Doddy

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  1. Yeah nitro, I kinda noticed it literally after I posted and realised there is a whole section to it. So defs my bad! Time to keep on reading and researching I thinks. Just blown away by how much things have changed.
  2. Herpa deeerrpp, just saw the traktor v serato thread. I will look in there first. That's what I get for asking questions without searching
  3. Hey guys, so again asking some simple/dumb questions, stumbled across this while at work today, and just wanted people opinions on going to the digital side of turntables. (scared!) Obv im thinking the biggest PITA is going to be copying vinyl to digital format...not hard but FML would take a lifetime. Other than that, I wanted to check on what peoples opinions are and which one they thought was better and why. Ie Serato has multiple cue points, Traktor has ...... I will search and dig around as im sure there wil be a topic on here somewhere, but also wanted to get feelers out for others opinions. If it helps I was leaning towards serato only because I have used it once or twice - familar with it more but really have no loyalties, but then I saw traktor is NI and I have Maschine, so that might be something to consider as well. Anyways, keen to hear your thoughts
  4. Hey Wazza, I might take you up on that. I need to get back on my decks, as I hate the thought of being too heavy handed and just basically hella bad, spinning on someone elses equipment - heaven forbid break something (which I would feel obliged to pay for), but if your still open to this invitation in a few months I wouldn't say no. Let me get some practice in and will message you to organise a time that suits in the upcoming few months. Thank you....also quite a collection of toys you have
  5. Hi Wazza, thanks for the suggestion, im just taking a look at them now and checking out some reviews. Not sure what I will be going for but this definately helps in narrowing down a few possible solutions. Then to actually test/play and 'feel' the difference and decide. Thanks again, really looks the goods!
  6. Preach it brother Great read, thanks for taking the time to put this up. Here have an upvote/repvote
  7. This is really uplifting and puts a whole new perspective on learning. I think I have learned something today Of course, I think you have had alot more exposure in this regards, where for me, its me doing the stuff and friends whatever coming over and saying its shit but having no way to advise why its shit, just 'it doesn't sound good'. And I think the key point as well in confidence in your abilities. We can all drive right, but when its your first few times, technically you can drive but are not confident in doing so (or anything new to you etc) but with familiarisation and repetition, that confidence grows until your doing stuff subconsciously without thinking - changing gears, indicating and lane checking etc. But getting that confidence off the bat and some guidance sounds like the best recipe. Thanks Lab
  8. @Bristles From what I gather you have been into the producing side as well, any info or little tricks you do or have that can make it a bit easier for the rest of us? I think the 'don't expect your first track to be a banger' and 'it takes alot of crap tracks before you make a good track, so get the crap tracks out of the way as soon as possible' mentality definatley rings true.
  9. Lol Canberra is too small you can't bury something and keep it under wraps. Someone you know will know, even though your sure no one will ever know....ya know?
  10. Ermahgerd, is that scratchy seal I see on the deck? Can't believe I almost missed that!
  11. That looks nice and well thought out. Really digging the triple monitor setup as well. I was drawing up some sketches for a new table/booth setup for home. And thought I had some good ideas, but today had an epiphany on the setup so I think I will sketch a few more designs and create a post. Just for an idea, it will be home made custom build, and right now I'm toying with the idea of a 'U' shape, with it going from my height setup, to middle height for production area, to missus height as I'm sure if it was available, she would spend more time mixing. So me and her back to back and the connection would have the pc and production pieces. I took a gander at a few sites, and after seeing a few table setups for $800 plus, I think I can get everything in for that price, if not a few hundred less tbh. Just want to work out design that pretty much would have everything needed. I will start a new thread and post up some drawings and see what you guys think. Just got home from an 11 hour day so might take a day or 2 to get on the pc and draw them up. Think I'm pretty lucky as I'm thinking this will take up a fair amount of room and we should have the room downstairs where I can build it and piece it together. Stay tuned!
  12. Only problem is the restricted banner from the work PC. Will have to check out this thread when I get home, as it sound pretty good
  13. Hey Cupe, Have you still got this going or have you built it up already? If you have built it up, are you able to show some pics if its not too much trouble? I was actually searching the DIY thread over the weekend with the intention of getting ideas and building a new mixing table - but then I found a few designs that I think im going to start drawing out and sketch up for a all on one mixing and production booth. I dont really have any major requirements but height would be one, as im a fair tall buggar and dont like bending over to reach the decks....Actually that just inspired me, I think I will have to draw something up today while I think of it..... Sorry hijacking your thread... Hows the build coming along? Anything you have thought of since initial inception of the idea? Like 'damn I wish I had space for xxxxx built in'?
  14. Hey mate, likewise! Although I have moved up to Brisbane, more lifestyle decision than anything, I was actually down that way 2 weekends ago picking up a bird from my brother. Hella long ass drive! Anyways, keep on killin it and keep warm...stoopid frozen mornings and cold mixing fingers lol! Cheers,
  15. Hey buddy, just figured out my soundcloud login details. stalking....I mean following you lol.

    Also got started on cleaning out downstairs today and got a power board to plug in so should be back on the decks tomorrow and opened up Ableton tonight, first time in a long time. Just wanted to say thank you specifically as you have been really friendly and has made this much easier to get back into things. Thanks man :) 

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    2. Doddy

      Doddy

      Yeah I'm seeing a few things, and rekordbox looks good given the backing of both hardware and software done by pioneer. God knows their mixers and I assume cdj are industry standard. I recall playing in the djm 600 back in the day. But same goes with traktor with the NI line of products. But pioneer are newbies in the software side, so there's that.

      i agree time coded vinyl will be the way to go, then I will need to investigate and research the different 'controllers' and/or mixers. I do like the idea of setting a cue point with a press of a button and have been watching a few mixes on the z2 so atm I think that's what I am leaning towards, and that's why I started on ableton, was to add more production and homemade tracks to go with the mixing/scratching.

      anyways I'm sorry to regurgitate this to you, just wanted to kinda get advice from someone in the know and up to date with what's out there at the moment. 

      Actually one question, if I were to go the traktor route, I got confused with all the different naming and options. Is there one that can actually hook up multiple decks. IE a set for mixing and have a scratch set plugged in running on an extra channel from a 4 channel mixer type thing?

      Or would I need to buy them individually? I will keep researching but that will be the end requirement for final decision.

    3. Doddy

      Doddy

      Did you get your car sorted with the fluctuation in rpm as well?

    4. LabRat

      LabRat

      Pioneer is only industry standard because they bough their way in lol

      hmm... you can use 4 decks but you'll need to buy the bigger sound card, which I think is an audio 10 but I'm not sure...

      i don't know much about the Z2 but it does come handy being able to have those cur point functions on a mixer. When I was using time code vinyl I was using the dicers by Novation. They're super cool but you need to map them in traktor and it's a bitch! the dicers are plug and play with serato but not traktor which is why you need to map them. MIDI mapping in traktor is a very time consuming process. It took me 3hrs to figure out how to do it lol

      i think the z2 with the time code would definitely be a good option. I'm assuming they only make that 2ch so if you were looking for more you'd probably have to go 4ch mixer and then find a sound card that has 4 inputs