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Old 17th June 2008 , 03:02 PM
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Which is best in your opinion ?

Ive heard a lot recently that vinyl is well on its way out now. Im going to be looking at buying some new equipment soon and was wondering whether to stick with vinyl or go for cd decks
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Old 18th June 2008 , 03:50 PM
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There is no true winner, both have their up's and down's and it's the wise DJ who takes advantage of both formats and uses them to his benefit.

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Old 19th June 2008 , 02:53 PM
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Which is best in your opinion ?

Ive heard a lot recently that vinyl is well on its way out now. Im going to be looking at buying some new equipment soon and was wondering whether to stick with vinyl or go for cd decks
I would go for an Apple Macbook with the Native Instruments Traktor Scratch System. You then just need a few mp3's downloaded from Beatport or Juno Download and your away.
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Any Cassette Tape DJs out there LOL
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Old 20th June 2008 , 09:55 AM
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Cool iPod mixers..

I would personally be more inclined to go with something like this rather than cd or vinyl:
Numark IDJ2 - http://www.dv247.com/invt/49380/
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Old 20th June 2008 , 11:45 AM
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"Any Cassette Tape DJs out there LOL"

I was at a dub night last year, and the DJ was mixing seamlessly from an old cassette/hifi and a really beat up belt driven turntable. It was quite something to watch...

Of course Vinyl has a much higher resolution than CD, but is audiophile sound quality really what you need in clubs? And vinyl can get very heavy...

I think Simon hit the nail on the head with his answer.
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Traktor Scratch or Serato.........
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Old 2nd July 2008 , 06:55 PM
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[QUOTE=gzweb;115]Any Cassette Tape DJs out there LOL [/QUOTE]

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Old 2nd July 2008 , 08:05 PM
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Who cares? Surely's it's what you play not what you play it with?

(my answer would be "any and all of the above" - quite happy with vinyl/cd/laptop)
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Old 5th July 2008 , 07:20 PM
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i think vinyl will always be better because no matter how much they try and make jog wheels replicate turntables they will never give you the instant speed or touch off a direct drive turntable ive tried mixing on cd decks and with mp3 software it frustrated me but turntables just perform better also vinyl too me sounds much warmer than cold sounding mp3s.

sure technically mp3s are better resoluted but its the fluff and dust on vinyl that gives some tracks life which mp3s cant replicate.
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Old 24th July 2008 , 10:01 AM
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vinyl is great, lovely rich sound and feel to them but imho they are on there way out. if your a professional dj who gigs every weekend common sense says cd, lighter and more convenient and if it gets scratched burn off a new one, with some excellent sources to get mp3's from now there really isn't a good enough reason imo to continue with vinyl. i have also used serato scratch to good end result but a little hesitent to switch as your adding more things to the line of going wrong (especially hard drive and comp) so who ever you are pro or bedroom dj suppose its what suits your situation.
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Old 25th July 2008 , 10:57 AM
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There is no true winner, both have their up's and down's and it's the wise DJ who takes advantage of both formats and uses them to his benefit.

Simon
Couldnt agree more!

Im no vinyl purist, but it cant hurt to be competant in its use. Practicality is a major factor in making a switch from vinyl to cd or or even to software, but skill shouldnt be substituted on the way.
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Old 25th July 2008 , 02:03 PM
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Vinyl and if you want to use digital, get Rane's Serato. You can transfer skills learned on a turntable to a CDJ in seconds but that is not true the other way round.
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Old 29th July 2008 , 10:08 PM
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Vinyl and if you want to use digital, get Rane's Serato. You can transfer skills learned on a turntable to a CDJ in seconds but that is not true the other way round.
you raise a good point sir took knowing how to mix on vinyl for granted
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Old 5th August 2008 , 02:01 PM
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Hello,

Alot of people like to use Vinyl however as the new medium is CD i prefer its clarity even though you get that feel and quality with vinyl. Look at the numark decks because you have the vinyl on top that spins and it syncs with a cd so you are basically playing a cd and mixing the a vinyl.....like sorato scratch... chek out the link


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