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It's most likely, with equipment made later than 1990 (and that's being pessimistic), that it doesn't matter at all. If you really want to be cautious, just take care with power amps connected to big loudspeakers. Turn these on last, but before beginning to play music. Turn the volume down to start, then bring it up to the level you need. This protects the ...


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For me, beatmatching has two aspects, there's the "wide" tempo description, like - is this the pace of walking, running, marching - and that can almost start on a physical level - feel it in your body to get the general area pf the tempo of the track. Then there's the fine-tuning which is most western dance music is most easily achieved by comparing the ...


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Serato Scratch Live is Industry standard. Most clubs in Hollywood will provide the turntables or cdjs, and a serato box. If not, then the people you DJ with probably use Serato. How do I know this? I DJ in Hollywood and I usually do sets with other DJs. They both have their disadvantages and advantages: Traktor Scratch Pro Advantages: Build for ...


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Traktor Pro is more for the advanced user from what I heard. There are more ways to MIDI map extra MIDI controllers into the software, like a grid controller Monome or something like percussa audiocubes . Also, Traktor comes with more effects and integrates with Maschine by Native Instruments. Serato is more for casual DJing from what I've seen and is less ...


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Any cartridge will do. It's up to you if you want to try and source a stylus, or get a new cartridge. I personally would buy 2 new cartridges (1 for each). They should be a standard fit, just unscrew the old carts, and pop in the new.


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Getting into something new can always be daunting at first, but the more you struggle through something, the more you learn, providing you're making progress. I hope these answers help you in your journey. 1) Song structure is one of the most important aspects after understanding what the beat of a song is. I was literally talking to one of my piano ...


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I have just listened to it. If you want to do that live you need the instrumental on one deck and the a cappella on the other one then you slowly rewind it and then jump to the part you cued (where you want the song to start again). On regular turntables you would have to lift the needle and bring it back to the position where it was before you rewinded. ...


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I am not sure if you are talking about that but the way you describe it, it seems to be a baby scratch. If the record is brought back then forward, it is a scratch but then you have different kinds of scratching techniques from the baby scratch to the crabbing. In dancehall music I know DJs do a lot of "Pull up", they stop the record by rewinding it and ...


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Yes. Just change the input switch of the mixer to "phono" whenever you want to play a proper vinyl, then change it back to "line" to play the files. Obviously you can't use the software functions on the old school vinyl (effects, cue points, loops...), you have to stick to the hardware in your setup for beatmatching, effecting and so on, but it's still ...


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re charles' comment, i would always treat headphones the same as other speakers - they are speakers - and leave them til the end when starting up. the jack won't wear out. and if you're not careful you could blow your ears out if your headphones are on when you turn on the amp/source/etc. (so don't put the headphones on until everything is running and turned ...


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The phono inputs have corresponding outputs, and the circuit is labelled "thru" -- so it seems to me that having the Traktor in the path will make no difference whatsoever, when using conventional records.


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You'd want to search for "Stanton STR8-100 cartridge" or "Stanton STR8-100 stylus". Will you be scratching? You will go through stylii faster and would probably want an MM (moving magnet) cartridge versus an MC (moving coil) cartridge.



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