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  • in reply to: Beginner DJ with Decisions to Make #2375151
    Allan Murray
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    I currently have the XDJ RX and from the reviews I’ve read on line, it’s basically a CDJ2000NXS & DJM900 mini. it has hot cues which only the flagship models had in the past along with slipmode and quantize.

    Personally I don’t think the flagships are worth the money as you can get near enough the same feature set with the XDJ RX, XDJ 700 and XDJ 1000.

    I recommend you don’t sell you’re car, or get a small loan to purchase the flagship gear, as it isn’t all that it’s hyped up to be.

    Pionner like to squeeze as much money out of clubs or celebrity DJ’s as they possibly can for a set up that doesn’t offer much more than the XDJ RX or the XDJ 700-1000.

    If i were you, I’d go for the RX.

    in reply to: DJ System #2374991
    Allan Murray
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    I agree with Vintage on this, you get what you pay for when it comes to all form of DJ gear, whether it be controllers, speakers, or lighting.

    The speakers you mentioned will do the job for a beginner DJ playing in his or/her bedroom or at the very most small house parties.

    They are woefully inadequate for mobile work.

    As much as they are a premiem brand, I would recommend taking a look at RCF ART series, if you can find a decent second hand pair of the ART 312a’s then you’ll get a good quality audio system that you can use without a sub just starting off.

    When I first started, i lost count on the amount of money I wasted buying the wrong type of speakers for the DJ’ing i wanted to do.

    I remember my first speakers being one’s similar to this, and thinking that they would do the job, along with the 100 watt PA package i bought after it once I realised I had thrown money away, both weren’t up to the job.

    It wasn’t until I purchased a pair of DB Tech Cromo 12’s that i realised i had nailed it on the head.

    My advice would be to look for a pair of used RCF active speakers.

    in reply to: ADJ Stinger #2371451
    Allan Murray
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    Think I’ll defo go for the Inno pocket spots, can get the adj stinger another time…

    Do they give good a good light show without fog…

    in reply to: pioneer dij rx or ddi sx2? #2369801
    Allan Murray
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    If you’re looking to use Traktor then the SX2 is the way to go…

    in reply to: Pioneer DDJ-SX2, XDJ-RX, Numark NV, or cdj-djm set? #2369761
    Allan Murray
    Participant

    No probs at all, out of all the pioneer products, it offers the best value for money.

    I used to own the CDj 850’s along with the DJM 700, which was an ok set up, but once the XDJ RX came out, it was time for it to go.

    With the RX you get hot cues which were only ever on the flagship models in the past, Slipmode, Quantize, a large number of the beat effects found on the DJM 900, and a near enough identical colour screen to the flagship CDJ 2000 Nexus.

    The XDj 700’s are also a good choice but you’ll need to buy a mixer with them e.g DJM 350 which to me doesn’t offer as much features as the one on the XDJ RX so you’d need to go for the DJM 750.

    The RX is the winner here in my opinon.

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    in reply to: Pioneer DDJ-SX2, XDJ-RX, Numark NV, or cdj-djm set? #2369741
    Allan Murray
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    Out of them all, if you’re wanting to use DJ software such as serato then the DDJ SX2 is the way to go.

    But if you want an all in one solution then the XDJ RX is the way to go.

    It’s basically a Nexus mini and has most of the bells and whistles of the flagship models.

    I recently exchanged my old CDJ 850’s for it and have never looked back.

    Have had some bad experiences with Numark in the past when I had the CD MIX 3 unit, i wouldn’t recommend them.

    CDJ’s are an overpriced and outdated technology, so you’re going to get less for you’re money buying them than the likes of the XDJ RX which is the best piece of kit that Pioneer have brought in many years or the DDJ SX2.

    in reply to: Big Band Music / Swing #2368941
    Allan Murray
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    Like a few of Glen Millers track’s as well, my all time favorite artist from the big band and swing era has to be Jo Stafford, think it was the film Dennis this was in.

    in reply to: Big Band Music / Swing #2368071
    Allan Murray
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    I am kinda the same, though have been playing it a fair bit recently. Here in the UK, only BBC Radio 2 plays it bar maybe a couple of other BBC local station’s.

    My grandmother used to play it i was a kid on those old 78’s that crackled with age.

    Also the late John Peel on Radio 1 used to play the odd one on his evening show which i listened to a lot when i was younger.

    Think thats where i got into this kind of music.

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    in reply to: What injury has stopped you DJing? #2367621
    Allan Murray
    Participant

    Dislocated my shoulder a fortnight ago, hoping to be back to normal activities in about another week or so.

    in reply to: Whats You're Favorite Powered Speaker #2365761
    Allan Murray
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    I agree with you on that as the 710’s set me back £800 and for that money a beginner could opt for a pair of DB Technologies Opera 510dx with a dB Technologies Sub 12 D for near enough the same price.

    DB technologies is RCF’s sister company and uses the same drivers and amps in some of their models…

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    in reply to: Am I a DJ? #2365681
    Allan Murray
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    Mixing can learned along the way, reading the crowd and playing a wide variety of music is far more important in my opinion…

    Make sure you have a back up of equipment, even though its quite rare, equipment can fail…

    One big tip, and this is something i cant emphasize enough, make sure you go with active speakers instead of passive, not only are they easier to set up, but if one fails, you still have the other to finish off the gig…

    The answer to you’re question is you’re kinda both as us mobile guys have to use mic’s and interact with the crowd…

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    in reply to: Legalities of DJing #2363951
    Allan Murray
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    Bar the legal issues, It’s always better to pay for music as the sound quality is always a lot better and you can save a lot of time and money if you buy cds off ebay etc: in bulk, make sure there originals not copies, thats where i get the majority of my music from…

    in reply to: Dislocated Shoulder #2363941
    Allan Murray
    Participant

    Cheers folks, I’m hoping to get back to into some of my routines within about a fortnight, hopefully i’m out of the sling by then as well…

    in reply to: No CDJ's and No Friends! #2362911
    Allan Murray
    Participant

    I’ve used ableton myself for speeding up tracks and attemped music production etc: while i wouldnt use it myself as a dj platform, call me old school lol but if you like the program and with the dedicted controller, you can use it for basic djing and if you’re familar with the daw, use it for mobile gigs etc:

    in reply to: Dislocated Shoulder #2362891
    Allan Murray
    Participant

    The shoulder popped back in about a few minutes after i had dislocated it, i went to A&E to have it checked and the doctor who saw me didnt think i needed it put back into place… Theres been some swelling and aches when i accidently move it…

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