DNB DJs what are you playing (vinyl/Cd/mp3) and why?

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  1. dj-booth

    dj-booth New Member

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    Hi folks

    I am doing a bit of research for a college project looking into what factors influence a DJs choice of format.

    Factors such as sound quality/price/availability/ and technological advancements in playback medium(CD turntables/Laptop + software combos) ?.

    Do most other DnB DJs favour the same format ?
    Do you use more than one format in a set?

    Any info on the subject would be much appreciated

    Cheers x
     
  2. DJ_DAFT

    DJ_DAFT is back

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    Howdy,

    Vinyl all the way for me & proud of it...:D
     
  3. ScottyEightSix

    ScottyEightSix HUGE EARS > COMEDY CHIN

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    Vinyl, But i will be purchasing some cd decks just for those hard to find classics that you cant buy anymore and also I enjoy the odd electro and breaks mix but i dont wana go out and spend £100's of pounds to get a good collection when i could just spend £50 on downloading them. I would say most dnb djs use vinyl as its more about mixing the music. Where as electro, psytrance, and breaks is more about twisting the music adding loops and effects which is why alot of people who mix these sort of genres use cd decks. Thats just my opinion anyway
     
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    Vinyl and Dubplates...

    ...why? beause I hate playing CDs :teeth:
     
  5. ill1

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    All vinyl all the time. I will wait or do without a track that is available in digital format but may not be available on vinyl. I like the sound quality and manipulatability of vinyl.
     
  6. YOUNG TUNA

    YOUNG TUNA IT'S ME BITCHES

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    safe blad, too tired right now so i'll just quote my point from the previous thread...

     
  7. MARKLAR

    MARKLAR International Tracksuit Salesman

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    vinyl!!!!
    its the only way!
     
  8. dj-booth

    dj-booth New Member

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    Good point m8 my background is in underground house which is also mainly about mixing the tunes rather than playing with fx/loops and vinyl still holds sway there too.
     
  9. alz

    alz compress to impress

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    vinyl, because i dont have the money to change, because i prefer it, because i dont understand how u can mix something u cant physically touch (how can u mix air?!) because my friends would disown me if i used cd's, because its like that and thats the way it is...
     
  10. Wellsy

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    I'm a sellout and spin cd's lol tunes sound alot better imo especially if tunes are 320Kbps, although gota admit i do miss dropping tunes with vinyl:(
     
  11. danfreeman1

    danfreeman1 Active Member

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    vinyls as well. i can see why people would want to use CD's and good luck to them...but personally when i see a dj using vinyl it just seems a lot more authentic
     
  12. audioconspiracy

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    Vinyl. nothing better that a massive slab of plastic with a sick tune on it! for me its just the standard, and i buy all of mine from a small shop, so there's the element of supporting the scene. I think if i did ever change, which i won't, it would be to seratto.
     
  13. Dj-Pezzz

    Dj-Pezzz HangOutWithYourWangOut

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    two vinyl's, 1 gemini hybrid cdJ (cheaper version of numark x2) admittidly, i havnt bought as much vinyl since i've had my cdJ, but i have sooooo many tunes that i just cant find on vinyl...and for that reason...i thank cd's. (that will be the only time i will say that)
     
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    exytage EXYTAGE

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    i like cd's and pc because vinyls are to expensive :D
     
  15. DJNitrousUK

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    Vinyl, as someone said before, i like the manipulatability of vinyl, and because i think it sounds better and is more fun to mix with, plus it's the traditional way :D.
     
  16. Evil Empire

    Evil Empire So Cal Selecta

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    I had turntables but i gave them to my dog.
    I go cd's now....no jacked up needles, no funcky warpt records, no skipping and way better sound quality.
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  17. mrmati1985

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    vinyl.....strictly!!!
     
  18. Evil Empire

    Evil Empire So Cal Selecta

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    I play both, ill buy an mp3 track first play it out a few times n if i like it then ill by the vinyl. Mainly cd's though due to the fact that most of the time out here in the states when u go 2 play somewhere the tables don't work or the needles r broke so its just safer to b able 2 play on both with no worries.:mad:
     
  19. AuGsY

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    spinning with CD's is way easier vinyl is where the real DJ's are at ;)
     
  20. MARKLAR

    MARKLAR International Tracksuit Salesman

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    yea i agree but doin both shows ur more versatile!