Dirty House (16/07/2008)

Well, it’s been a long time coming, but until today, there has always been a reason not to. Recently, I managed to cobble together my old Stanton Final Scratch V1.1, and sure enough, the old girl worked a treat. So here is the result. The first mix of 2008, and although I am obviously a little rusty, its not too shabby! (Appologies to any listeners, there is a small low level hum you pick up during quiet moments due to the old laptop I am using. The next mix will have this fixed)


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The next big thing

Being a technologist and a DJ, I often find myself torn between the need for blinking LED’s and a product that adds value. Take for instance my need to utilise MP3’s rather than Vinyl. Its a simple requirement in so much as i just want to:

a) mitigate many, many boxes of 12″ vinyl
b) get easier access to the latest music
c) play tracks of my own creation without having to have them cut to 12″, and finally
d) retain the look and feel of my 1210’s with all their analogue loveliness! Continue reading “The next big thing”

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Live Mix Update

…..after a day clearing out the garage (trust me, it needed doing), I came across the original install CD for my Stanton Final Scratch V1, which I thought was long gone. After further search through a lot of vinyl, I found the control records, which meant all that was left was to dig out the interface and hook it all up. After about 4 hours of kicking an old Compaq Laptop into shape, I had a working version of FinalScratch V1.1 up and running with a bunch of MP3’s ready to go…….. Continue reading “Live Mix Update”

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Electrix EQKiller’s

I can’t give these little devices enough praise! They are so easy to use and bring a new dimension to your sound. Ok, so most modern mixes have cuts and kills by default, but they are not a patch on one of these, not even on a Pioneer DJM600! These little gems use near analogue circuitry to give you a warm rich softer sound, rather than the cheaper mixer embedded kills you find these days. Continue reading “Electrix EQKiller’s”

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A new platform

ok, I have had an X25 deck stand for years now, and it is actually quite good. Its stable and well put together, and of course, holds enough of the basic equipment to keep you up and running. Of course, as I expand my setup, I have come to basic realisation that what I need, is actually a simple flat surface. So me, being me, I opened up visio and knocked this up: Continue reading “A new platform”

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Decision made

Native Instuments – Traktor Scratch

This is the final choice and the result of much deliberation and research.

It would seem that for the most part its a two horse race, Serato vs Traktor. I’ll give you the highlights to make it simple. Serato is very very stable, easy to use and generally a rock solid solution to mixing MP3’s. Traktor has less reputation for stability but so many more features Continue reading “Decision made”

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