[Long introductions, FTW]
Not to sound pretentious, but after two years as a bedroom DJ and a few months of actually spinning at shows, I've come to something of a mental low-point in my DJ "career." I'll skip the inner feelings about the idea of an art derives its very existence from using other peoples' art and cut right to the chase.
I'm looking at my Vestax PMC280, my 2 CDJ400s, and my 2 TTs sitting on my counter. I don't have a job. I am:
A: Tired as hell of my current tune collection
B: Tired as hell of spending 2 hours to pirate 10 songs in 320 and feeling painfully guilty afterwards
And, in association with A & B,
C: Starting to become as tired as hell with DJing.
So what I'm thinking about doing is selling my PMC280, the 2 CDJ400s, and using the cash to buy:
A: All the tunes I've stolen
B: A big pack of new tunes to help get me back into it
C: Some decent production gear
D: A Hercules RMX.
I don't give a shit about the doofuses who enjoy shouting "OH, YOU'VE GOT A CONTROLLER, YOU'RE SUCH A FAG, HAHAHA" on Facebook; they can go fuck themselves. My question is about the RMX's crossfader.
As we all know, you can't scratch on the RMX's platters without ending up wanting to drink excessively, right? But...
What about using battle records with my TTs, and using the RMX as a mixer? Has anyone tried this out, and if so, how were the results? I thought about this for a little while today, and when I googled the RMX, I was surprised to find that it had grounds.
How's the crossfader on the RMX when it comes to using vinyl tables to scratch?