Y'all should appreciate this....and a question too.

Discussion in 'Drum & Bass' started by mad scientist, Jun 2, 2012.

  1. mad scientist

    mad scientist Turkish

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2004
    Messages:
    40
    Likes Received:
    0
    after a long time of spinning in my bedroom strictly as a hobby, and by long time i mean 10 years, i finally got an opportunity to play out live Friday night. the venue has seen its share of heavy hitters like andy c, ed rush and optical, dieselboy, etc etc. well, during my 10 year recreational time i made the transition from vinyl to CD. around 5:00 friday evening i get a call saying that the CDJ's wouldn't be available and I would have to use itch or serato. a friend had brought his NS7 to the club and I had to learn itch on the fly. needless to say the first 25 minutes of my hour long set were spent trying to understand the interface of itch and the NS7 itself. I wanted to run outta the club at one point, but i'm a big boy and decided to just figure the fucking thing out. I finally got things going, and finished my set in semi solid form. from now on though, in the event i get another opportunity to spin live, i will be lugging along my own CDJ's just so I can set 'em up if the house doesn't have them already. that leads me to a question though. for the masses out there that purchase their music digitally from the likes of beatport, junodownloads, trackitdown, do you guys buy WAV quality or simply mp3 in320 format? I got some feedback from some people and they said some of sound quality of some of my tunes didn't sound very clear. I recently started purchasing WAV (after 500 plus purchased at 320).
     
  2. _MILLA

    _MILLA Flamboyant muthafucka

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2009
    Messages:
    1,225
    Likes Received:
    16
    Location:
    Abergavenny / Cardiff
    trackitdown pro is good if your buyin wav's cos u get bulk discount..

    i just buy mp3's... through a big ass sound system in a club with everyone dancin/gurnin off there heads no 1 is gna notice the difference that much anyway tbh
     
  3. danwell

    danwell BAAAAAAAAAAAAABE WAIT

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2011
    Messages:
    5,634
    Likes Received:
    711
    I thought you were gonna tell a heroic tale of how they only had 1210s and you smashed it. Got my hopes up man
     
  4. neddez

    neddez Member

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2008
    Messages:
    589
    Likes Received:
    9
    Location:
    London/Southampton
    320s for me but only because of the smaller file size

    if i was a DJ i'd only want wavs tbh
     
  5. equilibrium

    equilibrium Member

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2012
    Messages:
    561
    Likes Received:
    14
    Location:
    Seattle
  6. dirty breaks

    dirty breaks Guest

    and what is it we are supposed to appreciate? :shrug:



    but yeah, WAV's if you've got the HDD space.
     
  7. ThePapa

    ThePapa Suffragette City..

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2010
    Messages:
    8,307
    Likes Received:
    659
    Location:
    West London
    There's alot of shit sounding tunes in those digi stores coz of the lack of quality control/uniformity of mastering etc. If the tune sounds mushy or quiet it won't really matter what format you buy it in. But yeah like Breaks says wavs wherever possible.
     
  8. roo

    roo Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2008
    Messages:
    204
    Likes Received:
    10
    Buy flac (cheaper than WAV) then convert into WAV. Will save you a few pennies on each release, normally 20-30p cheaper, same quality.