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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
    This is a quick how-to submitting music to Spotify, Apple Music and other streaming and online music services. Uploading music to streaming platforms or online music stores without a record label is quite simple. All you need is some 3rd party involvement, I guess commonly known as distributers. Most of these distribution services offer something slightly different. I'm not going to go through all of them and what they do, that's something you can do the research on but I'll put down links of a few of the commonly used ones. By submitting your music to these platforms, they take care or all the little business things the labels would have to do (paying royalties, licensing and monetisation, and above all else the distribution). The good thing about going independent is you take total control of your works and you retain 100% of your intellectual property rights, meaning you own everything which I feel is very important. Record labels take the IP rights from you making your music their asset. In exchange, they're supposed to invest in you as an artist but it can go either way. Whatever happens, whether you become famous or not, they still own your works for along as the contract states and if you were to part ways from the label you'll then need to seek permission to perform the music that you wrote. Artists big and small fall into this trap all the time. Kesha and Taylor Swift are prefect examples of artists struggling to claim royalties or performance licensing because of record labels refusing to cooperate. Below are 3 commonly used services; https://cdbaby.com CD Baby is a popular service that gets your music just about everywhere and they're a pay-as-you-go service. They have a bunch of stuff they can do for you like mastering and production of physical copies, CD's etc. As far as the royalties go, you get 91% paid to you. https://distrokid.com I use distrokid for my submissions. They're subscription based with a limited number of artists you can distribute under, so if you wanted to set up a little label I guess you could do that through distrokid and have up to 5 different artists. It's a super easy process to submit music and the dashboard is nice and clean to navigate so you can keep track of your releases and make changes to them whenever you like. Distrokid pay 100% of the royalties to you. They're currently beta testing submissions to Beatport so if that's going to be your primary source of output I'd suggest looking elsewhere. https://www.tunecore.com I think TuneCore is a pay-as-you-go service too and I believe you also collect 100% of the royalties. I haven't done too much research about whether they submit to Beatport so you'll have to have a look. It's not a service I looked too much into, even just scraping the surface of their website didn't tell me too much. I know it's all super bland but everyone's needs are going to be different but hopefully the 3 above give you that little bit of a head start. There are many more that offer lots of different things. If anyone has any further questions I'll be happy to try assist where I can
  3. 3 points
    Got the ground lift adapters in today, and they've made a world of difference. I can still here a tiny bit of the squeal if I get close to the speakers while the GPU is going hard, but it's inaudible from my seating position and definitely so while playing back audio - the quality of which doesn't seem to be affected. I'm very happy with my $10.04 solution! Cheers for the advice guys.
  4. 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.
  5. 2 points
    Scottie

    Cupe needs a new PC build

    https://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/3KrDzN just under 2k all up including a GPU. Add $200 if you go with the 8 core 3700x, $110 if you go for the ASUS X570 TUF motherboard, and $120 if you go for 32gb of ram.
  6. 2 points
    Scottie

    Cupe needs a new PC build

    CPU: Are you going to be doing a lot of media encoding/transcoding, or want to hang onto this rig for as long as possible before upgrading again? If so, get this CPU for $515: https://www.scorptec.com.au/product/CPU/AMD-Socket-AM4/77564-100-100000071BOX otherwise, get this for $315 https://www.scorptec.com.au/product/CPU/AMD-Socket-AM4/77560-100-100000031BOX RAM: Consider whether you really need 32gb - if you're just gaming or other light workloads, you won't need more than 16gb, and pricing becomes much better. If you do need 32gb, I'd recommend this kit for $280: https://www.pccasegear.com/products/47633, otherwise if you can settle for 16gb I'd get this at $160: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B07X8DVDZZ Motherboard: If you want all 8 SATA drives to be connected directly to the motherboard no hassle, get this: https://www.scorptec.com.au/product/Motherboards/AMD-Socket-AM4/77670-TUF-GAMING-X570-PLUS-(WI-FI) (though you can find it for ~$50 cheaper on Amazon au). If you want to save more, you can buy this board for $160 (https://www.scorptec.com.au/product/Motherboards/AMD-Socket-AM4/78473-B450-GAMING-PLUS-MAX) which has 6 SATA ports, then combine it with this 2 SATA port expansion card for $80 (https://www.scorptec.com.au/product/Controllers/SATA-&-SAS-&-M.2/64478-SST-ECS03), which saves you about $100 total over the other board. SSD: I'd recommend getting an m.2 NVMe drive given how many SATA drives you're going to have, getting an m.2 NVMe drive means you're not cutting into the number of SATA drives you can have. I'd recommend this at $100: https://au.pcpartpicker.com/product/XML48d/silicon-power-a80-512-gb-m2-2280-solid-state-drive-sp512gbp34a80m28, or the 1tb model for ~$180. Note: turns out that using an m.2 drive on any motherboard will mean that two SATA ports are disabled, so you'd actually be better off getting a SATA SSD like this for $90 instead if you wanted maximum storage: https://www.scorptec.com.au/product/Hard-Drives-&-SSDs/SSD-2.5-&-PCI-Express/71046-CT500MX500SSD1 PSU: What you've chosen is fine Case: What you've chosen is fine Drives: I'd recommend this drive for the best price/GB over 10tb for ~$500 after shipping - https://www.newegg.com/global/au-en/seagate-exos-x14-enterprise-st12000nm0008-12tb/p/1Z4-002P-00JV2. If you don't want to spend so much per drive, but lose some density in terms of the maximum TB amount you can fit in your case, I'd recommend this for $310 - https://www.shoppingexpress.com.au/buy/seagate-ironwolf-8tb-7200-rpm-3.5-sata-nas-interna/ST8000VN004
  7. 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!
  8. 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)
  9. 2 points
    Nice mix there mate!
  10. 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
  11. 1 point
    OwenDavidson

