New Mysterious Product from N.I.

Discussion in 'DJ equipment' started by dadarkman, Jan 18, 2012.

  1. dadarkman

    dadarkman Kapellmeister

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    Can you properly guess or have a clue, what this exciting add on to a DJ rig is?

    New NI Product Teaser
     
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  3. Lord Gaga

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    Don't take it personally, but as a retired "old school" DJ (from 1979 till 2009), I'm far to be convinced by these technological developments.
    On the contrary, they tend to distract the DJ (and his audience) from their main concern : the music.
    All those glitches/noises/FXs/stutter edits/cue points and sampling pads are totally useless and don't help anyone to be a better DJ.
    Play the good record at the right time - even if your mix is not 100% perfect -, that's the key of succes (and the most difficult part of the job).
    Everything else is bullshit.
     
  4. zalbadar

    zalbadar Newbie

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    It's just the Traktor controller with 2 of the Maschine controlers, one on each deck.
    basically extra midi buttons you can assign to samples

    ever added samples into a track live?
    it gos wrong more often then right unless you practice. If your gonna spend time at home practiceing, why not just pre-record?
     
  5. dadarkman

    dadarkman Kapellmeister

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    All and all, this is just opinions, you know... yours, mine and everybody else. What is considered "bullshit" for one, do benefit someone else, that's bottom line of how things go. That's what innovative companies banks on. They know some gonna love the new product and some gonna reject it. However, they keep pushing forward until they hit gold. If it weren't for pushing, heck!! we would not even have turntables, we would be stuck with 4 Tracks still :).
    Not every DJ do and perform the same gig. Not every DJ uses their rigs the same way. DJ Revolution, DJ Craze, A-Trak by example do hourly show performance where they drop tons of samples, scratches and bits of loops into their performance. Where as P.V.D, Diplo or Bt would come loaded on stage as if they are a one man band man. Stone Love in Jamaica come swinging with a crew of 10 DJs in one gig. So, each person or crew would have different needs for different audiences. It's nice to see a wide range of product and choices available. Shoop, that's just a small example. DJ's stretches from the clubs to radio/TV shows, on and on... The industry of DJing has come closer and closer to performing and producing music literally live over the last couple of years. Again NOT everybody sit around and just play one song after the other, some DJs actually perform a set on multiple units beyond two turntables. Yes, no matter what is being used on stage, music selection is still prime, I agree!!

    I learned how to DJ the hard and messed up way on a broken Gemini turntable and a tape deck in the early 90's. As time goes by, I got to make enough money to own an official pair of 1200's. Since then, I went through every single technology that became available to DJs, from CDJs to Ableton Live (and everything in between. Yeah! the corny Numark all-in-one? ooch!! I know, I know). Some were and are still helpful to my weekly DJ setup and performance. Some, I've skipped since I couldn't see the need for them. However, I can't say what I've skipped wouldn't be great for the next DJ; As a matter of fact, a bunch of them are.
    Everything evolves, and companies will always introduced the "next big thing" (which may not necessarily be the next big thing in our eyes). Honestly, I'd be pissed if after 20 years, all DJs would still have is two 1200's, lol.

    Anyway man, to each their own and I respect your view. All I gotta say is this, I don't mind innovation and I like seeing new products on the market. With that said, I'm excited to see the new tools coming in 2012 that I may get my hands on.

    Peace!!!
     
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    My opinion, nothing is wrong with practice. I've done it plenty of times and it works way more often than not. A little bit of imperfection is welcome in DJing, that's what drive somebody who wants to go or stay on top to keep being their best all the time.
     
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    Some genres i agree totally LordGaga, but other genres i have seen dj's turn a box of 50-100 records into mixes that evolve and use quite small samples/loops, it was like watching them use records as confetti, 3 decks at a time with another for samples/scratching and loops.

    Was on a radio show once and Carl Cox was a guest, they were interviewing him about his mixing style etc, and he commented that he could make anything mix, so they gave him his choice of club record, a death metal record, and some 60's psychedelic rock record, and he pretty much on the spot got a mix going using all 3 at once.

    A good dj will make anything work at the same time as making you not care what he is using to do it.
     
  8. DJ_Digital

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    4 turntables, 8 chan mixer, many crates of 12"
    and alot of imagination

    thats how i grew up
     
  9. frequencies

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    props to you lord gaga, My dad started dj'ing in 81' but stopped gigging around 08 (very similar to you although he didn't gig a lot from 2000-2008.) He taught me the fundamentals of making a perfect mix (or mashup as they call it now). It always amazed me at parties and at weddings how horrible other djs who actually gigged a lot were. I was just a beginner (around 04)and I was 14 at the time and knew I could mix better than them. They couldn't mix and they played the same songs over and over. I wouldn't call myself a dj even though I know how to, I love keyboards and guitar and bass and vsts too much haha.
     
  10. zalbadar

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    frequencies Why don't you DJ?
    Give people a better quality option, thats what I'm doing.

    I got a similar story to you, Dad DJ'd form 1973 till 1986. Then again from 1987 till 2011. He thinks exsacterly the same as Lord Gaga.
    However he has a friend who's worked for almost as long, that guy thinks that samples and remixes are key to the job.

    It comes down to who your audence is.
    Private customers don't need samples.
    Night clubs, you need samples and remixes to stop you getting sick of people requesting the same song for the 30th time that night and 100th time that weekend.

    Before anyone says what song would be requested that much, my answer to you this month is GANGNAM STYLE
     
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