..having learned to mix on Technics, could't get on with the Vestax TT's at all, the push/pull action on the platter was just weird

Owned a PMC-15 when it was the mixer du jour... bloody loved it:

http://img15.shop-pro.jp/PA01085/957/product/22984320_o2.jpg?20121215224148

..played on the PMC-25 with the built-in isolators a few times, really nice mixer:

http://www.vestax.pl/images/pagemaster/pmc250.jpg

...always wanted to try the R1, but never saw them installed anywhere:

http://image.ec21.com/image/bjiuhn/oimg_GC02539698_CA02539711/Vestax_R1_DJ_Mixer_QUALITY_Premium_Rotary_Audio_N.jpg

strummerjones wrote:

...good shout, great memories of this one from the early days of Basics

Continuing the Aloof theme, always loved this one:

..anyone that can remember stuff like that off the top of their head needs a proper fucking shoeing

millsy23 wrote:

I like to imagine Glen in a certain way. I find it adds even more humour to his aleady humourous postings. I imagine him as a slightly plump balding man in a tweed suit and spectacles. He smells a little bit of malt vingar, like he's been pickling onions from his smallholding all weekend.

He has the air of a Mr Chips or Higgins from Magnum. He is methodical in his daily routine. He wakes, he showers, he packs two rounds of cheese and homemade pickle sandwiches into his lunchbox and listens to the Today programme. He drives his ageing Volvo to the Probation Ofice where he has a desk, piled high with papers and with 'Glen Linghorn: Probation Officer' on a small plaque atteched to the side of his cubicle. 

All the local criminals know Glen. He's the Probation officer they want. He's soft as shite and good for a chat. He cares. He makes them tea. He hugs them when they cry. He's like the father they never had.

But underneath this shallow facade is the Glen of the Bedrock Board. The beast of the Captain's Wheel, of Vi's drinks cabinet. The schemer, the debaser, the demon on a knife edge, the green man.

All it's going to take is a someone from HR to ask him why he's filled in his timesheet wrong and he's going to go postal.

...it's Clifford Blades

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/proxy/pOJaHA424sLZ3n9V_FCR1SCQxJojugdB_B9LVcX6gbxu4TPuxOoOvA-ahciNSAqCAXISNovPnKOQ2fD_UH1y=w426-h240-n

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roberto wrote:

what time did it all finish? It felt like groundhog day going to bed and saying to the missus "they'll still be raving at Fabric"   (amongst other such middle-aged bedtime utterings such as hot water bottles, just finishing chapters, B&Q tomorrow, parents for roast etc FML)

..haha

Big Fella wrote:

Surely it isn't meaningless if djs are being booked/priced on the strength of it, Damien?

..I'm honestly not sure that's even the case anymore, as has been said some of that lot aren't even DJ's, it's an exercise in social media 'strategy' (manipulation).

I'm sure the ones in that list that are big with the kids will continue to do well, the ones that have engineered a place for themselves on there might get a few more gigs, but everyone with any nous is sceptical about it's worth and has been for years now.

The best thing about it is the lather it gets middle-aged ex-clubbers/DJ's into

..can't believe this meaningless list justifies multiple threads every year

and I certainly don't need Vice Magazine to tell me it's a load of old bollocks

http://www.mumsnet.com/Talk/relationshi … ans-please

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..could we perhaps make spoiler alerts more prominent please? IT REALLY ISN'T THAT HARD TO DO, and maybe put them at the very top of the post SO THAT WE CAN SEE WHICH FUCKING PROGRAMME IS BEING REFERRED TO AND AT LEAST HAVE A FUCKING CHANCE OF AVOIDING SEEING THEM IF WE DON'T FUCKING WANT TO!??

