The Pezman Posted March 18, 2008 Report Share Posted March 18, 2008 So I'm making a DJ thread. It came up in the Membership card thread so I figured it's time for a bona fide DJ thread. I knew what a DJ was in concept before then, but it was really during my freshman year when Jon (q-pa) told me he dabbled in it that I started thinking about it. He's invested in vinyl and mixers and all that stuff. Since I'm no professional, there's no damn way I'm doing that. Whatever tactile benefits exist are not worth it for me to hunt down vinyl when more and more digital options become available every day. And I think I've reached the point where I may actually buy something: Look at this thing. Hasn't actually been released yet, but it's close. It's a MIDI turntable controller, so I can access all my tracks from straight off my computer. That's infinitely better than vinyl, and better than CDs too, because this thing is cheaper, not nearly as bulky, and it means you can organize your playlist on the fly. Numark has got a competing one coming out: but I think I like Vestax's better. Numark's is motorized, which to me seems like an unnecessary feature and adds power consumption. Plus, Vestax's VCI 100 looked great, though the 300 was announced before I got too acquainted with the 100 model. But are these digital turntables the last of a dying breed? There are a number of new-wave touch controllers out now, including the lemur and the Granted, they're expensive as all hell and don't advertise scratching as such, but these guys, with their OpenSoundControl, look like they could very well be the future.Thoughts? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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