Jungle producing hardware setup help

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  1. Dis0gree

    Dis0gree New Member

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    Hello everyone,

    So I've been fascinated with the oldskool Congo Natty, TopCat and Kenny Ken etc, I love Jungle and so I am planning to try it myself.

    I want to start buying the necessary hardware, maybe you have an idea what I should order a complete setup? Basicly, a list (Maybe with link included) of hardware for a completed setup.

    -Beatmaking hardware
    -Turntables
    etc.

    Software is also important, maybe any tips on software?


    Thanks in advanced ;)
    Kyle.

    (Excuse me if this the wrong section, forumwise)
     
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  2. Freek

    Freek Lets get freeeeeeky

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    right to get fully into the dj/producer side of it i would reccomend investing in a decent pc (if you aint got one already)
    then invest in a copy of Propellahead Reason, as it is the best software to start on and proffessionals still use it now.
    Then invest in some decent sample packs, www.loopmasters.com, www.producerloops.com and now you're ready to start producing.

    Mixing wise, get yourself 2 x Technics 1210 mk 2s and a Pioneer DJM series mixer. These are expensive but are reliable and will last you a very loooong time.

    Then ya just need to buy some vinyl from places like nu urban, chemical & redeye.

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    also watch lots of reason tutorials on youtube as these are a great resource.
     
  3. logikz

    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    dont get sample packs. get samples. strangely tracker software is conductive for jungle. you can hardly sit in front of one and not start breaking up chopper beats and doing drop basses. modplug is free and so is buzz. download those, get yourself some breaks, a sub and some strings and youre off.
     
  4. Dis0gree

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    Hey there,

    Thanks both of you, heres some information about my computer:

    Motherboard: ASUS M4A66TD PRO
    Chipset: AMD 770
    Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 964 3,4 GHz Black Edition
    Memory: OCZ Platinum 4GB 1333 Mhz
    Graphics: GIGABYTE HD 5850 OC
    Sound: Onboard 7.1 VIA Chipset (8 Channels)

    My dad has alot of 50's 60's 70's records (Vinyl), with one of those turntables that you can get them from the record to your computer (MP3 format).

    Thanks again for the usefull information.
     
  5. Freek

    Freek Lets get freeeeeeky

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    Yea man ur pc will be perfectly capable of producing. with regards to the turntables, you need a dj specific
    set of turntables and a mixer. if u dont wanna spend too much money straight away then maybe invest in a
    begginer set. maybe if uve got friends that dj they may have an old setup they can sell you for cheap.
     
  6. logikz

    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    whats the gemini beginner set for mad cheap like?
     
  7. Dis0gree

    Dis0gree New Member

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    Well nice to hear that, by the way. What series would you recommend getting(Pioneer DJM series mixer) I googled and i saw a 400 and a 600 series.

    Thanks.

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    The beginner's set sounds interesting, can you get me more information on that :)? a few links or maybe?

    Appreciate it ;)
     
  8. Freek

    Freek Lets get freeeeeeky

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    i use a 600 and has lasted me a good 3 years, i only have the 600 as i need more than 2 channels, but if you're only gonna have 2 decks then you'll only need the 400 which fortunately is a bit cheaper.
     
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    $marty Dexcell Staff Member

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    1210's ftw.
     
  10. Subjekt Music

    Subjekt Music Well-Known Member

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    Win
     
  11. vapour 36 hertz

    vapour 36 hertz www.36hertz.com

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    hardware wise most people back in the jungle days were using

    akai s2000 or s3000xl samplers
    tascam da20 dat machine
    dbx compressors
    atari for sequencing

    large collection of ragga 7" singles
     
  12. Dis0gree

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    So if you take those products (What i'm looking for) and replace it with something more modern for the same result.
    Would you recommend anything else?
     
  13. vapour 36 hertz

    vapour 36 hertz www.36hertz.com

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    well you could replace with modern gear but u wont really match the sound of that gear

    most of it can be picked up for peanuts off ebay these days - i got a mint condition da20 for £22.50 a couple of months ago and i know old akais go for nothing

    suppose you should throw a analog mixing desk in there aswell anything with more than 8 channels will be fine - the older the better

    can pick up some wicked deals on mixing desks these days aswell as ebay is flooded with them

    tbh i think ( personal opinion) that the old akais were a massive part of early jungle cos the sound was shaped alot around the akais timestretching and lo pass filters
     
  14. barnesy00

    barnesy00 DJZeroZero

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    whats this? tell me more
     
  15. riffraff

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    the golden age, this is my era, when you look at the hardware that was used then and the hardware used now, it makes you have so much more respect for the likes of roni size, ray keith etc for there production skills..