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DJ Equipment....The Final Frontier......

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by Mike Richards, Jan 12, 2002.

  1. Mike Richards

    Mike Richards TRIBE Member

    Qusetions I have pondered for many years:

    Why do DJs insist that crappy mixers (that cost the same as mixers that are sometimes twice as good) are the only way to go? ie: Pioneer DJM 500 vs. Allen & Heath XONE 62

    Why do DJs insist that their turntables have to say Technics on them only because that's what everybody else uses?

    Why do new DJs and wanna-be DJs insist that they know more about Pro Sound than they actually do?

    I have come to the conclusion that 90% of the DJs in the world are followers. I have also come to the conclusion that there is little trust involved with the people selling DJ equipment. This is sad. Many times I have heard horror stories of people getting ripped off by retailers how really don't care a bout service or repeat business for that matter. Dealers will sell people products that are popular as opposed to products that will make them happy and confident that their sales person's knoledge. When people come into my store they are unsure sometimes when I try to convince them that there are better options and in most cases the same price if not cheaper options.

    When you go out to buy your DJ Equipment keep this in mind and ask yourself these questions when buying:

    Why is this product so much cheaper here than at the next place? (there are usually reasons that would cause you problems later)

    Does it make me feal comfortable buying this?
    (If you are absolutly sure you want a specific model then don't be pressured to buy something else but weigh your options carefully)

    Finally I think that there would be more talented DJ's in the world If they were all Unique. Stay away from the homogonized norm and avoid the use of words like "standard". In today's DJ culture there is no standard.

    Be yourself, Do your own thing and have fun!
  2. noahmintz

    noahmintz TRIBE Member

  3. Mr_Furious

    Mr_Furious TRIBE Member

    Its like apples and oranges, people like what they like, there's no sense in trying o dispute a matter personal opinion.

    You're implying that dj's only use Technics because its the *in* thing, or because everyone else uses them. I don't think thats the case. Technics are univesal. Anytime you go to a party/club/rave this is what they use. Why? I don't know. I'm sure there are other turntables that are just as good if not better, but once again I think its a matter of personal opinion. Take the Vestax PDX-200 for example. I happen to like this turntable a lot, but the feel and control is different from a Technic. I figure if every party/club/rave is gonna have technics, then I might as well get accustomed to it as opposed to showing up for a dj gig and not really being able to use their equipment. I am by no means implying that im a pro dj, or a pro anything for that matter, but i've noticed the platters on turntables feel different with each make and model. For instance the vestax has a really light pitch knob that's about half the length of the technics pitch knob but it chanes the pitch to a differece of 10% as opposed to the technic which is 8%. So moving the pictch knob accordingly has a differnt feel amongst the two. Secondly, the platter on the vestax is much lighter and has a much higher start-up tourque. So my conlusion is...if you're djing for *DJing* purposes, and you wanna be the next Dave Clark, Timo Maas, Paul Jokenfold...whatever...you might as well use the Technics, because any party you spin at is gonna be using them also. If you're a bedroom dj, then use whatever you want because you won't ever be spinning anywhere else....

    that's my two cents
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    From the Ministry of Shatneresque acting proportions.

    Prime Minister Highsteppa
  5. Mr_Furious

    Mr_Furious TRIBE Member

    ^^^ I don't get it [​IMG]
  6. Classic Twilight Zone episode w/ William Shatner.

    The Final Frontier = Star Trek

    Star Trek = Willaim Shatner

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    From the Ministry of now do you get it?

    Prime Minister Highsteppa
  8. Mr_Furious

    Mr_Furious TRIBE Member

    yeah, but a joke is never funny once you have to explain it...
  9. orange richie

    orange richie TRIBE Member

    Which store is it?

    Rickardo Belmiro de la Cruz <--- looking to buy a new mixer soon...
  10. De Music Library

    De Music Library TRIBE Member

    I totally agree with Kramer! (Mike Richards).

    Furious makes some good points as well. Its all your own preference.

    I feel that the future of dj'ing will change from the norms ie. ( tech 1200's ) and and arrangement of mixers due to the nu breed of djs that will be comming out within the next few years.

    The demand for diffrent gear will change soon at clubs and raves.


    BTW: Mike Richards works @ Dj Depot

    Shameless plug = We sell Vestax, Allen & Heath, Stanton, And Much More!!!!

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