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    • CommentTimeJun 2nd 2008
    My housemate showed me that touchscreen DJ thing the other day. We both agreed that the idea is interesting (although I'm sure I've seen it before) but what he's doing with it is rubbish.

    To be honest I don't really get DJing to begin with.
    • CommentAuthoramp
    • CommentTimeJun 4th 2008
    I don't think He's doing anything there you couldn't do just as well with a few buttons and a jog wheel. In fact probably better as it looks like there's some lag on that touchscreen. But it's early days here. As touch screen become cheaper/better/more available you are going to see more of this.

    Using all this tech to simply recreate what vinyl can do seems a bit pointless really, but I can definitely see this as being one mode in a toolbox. Like cueing up a beat and then flipping mode and cutting the samples up as it's playing, live sampling and scratching, or sequencer scratching synth tweakery/DJ tricks mashup type thing.

    Or something like that.
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    Eclectic Method demonstrating the Pioneer SVM-1000 he uses for their pieces. I thought he used Ableton Live as it allows video use now(maybe he does in some pieces and I don't know).
    • CommentTimeJun 11th 2008 edited
    One of my favorite bands, Julien-K, the lead guitarist (Amir Derakh) and the keyboard player (Brandon Belsky) do DJ gigs on the side. After they posted a couple of their mixes online, I asked them if they spin vinyl or cds on their message board. This was Amir's answer:

    To answer your question
    In the past I've played CD's and Vinyl
    Now I spin hard drives
    Embrace the digital devil

    I'd always been in the no vinyl/not a dj camp also. I pissed my wife off one night when I'd had a little too much to drink. We were at a bar, she was trying to enjoy the music but I couldn't stop bitching about the fact the guy was just playing CDs. I had no idea that the tech was even available to mix hard drives. I felt a little should not have suprised me though in the age of Pro Tools.
    • CommentAuthoramp
    • CommentTimeJun 11th 2008
    @Val A Lindsay II

    Now that's what I;m talking about. What am awesome piece of gear. I love the way the audio effects are tied to video effects.
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    Yeah, it's bloody brilliant, isn't it? :)