Mixing turntables, scratching etc...

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  1. Scott L

    Scott L Producer

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    I'm in a band w/friends & we play just for fun, we do gigs at a local coffeehouse every couple of months or so. I'm getting sick of doing soley percussion instruments and we were thinking a turntable or two may compliment some of our music nicely.

    Any Djs or enthusiasts here that can lead me in the right direction of what to look for, where to start out and so on? Even a separate forum for this stuff would be helpful I'm sure. Thanks for any help!
     
  2. ChrisWiggles

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    Djing use for TT is very different than at-home requirements. You need a direct-drive, robustness, etc. Technics 1200s are the "reference" in this regard, there are different models depending on how much features you want, but a classic direct-drive table with pitch control shouldn't be more than like 600 or so new I believe, you can find them all over the place used of course.

    Again, the needs for a DJ are much much different than an at-home audiophile turn-table, so what I would buy as an audiophile would be absolutely the worst possible thing to buy for a DJ, and to some degree vice-versa but not quite so much.If you run some google searches for DJing and turntables you'll get tons of helpful info in that direction, just a few things that came up with a quick search, I'm sure you can get tons more:

    http://forums.undergroundhiphop.com/...estionID=37115

    http://forums.di.fm/archive/index.php/t-10643.html

    http://www.djsource.co.uk/


    etc..

    hope that helps, and have fun [​IMG]
     
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    My roomate had a pair of Technics 1200s and he loved them. They ware build solidly and that would be where I started looking.
     
  4. Scott L

    Scott L Producer

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    Wow thanks for the help. That beg DJ FAQ has tons of info.

    Any comments on the CD turntables like this one? I keep thiking I'd make some beats on the PC, and it would be easy to just burn em and have them readily available for mixing/scratching.
     

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