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03-18-2006, 06:42 AM
How does one make music with turn tables?
03-18-2006, 06:53 AM
Insert vinyl on turntable.
Choose the correct speed.
Press Start/Play/Rotate on turntable.
Begin to adjust speed with left or right hand by moving the vinyl clockwise or counter-clockwise.
Place and move the other hand on the mixer slider to fade in and out.
Repeat when necessary.
P.S., you can't really make music with a turntable. You can PLAY music. You can cut and repeat segments in music. You could probably make weird sounds aswell.
03-18-2006, 03:32 PM
Basically, here's how it works. You have two turntables and a mixer in between them. The mixer can have volume sliders/knobs for each, EQ, effects, or whatever, but all of that is secondary to the main function, which is a horizontal slider that alters the balance between the two turntables. In other words, if the fader is in the middle, you are hearing both equally. If it's all the way to the left, you are hearing only the left turntable. If it's all the way to the right, you're only hearing the right one.
So, what you do is have one turntable playing some type of music (it could just be some beats). That one is going to be constantly going and for simple stuff you won't even be touching it. Then, you use the other turntable for the actual scratching. You could have any type of material on there, and I know now they actually sell vinyls specifically with nonmusical stuff that is great for scratching.
Thus you have a constant beat going, and you're fading that in and out as you're introducing rhythmic scratches from the other vinyl.
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