the paperwork much better this morning
  17. 1 point
    BeatLeSS

    Limiters?

    Dragged my 8" monitors to a house party the other weekend and the tweeters have blown. Definitely at some point the signals were entirely maxxed, from dj controller to mixer console to speakers. I wanna put something in the chain that can prevent something like this happening again, where I can setup the gear and walk away knowing noobs can push their signals as much as they want. Is a limiter something I should be looking for here? Anyone got any experience, recommendations?
  18. 1 point
    Craig

    USB to Rekordbox

    @LabRat For me it helps song choice for future events, what sounds good through the headphone in front of a computer isn't always a 5 star at a venue. Hopfully this helps someone else out in the future.
  19. 1 point
    Craig

    USB to Rekordbox

    @OxyKon That's roughly the method I use. As I mix mostly tech house and base house, I've combined Mixed in Key with the star rating. Using harmonic mixing and using the start rating helps me know what direction the set will head and what energy each song will bring. 2-3 star is early in the set 4-5 is peaking set, obviously reading the crowd as well.
  20. 1 point
    Cupe

    USB to Rekordbox

    Thanks for posting the solution!
  21. 1 point
    Cupe

    USB to Rekordbox

    Paging @Scottie @OxyKon @BeatLeSS @LabRat
  22. 1 point
    OxyKon

    OxyKon Filth Set March 30th 2019

  23. 1 point
    Cupe

    The best DJ Controllers of 2018

    New generation DJ controllers now have the combined functions of a player, mixer, and a software control mechanism, as well as many available connections for digital audio, to allow DJs to conveniently create their own high-quality beats and music. What does a DJ controller do? A full manual DJ setup is usually composed of the following separate components: a basic DJ controller (or another device that plays the audio), an audio interface that exports the audio to an external hardware and software, and a DJ software that provides sound effects and supports the controller with the mixing, aside from the DJ headphones and a good speaker system. Over time, users found it to be more convenient to have a single device that already does all the playing, mixing, and sound controlling—and that’s where modern DJ controllers come in. Integrated, all-in-one DJ controllers make it a lot easier for beginners and professionals to pull off a professional DJ set. They do everything from connecting two to four audio decks into the controller’s channels, giving any DJ easy access to different tracks for seamless mixing (with smooth transitions and matching beats between different audio channels) and customization (with the help of high quality equalizers, sound effects, and compatible DJ softwares) while enhancing the audio quality of your music for dance floor speaker systems. You’ll find many different kinds of DJ controllers varying from a little more than $140 to almost $3,000, but they all typically include many of the same elements to help you deliver an amazing show. Control Surface The control surface, or the mixer, covers the biggest area on the controller and gives you full control over settings and software functions. They commonly feature the following elements: Knobs – A DJ controller typically has multiple sets of knobs. The first set, which is also called Gain or Trim, serves the purpose of manually setting the sound level of its own audio channel, so you can make sure that all channels are of the same overall volume. The second set is usually composed of three knobs (treble/hi, midrange/mid, bass/low) for sound equalization. The rest includes the Booth or Monitor knob, for setting volume levels for the mix; the Master knob, for adjusting volume levels of the Master Out or final sound output; and the Cue knob, for adjusting the headphone volume. Jog wheel – Also known as a job dial, shuttle dial, or shuttle wheel, the jog wheel is a type of knob, ring, or dial that can be used in order to increase or decrease the speed of your audio or video media when fine-tuning beats (beatmatching). Pads – Controller pads are the square-shaped buttons usually made of soft, rubbery material. Some controllers replace all jog wheels with pads on the control surface, but are perfectly good for beatmatching, chopping vocals, layering decks on top of each other, slicing through tracks, adjusting the length of slices, enabling loops, or even “finger drumming.” Faders – Sound signals travel through faders, which act like a faucet and can gradually increase or decrease the level of an audio signal with a horizontal or vertical slide of the knobs. DJs utilize crossfaders when transitioning from one audio track to another or when they want the crowd to hear both tracks, in which case the slider should be positioned in the middle. Buttons – Buttons on the control surface are usually for selecting which channels you want to hear before bringing it to the floor (also called Cue Mix selection buttons). Screens – More advanced and full-featured controllers have screens that indicate audio levels and other parameters, which give you more freedom to focus on the controller alone instead of staring at your laptop. Ports – Audio and USB ports allow you to connect to your channels or give you direct connections to your audio files without an external player. Audio Interface Chances are you already know that how you hear audio from your headphones will differ from how your crowd will hear it from the sound systems, because your player or computer is not intended for high resolution output for music production. The audio interface helps amplify and improve the sound output from your DJ controller or computer by preparing the audio input and ensuring that you get the best version of your music while sampling or recording from more than one source. It may be built into your controller or come as an external device. It may also have outlets for your headphones, computer, or any other sound processor. External Hardware Control Some DJ softwares use external devices—such as computer