I've always had troubles with it. Too many Djs with too many different set ups and all in such a little time. Like, see down here most things are done monthly, not weekly. (Which is why they suck balls), but the result is everyone tries to get as many Dj's in as possible. Thus, everyone only plays for one hour. .. Then one guy uses CDJ, another vinyl, another CDJ via traktor, the next vinyl and Serato or what ever and it ends up really messy.
When I do a mobile gig or something, just Cd. When I have a mix at home, alone. Controller. When we do it in the garage with friends, vinyl. I enjoy them all. My ideal thing would be to have a club where every weekend is JUST me. From, Midnight to 6 or 7am. Have my collection there, have a laptop and controller if I want, and then on the night just take it as I go.
I haven't bought vinyl in ages. But every year I like to go on atleast one more splurge. I'll go to websites (Because vinyl shops are very rare here now. For new music), and yeah I'll be sure to find some solid, timeless shit that I can't get anywhere else and then, its JUST for me. If I can find it on Mp3 or WAV later, fantastic, but I know if I have it on vinyl I still have it. I like to bring scratch records down to Techno gigs and give turntablism a bit of a crack occasionally. I'm not very good at it tho. That's the one element of Djing I wish I could be better at. Scratching etc.
^^ the thing about vinyl is, if you're serious about being up to date, you have to keep on the hunt all the time, especially nowadays, as loads of artists and labels are producing limited editions that are only around for a day or so before they're sold out.
often play classics nights and when i do, i pretty much always use vinyl.
I do, I play vinyl only when I'm in clubs
I always take a big bag of vinyl to gigs but don't use it exclusively - I also take Traktor (but no DVS). I'd go 100% vinyl if I was richer but at the moment I'm not buying many new records. At the moment i'm playing new releases and soundcloud edits from the lap-top and older stuff from vinyl.
I love having both options. I suppose even if I did buy more records it would be hard to ditch the lap-top as well.
I always bring vinyl to my gigs unless the promoter tells me that there will only be CDJs set up.
^^this; when I play Old School Soul, R&B, Funk, Disco parties, it's 100% vinyl.
Originally Posted by Marc S
Originally Posted by FireyFate
Originally Posted by JackStalk
I use Serato with my 1200's 95% of the time and mostly never have problems with 4 hour sets. My main genre is Funk, Hip Hop, and RnB which I have an extensive vinyl collection. But I also have most of my main genres in MP3 format. I break out the vinyl for my classic 80's new wave, classic house, progressive/industrial, and rarities that I don't have digitally. It's not that often that I play out with vinyl. Funny thing is that when I use DVS people always get surprised and think I'm spinning all vinyl.
I bring a small crate, mainly use DVS but the bag of trix has some scratch records and a few key records.
I usually take about 50 records for a two hour set.
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