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(23 replies, posted in General Bedrock Discussion)

Yant wrote:
poirot wrote:
Yant wrote:

I'm with Dave on this. All of them absolute toilet.

With perhaps the exception of the first one.


All of them? There's only three and you like 1/3rd of them or 33.333% recurring.

There are 4 if you count Fundacion

So that means... if you carry the one.... statistically speaking, you're still a cunt.

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(190 replies, posted in General Bedrock Discussion)

loopdokter wrote:

All you need are some fat Yank mates screaming at the telly and getting everyone to bet on the game to be totally authentic.

I've been invited to a Superbowl party on Sunday and don't follow the NFL at all, but I intend to hit the sports section Saturday night so I can feign interest while I yell things like, "Wow! What a fucking hit that was from the Pittsburg Pirates defensive goalie!" as I beat my chest and eat a hamburger the size of Oregon.   I think we're going hunting for possum after we're all smashed on Bud Light after drinking three each.

Just keep saying "Cam Newton is a lock for MVP" and "This has to be Peyton's last rodeo". That should get you through the night.

I think I'm going to come over from the states for this one. I've never been to London and I can't think of a better reason to come than Digweed at MOS.

I'd love to meet up if anyone is game.

Jimmy Van M, Chris Fortier, and Sean Cusick were always 3 of my absolute favorite warm up DJs.

There's a guy out of Tampa Florida called Brian Busto who runs several amazing nights that is brilliant as well.

The Naveen G set is excellent. I was gutted that I missed that night.

It won't be his latest from Miami because from the reports I got the first 2 hours were plop.

Apparently the sound was shit too because their "sound guy was sick".

I'm guessing it could be his NYE LA gig.

aural wrote:

If you are into crazy, fucking weird ass theater experiences, DEFINITELY make a reservation for Sleep No More. A London-based outfit called Punch Drunk created it and it is like nothing you've ever done before and it is actually in the same space that Twilo used to be. The ballroom of the space is the old Twilo dancefloor.

I've been 5 times now and it is wild and totally different each time.

www.sleepnomore.com

And, fuck it, if you want to do this, I'll come along with the Mrs.

millsy23 wrote:
aural wrote:

I'm a local. I can give you my To-Do in NYC PDF if you'd like. People were constantly asking me what to hit up so I just made a list.

g'wan then mate

It's on my home computer, I'll send it your way this eve. -5GMT, of course.

If you are into crazy, fucking weird ass theater experiences, DEFINITELY make a reservation for Sleep No More. A London-based outfit called Punch Drunk created it and it is like nothing you've ever done before and it is actually in the same space that Twilo used to be. The ballroom of the space is the old Twilo dancefloor.

I've been 5 times now and it is wild and totally different each time.

www.sleepnomore.com

I'm a local. I can give you my To-Do in NYC PDF if you'd like. People were constantly asking me what to hit up so I just made a list.

millsy23 wrote:

i hate you Aural

cheers

oh no, I'm sorry, I wasn't trying to elicit that! This is just a tiny little nothing setup so I can flesh out ideas as they come to me. This was the cheapest way I could figure to do it to be perfectly honest.

millsy23 wrote:
shaunstrudwick wrote:

S8 gets me hard

sooo many lightly-up buttons - lol

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk143/shaunstrudwick/Mobile%20Uploads/2016-01/Native_Instruments_Traktor_Kontrol_S8_top.jpg

*sharp intake of breath heard from the Native Instruments customer helpline Team*

hahahaha - nice one. The thing is actually pretty simple to use. I youtubed a few vids while I was waiting for it to post. Maybe spent a total of 30 mins on that and when it arrived, I was able to jump in for the most part. It is definitely easier to use than it looks and you really can use it without ever needing to interact with your computer as long as you've organized your tracks a tiny bit.

Here is my little work setup. I kind of wanted to get one of the Pioneer mixing stations, but they were all too pricey for the purpose. I just wanted a little setup that I could use while I was working. I always have music playing, so now it just plays in traktor and every few minutes I mix a new one in. It has kind of created some extra time for me - you know how when you get new music you have to spend a bunch of time figuring out what songs mix in and out with each other well. Anyway, here it is:

http://www.rtimaging.com/equipment/work1.jpg
http://www.rtimaging.com/equipment/work2.jpg

So I just ended up with a NI Kontrol X1mk2 for transport controls and a Kontrol Z1 mixing unit/sound card. Both are USB powerd and really small which is what I needed for this space. Once I got the S8 and saw how easy Traktor was now, I just picked these 2 units up secondhand on amazon 25% off.

aural wrote:

PM me if you guys are interested in a shared cloud drive. I have unlimited storage. Just send me a PM with your gmail email and I'll add you in.

A few fellas who have sent me their emails are in already. erik.b - check your PM.
Anyone else want in, just shoot me a PM with your gmail email address.

I got my black 1200s at the end of 1998 for $500 for the pair brand new. Could pretty easily shift them for double that now without breaking a sweat. They are still in perfect nick - as dermo said, in spite of me lugging them around all over in the early years. Hard to believe that was nearly 20 years ago.

I sold about 5,000 records around 2001-2002 when you could fetch a price. Now I think I'm slowing buying the same ones back on discogs.