mice, keyboards, touchpads, or even tablet and smartphones—for control. However, it can be time consuming to select and go through menus using such devices, which is why highly integrated DJ controllers make things easier by providing full operational functions and configurations within the device. The Best DJ Controllers of 2018 Numark Mixtrack 3 All-in-One Controller for Virtual DJ Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol F1 DJ Controller Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol Z1 Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol X1 MK2 Allen & Heath XONE:K2 4-Channel Professional USB DJ MIDI Controller Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S2 MK2 Pioneer DDJ-SR 2-Channel Performance for Serato DJ Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S4 MK2 Numark NVII Intelligent Dual-Display Controller Pioneer Electronics RMX-1000-W Remix Station Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S8 Pioneer Electronics DDJ-RZX Controller Numark Mixtrack 3 All-in-One Controller for Virtual DJ, $149 (Shop Now) This Numark DJ controller was specifically designed for aspiring professional DJs, but is also one of the best DJ controllers for beginners. It has new and improved, high-resolution jog wheels, 16 multi-function performance pads, offers multiple FX manipulation, and includes the Prime Loops remix tool kit. Choose this controller if: You want a trusted all-in-one controller for an affordable price. Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol F1 DJ Controller, $199 (Shop Now) This Native Instruments Remix Decks controller has four volume faders, four dedicated filter knobs, and 16 colorful pads (which also replaces jog wheels) to give you complete control over slicing, looping, editing, and reconstructing audio samples. It also works seamlessly with the Traktor Pro 2 software. Choose this controller if: You work better with pads and are a big Traktor Pro fan. Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol Z1, $219 (Shop Now) The Traktor Kontrol Z1 is a 2-channel mixer, controller, and sound card with a user-friendly work surface that gives full control over volume, sound equalization, effects, and even filters. This NI controller also offers advanced control over remix decks. Choose this controller if: You want an affordable and compact controller to run Traktor Kontrol with while hooked up to your iPhone or iPad. Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol X1 MK2, $219 (Shop Now) The Native Instruments X1 MK2 controller works with existing Traktor rigs. It can control Traktor FX units and control two decks at the same time. Thanks to its version update, it offers smoother, more precise control over sound effects and more. Choose this controller if: You have older gear but want to make the most out of Traktor Pro. Allen & Heath XONE:K2 4-Channel Professional USB DJ MIDI Controller, $299 (Shop Now) The Xone:K2 has a high quality 4-channel sound card that works with a wide range of DJ softwares, provides up to 171 MIDI commands across 3 layers, saves on computer USB ports by linking of multiple units using its X:LINK feature, allows you to create a customized layout, and even doubles as a stand. Choose this controller if: You want both portability and high quality in a small MIDI DJ controller box. Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S2 MK2, (Shop Now) Despite its higher price tag, this all-in-one Traktor DJ controller is well-loved for its capability to work with Apple devices via its Lightning port. It uses the Traktor DJ app and offers dual hands-on decks with the coveted NI software. Oh, and it has more than 30 FX and can control up to 64 loops with its Remix Deck control. Choose this controller if: You want iPhone or iPad capability and more FX choices. Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S4 MK2, (Shop Now) The S4 MK2 is the upgraded and enhanced version of everybody’s favorite classic Native Instruments controller. It has no screen, but it’s well-built, ergonomic, and has iOS support. Choose this controller if: You’re a 4-channel Traktor user but prefer manual jog wheels. Numark NVII Intelligent Dual-Display Controller, $699 (Shop Now) The Numark NV line was the first to give DJs the convenience of having a screen on their controllers and the second, upgraded version is well-loved for its slimmer size and more affordable price tag. Aside from the integrated display, this controller offers a wide array of dedicated hardware controls for all of the most essential software functions. Choose this controller if: You prefer to use the Serato software and focus on the controller instead of your laptop. Pioneer Electronics RMX-1000-W Remix Station, $799 (Shop Now) The compact RMX-100-W comes in a sleek pearl white body, which offers a refreshing and attractive alternative to the usual black. It boasts of its Scene FX section, where users can choose between five Build Up effects and five Build Down effects, aside from other sections that add a wide variety of unique sound effects. Choose this controller if: You want access to many additional built-in remix sound effects for better control of musical developments. Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S8, $1199 (Shop Now) Regarded as the best flagship controller that provides the best Traktor integration, this top-of-the-line controller has screens that allow you to go laptop-free, and enables timecode use. While it has lesser jog wheels, this “smart” controller provides flexible standalone options for any serious DJ. Choose this controller if: You want the most fully-featured and highly integrated controller in the market—and can afford it. Pioneer Electronics DDJ-RZX Controller, $2999 (Shop Now) The Pioneer Electronics DDJ-RZX is a premium professional DJ controller that offers 4 channels, two full-sized jog wheels, three 7-inch touchscreen displays, mic output with special effects (Echo, Reverb, Pitch, or V-Tune), and many other additional functionalities and effects that can contribute to a spectacular full-length show or concert. Choose this controller if: You have