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  1. morcs

    Djs

    Nah, haven't thought of a name
  2. morcs

    Djs

    Yah I don't really see the point in mixing competitions, apart from it's an excuse for an all day piss up. DMC's a bit different.
  3. Try Air at Rhythm Factory for breaks. Good atmosphere as everyone's there for the music. It's on the first Saturday of every month I think.
  4. morcs

    Djs

    Mind you, at least one of those competitions gave the winner a spot at a cheesy local nightclub, so it precluded DJs not playing a particular type of music from winning.
  5. morcs

    Djs

    Are you just getting the one CD deck? If you're getting two @ £200 then Serato would work out cheaper. timdp managed to import one from America for about £300 I think, have a word with him if that's within your price range.
  6. morcs

    Djs

    As you have Technics and a computer, have a look at Serato (or Final Scratch), all the benefits of CD decks but with the control of vinyl, the only problem being you'll need a laptop if you want to use it to play out. I'd recommend it, works well.
  7. morcs

    Djs

    What are you using at the moment? Would be cheaper just to get new styli for those. Stanton 500 are the de facto standard budget needles, and they're not bad. The 505 hold the groove better for scratching but cost a bit more. On the more expensive end alot of DJs seem to like Ortofon Concorde needles. Scratch DJs usually use Shure M44-7s, they hold the record best and don't need to run at heavy weights, meaning the needles and your vinyl last longer.
  8. morcs

    Dj Food

    One thing I never worked out is how to intonate the name, is it food for DJs where the emphasis is on the "D", or is it the DJ entity that represents both of them, emphasis on the "Food".
  9. morcs

    Djs

    Sounds dodgy, shouldn't get any bleeding on an optical fader! I'd take it back if it's still under warranty.
  10. morcs

    Djs

    Looks interesting, will have to get a go. Only CD decks I've tried are the Pioneer CDJs which just felt wrong for scratching, although that was partly because they were hooked up to a Xone:62 which as i mentioned earlier doesn't have a sharp enough crossfader curve for scratches.
  11. morcs

    Djs

    I've used one of those too, definitely one of the better Vestax copies, and the focus fader is supposed to be indestructable. You know you can adjust the curves on the upfaders and crossfader on those right? Same on the Vestax ones, but you have to take the lid off to adjust the upfader cut.
  12. morcs

    Djs

    Yeah that's the one that I use for one of the nights I do (great for mixing, weak crossfader). It annoys me though that it has a low pass filter but you have to program in how long you want it to run over and switch it in rather than just being able to manually control it using a pot. (Unless I've just not worked out how to do that). My housemate has a Xone:62. Fantastic filters etc. and as far as I can tell it has the same Penny & Giles crossfader as mine, but even on the sharpest crossfader cut setting it's pretty much useless for scratching. Frustrating because it's such a simple thing to sort out! Might actually be able to improve the cut by taking the fader out and scraping off two of the carbon strips.
  13. morcs

    Djs

    Sorry, I have to disagree, despite owning one! It's great for scratching which is why I bought it, but the EQ is pathetic and it's overpriced. It only has treble and bass EQs and they only cut by 12dB. Other mixers I've used have mids as well and cut by at least 4 times as much, which means you can properly take parts of each channel out and get a cleaner mix. It does have a better cross-fader for scratching than any other mixer I've ever used though (apart from the 05D which is basically the same but digital). I've used those big Pioneer mixers which are great for mixing, but we managed to make the cross fader bleed after about 2 days of hard use. If you want 1 more EQ band on the Vestax you have to get an 07, which is very expensive, and I think the cut is still only 12dB. It's still the best mixer for me at the price, but I really want something that's good for mixing as well as trickery. I might have to look into buying a Rane.
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    Djs

    I got into mixing to annoy timdp by learning to scratch Got 1210s and a Vestax 06 Pro, plus Serato which I've not used to play out with yet. I play mostly liquid d&b, plus hip-hop and breaks at local nights.
  15. morcs

    Dance/trance.

    Hehe OK mate, I'll talk to him.
  16. morcs

    Dance/trance.

    I never said I couldn't be arsed, just that 70 quid was a bit steep. I thought the plan was for me and kanoobe to come down? No reason foe party boy not coming as well though. Or are you saying there's only 1 extra cheap ticket? I'll have to consult with kanoobe about the 70 quid thing!
  17. I couldn't find anyone talking about this in the search, but the Homestar Runner site have put up a very well observed parody of classic console games, it's actually quite hard due to the traditional die and go back to start mechanic. http://www.homestarrunner.com/stinkogame/v3/stinkogame.html
  18. morcs

    Dance/trance.

    Yeah but he threw wet toilet roll on my ceiling when we were 4 years old and my dad went mad
  19. morcs

    Dance/trance.

    Popular online dance music store Juno has had a recategorisation recently. Scouse house?
  20. morcs

    Dance/trance.

    Have I got VIP timdip?
  21. I keep harping on about it but everyone I know moved from TOCA 2 on to Live for Speed (awful name, not to be confused with Need for Speed), and have never looked back!
  22. No no no! Live for Speed Free Demo Download
  23. morcs

    Dance/trance.

    It took me ages to realise that the main melody on Wizards of the Sonic is from Sonic the Hedgehog. Did everyone else realise straight away?
  24. morcs

    Gtr

    Have you tried the Live for Speed S2 Demo. In my opinion some of the best online racing you can get, if you have a FF wheel.
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