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Teo Hernandez

I completely agree... music devices and music production devices have evolved almost as fast as Apple's products... hard to think you could DJ these days with a 2.99 dlls application from the Apple Store... with Deadmau5 applications you can do pretty much what you could do with a couple of sophisticated turn tables and a pricey Pioneer Mixer. Also production softwares such as Ableton Live, Apple's Logic Pro, Digidesign Pro Tools allows you to turn your computer into the most powerful music production engine. Hard to imagine that you no longer need to buy the newest mixer since these software have real scalability... If one would ever wonder that Madonna's "4 Minutes" hit would have been created with a regular set of musicians playing, that is a pure dream... all it takes is a computer and samples, put them together in one of these production softwares and there you go... you are the new Quincy Jones with one of the most creative studios... where only the imagination is your limit.

Thanks for sharing your passion... I am also very passionated about music and all you can achieve with technology in this industry.


Quality article and some interesting points raised. I did not realise that the first pitch controlled CD player came out in 1992 - I got my first two in 1995 and hated CD's with a passion before that!

Love the picture of the Tandy mixer, this was the first one I had when learning to mix on two belt driven decks. Oh, the headphone socket didn't work when it was given to me and I learned to mix without cans until I sussed out how to solder the lead inside back on to it.....

One thing that wasn't mentioned is the consoles that can be connected to a computer to control Virtual DJ, Traktor etc. There are many of these on the market, I got a Hercules Rmx in 2008. Effectively it is like having two CD players and a mixer all built into one unit, the only difference being you do not need to put CD's in it! Google it, you will see what I mean. Used it recently in London's O2 arena and tore it up ;)

There is a bit of snobbery from a few DJ's I know, with the opinion that somebody using this kind of setup is not a 'real' DJ. My counter argument is in that case we should get two orchestras side by side and the conductor is the DJ, using his stick as a crossfader! Technology moves forward and we should embrace that.

Love your taste in music by the way! I do not know much about Violent Femmes but Erasure, The Cure and Depeche Mode were quality :)

Catch me on House FM dot Net if you want, Sunday 6-8pm UK time

Michael Koch

Beautiful post. Thanks for sharing this, Ray.

Vinyl addict myself, although not on the DJing side but with high end HiFi equipment. You're so right when you talk about the tactile part of turntables and vinyl. Funnily enough, my current system has only two sources: Vinyl and a network streamer.


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