serious money to spend for a complete, professional controller set with plenty of add-ons. Tips for Buying a DJ Controller Now that you’ve checked out our best DJ controllers for 2018, you may be asking yourself this question: “What DJ controller should I buy?” Before dropping your hard-earned cash on any of these controllers, you’ll want to make sure that it will actually be worth your money and time. After all, there’s no point in getting a controller that doesn’t fit your needs, as it will simply go unused and you’ll just end up buying one again. Below are some of the main factors to consider when buying your own DJ controller: Build Quality and Portability You’ll want to make sure that your DJ controller is sturdy enough to hold up and last you for a long time. If you’re a mobile DJ who has to lug the controller around to perform at different venues, you’ll definitely want a portable and lightweight controller with durable knobs, pads, buttons, and jog wheels that you won’t have to replace right away. Whether you’re looking for a controller for recreational or professional use, you may want to consider well-known brands (such as those mentioned above) to ensure that your controller has passed good quality standards for use and build. Controls Do you already have a set budget and a preferred brand, but unsure about which model to go for? You can consider the controller’s layout and available controls. Make sure that you can work with its arrangement comfortably and easily. As you progress in your craft, this is one factor that you should never overlook. After all, the best DJ controller for you is the one that you can work best with. Software and Hardware Compatibility Today’s controllers typically come with bundled software that has been tried and tested in terms of compatibility. Some DJs use other softwares, but unless you have significant experience in using a different software, you’re better off using the recommended software for a more seamless operation and optimum functionality. You’ll also want to make sure that its audio interface has the right amount of input and output ports, depending on your specific needs. This also greatly depends on whether you’re building a modular set up composed of separate devices or going for an all-in-one controller to make up a full DJ setup, so it’s best to plan ahead in terms of hardware needs. SOURCE
  24. 1 point
    Native Instruments have launched the Traktor Pro 3.1 update that they first showed off last month at NAMM. This update marks the first time that Traktor Pro has gotten a major layout revision in regards to waveforms – and parallel waveforms are finally here. Keep reading for the full details on the 3.1 update. Traktor Pro 3.1 Traktor Pro 3.1 started appearing in users’ Native Access app last night, and this morning NI announced that update has been officially released. The new update has a lot of changes – including a number of visual additions to the user interface layout, a new mapping control for S8 and D2 controllers, S4 MK3 standalone mixer mode, and a number of other smaller changes. Here’s the full list of what’s new from the official changelog, along with a few screenshot examples: ADDED Parallel Waveforms: Two new deck size “Parallel Full” and “Parallel Slim” have been added, which optionally replace the side by side waveforms by stacked ones. The parallel options can be enabled for decks A & B and decks C & D separately in the preferences. A layout preset “Parallel” will be added to the user’s list layouts. ADDED Single Deck View: The number of visible decks can now be set to “1”, which provides a single deck view with the waveform spreading across the full width of the screen to be used for set preparation. A layout preset “Preparation” will be added to the user’s list of layouts. ADDED Duplicate in Layout Manager: A button allowing to duplicate an existing layout has been added to the Layout preferences. ADDED Custom Mapping for S8 and D2: Individual controls on the Kontrol S8 and the Kontrol D2 can now be custom mapped (over-mapped) via the Controller Manager.\ ADDED Non-Destructive File Handling: A set of options called “Tag writing mode” has been added to the File Management preferences to configure which types of metadata Traktor does write and does not write into the audio files. ADDED Tooltips in Preferences and a toggle icon in Application Header: Tooltips are now also available for all preferences panels. Tooltips can be switched on/off in the Global Settings preferences as well as the Global Section. (Editor’s note: it does not appear that there are any tooltips in the Controller Manager section – easily the most confusing page of the preferences) IMPROVED Insert new track to analysis queue: A new un-analysed track loaded into a deck is now prioritized over an analysis queue running in the background. FIXED Keyboard Shortcuts non-functional when exiting Preferences or dialogs The search string in the upper right corner of the browser pane has been grown bigger to improve its readability. FIXED Search by KEY broken: Search by KEY via the refined search dropdown is functional. FIXED D2/S8: Sample Pitch Control Broken: The sample pitch control via the display knobs is functional again on KONTROL D2/S8. Kontrol S4 MK3 Improvements as well! There also were a number of changes made that specifically impact owners of the new S4MK3 controller: ADDED S4MK3 Standalone Mode: S4MK3 can be used as standalone mixer without a computer connected with the latest firmware. FIXED S4: Switching Jog Mode affects Tension: Switching between JOG and TT mode on S4MK3 will no longer affect the jog wheel’s tension. FIXED S4: Haptic Nudges affect Sound during Forward Spins: Haptic nudging will no longer affect sound of forward spins on the S4MK3. IMPROVED S4 MK3 HP Volume: S4MK3’s headphone volume is increased by +6dB in HP-MIX center position with the latest firmware version This new version of Traktor Pro 3.1 is a free update for all owners of Traktor Pro 3, and is available now either on Native Instruments’ website or in the Native Access application. Source
  25. 1 point
    Cupe

