|I don't wish such a nightmare whenever spinnin' in the USA
||[Jul. 31st, 2008|03:27 am]
|||||a Greg Wilson Mix : Music is Better||]|
I have been forced into a position where I had no choice but to embrace digital. And yesterday in Denver and the previous night in Colorado Springs, I had watched some Analog vinyl loving Dj's get totally reduced to minced meat from improper deck installation.
What we have in America boils down to this. A Pioneer DJM-800 mixer with Two CDJ-1000's on both sides of the mixer and then two Technics SL-1200 MK2's placed battle style next two the CDJ's on a table made for Bingo or Card Games. Every city and town from Portland, Maine to Portland, Oregon.
Now add 16 DJ's on a line-up using Serato, Final Scratch, Torq, Vinyl, Compact Discs, and you have a recipe for disaster. The turntables are sideways with no carts, the DJ playing is using CDJ's with his CDR's laying on the 1200's like they were made to do just that.
The decks are not even plugged in because the dude before the CDJ DJ took his Final Scratch interface with him and the guy who got suckered into letting these fools use his decks is scratching his head wondering where the ground wire went on the left deck.
Me in this equation? Has the guy spinning after me wondering where the left rca cable went on the right CDJ cause there is only one side working. I had stripped the cable to make a new ground wire for the left turntable.
Lucky I realized the other CDJ had analog outputs plus a digital out going into the same channel of the mixer which I disconnected and put on the other CDJ.
But not before being told you can't operate two CDJ's with one going Analog and the other going digital into the mixer. It's not possible. "Oh Really"?
That's when the guy spills a full beer into the left CDJ not paying attention because he is too worried about his set being
ruined by different outputs/inputs. Now suddenly more concerned about the loss of the beer then what we were previously talking about.
Source: Frankie Bones on a Discogs forum thread