    Hey everyone! I’m new here.

    What’s up, I hope everyone is having a great day. My name is Owen and I’m a producer/dj from Perth, Australia. Looking forward to getting to know a few of you guys.
  12. 1 point
    LabRat

    Hey everyone! I’m new here.

    Welcome dude. Another perthite to add to the list
  13. 1 point
    Hello All! It's been a while since I've posted so I thought I'd check in again. Have been out of the industry for 2 or so years, got fed up with doing weddings and kissing promoters asses to get the smallest of club gigs. I brought some new equipment to try doing it as a passion, but I was just so burnt out at that point that I just couldn't enjoy mixing anymore. Fast forward 2 years and here we are, those 900's I brought are still untouched but I can't bring myself to sell them. So I'm having one last crack at revitalizing my desire to DJ. As a side note, I also do photography for a local radio station for their events. No cash for em only drink cards, but that's how I want it to there is no pressure if I fuck up. Currently my goals are the following: Move my Rekordbox library to my Surface Pro which I take to work everyday to find songs on my train ride home. Submit a Mini mix to my local radio station. Do some Twitch streams of me DJ'ing on Friday nights with some beers in hand. Short of this not happening, I will sell my decks and put it to bed. Can't bring myself to sell my PA or Sub though! My Gear: https://drive.google.com/open?id=18Mp2S1M4gCP7a3OS4CG6ZTkpeL4D8eQL My Flickr Account: https://www.flickr.com/photos/135142707@N06/
  14. 1 point
    I haven't seen Denon gear in so long. Almost a bit of a shame though because their stuff back in the day was bulletproof
  15. 1 point
    LabRat

    Any suggestions for good studios in Sydney?

    I was remembering something with a 3 in it so I had a look. Apparently these guys aren't too bad so it could be worth a call https://studios301.com/recording-mixing/sydney/
  16. 1 point
    anush

    CDJ2000 reapirs

    Hi Guys, just wondering If any one knows a reliable place to take my cdj2000 to get repaired please In Melbourne ?preferably south eastern suburbs.
  17. 1 point
    Mitch

    CDJ2000 reapirs

    Bounce Audio in Prahran are good.
  18. 1 point
    LabRat

    Kouki - My Body (Radio Cut)

    Few different ways to do it but the easiest way now is to go though distribution platforms like Tunecore, Distrokid, CD Baby etc. It was a bit complicated to set up a proper label when I was going though those hoops with Trump'd (I was in the process of registering with Label Works) but since I scrapped that idea I'm only really putting my own music out I decided to use Distrokid. Some platforms, like Distrokid, don't upload to some places like Beatport so if you wanna put your music everywhere like that you just need to do the research to see which one works for you. They all take different percentages and have different fees too
  19. 1 point
    wiz

    Personnage - Primal EP [I:A / Inception:Audio]