    Mobile Producer Bags: Roundup Review

    Many producers travel with some version of their studio with them – bringing essential tools for making music on the road. In today’s roundup review, DJTT contributor Stu G shares some of the bags that he personally has found to be particularly effective for his own mobile studio. Subpac Backpack Best Feature: a sleeve for a SubPac S2 inside of the bag Mono FlyBy Best Feature: A standalone/removable laptop bag that’s built into the FlyBy Magma Bags Riot Backpack Best Feature: Accordion zipper that allows bag to expand 3 additional inches in width for loading a second piece of gear. Magma Bags Riot Carry-On Best Feature: Can fit a club mixer and a second controller on top
  26. 1 point
    LabRat

    The best DJ Controllers of 2018

    I feel like this list never changes. It's been years since I've looked at anything but the same controllers are still on that list. Are they still good controllers or no one is making anything anymore?
  27. 1 point
    It’s such a good mixxxxxxx
  28. 1 point
    dflux4

    Back once again for the ..

    Welcome back homie, I've had a recent hiatus myself and find myself back at home in the ADJF community.
  29. 1 point
    Pioneer DJ has released a brand new public beta version of Rekordbox 5.4.4 with a wild new feature: track analysis data sharing. The new functionality aims to reduce the overall amount of time that users spend analyzing their music by allowing them to instead download the data from a server. Keep reading for the details so far on this new beta. Rekordbox 5.4.4 Beta’s New Analysis Sharing The popup changelog in the Rekordbox 5.4.4 beta “Let’s share track analysis data for better DJ life!” is probably one of the most hilarious-sounding change log notes I’ve ever read in a DJ software update, but Pioneer DJ really wants users to use this functionality. Essentially, with this new beta, all track analysis data is uploaded to Pioneer DJ’s servers and shared with other users. “The more tracks you analyze, the more users can experience faster track analysis!” Ultimately, this feature has been introduced to create value for Pioneer DJ in the long run. The release notes for this new version make it pretty clear what their goal is: to increase the value of their subscription plans by making this a feature that only paid users get. “We are planning to include this feature in the subscription plan in the future.” How Does It Work? According to the moderators over at the Pioneer DJ forums, here’s how the system will work. As you analyze a song, Rekordbox will “first check to see if a fingerprint of your song already exists in the database, then it will match it and download the analysis file instead of generating it.” If it doesn’t match a fingerprint in the database, it will upload the beatgrid and analysis metadata (apparently not cue points, loops, etc) to Pioneer DJ’s servers for others to use. Right now it’s very much a black box that performs in an unknown way – and so far in my testing, I haven’t been able to get a track to download analysis info (let me know in the comments if you’re able to). This has made it pretty hard to tell what users will get from this functionality. There are a few big open questions that Pioneer DJ hasn’t publicly released the details to, so we’ve sent them over to them and are waiting on official comment. Will Pioneer DJ servers only use one computer’s analysis data for a track, or will it “double-check” the data from multiple sources to make sure it is consistent? How much faster can downloading a track analysis file be versus actually analyzing songs? How will the servers ensure that the data is correct in the event that slightly different tracks with identical tag metadata are uploaded to the server? If re-analyzing a song that already has cues, loops, and other ‘personal’ metadata, will that be shared as well? In the final release, will DJs be able to disable track analysis sharing – especially if they aren’t getting the results back unless they pay for a subscription? How Can Users Turn This Off? While this is just a beta, there is a mildly controversial aspect to it: there’s no way to turn this track analysis data off in the preferences. This means any user who uses this beta is giving Pioneer DJ their beatgrid analysis results. How Can I Try This Out? To try out the feature, you’ll need to download the public beta of Rekordbox, which is available here on Pioneer DJ’s official forums. Important note: This could have a serious impact on your library and collection, so make sure you back it up first before installing the Beta. In Rekordbox, got to File > Library > Backup Library to make sure you’ve got a solid backup. SOURCE
