Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Three Turntables OG DJ

This is an amazing early console for spinning 78rpm.
Times they have changed. I don't know why this pisses me off but it does. This must have been how Delia Derbyshire or Louis & Bebe Barron felt about the keyboard / synth. When someone says there is going to be a DJ I still expected turntables and f'ing vinyl not this pig abortion of whatever the hell it is supposed to be. The other night a DJ was playing and he had two of these things and not even a token turntable.



I might have more distaste for this than autotune. 
Rant over.

6 comments:

  1. I agree completely. It is all goin' to Hell in a hand basket.
    It won't be long before all them young punks is DJ'n full time on their iPods or something.
    And how come that OG DJ has got his 78's running CCW?
    You ain't trying to trick us by reversing the image, is you, Iain?

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  2. Not really with you on this one. Being a DJ is more than just throwing some vinyls on a spinning platter. There is still a scene out there doing exactly that and I wouldn't expect them vinyl DJs to disappear any time soon. Then there's a whole lot more of them going the completely electronic route which is fine. They have an audience to cater to. Many of the newest tunes are not available on vinyl, so what? Give up the business or chose a tool that allows to do the job? Can't see anything wrong with that. After all one still needs a feeling for the music and at least a bit of taste to get a good mix. Bashing someone for his tools is just falling for prejudices.
    There are still enough vinyl DJs out there that better wouldn't be allowed anywhere near a turntable. Again, it's about the music, not about the tools.

    Peace.

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    1. Don't like change I like my DJ'S with real vinyl 8-)

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  3. Looking at the picture, the tonearms are in the opposite position than what I would normally expect. Is he checking negatives for a record stamper?

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    1. The image has been reversed. I should have flipped it back.

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  4. If they don't use vinyl (or, at a push, CD) then they're not a "DJ". They're an "MP3J"!

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