    Personnage - Primal EP [I:A / Inception:Audio] 000000 A deep, atmospheric opening with sinister textures and bass stabs are soon joined by sporadic drum beats that build to a crescendo. From the unsettling mood to its sparse yet effective use of drums, this is a perfect example of Personnage's signature sound. INTERVAL Personnage brings the heat with a heavily experimental track. Listen out for breakbeat, drum n bass and techno influences along with the artist's own unique flavour. If you love music that blurs boundaries then this will get your mind racing. PRIMAL Prehistoric sounds blend with doses of science fiction to create a hybrid for the dance floor. Personnage utilises his arsenal of tribal drums, techno-inspired basslines and sinister swarm effects to grab your attention and not let go. "Primal" by name, "Primal" by nature. Personnage - Primal EP [IA016] 01 / Personnage - 000000 02 / Personnage - Interval 03 / Personnage - Primal Order here: https://www.beatport.com/release/primal-ep/2736805 https://www.junodownload.com/products/personnage-primal-ep/4303229-02/ ** Stream here: https://open.spotify.com/album/7F0I8UMiP1bZ3v7uHn3MP9 https://soundcloud.com/inceptionaudio/sets/inception-audio-ia016 ** https://inceptionaudio.com
  20. 1 point
    Craig

    *Live* Funky Tech House

    Thanks man, I know it's a small contribution but any traffic flow for the site helps.
  21. 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
  22. 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.
  23. 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 🤙
  24. 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
  25. 1 point
    BeatLeSS

    Floorfillers for suburbs?

    DJ's From Mars are always ontop of mashups. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKFTka-4aYpo2H_WTcDCoJg
  26. 1 point
    BeatLeSS

    BeatLeSS - Home is Where the House is

    Did the #housewerk the other day needed some tunes.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 1 point
    Cupe

    USB to Rekordbox

    Paging @Scottie @OxyKon @BeatLeSS @LabRat
  30. 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
  31. 1 point
    AlphaFive

    Serato v Traktor

    Personally I like Serato if for no other reason than Serato DJ comes bundled with many controllers. Might sound like a silly point, still makes it easier to reinstall and update when you don't have to worry about serial numbers. I've had to reinstall while standing behind my NS7 watching guests turning up to a function - bad time for my gear to play up. In terms of functionality, I like Serato DJ's interface. Easy to use, quick to learn.
  32. 0 points
    Yeah I removed the spam links in its sig. Wouldn't mind a few bots like this bumping threads around town tbh
  33. 0 points
    Mitch

    Competition Ideas

    Sounds intriguing!
  34. 0 points
    xyz

    Noise from USB audio interface - help fixing?

    It's just the computer with standard peripherals, monitor speakers, and display monitors. Nothing else within metres of it. At this point though, like I said it's for all intents and purposes inaudible, so I'm considering the issue fixed.
  35. 0 points
    BeatLeSS

    Cupe - Test beat/scratch set on FB

    aww chyeaa noice scratching.
  36. 0 points
    Ok cool. I might give it a shot soon.
  37. 0 points
    Mark

    Computer problem (maybe)?

    I took it to a computer specialist and I had an SSD installed and I still have my old hard drive. Traktor and my music are on the SSD and all my other files are on the old drive. The SSD is really fast and the computer people said that having Traktor on the SSD would probably stop there being any performance issues as the SSD is fast. Also, they cleaned up the laptop and changed the settings for maximum performance. So far I haven't had any problems but I'm keeping my fingers crossed. Thanks everyone for the advice.
  38. 0 points
    Thanks @Craig, I appreciate you taking the time to listen and comment. Cheers
  39. 0 points
    Cupe

    Stanton ST150 Turntable Rebuild

    Fuck what a project. That looks fucking epic. All the +rep for progress pics and finished shots!
  40. 0 points
    Scottie

    Stanton ST150 Turntable Rebuild

    they look absolutely shmick
  41. 0 points
    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
  42. 0 points
    OxyKon

    Hi I'm Pending

    should ban this whale
  43. 0 points
    Cupe

    *Live* Kick on's mix

    Pushed to Facebook
  44. 0 points
    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
  45. 0 points
    Craig

    USB to Rekordbox

    Thanks @Cupe still battling this issue as we speak 😂
  46. 0 points
    BeatLeSS

    Kouki - Only One [Trump'd Music]

    Very different to your older stuff, thoroughly enjoying mate!
  47. 0 points
    OxyKon

    Kouki - Only One [Trump'd Music]

    Moved to Techno for you champ, always great work you're pushing out 🤙
  48. -1 points
    Cupe

  49. -1 points
    Cupe

  50. -1 points
    Pending

    Hi I'm Pending

    Hi i found site through google. DJ pls.
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