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    Today Native Instruments have launched the Traktor Pro 3.1 update that they first showed off last month at NAMM. This update marks the first time that Traktor Pro has gotten a major layout revision in regards to waveforms – and parallel waveforms are finally here. Keep reading for the full details on the 3.1 update. Traktor Pro 3.1 Traktor Pro 3.1 started appearing in users’ Native Access app last night, and this morning NI announced that update has been officially released. The new update has a lot of changes – including a number of visual additions to the user interface layout, a new mapping control for S8 and D2 controllers, S4 MK3 standalone mixer mode, and a number of other smaller changes. Here’s the full list of what’s new from the official changelog, along with a few screenshot examples: Traktor Pro 3.1’s single deck preparation layout ADDED Parallel Waveforms: Two new deck size “Parallel Full” and “Parallel Slim” have been added, which optionally replace the side by side waveforms by stacked ones. The parallel options can be enabled for decks A & B and decks C & D separately in the preferences. A layout preset “Parallel” will be added to the user’s list layouts. Tooltips might seem like a small thing, but Traktor’s preferences can be super-confusing. ADDED Tooltips in Preferences and a toggle icon in Application Header: Tooltips are now also available for all preferences panels. Tooltips can be switched on/off in the Global Settings preferences as well as the Global Section. (Editor’s note: it does not appear that there are any tooltips in the Controller Manager section – easily the most confusing page of the preferences) IMPROVED Insert new track to analysis queue: A new un-analysed track loaded into a deck is now prioritized over an analysis queue running in the background. FIXED Keyboard Shortcuts non-functional when exiting Preferences or dialogs The search string in the upper right corner of the browser pane has been grown bigger to improve its readability. FIXED Search by KEY broken: Search by KEY via the refined search dropdown is functional. FIXED D2/S8: Sample Pitch Control Broken: The sample pitch control via the display knobs is functional again on KONTROL D2/S8. Kontrol S4 MK3 Improvements as well! There also were a number of changes made that specifically impact owners of the new S4MK3 controller: ADDED S4MK3 Standalone Mode: S4MK3 can be used as standalone mixer without a computer connected with the latest firmware. FIXED S4: Switching Jog Mode affects Tension: Switching between JOG and TT mode on S4MK3 will no longer affect the jog wheel’s tension. FIXED S4: Haptic Nudges affect Sound during Forward Spins: Haptic nudging will no longer affect sound of forward spins on the S4MK3. IMPROVED S4 MK3 HP Volume: S4MK3’s headphone volume is increased by +6dB in HP-MIX center position with the latest firmware version This new version of Traktor Pro 3.1 is a free update for all owners of Traktor Pro 3, and is available now either on Native Instruments’ website or in the Native Access application. SOURCE
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    OxyKon

    Back once again for the ..

    Welcome @Disco Techs Aus, if there's one thing i've found, everyone always will need at some point a place to get their gear serviced, had to have mine serviced a few times. Good looking out dude.
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    Cupe

    What's the best Pioneer DJ CDJ/XDJ for you?

