Left handed (or right handed if your a lefty) pitch riding???

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  1. ScottyEightSix

    ScottyEightSix HUGE EARS > COMEDY CHIN

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    Has anyone trainned their weaker hand up so they can pitch ride as easy as they can with their other hand?
     
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    sam the dnb man Variation

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    I use both but tend to get the beats locked slightly faster with my right hand.
    I use my left hand when i use the Xfader, IF I USE THE XFADER
     
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    i use pre-pitched cds :thumbsup:
     
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    sam the dnb man Variation

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    CDS ARE THE FUTURE :teeth:
     
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    Where's the fun in that :sadbana:
     
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    CD's are as dead as vinyl (not very) completely digital is the future. Technologically there is no need for vinyl or cd's. Just a digital deck and some memory cards.

    Wont stop me buying vinyl though :gslayer:
     
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    it leaves one hand completely free to wank with
     
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    WTF?? maaaan i always thought it was called a 'bitch shift' so got my dog to do it!!
     
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    If I need to get the pitch on the left hand deck I cue with my left hand and pitch ride with my left hand. If I need to get the pitch on the right hand deck I cue with my right hand and pitch ride with my right hand.
     
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    Riisu Not the Preacher Man

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    stand in the middle of the mixer and go with the flow either/or. just as good as each other really.
    i kinda prefer my left slightly, even tho i'm right handed.
     
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    on a similar note , im right handed but scratch much better with me left hand! not that i scratch much anymore!
     
  13. Moskit

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    It's wierd, I think I chop n change depending on how the mix is going/what levels i'm messing with etc, if it gets sketchy, I think I always revert to my right...

    Good topic though, never thought about it before.

    Edit: I'm the same as Teddy with my scratching, not that I scratch anymore...
     
  14. robhicks1

    robhicks1 Nuts about Zoo

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    Both. Left for left deck and right for right deck. I am more accurate with my right hand though.
     
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    Kibon Blaze It Down !

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    same for me..
     
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    Well I've always used my right for both an never really thought about it, but the other day I watched one of Coshh' videos in the 'post videos of yourself mixing' thread an realsed he used both hands quite easily so I decided I'm gonna use only my left hand for a week or so see how long it takes till I can pitchride aswell as I can with my right. I figure it will save me a bit of time and I will still be able to use the mixer when I've pitchriding on the left turntable.
     
  17. Wellsy

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    Im left handed but use my right hand to pitch on cdjs, vinyl I used to use both hands equally.

    EDIT: Wut!!!.... i was fecked whilst writing this post lol

    Im right handed but use my left hand to pitch bend
     
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    dizzzeejungle Junglist Down Under..

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    drop a record with either, pitch ride only with right, write english/hold a pen with left, pretty random lol
     
  19. RUSSLA

    RUSSLA DNBF Monarch

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    Left for left deck - Right for right deck.

    Even do the same with my CDJs. But as Moskit said, if in trouble, resort back to the trusty right hander!
     
  20. DJrsa

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    always the right hand, even if it is the left deck! Good old Crossed up hands while in the mix.