I've been through numerous mixers, but my first was this piece of shit.
http://www.rtimaging.com/equipment/x3.jpg

millsy23 wrote:

Aural's set up on page 2 still gives me the horn

Thanks, millsy!

I've added a printer to the mix, because the Mrs still prints things for some reason.

She definitely wont let me go in 4 grand a piece on the new technics. Maybe I can sneak in a new set of CDJs or whatever Pioneer is announcing next week.

I did end up picking up a NI S8 just to muck about with. It was an open box that looked like it had never been touched and got it for half price. Traktor has gotten MUCH better since I last used it. Picked up a little setup for my desk at work too. I'll post a pic tomorrow.

PM me if you guys are interested in a shared cloud drive. I have unlimited storage. Just send me a PM with your gmail email and I'll add you in.

Looks like I need to move to the middle east. When I trip, I skin my knee and possibly get trampled. These guys trip and just fall into ladybits. Sounds like a much softer landing.

Homegrove wrote:

I went from Traktor where I used sync all the time to Rekordbox DJ where I never use the sync, and I tell you man, playing at home got a lot more fun. Each to their own and all that. Syncing is great when you're the type of DJ who has 4 things playing at once, but for my type where I mix from the start and the end and let the tracks play you just get bored. Not that beat mixing with digital tracks takes a long time done traditionally anyway, but still, small difference sometimes matters a huge deal.

I hear you - but by and large, I watch how people mix on CDJs or fancy controllers nowadays and it is pretty much syncing. 99% of them don't beatmach by ear any longer. They just make the CDJ's BPM display say the same value and away they go. There is literally nothing different there than pressing a sync button other than you are moving a fader up or down to match.

I'm glad that I learned to mix on vinyl all those years ago and I still love to have a mix on my turntables now and again. But I now find myself with much less free time and wanting to flesh out some ideas and it is just so much easier to throw tracks into rekordbox or traktor and do it that way.

jackdaniels wrote:
aural wrote:

Anyone tried out the NI Traktor Kontrol S5 or S8? The S8 looks like it could genuinely replace a mid-range 4-chan mixer. 4 line level or phono inputs along with the 4 virtual traktor decks, STEMS mixing, etc.

I've played around with the s8 - it's got pretty lights and packs a lot of stuff into a relatively small unit however a lot of folks don't like the lack of pitch faders/jogwheels.

The whole thing syncs back to a master clock, so why would you need jogwheels? I mean, if all you need to do in nudge a track, the strip thing is there and I can't imagine that if your music was beatgridded properly that you'd ever need more than that, no?

I know sync is a dirty word, but I think I don't care anymore. If I want, I can play vinyl all night without a problem - I think gadgets like the S8 could be really fun creatively. Now they just need to get more people making music in that STEMS format.

Anyone tried out the NI Traktor Kontrol S5 or S8? The S8 looks like it could genuinely replace a mid-range 4-chan mixer. 4 line level or phono inputs along with the 4 virtual traktor decks, STEMS mixing, etc.

poirot wrote:

And me. Bedrock stole it after it had  already been  rinsed to death.

I hope one day I can be as dismissive and cool as you.

It definitely got remixed to death, but the original is still a chugger.

Saints & Sinners - Pushin Too Hard has to be on the list. Throw that one on at 3AM anywhere and you'll still make the floor bounce.

simonr wrote:

Huge price diff. Does Juno do AIFF as an option ? They only seem to do 192 (why?) 320 and WAV

Buy the WAV and convert to AIFF if that's what you fancy. Definitely better as it can be properly tagged. dbpoweramp app is well worth it's cost, or can be found free if you are cunning enough.

Homegrove wrote:
aural wrote:

At this point, I'm wondering why I even have CDJ-2000s and a nice DJM mixer. Seems like Pioneer's higher-end controllers do everything most people would need short of playing an actual CD, but who's done that in the past 5+ years? They even have 4 chan mixers included to hook up vinyl decks. Hard to justify spending big bucks on CDJs anymore when you can get Pioneer's flagship controller for less than the cost of 1 CDJ.

Same reason Damo has those expensive Traktor controllers, you might want a stand alone mixer that's not Pioneer.

I guess. Unless I'm going to drop big coin on a Rane MP2015 Rotary, the Pioneer is decent enough, particularly for home mixing.

Not that I see myself giving up (or even upgrading) my current setup any time soon, but it is an interesting time where you can get a top notch DJ rig for less than £1000 that will fit on your computer desk. I played with one of the Pioneer DDJ-SZ units for about an hour at a gear shop and it felt close enough to my CDJ-2000s, to be honest... and the new DDJ-RX and DDJ-RX look even nicer. The fit and finish on them is just as good as any professional DJ product on the market. I was never a fan of the S4 but I haven't had a chance to check out the latest NI controllers yet. I'd love to see how the whole STEM mixing thing works in real life.

When using the newer CDJ, all you need Rekordbox for is analyzing and exporting tracks. You throw your tracks into the free version of Rekordbox, it analyzes them (creates beatgrids, wavforms), and then you can either set cue/loop points, or just export directly out to USB.

Then you turn up at a club that, presumably has CDJ-2000s, pop in your USB drive(s) or SD cards, and off you go. No computer needed.