    Pioneer DJ continues to dominate the market when it comes to standalone rigs. Yes, Denon DJ has made bold challenges that deserve recognition, but for now, most club DJ booths in the world will have some form of CDJ in them. If you’re looking to get the right DJ gear to emulate the club experience, the question is: which CDJ or XDJ is right for you? There continue to be many good reasons to invest in a DJ controller (paired with a computer) instead of a standalone system like CDJs – so this article doesn’t have the answers for everyone. Instead, we’re taking a closer look at the many pieces of Pioneer DJ’s hardware lineup that allow DJs to play tracks without a computer, as so many touring and industry professional artists do every single night all around the world. Do you really need to shell out all that money for a high-end NXS2 setup? Are you better off investing in the all-in-one XDJ-RX2? Keep reading for our best advice for your investment. Why Only Pioneer DJ Gear? Like it or not, Pioneer DJ has a bit of a lockout on our industry. Based on sales reports, it’s easily the top-selling brand in almost every category they enter. Yes, there are offerings from Gemini DJ, Denon DJ, Numark, all of which offer a similar-but-different experience from the CDJ ecosystem – but for now, you’re not likely to encounter those in a venue unless you’ve asked for them. Practicing and preparing on Pioneer DJ gear gives you the best odds of being able to play in a typical DJ booth with an installed system – so that’s what this guide focuses on. XDJ vs CDJ Before we work through every model, it’s important to note that Pioneer DJ standalone gear is divided into two name prefixes (XDJ or CDJ), but three groups by style: CDJ players: standalone media players that have CD drives, USB slots XDJ players: standalone media players like CDJs, but without CD drives XDJ all-in-ones: dual-deck media players with built in mixers (no CD drives on these either) Below, we’ve collected our advice on each model Pioneer DJ offers – ordered starting with the gear we think will be best for most DJs and working our way to the more rare choices. XDJ-RX2: The Most Sensible Purchase? Current Price: $1,699 in the DJTT store Release Date: September 2017 Best For: DJs looking to get the full two-deck NXS2 experience Without a doubt, the XDJ-RX2 is the best way to practice on a Rekordbox setup without investing in three different pieces of hardware (two media players and a mixer). It has many of the best features from the NXS2 lineup, including the browsing experience, a touchscreen display, track filtering, short cuts, Sound Color FX with a parameter knob, and most of the same Beat FX as on the DJM-900NXS2. Having these features in one package represents the best bang for your buck on the market – if you were to try to get something comparable with individual units, you’d spend well over $2,500. The XDJ-RX2 in some ways outclasses even a CDJ/DJM NXS2 setup – you’re able to record your mixes directly to your USB, there are parallel waveforms, and the 16 performance pads below the jogwheels allow for quick beatjumping, looping, slip looping, and hot cue triggering. No CDJ has this type of pad-based control Transitioning over to another Pioneer DJ rig (like a full NXS2 setup) is fairly simple when coming from an XDJ-RX2, with the biggest challenge being adjusting to two disparate displays (one per deck) instead of just one. XDJ-1000MK2: Digital Decks Current Price: $1,199 on DJTT store Release Date: August 2016 Best For: CDJ-style practice for DJs who don’t care about CDs In 2016, Pioneer DJ released a new version of the XDJ-1000, a USB-only player. The new MK2 model updated the browsing/onscreen experience to reflect the NXS2 style, with track filter and short cut features easily accessible. The other big difference is the MK2 has support for FLAC/ALAC files and offers a digital out on the back of the unit, making it more suitable for club installs. One important thing to consider with the XDJ-1000MK2 versus a CDJ-2000NXS2 is that many of the controls are on the touchscreen. For example, if you want to double/halve a loop length, the only way to do it is by tapping the screen – on CDJs, there are dedicated physical buttons for this. Same with Slip Mode, Cue Point setting/calling, and Sync/Master controls. The XDJ-1000MK2 also makes for great third/fourth decks for DJs looking to expand beyond just two CDJs. They’re easily linkable and syncable with the other models (except XDJ-RX/RX2s). One major drawback for many digital DJs is the lack of HID support on Traktor and Serato. This means you can’t use an XDJ-1000MK2 to natively control decks in these softwares, which is a frustrating way to get DJs to buy a higher end device (or, amusingly, an original XDJ-1000, which does offer HID support) or jump to Rekordbox DJ’s performance mode. CDJ-2000NXS2: Industry Standard Current Price: $2,199 in the DJTT store Release Date: February 2016 Best For: DJs who want an identical set of decks as what most clubs will have The CDJ-2000NXS2 is easily the most common club install deck out of Pioneer DJ’s full lineup. It’s the standard that other digital DJ players are compared to. If you’re a DJ who wants the exact same setup as what you’ll experience in a club situation, buy a pair of these. They’re likely to stay the