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La Nausee wrote:

What's this culture diversity bollocks? Since when is that a barometer of how good a place is? Load of cock. Ooh there's a group of Bosnians living in the loft next door and there's this DIVINE Cambodian restaurant down the road and it's always full of, like, Orientals so it must be good.
Oh fuck off.
It just means more cunts scamming and begging.
For cultural diversity read colonialist past hangover. And who the fuck wants to live in Toronto? What's that all about? When do you watch the footy? It has mountains and lakes? Really? Whoopedy fucking do. Let's go walking on a Sunday then. When any normal is in the fucking pub.

Yours,
Eamon DeValera.

..bahahahaa

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..terrific result.

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..no doubt. Only with grub mind.

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dutchy101 wrote:
jamie wrote:

buying a decent bottle of italian red is a ball ache too big_smile

If there is such a thing as a decent bottle of Italian red, I'm yet to try it. Always give Italian reds a massive swerve.

...the fuck!? you fucking palestine.

Paired with proper Italian grub it's the business. Valpolicella Classico with Parmigiano Risotto? Montepulciano d'abruzzo with Bucatini all’ Amatriciana??

Beijing Dave wrote:

Stephane Guivarch was hilarious... IIRC played the whole of the 98 World Cup without scoring... despite having Zidane,Djorkaeff,Deschamps and Lizarazu supplying the bullets. Utter dogshite

..awful. Still not as bad as Boumsong mind

..Jean Alain Boumsong, fucking shocker

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..FFS, was hoping I'd never see that again

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...a wee celebratory interlude between barracking their own players no doubt

..interesting change of direction from Mr Bashmore, loving this:

dogmanstar888 wrote:
smashdad wrote:

Given how long ago we all know he joined, and his passion for espousing all things Arsenal, I'm surprised not to find any historical contribution from 'nitron' on this thread...

What are you insinuating?

..why do you care?

..beauty

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jamie wrote:
MattBlack wrote:
Unbroken1 wrote:

..comes bundled with Scratch and is a TSP certified mixer btw, so you can plug all your DVS/conventional clobber into it too.

What I'd really like is a cut-down modular version without the mixer section, like a souped-up X1 but with the screens and all the extra controls, a proper, self-contained digi-deck. Give it a USB/SD port and enable Traktor to export gridded tracks a la Rekordbox and it would rock.. You could just turn up with two lightweight(ish) controllers, straight into the line of the mixer, no laptop, no soundcard... boss.

This is my feelings also, maybe have a built in harddrive so you can just import your music straight onto it and then you wont need the laptop at all, btw Damo, have you tried out Rekordbox 3 yet, been trying to get my head around it and its certainly easier to import your music into it than before

then you have to start looking at processors, hard drives, memory and operating systems within the unit - very different to running it as a plug in straight off a laptop.

...yup, although nothing that hasn't been done before and wouldn't require a huge amount more real estate on the unit. I've no doubt that's the direction they should be heading in though, not to supersede the laptop/controller setup, but to at least to offer the option of playing without a computer.

Honestly Matt, I downloaded it but have never opened it... I wrestled with Rekordbox for a couple of years and beta tested updates for a while, right up to the point they insisted you used Pioneer's proprietary key-system thing and fucked it off. Got into Traktor and have never looked back. Have heard there is software that can convert Traktor track data into RB format... am tempted to see how well that works, although realistically don't see myself buying CDJ's again.

..cheers lads smile

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..comes bundled with Scratch and is a TSP certified mixer btw, so you can plug all your DVS/conventional clobber into it too.

What I'd really like is a cut-down modular version without the mixer section, like a souped-up X1 but with the screens and all the extra controls, a proper, self-contained digi-deck. Give it a USB/SD port and enable Traktor to export gridded tracks a la Rekordbox and it would rock.. You could just turn up with two lightweight(ish) controllers, straight into the line of the mixer, no laptop, no soundcard... boss.

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..feature-wise it's great, appeals to me much more than the S2/4 did. I'd honestly want to have a play before I dropped any wedge on it though, the last couple of NI all-in-ones/mixers I've tried I thought the build quality really let them down.

Like the idea the entire fader section is removable, hopefully the new magnetic faders have a longer throw and feel less plastic...