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  • in reply to: Rekordbox controller to 2.1 setup #2538201

    Hamish Johnson
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    Thanks again DJ vintage 🙂 you have helped me many times on this forum answering all my queries. If I saw you in a pub I’d buy you a drink 🙂

    in reply to: New turntable low volume #2469151

    Hamish Johnson
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    I’m a silly goose. The phono/line switch is a button that can be pushed in or released on the back of the mixer. I thought it was pushed it but it was not. Had the mixer the line the whole time!

    Thanks again vintage 🙂

    in reply to: Adding a sub to bedroom setup? Sorry for long post! #2329031

    Hamish Johnson
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    Thanks again for help vintage. Next thing to do is to read up on sub placement. Also am I right that I wont to set the crossover to the lowest freq my tops can handle then adjust from there?

    in reply to: Adding a sub to bedroom setup? Sorry for long post! #2328391

    Hamish Johnson
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    Thanks a lot for the thorough and detailed explanation Vintage. (and Deathy)

    Well there goes my idea of using a cheap hi-fi sub! I have looked at some “monitor” subs and sure enough they have all the features that you talked about (multiple inputs, cross over switch etc)

    I think I will keep my eye out for something that has the features I require and doesn’t break the bank.

    Although it would be lovely to get a matching M-Audio BX10 your not wrong about it being several times more expensive than the tops! Especially seeming I bought mine as manufacturer refurbished.

    Thanks again for all the info guys it really does help, and now I know what I need to look for.

    in reply to: Musics suggestions for learning to beat match #2135811

    Hamish Johnson
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    It’s too easy to peak over at the other player and see how far off-centre the pitch fader is

    Ah yes that does make sense!

    I started learning to beatmatch with pretty much the same stuff you are; hardcore and techno from the early/mid 90’s. All I can add to Vintage’s excellent advice is just keep practising. You will sometimes feel like it’ll never gel, but it does eventually and props to you for wanting to learn.
    Even in the digital age, beatmatching by ear is vital simply because beatgrids and bpm counters can fail, your ears won’t

    I would eventually love to get to a level where i can use the newer technologies to do interesting things with older tunes that were not possible with just 2 turntables and a mixer. I’m in my early twenties and was not old enough to enjoy when my preferred genre was modern….but dam do I love and appreciate the older stuff.

    in reply to: Musics suggestions for learning to beat match #2134281

    Hamish Johnson
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    Thanks for the help. I think I’m on the right track as I also like to cover up the BPM counter using two small pieces of paper so I can learn by ear (though I find it difficult and occasionally peek at the BPM counter) Why would you cover the pitch fader though? I must be missing something obvious.

    Thanks again

    in reply to: Musics suggestions for learning to beat match #2133601

    Hamish Johnson
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    Thanks for the info. I did read somewhere that long tracks with long simple kick intro’s where good for learning. What was your practice regime like? (If you can remember that long ago you being DJ “Vintage”and all haha) did you just buy tracks you liked and practice with them? or did you practice a few particular tracks over & over?

    I will look into the course but I only have CD players and don’t use any software.

    Any help is as always much appreciated.

    in reply to: Cheap Isolation pads? #2101771

    Hamish Johnson
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    Ok thanks for the help.

    in reply to: Cheap Isolation pads? #2101691

    Hamish Johnson
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    Could I get similar results If I just cut some cheap foam to shape?

    in reply to: Monitors for practise #2100101

    Hamish Johnson
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    It seems I can edit everything besides my username! Also what would be the best way to connect my mixer master out to my monitors? my mixer only has the option for rca but the monitors have TRS and XLR. Would this work? http://www.harrisonmusic.com.au/shop/06ft-cable-2x-6-3-mono-to-2x-rca-male.html

    in reply to: Monitors for practise #2100061

    Hamish Johnson
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    Thanks for the replies. I ended up getting some manufacturer refurbished m audio Bx5 D2’s for $250 AUD 🙂 They seem to have lots of decent reviews though they mention the low end is lacking a bit (IIRC is a problem with most smaller speakers) But I will be using them in a small room so hopefully it isn’t too much of a problem.

    On another note I somehow managed to make my user name my email address! Is there any way I can change this or delete my account a make a new one?

    Thanks,

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