standard for at least 2-3 years. One of the big changes on the NXS2 unit versus the older CDJ-2000NXS is a focus on sound quality – there’s now support for FLAC/ALAC, a better digital output, a separate power supply, and a 96kHz/24-bit sound card. This has largely assuaged many complaints that sound technicians had about the original CDJ-2000NXSs. Compared to the XDJ line, the jogwheels are also a bit higher quality – and have a heft to them that you won’t get on most other units aside from the TOUR1 model. The biggest obstacle for most DJs looking at buying CDJ-2000NXS2s is price. At just over two grand each, these are hefty investments – and that’s before you even start looking at mixer prices. A full NXS2 rig runs over $6k. XDJ-RR: The New Budget All-In-One Current Price: $1,099 on the DJTT store Release Date: October 2018 Best For: Budget-sensitive DJs who want an all-in-one Rekordbox unit Instead of releasing a higher-end, four deck all-in-one unit, Pioneer DJ decided to make their most recent product announcement a budget XDJ-RR. It has almost everything that the XDJ-RX2 has, but with a few features picked away from it, including a number of effects controls. Read more about the unit in our announcement article from earlier this month – but suffice to say we’re not convinced on the unit yet. In all honesty, many DJs would be better off spending the additional $600 and getting an RX2 instead of the RR. Getting the full array of Pioneer DJ effects controls are well worth it alone – not to mention the booth output and more performance pads. CDJ-TOUR1: Beautiful Excess Current Price: $4,999 on the DJTT store Release Date: May 2016 Best For: Festival DJ setups In the world of big-name DJs who tour the world, playing gigs for over $10,000 each, there’s a demand for very high-end gear. Pioneer DJ created a higher echelon of their CDJ line specifically to appeal to festivals, where DJs often have front of house engineers and are playing on multi-million dollar soundsystems. On the DJ side of things, the controls are almost identical to a CDJ-2000NXS2. Sure, there’s a large 13-inch touch screen attached to the top of the unit that allows for advanced browsing and multi-waveform views from up to four CDJs concurrently. But that aside, the big differences on the CDJ-TOUR1 is inside the unit. There’s a 32-bit D/A converter that allows for “incredibly low noise and distortion, even at the super-high volumes needed for large-scale events.” Beyond that, it’s about a full system – read more about why the TOUR1 system matters to festival DJs + sound techs. The CDJ-TOUR1 also has been ruggedized, with isolation feet, locking ethernet ports, and reinforced sides. The unit has been specifically designed to survive and thrive in even the most extreme festival conditions, but probably isn’t necessary for any home DJ setups. XDJ-700: Likely To Be Updated Soon? Current Price: $699 in the DJTT store Release Date: December 2015 Best For: Extreme budget DJs looking for individual decks Think of the XDJ-700 as a micro-sized XDJ-1000 – they are incredibly compact and efficient. The unit is just 10 inches wide, and carries many of the same features as the other players in this article. That said, almost all the controls are confined to the touchscreen – don’t expect to have a lot of the physical control that you might find on other units. Another challenge for many DJs is the non-standard power port on the back of the XDJ-700. Don’t expect to be able to use an IEC cable (like every other unit in this guide) – you’ll need to keep track of a 12V power brick to use with these players. It’s also important to point out the XDJ-700’s age. Even though the price is incredibly reasonable, the three-year old device is likely to see an update soon, at the very least to bring the browsing and onscreen experience in line with the NXS2 style. Buying Tips For CDJs / XDJs When starting to hunt for deals on these models, it can be a bit overwhelming to keep track of prices and bonus offers. One of the best things you can do is talk to a real person – in our own DJTT store, we have a support staff of real DJs who will help you choose the right model and get a good price or secret discount. Chat with them now and get a deal on your next Pioneer DJ purchase. Pioneer DJ gear also tends to hold value fairly well even when used, particularly the more common club install models. This means that when your’e ready to upgrade or change your setup, as long as you’ve kept your gear in good condition, you’re likely to get a fair amount of your investment back. For example, recently sold listings on eBay show that used CDJ-2000NXSs (released in 2012) regularly still sell for $1,000 – $1,800. If you’re going to buy used gear, we highly recommend using eBay (look for sellers with good reputations) or even better, buying locally (and get a chance to test the gear before you spend your money). Bottom Line Recommendations: Most DJs can’t go wrong with an XDJ-RX2 to get the full features of a NXS2 rig without the price If you need more than two decks, consider the XDJ-1000MK2s – but not if you need HID support CDJ-2000NXS2s are great if you’re running a club or renting your gear out regularly and can recoop the heavy cost The TOUR1 is probably too costly for almost everyone except major festivals. SOURCE
  33. 1 point
    Cupe

