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January 17, 2009 @ 02:21 AM
Krooks

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Join Date: Nov 2008

anyone do it for part time job or career? seems like a pretty dope job
January 18, 2009 @ 06:21 AM
Brain

Post: 432

Join Date: Nov 2006

Location: Switzerland

part time. and yes it is great BUT you can't look at it as a career or something in the first place. you'll spend years and thousands of bucks before you earn something!
January 18, 2009 @ 12:14 PM
skaeggska

Post: 984

Join Date: Oct 2008

Location: Chode Island

interesting
January 18, 2009 @ 12:40 PM
AlphaTrion

Post: 418

Join Date: Apr 2008

I've been DJ'ing for 9 years now and I play about 2 or 3 events a month usually. And to do this as a career, it takes years of networking, dedication practice, money and luck. I only know a very small handful of DJs personally who have been able to make that leap.
January 18, 2009 @ 02:31 PM
Cazemm

Post: 138

Join Date: Jun 2008

Location: Edinburgh, Scotland

I produce music with my friend under the name "Disco Wizards" we just got a couple of tracks signed to a small label. If we keep going we're going to have to get better at Djing. I want some pioneer cdj1000's. =]
January 18, 2009 @ 10:16 PM
YorkCount

Post: 662

Join Date: Jun 2008

This reminds me..
Be on the lookout for my stuff (DJ. T) up on Crack4DJs.net real soon
January 19, 2009 @ 08:00 AM
Collabcity

Post: 288

Join Date: Nov 2008

Location: Quad Cities

i go to college and dj on the weekends at a club its a good job takes a lot of time and you hear people bitch alot hahaha good money tho pays for my stuff.
January 19, 2009 @ 05:02 PM
coreyks

Post: 202

Join Date: Dec 2007

do a few parties here and there, but mostly just fool around with my dj set every now and then.
January 19, 2009 @ 05:07 PM
Krooks

Post: 645

Join Date: Nov 2008

is it hard to get into and stuff, like buying equipment/learning how to use it?
January 19, 2009 @ 09:05 PM
Jae-R

Post: 27

Join Date: Jan 2009

A-Trak
dj a-trak is the future.
January 19, 2009 @ 09:40 PM
robot_father

Post: 17

Join Date: Jan 2009

is it hard to get into and stuff, like buying equipment/learning how to use it?


All I can say is Ableton live. Unless your into the OG direct drive turntablism style music then you wont find better. if u need more of an endorsement look up musos who use it daft punk, girl talk etc
January 19, 2009 @ 10:01 PM
Krooks

Post: 645

Join Date: Nov 2008

^
im not completely sure if that was correct sentence structure......lol
January 19, 2009 @ 11:33 PM

Inactive

dj a-trak is the future.


you're late, man.

a-trak's great.

good luck making money while dj'ing. there's alot of cats that what to be the new biggest dj's.
January 20, 2009 @ 06:41 PM
Collabcity

Post: 288

Join Date: Nov 2008

Location: Quad Cities

krooks, i guess it depends how much you wanna spend my first tables were in a gemini package 2 15 inch speakers mixers cables basically everything you need to DJ for 900 bucks let me know if you want that website.
January 20, 2009 @ 06:54 PM
Krooks

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Join Date: Nov 2008

whats the site?
January 21, 2009 @ 04:21 AM
Brain

Post: 432

Join Date: Nov 2006

Location: Switzerland

i would recommend www.turntablelab.com
they may not always be the cheapest but they know what they do and are always able to help you out when you got questions...

they even got packages, but keep your fingers off the cheaper one! and if you have more than the 399.- to spend get a better mixer.
of course technics are perfect, but if you don't have the cash i would rather get some cheap direct drive (!) tables and a better mixer instead.

i started with the cheapest belt-drive turntables when i was 14 and it was fucked the fuck up, yeah, but in the end it also had a good side because you have really to develope a feeling for the record to avoid needle skipping. and that doesn't hurt at all. i saw people who startet with vestax turntables with all their anti-skip technology and they couldn't perform on something else, no chance...
but a bad fader on the mixer won't get you nowhere!

peace!
brain
January 21, 2009 @ 08:44 AM
jizzla

Post: 1229

Join Date: Nov 2007

Location: Marietta,GA

where can i get a cheap mpc from???
January 21, 2009 @ 09:04 AM
Brain

Post: 432

Join Date: Nov 2006

Location: Switzerland

i would recommend just buy the pads! i wanted a mpc really bad, too, but it's just collecting dust now (looking good tho, haha)...
when you get pads you can chop the samples at the computer which is way easier and you can use it to controll software-synths, too...

get the akais turntablelab.com/production_tools/84/212/18817.html or the ones from the korg nano slimline turntablelab.com/production_tools/84/212/60098.html

the korgs are very cheap but very well built. i use them in my (live) dj-sets...
January 21, 2009 @ 03:39 PM
AlphaTrion

Post: 418

Join Date: Apr 2008

i started with the cheapest belt-drive turntables when i was 14 and it was fucked the fuck up, yeah, but in the end it also had a good side because you have really to develope a feeling for the record to avoid needle skipping. and that doesn't hurt at all. i saw people who startet with vestax turntables with all their anti-skip technology and they couldn't perform on something else, no chance...
but a bad fader on the mixer won't get you nowhere!


I was in the same position. I started on what i think were called Gemini XL-150s...terrible. I learned to have a light hand but if I had it to do over again, I don't think I would. It set me back a good bit when it came to beatmatching and juggling.

And concerning the MPC: An MPC, even used, will probably be no cheaper than around $800. For that same amount you could get Reason (or Native Instruments Battery or Ableton Live or a number of other software) plus a pad like the M-Audio Trigger Finger plus a cheap turntable for ripping your samples from vinyl. I love the feel and look of an MPC but honestly, it's not really that cost effective these days.
January 26, 2009 @ 08:20 AM
jizzla

Post: 1229

Join Date: Nov 2007

Location: Marietta,GA

i would recommend just buy the pads! i wanted a mpc really bad, too, but it's just collecting dust now (looking good tho, haha)...
when you get pads you can chop the samples at the computer which is way easier and you can use it to controll software-synths, too...

get the akais turntablelab.com/production_tools/84/212/18817.html or the ones from the korg nano slimline turntablelab.com/production_tools/84/212/60098.html

the korgs are very cheap but very well built. i use them in my (live) dj-sets...


alright

so can you sample and chop with korgs
January 26, 2009 @ 12:34 PM
rtst102

Post: 1934

Join Date: Jan 2008

Location: Chicago, IL

I play shows every now and then, but I mostly cut.
January 26, 2009 @ 03:57 PM
Brain

Post: 432

Join Date: Nov 2006

Location: Switzerland

alright

so can you sample and chop with korgs


yes, just use any audio-program with them!
January 26, 2009 @ 06:11 PM
jizzla

Post: 1229

Join Date: Nov 2007

Location: Marietta,GA

i have cubase,which kinda suck,but it'll be ok

you know any good programs
January 26, 2009 @ 09:49 PM
D

Post: 1364

Join Date: Dec 2008

Location: Tampa, FL

i have cubase,which kinda suck,but it'll be ok

you know any good programs


Reason 4. Pro Tools 8. All you'll ever need.

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