WHAT EQUIPMENT USED TO MIX???

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  1. Substrate

    Substrate New Member

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    Just wondered what equipment everyone is using to mix on at the mo?

    I used to use serato with 2 vestax turntables and my stanton sa12 mixer.

    ...I use ableton outputed to my stanton mixer now and scratch on 1 turntable separately.
    you have to warp all your tracks before mixing but can mix seamlessly without having to pitchbend
    (just drag n drop tracks!)
    some peeps...reckon it's cheating but when used thru a big club system the double drops are so clean and smooth it's unreal plus...you can bass switch without the stress of pitchbending and can leave 2 double dropped tracks mixing and scratch over them stressfree too...

    anyway just wondered what your thoughts were and what equip everyone else is using?
    btw...I've been dj'ing for over 10 years 6of which were on vinyl so I do know how to mix on 2turntables...just embracing the tech now :)

    here's a mix or2 for ya

    http://www.soundcloud.com/substratednb
     
  2. D-Jhepz

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    2 x cdj850 1 x djm350
    old cds and recently rekordbox usb's
     
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  3. Agent Smith

    Agent Smith Currently Putins Koala

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    Hmmmmmmmmm.

    I'm currently using 3 technics 1210 mk2's and a Pioneer DJM600. All vinyl.
     
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  4. muzzadj

    muzzadj POW!

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    ^ jealousy levels are high.

    3x technics 1210s, A&H Xone 42, Serato SL3
     
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    bn14 Well-Known Member

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    2x 1210s DJM 600 - Vinyl & Serato

    Only had serato a few weeks and im enjoying it.
     
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    danzilla Active Member

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    Yes Stu didn't know u were on 3 decks now. Big up man. I need to see this soon!

    2 x 1210 Mk2 & Xone 22. All vinyl
     
  7. Substrate

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    Pioneer seems to be the trend mixer wise then at the mo....they are deffo the most used mixers in a club now...personally I don't like the eq on the djm600's coz they don't kill fully and the crossfader isn't very scratch friendly(clutter around it)....the Allen and Heath mixers have awesome filters!...

    so no-one using vestax turntables?....in a club scenario with a booth being shaken to bits with bass, technics are really good.....where as the vestax will vibrate and land on the floor lol...
    The vestax pitch slider is much more accurate and the motor has tons more torque tho.
     
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    Agent Smith Currently Putins Koala

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    Yea man - will have to sort out jam one evening soon.
     
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    I played a set at 'exposure' in Manchester this last weekend and the bass was so heavy on the stage that the power leads kept vibrating out of the cdjs(2000s)...not cool....60%of the dj's brought vinyl with them which they soon realised would be impossible to play because of the amount of bass shaking the stage+table...
    Another reason why I like to use ableton to mix out when I can...
     
  10. The Watcha

    The Watcha Well-Known Member

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    show off :teeth:

    I'm on 2 Technic 1210 mk5g's with an A&H Xone 42
     
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    flash cunt :teeth:
     
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  12. danwell

    danwell BAAAAAAAAAAAAABE WAIT

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    2 1210 mk5s, 1 mk 2 and a xone:62
     
  13. Teddy

    Teddy 60% Staff Member

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    correct. i think 90% are technics peeps. arguably the best turntables regardless of what bells and whistles other turntables may boast.

    its not cheating. its just really gay
    it depends on how you use it tbh.
    in my opinion it takes away all the fun of actually djing.
    some people use it well, most use it because they cant.
     
  14. Substrate

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    I don't think it's 'gay'...like I said I've mixed with vinyl/cdjs for years and have just got sick of the tediousness of having to pitchbend all the time...especially with oldschool jungle... pitchbending removed from the equation gives you more time to bass switch, line other tracks up, mix and cut up more and scratch over two tracks while they're mixing!

    I think the skill/fun in mixing is exactly in doin that***(mixing) volume, eq, filtering/effects etc..not beatmatching

    anyway this is just my humble opinion :)
     
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    Agent Smith Currently Putins Koala

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    Please don't start this debate again.
     
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    I agree agent smith....it always ends in tears...

    I respect everyone does stuff different and has there own personal technical preference and practices :)
     
  17. beknoxx

    beknoxx 7/11 7/11

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    I used to spin on 2 Tech 1210 MK2's and a Vestax 05 for 7 years. Took some time off to get my head straight for like 7 years and just strted back this year. Now i spin on 2 Pioneer 850's and a Pioneer 700 mixer or 750 can't remember ha ha. Still miss vinyl tho the best part of spinning vinyl is being able to see the breaks. I hate that about CDJ's. I don't think its cheating to use the SYNC but it does level the playing field. There are Dj's that i use to smash on a local level and now they all use SYNC buttons. And people on here use SYNC buttons all the time and they always get comments like flawless mixing. Yup it is flawless ha ha.
     
  18. RUSSLA

    RUSSLA DNBF Monarch

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    If we're all getting into a who's dick is bigger contest:

    Setup 1: 2x Technics MK3 & Numark M1 Mixer - All vinyl

    Setup 2: 3x Pioneer CDJ800s MK2, A&H Zone 62, Traktor Pro 2 on Macbook Pro i7.