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  • in reply to: Presonus vs Ableton #2440541

    Allan Murray
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    From what I’ve seen of it, it appears to be similar to that of Cubase and Logic in that it’s liner based.

    Have you used any DAW’s before e.g Cubase, Logic, FL Studio or Reason etc: ?

    Ableton along with FL Studio to me seem to be the most user friendly.

    Are you just using the DAW for production, or are you looking into recording as well as the likes of Cubase and Logic excel in this department.

    in reply to: First time using CDJs #2438721

    Allan Murray
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    I would mention to them that you don’t necessarily need to re-wire the whole DJ booth as most Pioneer mixers have a spare channel you can plug into, even if all four channels are being used, you can still plug in to one of the four channels and flick the switch from CD/line to phono…

    If they are still sticking to there guns, just organize you’re playlist in rekordbox and export to USB and you’re good to go.

    Having used CDJ’s in the past the learning curve is about the same as controllers, you’ll be just fine on them.

    When i upgraded from my old non rekordbox CDJ’s the 800MK2’s. to the 850’s, i had no problem getting the hang of them and rekordbox.

    in reply to: DJ Names #2438701

    Allan Murray
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    Quite a lot of DJ’s around my way use their real names, I’m thinking about doing the same myself.

    It’s probably a wise move in my opinion…

    in reply to: "Hi!" and controller help #2427521

    Allan Murray
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    I currently own the XDJ-RX and i have to say you won’t be disapointed, the qwerty keyboard would of been nice, but having one isn’t going to hamper you.

    Both the CDJ 2000 and CDJ 900 NXS didn’t have it and it was only introduced when they brought out the NX2 range. From a feature point and value for money, you’d be on to a winner with the XDJ RX as you get quantized effects from the built in mixer, and all the looping and hotcues are done by using hardware buttons.

    To get the same feature set, you’re looking at getting a pair of either XDJ 700’s or 1000’s along with the DJM 900 which will cost you around double or even triple the cost of the RX…

    in reply to: Mixcloud – rejected my mini-mix #2410101

    Allan Murray
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    Mixcloud is near enough a dead platform these days with all their new policies etc:

    I just use youtube these days for any content, bigger, more popular and hasn’t got the draconian policies of either soundcloud or mixcloud.

    • This reply was modified 3 years, 3 months ago by  Allan Murray.
    in reply to: Getting in the DJ's face #2408751

    Allan Murray
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    The best thing to do is be polite, most of the time the people who come up to the DJ booth that come across as being annoying have maybe had too much alcohol on the night so are not as aware of their surroundings or actions.


    Allan Murray
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    Spot on, age could also play a part as well as the younger crew are into what the mainstream media throws their way.

    The clubs in my local town play music thats basically top 40 or cheese dance from e.g clubland cd’s etc:

    There’s the odd night once a month were there’s an event that plays bassline music, but other than that it’s pretty much chart pop and the like.

    To be fair though, the area I live in some of the folk can be quite snobby so some of the DJ’s who work the club circuit may of came from a privilaged background or born into a bit of wealth.

    Going slightly off topic, the local political party for the area is Tory and a large percentage of their voters are from a middle or upper class background.

    But thats politics, another topic for another time… lol


    Allan Murray
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    Very true folks, a couple of employees at my local college were also like that, they never bothered me as i knew about them through word of mouth.

    What DJ’s with this attitude need to remember is, is that they are their to serve the crowd.

    Thats mainly what our job consists of.

    I’ve been a Mobile guy on and off since 2003 and being approchable and friendly has always had it’s rewards when it comes to getting booked and having good feedback, not to mention that a good word gets passed around as well.


    Allan Murray
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    Don’t want this to sound too harsh as worded this the best i could.

    But i can speak from experience as I have encountered that couple of DJ’s in my local town that fit this description, which isn’t a good thing as being friendly and helpfull as Phil was saying on the Digital DJ Masterclass will take you further as a DJ.

    in reply to: Light choice for beginner #2401151

    Allan Murray
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    I’m actually in the process of putting together a new smaller mobile set up and have looked at the ADJ stinger before…

    I’ve currently got the ADJ inno pocket spots, and I’m wondering if i could get away just for now with 2 inno pocket spots and two ADJ Revo 3’s.

    Reason I’m asking is the booth I’m going for a micro booth that fits controllers the size of the DDJ SB2..

    This set up I’m looking to do parties of up to round 100 to 120 people…

    This is the booth here.

    It’s the Equinox Micron…

    dj booth

    in reply to: where to sell DJ gear? XDJ-RX #2397181

    Allan Murray
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    He could yes and have the best of both worlds, the mixer section on RX has better features than both of Pioneers 2 channel standalone mixers so adding a XDJ 1000 to his existing set up would be a better choice than buying a seperate mixer unless it’s a DJM 900 which like all the Nexus range are a complete rip off in terms of what you get for your money…

    in reply to: where to sell DJ gear? XDJ-RX #2397131

    Allan Murray
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    Totally agree with DJ vintage on this one, all you gain by going to the XDJ 1000’s is the querty keyboard which is handy, but you lose the loop and hot cue hardware buttons as both are on the touchscreen which was a big no no for me…

    You also miss out on having you’re DJ effects quantized unless you fork out like 2200 Euro for a DJM 900 which would be absolute madness.

    Even the flagship CDJ 2000’s along with the DJM 900 still fall short of a controller set up when used as standalone…

    In all honesty i think you’re wasting you’re money on the XDJ 1000’s, it was a no brainer for me which set up i wanted to go to when i decided my old CDJ 850’s were stuck in the dark ages…

    You can also use the RX with Rekcordbox DJ as well so you can have the best of both worlds…

    • This reply was modified 3 years, 5 months ago by  Allan Murray.
    in reply to: Equipment for Beginner #2385081

    Allan Murray
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    I would take a look at either the wego 3 with the Ipad running Djay 2, or the Pioneer DDJ SB2 with a laptop running Serato DJ, you can get a decent laptop on ebay that will run Serato for under £200.

    Or if you want to ditch the laptop and go the CDJ route, then the CDJ 400 & DJM 400 are worth a look.

    I’ve seen this package go for £400-£450 on ebay.

    Or you could go for the all in one XDJ RX which is going for £400 on ebay…

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/XDJ-R1-Pioneer-Controller-/111969728503?hash=item1a11ea77f7:g:uxsAAOSwzvlW8-Ca

    in reply to: Forum Glitch #2375791

    Allan Murray
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    It did yeah, I was thinking maybe it was a problem with firefox at first. But realised that other members have had similar problems in the past. As soon as i posted the reply, it just vanished.

    in reply to: Radio Wind UP's (Prank Call's) #2375381

    Allan Murray
    Participant

    prevented (sorry misspelling) lol

    • This reply was modified 3 years, 6 months ago by  Allan Murray.
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