    CapFive - Mix Your Heart Out (Electro)

    @CapFive
  34. 1 point
    Scottie

    Cupe needs a new PC build

    didn't you buy a new 650w psu recently? That'll be plenty for this build even with a million drives and upgrading cpu/gpu in a couple years. https://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/x3wWP3 - just over $1.1k with a new psu, but under 1k without. Cpu is about $20 cheaper compared to scorptec, this uses the less fast ram but is $70 cheaper than scorptec's price, motherboard is $10 cheaper. Cpu cooler isn't 100% needed because the stock one for AMD is okay, but the one in the parts list will be pretty much silent and keep your shit cooler
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    Thanks @Craig, I appreciate you taking the time to listen and comment. Cheers
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    Cupe

    Stanton ST150 Turntable Rebuild

    Fuck what a project. That looks fucking epic. All the +rep for progress pics and finished shots!
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    Scottie

    Stanton ST150 Turntable Rebuild

    they look absolutely shmick
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    Scottie

    Stanton ST150 Turntable Rebuild

    maybe instead of full gold on buttons/tonearm, stick with an easier colour or stock and have gold trim. not sure how easy that'd be though
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    Ghost Warrior - They Remain / Drone [I:A / Inception:Audio] Hungary based producer Peter Ivanyi, aka Ghost Warrior, takes the reins of the mothership on the next voyage to the outer edge of space and time. Jump on board for a stimulating ride with Inception Audio. They Remain Mystic sci-fi ambiance builds into thundering drums with a jagged edge of precision. Immense sub basslines and ominous atmospherics transport you to another parallel universe with deadly effects. This is deep and hypnotic throughout. Drone Intricate drum work makes for a dark landscape of breaking switchups with layering space junk percussion, before entering into a wormhole of bassline pressure that communicates with our intelligence. Bleak soundscapes are sure to take you on an intergalactic journey crafted to perfection. Look for this one at digital stores via: https://www.beatport.com/release/they-remain-drone/2642685 https://music.apple.com/us/album/they-remain-drone-single/1470334944 https://www.junodownload.com/products/ghost-warrior-they-remain-drone/4196393-02 ** Stream here: https://soundcloud.com/inceptionaudio/sets/i-a-inception-audio-ghost https://open.spotify.com/album/17XkJdSmccVyvlfaws4bvA ** Follow to support: https://inceptionaudio.com https://ghostwarrior.bandcamp.com
  40. 0 points
    OxyKon

    Hi I'm Pending

    should ban this whale
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    Cupe

    *Live* Kick on's mix

    Pushed to Facebook
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    LabRat

    USB to Rekordbox

    Pioneer and the rest of them don't really make anything easy. I never used the rating system when I was playing but it make sense that you should be able to rate the tracks at the venue then bring them across to rekordbox on when you load the usb in. Glad you got it figured out now
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    Craig

    USB to Rekordbox

    Thanks @Cupe still battling this issue as we speak 😂
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    BeatLeSS

    Kouki - Only One [Trump'd Music]

    Very different to your older stuff, thoroughly enjoying mate!
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    OxyKon

    Kouki - Only One [Trump'd Music]

    Moved to Techno for you champ, always great work you're pushing out 🤙
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    CapFive

    CapFive - Mix Your Heart Out (Electro)

    ❤ we should get another comp going!
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    Scottie

    Cupe needs a new PC build

    how are you gonna run anything in the old tower if you're moving all your drives over?
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    Pending

    Hi I'm Pending

    Hi i found site through google. DJ pls.
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    I hear masturbating with a cheese greater works too.
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