If the guy is considering spending the money (now OR in the future) on new CDJs - maybe he should give computers a second look. That point cant be undone by your typical stupid comments from left field.
As for the rest, the fact that you have chosen to give up trying and stay home, instead of continuing to play out regularly - certainly is relevant. The longer you remain on the sidelines, the less you have to say that is relevant to working DJs. The fact that you dont like it brought up is beside the point.
This is an open forum, mrkleen. If you want to have a private conversation, use PMs. In fact, you were the one who butted into the conversation Adam and Irrational_Fear were having about CDJs, so don't give me that "no one was even talking to you" bullshit you utter tool, lol.
Your advice in this thread was shit. The guy says he doesn't want computers in his setup - you tell him to use one. He says he knows from experience that setup failures are almost always down to computers - you say that his experience is wrong. He says that he doesn't like the idea of taking CDJ2000s to the club - you advise him to switch to a method of DJing where you have to take your whole fucking setup to the club. Get a fucking clue! "DO WHAT I DO OR YOU'RE WRONG" is not a good way of dishing out advice, especially when you're completely ignoring what the person you're talking to is actually saying.
My point was not all clubs have CDJ2000s (some do) but until all the places I play catch up with that (which they will) there is little point in me transferring all my stuff solely to usb drives.
i just bought a cdj 350 for my setup, id love to own the big boys but for a start i use serato and think its overkill and also i had limited space and the 350 slotted nicely in there, going to get myself a usb hub so i can operate on hid mode and make full use of the decks features. ive not actually played out with my computer but i can see how it may cause problems and there is an increased risk of crashing over just plain cdj's
I gave up my turntables for a controller and now I'm looking to let go of my controller and go back to tables. It was fun while it lasted. I couldn't imagine going without any decks at all.
my clients would fire me if i dj'ed with just my laptop an mixer but i would rather quit djin before i would even consider it. but its cool it works for you.
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Why would your clients fire you? I DJ most of the big clubs in LA and nobody cares. Nobody is one the wiser for that matter.
They look up, they see my laptop, they see me on the mixer... Why would they care if I'm pushing the platter or using the keys on the laptop... It's the same functionality... I'm not phoning it in. (granted, I don't scratch....)
Most Dj's when they figure out what I'm doing raise their eyebrow and say, "wow, how do you do that?" and I show them... "That's cool if you ever have a problem with decks..."
I'm not on a controller. I'm not using sync. I'm using Scratch Live and using the cue, pitch, tempo, loop, controls on the keyboard rather than the same exact functionality on the CDJ or 1200.
And since I can easily switch over to CDJ or 1200... I'm actually doing something that most dj's are clueless about. And I have seen a lot of DJ's locally adapt to using the keys on the laptop for slight pitch adjustment rather than the platter because they have recognized, for fine adjustments, it's more precise.