(11 replies, posted in General Bedrock Discussion)

One of the big differences is the sheer size of the US vs the UK. The US has had much more regional impacts in culture - Look at the electronic music scenes in Chicago and Florida for examples. They both have extremely developed and diverse electronic music cultures (and have since the late 80s) - but they are largely isolated by region.

for example

In contrast, a cultural shift in the UK has much less distance to travel and, as with many things, Intensity = Power/unit area (I=P/A)

Wow, you've really dug deep for this.

MarcusR wrote:

Advantage of traktor with the CDJs is the fact you dont have to go through the rekordbox analysis and exporting , plus with traktor you have added effects that you may want to use. Cdj 2000s have a bigger screen so navigating through tracks is easier if you have loads on your usb. The 900s have a crappier screen that I hate navigating through .

If I'm not mistaken, you have to go through traktor analysis to use traktor much like you have to do with rekordbox or serato. Exporting, well, that's if you want to leave your laptop at home and just turn up with a USB. If you like using your laptop, just put in an Ethernet cable and drag/drop tunes to your decks. When I'm playing at home and want access to my entire library, that's how I play. When playing out, I export what I want to a USB (actually 2 or 3 just in case), but it's straight forward and then don't have to muck about with setting up a laptop in the DJ booth.

Remember those days when you used to have to agonize all day on what to bring then lug 50lbs or records to a club. Then once you are on and you wanted to switch tracks, you'd have to bend down and flick through a crate to find what you want, blah blah blah. Now people complain about exporting files to a bloody flash drive.

The fact of the matter is if you are using CDJ-900s or 2000s, then need for traktor/serato just isn't there. They loop beautifully and no one wants to hear a DJ layer on a bunch of god awful built-in effects. The ones that are available on every modern DJ mixer are bad enough.

It really depends on the source file, but when you use traktor, the CDJ isn't processing audio at all - it is merely there to send timecode signal. All of the conversion is happening in whatever soundcard you are using with traktor.

I don't really understand why people use traktor in conjunction with a CDJ-900 or 2000 when you can just use a flash drive (or SD, or laptop) + Link. I get it for vinyl emulation, but if you are using a newer CDJ, uncomplicate things.

Dermo wrote:

I found the Ikea ones couldn't handle the weight and didn't trust them when they started to flex under a full load.
So I got my mate who's a chippy to knock me some up with a decent ply. He did them custom to fit my wall and put a hardboard backing on to stop any flex. Cost about 100 quid and I can fit approx 4000 in it.

Mind posting a picture?

I read the book, and the movie is actually toned down from what was written. This guy's life was so incredibly out of control.

I'm not into the flat brim, but New Era does have a line of curved rim hats called the 39THIRTY that are fantastic.

Those Zoom recorders are really great. I helped a performing arts school get set up with them for auditions and evaluations. Great bit of kit.

Yant wrote:
snowstorm wrote:

anyone have trouble getting information from cd4? all the others loaded properly but cd4 just says tracks 1-14 but only 13 are listed on the jewel case.

Yep, I mentioned this back on page one.

Noticed the same thing when I ripped my copy. I looked on the big cartel page and it says that #14 on CD4 is Harvey McKay - Push It

I just manually entered them in.

Dermo wrote:

Wunderground is about as funny as being genitally mutilated without anaesthesia.

This sums it up quite nicely.

Squidgy wrote:

Where did you get the supports for your shelf, aural? Or did you cut the legs down to size? Got a similar setup minus shelf and could really do with one.

The supports are meant to be legs for the bottom of a piece of furniture from IKEA. The top shelf is one of those floating wall shelves that I attached to the table top with the legs.

So there is the shelving unit that all the records are in which is sitting on top of a 4" set of legs. On top of the shelf unit is the large main tabletop, then the floating shelf that is lifted with 8" legs.

The no kids bit defo helps out my situation. Really appreciate the kind words. I was expecting a flogging over something.

But the mrs really does hate the yellow cones. She wants me to get a set of those new Pioneer ones with the stainless cones but I've never had a listen.

Dermo wrote:

What do you think of those Rokits? Was looking at them a bit back. Do they need the sub?

They actually sound quite nice without the sub. It is DEFINITELY overkill with the 8" model. I originally had the sub pared with the 5" model because they were lacking low end.

But truth told, the KRKs are really a good value if you are looking for bang for buck. They aren't the flattest sounding monitor, but for DJing they are perfect.

2x 1200MK2
2x CDJ-2000
2x KRK Rokit 8
KRK 10s Sub

Build the "booth" with a bunch of odd bits from my least favorite Swedish store. Have to keep it tidy so the Mrs doesn't complain.



This is the hottest one I've ever tried:
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This is a story about the guy who produces the peppers and sauce
http://abcnews.go.com/Lifestyle/carolin … d=20756069

It's excruciating!

Nick Sneddon wrote:
aural wrote:


please done tell me you made that

I've done worse thing with 4 minutes of my life.


drwho13 wrote:

Lower East Side

Ah, nice! I live in Clinton Hill.

Should be a great night. Saw him last winter at Output and it was fantastic.

Where do you live, drwho?


(28 replies, posted in General Bedrock Discussion)

I just put it on a tab and continue browsing. The video is quite dull. I listened to the DJ Three Boiler Room set last night which was fantastic.

I'm going. Output is pretty close to my flat. I'd love to meet up.

Joris Voorn, Art Department, Wolf + Lamb, Three, and Maya Jane Coles have all impressed me this year.

Electronica mix is exquisite. That will go on my mobile immediately.

I really like the Second Hand Satellites remix and the story behind it. Hilarious.

I'd love to fly in for that. Can you get an Air bnb place in London pretty easily?